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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

Hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet--parts of your body that feel the most pressure. This pressure also may cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused ...Read more


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Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

One of many: Ways of treating plantar wart. Discuss with your doctor could freeze it cryotherapy or use a laser but sal acid works on some. Discuss with podiatrist. ...Read more

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Should I put a waterproof bandage over plantar wart when using acid treatment?

Should I put a waterproof bandage over plantar wart when using acid treatment?

Read instructions: If you are using over the counter medications, which may be effective to relive symptoms, if medication enter eye may cause injury, so you have to prevent spillage, follow the instructions, best way is see your doctor and get rid of it for ever. ...Read more

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What is a good home treatment for plantar warts?

What is a good home treatment for plantar warts?

Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. Just keep trying. ...Read more

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How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

It can be: There are many different ways to treat warts. The laser is a useful (and expensive) tool to treat them, but I cannot say that using one works significantly better than other measures. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment/product to get rid of plantar warts?

What is the best treatment/product to get rid of plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment to get rid of plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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When do I need to stop plantar wart treatment?

When do I need to stop plantar wart treatment?

Stop treatment: Usually when their are skin lines present at the lesion and the pain has subsided. ...Read more

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Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?

Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?

Ans: You can. However remember the root goes deep the freeze usually will get just they'll portion. Actually duct tape works great. Put that over the wary and you may have better success ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for plantar warts?

What's the best treatment for plantar warts?

Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. See a podiatrist for details. Treatment ranges from topical acids and debridements to excisional surgery. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for plantar wart?

What is the most effective treatment for plantar wart?

Many treatments: I like the pulse dye laser. There are topical preparations and some oral like cimedine.
Doctors will usually use what works for them, but you should know warts are resistant and you need to be patient. ...Read more

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I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet. It's much less tender now but hasn't diminished in size very much. Is the treatment working?

See your physician: These are powerful medications. Having less pain is a step in the right direction. Have you physician evaluate the area to compare it with how it was prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Is blunt dissection a safe and effective treatment for a single fairly deep plantar wart (non-weight-bearing spot on foot)?

Is blunt dissection a safe and effective treatment for a single fairly deep plantar wart (non-weight-bearing spot on foot)?

Possibly: Since warts are epidermal lesions, any treatment should be restricted to that level. Penetrating the dermis by any means creates scarring which could be painful post-treatment. While I treat most warts with canthradine, I do occasionally bluntly remove them under local anesthesia and gently treat the base with a co2 laser to prevent reoccurrence. These heal without suturing. ...Read more

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My plantar wart is turning black after using duct tape and salasylic gel. Is this a normal side effct?

My plantar wart is turning black after using duct tape and salasylic gel. Is this a normal side effct?

Black wart is ok: The blackened area is the blood supply to the lesion coming to the surface. This is normal. ...Read more

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What are plantar wart treatments?

What are plantar wart treatments?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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What are treatments for plantar warts?

What are treatments for plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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20 year old daughter with painful plantar wart which has been resistant to normal OTC treatments. Read that tagamet (cimetidine) may help. Any harm in trying?

20 year old daughter with painful plantar wart which has been resistant to normal OTC treatments. Read that tagamet (cimetidine) may help. Any harm in trying?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) is an OTC antacid, some benefit in studies, low potential for side effects. It is probably not going to work alone, but not going to cause problems either. In my experience plantar warts on the bottom of the foot only respond to cantharidin ...Read more

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Should I use salicylic acid with the duck tape treatment a week after a getting a wart freezing treatment?

Should I use salicylic acid with the duck tape treatment a week after a getting a wart freezing treatment?

Great idea.: Yes, great idea. And after 5-7 days try to remove the dead skin that's left behind from the cryotherapy.
Patients rarely will need a second cryo session if they use the SA treatments at home.
It's safe to start immediately after cryo, you don't have to wait. ...Read more

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Need to know is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcers?

Need to know is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcers?

NO!!!!: You should not use otc acid wart removers on an ulcer. That will only make matters worse. See a doctor for typing and classification of your ulcer and then treat it. ...Read more

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Please tell me, is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcer's?

Please tell me, is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcer's?

NO: These medications will make an ulcer worse. If you have an ulcer on your skin, see a skin doctor and determine the cause and proper solution. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me salicylic acid to put on every day, but the wart is still there. How do I prevent future warts?

Consider biopsy: If the sal acid treatment was ineffective, your doctor may consider doing a biopsy. Some lesions can mimic warts. See a podiatrist to have that evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more