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Does having a plantar wart cause risk for cervical cancer?

Does having a plantar wart cause risk for cervical cancer?

Plantar Wart: There are many viruses that cause warts - more than 40. The plantar wart does not have a connection (as far as I am aware of) with the human paploma virus that is associated with cervical cancer.
Your gynecologist will be able to take a biopsy and find out if there is cervical cancer for you. Once you know you can relax of be confident that you are treating it. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the relationship between plantar warts on the feet and cervical cancer?

What is the relationship between plantar warts on the feet and cervical cancer?

HPV virus: Both cervical cancer and plantar warts are caused by the hpv virus. However, they are caused by different strains of the virus, thus the hpv vaccination will not protect against plantar warts. ...Read more

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Plantar warts on toe. Since the main cause is HPV, once treated will I still be infected with HPV and will I have increased risk for cervical cancer?

Plantar warts on toe. Since the main cause is HPV, once treated will I still be infected with HPV and will I have increased risk for cervical cancer?

Different HPV: HPV or human papilloma virus is a family of related viruses that infect humans but cause different problems. Some HPV types can cause skin warts (types 1, 2, 4, 60, or 63), some genital warts (types 6 and 11), whereas HPV types 16 and 18 are associated with the risk of cervical cancer. Two FDA vaccines protect against 16 and 18 and when administered before infection, can reduce the risk of cancer ...Read more

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How are plantar warts treated?

Several ways: Topical s, laser.Surgical excision, acids. Are a few treatments. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of plantar warts?

What are the signs of plantar warts?

Several: Pain on direct pressure and side to side pressure of the growth. Seeing small black heads in the center ofthe growth. ...Read more

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What are causes for a plantar warts?

What are causes for a plantar warts?

Virus: Warts are caused by a virus. The term plantar means the bottom of the foot. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a plantar wart?

How to know if you have a plantar wart?

Feel it: You feel it harder than adjacent normal area, and also tender. ...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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How do I get rid of a plantar wart?

Many choices: Many choices are available. Over the counter salicylic acid preparations should probably be tried first. Keeping the wart covered with duct tape has potentiated any local treatment. A podiatrist or dermatologist may recommend freezing, application of a stronger acid, or surgical removal depending upon the size, location, and duration of the plantar wart. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a plantar wart?

There are: Some options in the local pharmacy you can try like sal acid, I think dr. Scholl's makes a freeze type medication.
If the wart is on the small side, you can try some of these options, if larger I would recommend a visit to the podiatrist or dermatologist who have stronger versions of these medicines as well as other options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my plantar wart?

Many ways: There is duct tape, there are topical acids, freezing, laser, surgical removal.
No one method. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of plantar warts on feet?

How do I get rid of plantar warts on feet?

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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A injection of bleomycin in a plantar wart ok?

Yes: Under the care of a foot specialist, bleomycin has been used to treat difficult plantar warts. But if misused, bleomycin can have severe side effects. Make sure you see a foot specialist before proceeding with this type of treatment. ...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 bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Yes: Bleomycin is a anti-cancer drug. Very small amounts of the drug can also be used in the treatment of plantar warts. After debriding the area, bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Sometimes the area will first be numbed by an anesthetic, since this procedure can be painful. Several injections are typically required until the wart is removed. ...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 way to get rid of a plantar wart?

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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Is there a prescription to get rid of plantar warts?

Is there a prescription 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 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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What prescription medicines can get rid of plantar warts?

A few choices: There are a number of prescribed medications that can be used to treat plantars warts. Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist to found out what might be the best option for you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have plantar warts or just athletes foot?

How can I tell if I have plantar warts or just athletes foot?

See below: Plantar warts should appear bumpy, and be on the bottom of the foot. Athlete's foot is red, and usually appears on top of the foot in between the toes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there an effective prescription to get rid of plantar warts?

Plantar warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: plantar wart excision?

What is the definition or description of: plantar wart excision?

Sharp removal.: Your doctor can numb the area, and cut out the wart. If the wart is large enough, it might require stitches. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of a verruca (plantar wart) in a week?

Possible: If your immune system is strong enough and you inhibit the environment of the virus, then yes it is possible. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin injections be used for plantar warts when pregnant?

Can bleomycin injections be used for plantar warts when pregnant?

No: Since this an injectable that could spread thru the body I personally woul not use this. ...Read more

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


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