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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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How are plantar warts treated?

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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Is a plantar wart contagious?

Is a plantar wart contagious?

It can be: Yes. Virus particles shed and can be transmitted. If you share a shower then spray lysol, if you share a bed wear socks.... ...Read more

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Any natural remedies for plantar warts?

Many: There are also many over the counter remedies and professional treatments. ...Read more

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How will doctors get rid of plantar warts?

Topical or surgical: Warts can be treated with various topical medications and compounds. Freezing of the wart can also be done as well as lazer therapy. They can also be surgically cut out. Avoid walking barefoot in public places. Change or spray shoes with disinfectant. ...Read more

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How do. I know if my. Plantar wart is healing?

How do. I know if my. Plantar wart is healing?

Warty tissue: The previous warty tissue will subside and pain will also decrease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is best for a plantar warts on the foot?

Warts are a virus: There are many different kinds of warts, there are over 2000 kinds of the wart virus. There are multiple treatments depending on location, size, how many warts are present etc. Treatments includes freezing, burning, surgical excision, topicals, laser, herbals. Suspicous lesions should have a biopsy. See a physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to treat a plantar wart with dncb?

Is it safe to treat a plantar wart with dncb?

DNCB not recommended: Dncb is a benzene derivative and it is well known for causing severe allergic reactions. There are many other much safer and effective ways to treat a wart (s). ...Read more

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What is the worst spot to have a plantar wart?

What is the worst spot to have a plantar wart?

Boney prominence: All plantar warts can be painful. It tends to hurt more on a weight bearing surface. The heels and ball of foot ie. Under the metatarsal heads. (the ball of your foot). Proper diagnosis is also important, it may look like a wart but can be something different. If there is any doubt see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a doc prescribe something to remove plantar warts?

Can a doc prescribe something to remove plantar warts?

Yes: There are numerous topical s that are effective. Laser, freezing, and surgery are also options. ...Read more

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I have a plantar wart how can I tell if its healing. .?

How does it feel?: Depending on your age sometimes warts will go away on their own. If you have had the wart treated somehow then it should eventually peel off or shrink down. If it has not been treated, then it very likely will not go away on its own. There are over the counter treatment options you can try. If they do not work see a podiatrist and they should be able to present more effective treatment options. ...Read more

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Can I tell me if I have had plantar warts do I carry hpv?

Can I tell me if I have had plantar warts do I carry hpv?

Warts are from HPV.: Plantar warts are caused by human papillomaviruses; however, the strains of wart virus that infect the feet are generally different from those that are sexually transmitted, and importantly, while the types that infect the cervix / vagina / penis / scrotum / anus may cause precancerous changes and even cancer, the strains that infect the feet generally do not predispose to malignancy. ...Read more

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How long can it take to recover from plantar wart surgery?

How long can it take to recover from plantar wart surgery?

Many factors: Location of wart? Under weight bearing area or not? Size of wart? Type of surgery performed? All of these factors will contribute to length of recovery which could be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can my dr prescribe something to get rid of plantar warts?

Can my dr prescribe something to get rid of plantar warts?

Yes: He could also refer you to a podiatrist who is a foot specialist. ...Read more

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I have a plantar wart. Should I wear flipflops or drop yoga?

I have a plantar wart. Should I wear flipflops or drop yoga?

Wear socks or shoes: No reason to drop yoga! get your wart treated by podiatry to avoid further spread not to yoga-mates but to other parts of you and your foot. Because yoga requires good balance and stances, I would not recommend flip flops to class but rather vibram five fingers or other "barefoot" shoe (several brands available). ...Read more

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Plantar warts on my feet. Is this common? What is the cause?

Virus, very common.: The virus responsible for plantar warts is a very common one, and usually affects younger individuals (under 40-ish). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you've had plantar warts do you carry hpv?

Can you tell me if you've had plantar warts do you carry hpv?

Different strains: Hpv 1, 2, 4 cause plantar warts; hpv 6 and 11 cause anogenital warts. So yes, you have hpv, but maybe not the type that will transmit sexually. ...Read more

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What can do for a plantar wart without surgical intervention?

What can do for a plantar wart without surgical intervention?

Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc. ...Read more

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I have plantar warts are painful, why my leg starts shaking?

I have plantar warts are painful, why my leg starts shaking?

See a dermatologist: Or podiatrist. Whatever is on your feet is so painful it affects your gait so your muscles are stressed. ...Read more

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Is plantar wart surgery normally carried out and dressed after?

Is plantar wart surgery normally carried out and dressed after?

Sterile setting: If all else fails (acid, shaving, freezing) doc sometimes has to resort to surgery. Usually done under an ankle block or local anesthesia. The abnormal area as well as some of the normal skin is excised and often closed with sutures. Since it is on the bottom of the foot no weight can be put on the area till the skin heals (7-21 days). Change insoles in shoes warts are a virus and can re infect! ...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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