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Plantar Wart Cryotherapy
I received treatment, cryotherapy, to my plantar warts. One of my three warts became a blister and it's really painful! Can I soak my feet in epsom salt to alleviate the pain and reduce the swelling?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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