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Plantar Wart Freeze Blister Heal Time
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?
Should I re-treat (3rd time) a plantar wart, that has black spots, with Compound W Freeze Off? Child, 10 yrs.
OTC wart treatments: Yes, you can continue to treat the wart, but follow the directions carefully. If the area becomes red and swollen, go see the podiatrist. Those little black dots are the small blood vessels that "feed" the wart. The acid/freeze compound is designed to destroy the small blood vessels which will in-turn make the wart die and fall off. Warts are viruses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?
What do I use to heal an open wound from plantar wart? Corn cushion does not work. Been using it for months. It reopens with pressure.
Plantar wart for around 4 months now, cluster together on one foot but same foot their are small ones. Would I get all of them cut out at the same time?
The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?
Silver duct tape: Plantar warts can be stubborn to treat, and often the surrounding skin becomes eroded and painful, with little effect on the actual wart. If the skin around the wart becomes irritated, take a week off the topical salicylic acid treatment, and use silver duct tape. Once the skin is healed, you may restart with the salicylic acid pads. You may need to have your warts treated at the doctors office. ...Read more
I have a very stubborn plantar wart. I've taking OTC wart removals several times but it won't go away. Now a smaller 1 is growing. How 2 get rid of it?
Lots of ways: 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). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plantar wart: There are many ways to treat and even to do surgery on a plantar wart. The doctor that is doing the procedure can tell you your limitations but if the area is covered (sealed) you should be able to go to the beach regardless of the procedure chosen. Any incision will require at least 3 weeks to full recover. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Apple cider vinegar: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Daughter has a cryo treated plantar wart on her foot. Still very painful. What can be done for pain until the treatment heals? How long to heal?
I have a plantar wart on my foot and now there's like more around that area, should I freeze or burn it off, there's like three and should I be worrie?
Hello I have a plantar wart. I tried to freeze it, eradicate it with "Verolite forte" and with apple cider vinegar. Nothing worked. Some nights ago, I cut off the skin on it, and apply the freezer directly on the wart. I have a considerably stronger pain
Confirm, then treat.: If you continue with your self treatment, in all likelihood, a bacterial infection is soon to follow. The viral wart usually disappears when a bacterial infection starts. However, I recommend that you seek evaluation and treatment from a specialist with experience in recognizing and treating foot lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Warts: The other answers cover many thoughts. Home remedies including are largely ineffective. Cryotherapy has come a long way with newer instrumentation available. Electrotherapy is an old method. Topical sal acid is very good and co2 laser very good. The key is the antigen antibody response to the virus and that is why professional assistance is the real answer and not home care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A podiatrist!: Podiatrists are specialists of the foot and ankle. We do surgery (bunions, hammertoes, ankle fractures, etc.), wound care for diabetics or trauma patients, treat athlete's foot and toenails fungus, ingrown toenails, tendinitis, sports injuries, birth defects or deformities, bracing and orthotics--just about anything affecting the foot or ankle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers