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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

There are many types of warts and all are caused by virus. There are a variety (~46) of different viruses that cause warts thus different type of warts. Different types of warts will have there own appearance. Some are flat and smooth while others are raised and rough with small black streaks or specks in them. Others are ...Read more


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Should I re-treat (3rd time) a plantar wart, that has black spots, with Compound W Freeze Off? Child, 10 yrs.

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 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?

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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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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What is plantar wart surgery recovery time? Can i go to beach during it?

What is plantar wart surgery recovery time? Can i go to beach during it?

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 more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more