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I've had a smooth ingrown wart on the pad of my thumb for about 6 yrs. It is painful. Is this a plantar wart? How could I get rid of it?

I've had a smooth ingrown wart on the pad of my thumb for about 6 yrs. It is painful. Is this a plantar wart? How could I get rid of it?

No not plantar: Plantar warts are found on the foot not the hand. It could be a wart or a pyogenic granuloma which can be found on the hand or foot depending on the state you live in I would refer you to a Podiatrist or a dermatologist ...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


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The thumb of my left foot has a sort of corn or plantar wart may be. Initially was a tiny hole-like thing... and is spreading. What to do?

The thumb of my left foot has a sort of corn or plantar wart may be. Initially was a tiny hole-like thing... and is spreading. What to do?

Begin Early.: Your description sounds like a wart. The earlier warts are treated, the better the chances of them being gone, fast. Over the counter products are somewhat successful, especially in the early stages of the warts life. If you are not sure, then have the treatment begun by a specialist. Whatever you decide, DO NOT file, scrape, sand or otherwise the wart will spread and treatment will get harder. ...Read more

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There is a bump on my thumb but it's still mostly flat. Is this the start of a wart because I have a plantar wart on my foot that's slowly healing?

There is a bump on my thumb but it's still mostly flat. Is this the start of a wart because I have a plantar wart on my foot that's slowly healing?

Could be!: Avoid touching wart on foot that can spread to fingers/ hands. Visit a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have warts on my hand. Then a few popped up on my scrotum. Are they both just plantar warts?

I have warts on my hand. Then a few popped up on my scrotum. Are they both just plantar warts?

Neither: Neither one is a plantar wart.
The term plantar refers to the bottom of the foot. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you've had one strain of hpv, you can't get any others? I had 2 plantar warts when I was a child and one wart on hand 2 years ago.

Is it true that if you've had one strain of hpv, you can't get any others? I had 2 plantar warts when I was a child and one wart on hand 2 years ago.

No: Each strain has its own characteristics and immunity gained by an infection to one does not protect you from the others. The present best protection against the std forms of hpv is a vaccine with 4 separate strains covered by material in the shot. Even then, the >50 other strains of this family of viruses are unaffected. ...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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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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Can we have plantar wart on hands?

Can we have plantar wart on hands?

Wart on hand: You can certainly have a wart on the hand just drop the word plantar. Plantar wart is specific to bottom of foot. ...Read more

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Would vinegar get rid of a plantar wart?

Would vinegar get rid of a plantar wart?

There are more: Effective ways, and I don't believe vinegar is one of them. Vinegar could be effective for bacteria and fungal infections. I have not heard it used for warts. ...Read more

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How do you treat a plantar wart on the genitals?

How do you treat a plantar wart on the genitals?

Lots of options: There are many options including liquid nitrogen, as well as prescription medications to treat genital warts. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plantar warts between my toes?

How can I get rid of plantar warts between my toes?

See below: There are topical acids that can be used but you need an exam to make sure they are warts. ...Read more

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How can I make my feet healthier? I have a plantar wart?

How can I make my feet healthier? I have a plantar wart?

Lots of ways: Get it treated! 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 Cimetidine (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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Is vitamin a and/or zinc effective in treating plantar warts?

Neither: I can find no reason to think that either would work. This is a viral infection that causes a tumor and the body needs to mount an immunologic response to control the virus. This is why 60% of warts resolve in two years. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

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 plantar warts on my 6th grade child's heel?

How do I get rid of plantar warts on my 6th grade child's heel?

Many treatments: Warts can be treated in many ways from over the counter medicines to professional treatment.
The skin on the back of the heel is a tough area to get rid of warts due to constant rubbing on the shoe and thickness of the skin. ...Read more

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My plantar wart is turning black after using duct tape and salasylic gel. Is this a normal side effct?

My plantar wart is turning black after using duct tape and salasylic gel. Is this a normal side effct?

Black wart is ok: The blackened area is the blood supply to the lesion coming to the surface. This is normal. ...Read more

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I have 2 plantar warts on the bottom of my big toe. Is it possible to remove them without having surgery?

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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Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?

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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What do you advise if I had a plantar wart on my heel for 6 months, had it surgically removed nd hasn't healed. Pls advice wht to do?

What do you advise if I had a plantar wart on my heel for 6 months, had it surgically removed nd hasn't healed. Pls advice wht to do?

See doctor: And find out why this has not healed. Is it that surgical site never healed or is it that wart is still there? Either way, this should be seen by a physician so the problem can be treated. ...Read more

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I have plantar warts on my figures. I've been told that they spread by getting into cloths. Could it get into my boxers & spread to my penis?

Possibly: While all warts are caused by the hpv virus, and it is possible for common warts to effect skin anywhere, genital warts are usually caused by a different strain of wart virus than common warts. ...Read more

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Could plantar wart pads be used for acne?

Could plantar wart pads be used for acne?

I wouldn't: These cause a localized chemical reaction that kills and removes tissue layers. This is fine for warts, but can increase the irritation and inflammation of acne. If you want to remove chunks of your facial skin, go ahead. I would not expect it to help with the inflammatory and pore plugging issues of acne. ...Read more

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Are plantar warts dangerous?

Viral: The warts are a viral infection. They can become painful which may limit activities if they are on weight bearing areas. You should have it biopsied make sure it is a viral infection only. There are multiples ways to remove them. See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How should I treat plantar warts?

How should I treat plantar warts?

One of a few ways.: Three common ways that plantar warts are removed are freezing them, application of chemicals and surgical removal. The first two are available to you as over the counter treatments found at most drug stores. The last one requires you go to a surgeon or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Do plantar warts leave on its own?

Do plantar warts leave on its own?

Sometimes: But this may take a very long time to happen if it happens at all. There are several treatment options. See a physician. ...Read more

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How should I duct tape plantar warts?

Carefully: You bascially just want to cut the duct tape so that you cover the warts. You also don;t want the tape to bother you so you can cut it in a shape that is conducive to the anatomical area. ...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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more