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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Overview)

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 by the human papillomavirus.


Dr. Arnold Beresh
332 doctors shared insights

Plantar Warts (Overview)

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 by the human papillomavirus.


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Plantar warts (Tip)

Cover with small square of duct tape, &amp; bandaid. Leave on until falls off, remove dead wart, repeat! ...See more

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis (Checklist)

Stretch the arch of the foot by flexing the toes
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Use a frozen water bottle to ice and massage the heel/arch
3x day
Avoid flat shoes or walking barefoot
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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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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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Plantar warts (Tip)

Ask your doctor about a yeast antigen injection for wart treatment. It has the highest success rate. ...See more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid multiple partners
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How long do warts live out side its host.. I have been diagnosed with plantar warts and i was also told it can get into me cloths and spread.

How long do warts live out side its host..  I have been diagnosed with plantar warts and i was also told it can get into me cloths and spread.

Warts can spread.: Warts can spread through entire gym classes. So they must be able to survive lying on damp shower floors for a period of time. Oddly enough, I have rarely seen two members of the same family with plantar warts. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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How can I treat plantar warts?

Topical: Aldara (imiquimod) cream works for many patients. If this fails, laser vaporization can be very effective. See a podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

It can be: There are many different ways to treat warts. The laser is a useful (and expensive) tool to treat them, but i cannot say that using one works significantly better than other measures. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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What are treatments for plantar warts?

What are treatments for 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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How do you cure plantar warts?

How do you cure plantar warts?

Many ways: Acid therapy, freezing, burning, laser treatments, topical prescription medications like Aldara (imiquimod) and effudex, trichloracetic acid, surgical removal. See a podiatrist this is a common problem they treat. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to get rid of plantar warts?

What is the best thing 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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How to prevent plantar warts at home? From gym shower

Plantar warts: You should wear shower shoes in public showers or if you share a shower with a person who get athlete's feet often or has plantar warts. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid those plantar warts?

Shower shoes: Wear flip flops or other water shoes in public shower or swimming area. ...Read more

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Do plantar warts hurt?

Do plantar warts hurt?

Depends: Depending on how long the plantar warts have been present and how deep the virus has penetrated can determine whether they are painful. If the virus is deep and has had the opportunity to fester beneath the surface, although mainly vascular, it can be quite thick and hard resulting in pain when pressure applied. If the wart is adjacent to a nerve it can also irritate and cause pain. ...Read more

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How do plantar warts spread?

By contact : Plantar warts are a virus which can be spread by direct contact to ski surfaces. They also spread thru the skin to create multiple warts. ...Read more

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Are plantar warts dangerous?

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 do men get plantar warts?

How do men get plantar warts?

Same as women: It caused by a virus that likes to grow in dark, damp environment. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more