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Plantar Warts Black
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
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
My plantar wart is turning black after using duct tape and salasylic gel. Is this a normal side effct?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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