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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

A condition in which a virus causes hard, grainy growths to appear on the heels or ...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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Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Probably not: There is currently no literature on dosing instructions for use on children. ...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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Can water suffocate plantar warts?

Can water suffocate plantar warts?

No..see a podiatrist: Plantar warts are viruses which embed themselves into the skin. Water will not suffocate the virus. If you have a concern about a lesion on your foot, don't self treat, have it checked properly. ...Read more

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How do plantar warts spread?

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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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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I'm scaeed. Can plantar warts indicate foot melanoma?

No: Plantar warts do not cause melanoma. However melanoma can develop on the soles of your hands and feet. See your dermatologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. A doctor will treat the genital warts ... Over the counter treatments for plantar warts are effective. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Removing plantar wart virus from your foot painful?

Removing plantar wart virus from your foot painful?

Maybe: The most painless method is laser removal, pulsed dye, diode, or co2. The first two usually require several treatments and do not require anesthesia...The co2 is a single treatment, does require the area to be numbed but has a95+% success...Google! ...Read more

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What are plantar wart treatments?

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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How to remove flat genital warts at home?

How to remove flat genital warts at home?

Genital warts: Since warts are caused by a virus, hpv, it is best to be seen by a doc to get proper treatment. There are many at home treatments available. ...Read more

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Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

No: There are dozens of strains of HPV and only 2 are known to cause genital warts. Each strain has its preferred location, and the plantar wart strain is one that lives within regular skin while the genital wart prefers the very different skin structure of the genitals and perianal area. ...Read more

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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

They are related: Warts are mostly caused by viruses, and the ones that cause genital warts fall into one group of subtypes. The warts on fingers and feet, plantar warts, are in a different family. But all are contagious, so it is wise to be careful and limit exposure of your skin to any skin with warts. ...Read more

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Plantar warts is it easily removed?

Plantar warts is it easily removed?

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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Are flat warts on feet dangerous? will freckles turn to warts?

Are flat warts on feet dangerous? will freckles turn to warts?

Not dangerous: Flat warts usually remain painless and cause no important health problems, but sometimes those on the sole of the feet can become larger "plantar warts", which can be painful and more difficult to threat. If in doubt, see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. Warts do not become freckles; they are entirely different. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to see plantar warts in younger children?

If they walk they gt: Plantar warts are exposure related intrusions of the wart germ on the bottom surface of the feet. I've seen & treated them in toddlers. They are unlikely if the kid never walks barefoot, but when is that likely with a toddler? ...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?

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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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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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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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 do I remove plantar warts?

Many ways: Topical over the counter meds, freezing, surgical removal. ...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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What can be done for plantar warts?

Many things...: 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 ). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc. ...Read more

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Plantar warts is it easily removed?

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 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?

Virus: Warts are caused by a virus. The term plantar means the bottom of the foot. ...Read more

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What can I do about 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 can I remove plantar warts at home?

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 more

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Who should I go see about plantar warts?

Who should I go see about plantar warts?

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 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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Warts (Definition)

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