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Doctor insights on: Treating Plantar Warts In Children

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Is it unusual to see plantar warts in younger children?

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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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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Who are the best at diagnosing genital warts? Dermatologists or urologists?

Who are the best at diagnosing genital warts? Dermatologists or urologists?

Urologists: probably see more genital warts however Dematologists are usually EXPERTS in sexually transmitted diseases...(it is said that this "expertise" resulted from the various SKIN manifestations of the "oldest" STD SYPHILIS which has NUMEROUS skin manifestations!! My suggestion is choose the expert recommended by your PCP (primary Care Provider) or a Friend/Family member! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is plantar fasciitis common in young adults and teens?

Is plantar fasciitis common in young adults and teens?

Can be: It does not discriminate based on age. Though more common in 30's and up then teens. ...Read more

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Is tinactin (tolnaftate) effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Is tinactin (tolnaftate) effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Athlete's foot: If it is in fact fungal in origin the answer is yes. However, most often we see what is called an "id" reaction in the hands when athlete's foot is present. This is short for idiosyncratic and is generally not fungal in origin. ...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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Are the following conditions the same HPV virus, condyloma acuminatum and warts ?

Are the following conditions the same HPV virus, condyloma acuminatum and warts ?

Yes, sorta: There is more than one kind of wart and more than one kind of wart virus. Condyloma accuminata are genital warts and should not be confused with plantar warts or other skin warts. Condyloma are from hpv (human papilloma virus). ...Read more

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What shoes are recommended for people with plantar fascitis?

What shoes are recommended for people with plantar fascitis?

I would : Recommend any shoe that has good arch support and if it doesn't you don't have to worry so much if you wear an orthotic as this will make the shoe better supportive by virtue of the fact the orthotic is in apace. ...Read more

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I met someone with plantar fasciitis who said certain shoes heal plantar fasciitis faster. Which kind of shoe?

Rocker shoes: The newer shape up shoes with a rocker bottom sole will help keep pressure off the area and help to expedite healing. There are also shoes with springs in the heels that seem to help. ...Read more

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

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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Please describe the most effective athletes foot medication?

Please describe the most effective athletes foot medication?

Athletes foot meds: The most effective medication for athletes foot is an anti fungal that is both bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic. ...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 is the best foot insole / protection for diabetes type 2 with plantar fascilitis?

What is the best foot insole / protection for diabetes type 2 with plantar fascilitis?

Diabetes with DM2: An excellent question. There are many over-the-counter products that state they have the best insole for people with diabetes. I would also make sure that you are in the correct shoe first prior to choosing the insole. Buying the correct insole will most likely be sold to you by the person selling you the correct shoe. Discuss this with your podiatrist prior to making purchase! ...Read more

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Anyone treated a "tarsal coalition" in their ankle?

Anyone treated a "tarsal coalition" in their ankle?

Yes: Tarsal coalitions occur between one of the joints below the true ankle joint (hind foot bones: talus, calcaneus, navicular and cuboid bones). It can be partial or complete, boney union or fibrous. In all cases it restricts the normal motion of the affected joint and does not need to be treated unless it hurts. Some coalitions can be resected in the young and if they are partial. Some may need fusion. ...Read more

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Can my husband's plantar wart actually toe, spread to become genital wart for him? In other words spread elsewhere or even to me?

Can my husband's plantar wart actually toe, spread to become genital wart for him? In other words spread elsewhere or even to me?

Warts: The simple answer to this question is yes. But, it is not highly contagious. Plantar warts are more common in people with cuts or open sores and in children aged 12 to 16 years old, though plantar warts do appear in all age groups. Although the strain of HPV that causes plantar wart is not very contagious you should avoid contact with warts (even your own) and do not share nail clippers or other.. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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