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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...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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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 are genital warts treated?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

What over-the-counter medications can cure 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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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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Is verruca like genital warts?

Is verruca like genital warts?

Warts: The human papilloma virus (hpv) causes all types of warts. Hpv is a group of viruses that includes more than 70 different types. Certain types of hpv cause the common warts on the hands or feet, while others can cause visible genital (or venereal) warts. ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable?

Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best. ...Read more

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Do doctors ever prescribe aldara (imiquimod) off label for plantar warts?

Yes: But it is expensive and is not necessarily any more successful than other treatments. ...Read more

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How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

Over 50 percent: It is effective in over 50 per cent of cases up to about 80 per cent. Typically it is applied three days a week for four weeks. If not totally effective other treatments may be necessary to destroy warts. Regular follow up may be necessary in resistant cases. ...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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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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What are some remedies for curing plantar warts?

What are some remedies for curing 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 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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Is a plantar wart contagious?

Is a plantar wart contagious?

It can be: Yes. Virus particles shed and can be transmitted. If you share a shower then spray lysol, if you share a bed wear socks.... ...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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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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While treating my plantar warts, I picked at them. Now something is growing under my index fingernail. Could be connected? Where else could it spread?

Plantar warts: are definitely able to spread. They can spread to the fingers as well. There are different types of treatments that work well that can be prescribed to stop any spreading and to heal the current lesions. You should consult with a Podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?

The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?

Silver duct tape: Plantar warts can be stubborn to treat, and often the surrounding skin becomes eroded and painful, with little effect on the actual wart. If the skin around the wart becomes irritated, take a week off the topical salicylic acid treatment, and use silver duct tape. Once the skin is healed, you may restart with the salicylic acid pads. You may need to have your warts treated at the doctors office. ...Read more

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I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?

Continue.: Yes. The duofilm is innoculated with a high level of salicylic acid which is helpful to eliminate warts but it can take many episodes of dead skin removal and many weeks to months of treatment to resolve them. Consider seeing a dermatologist for possible additional destruction modalities like liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet. It's much less tender now but hasn't diminished in size very much. Is the treatment working?

I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet.  It's much less tender now  but  hasn't diminished in size very much.  Is the treatment working?

See your physician: These are powerful medications. Having less pain is a step in the right direction. Have you physician evaluate the area to compare it with how it was prior to treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do about plantars warts ?

To do or not to do: I can tell you what not to do: that is to do nothing. The sooner you begin treating warts the better. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good what are good home remediesto remove plantars warts?

Many treatments: Whatever you chose, have patience. Duct tape is a home remedy. You can purchase sal acid in the store without an rx. ...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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