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How to shave off a verruca?

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Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Don't shave warts.

Plantar warts on the feet can be pared with a bent razor blade to make them more comfortable to walk on.
Shaving or paring warts in not a cure. See a dermatologist to treat your warts if you want them cured.

In brief: Don't shave warts.

Plantar warts on the feet can be pared with a bent razor blade to make them more comfortable to walk on.
Shaving or paring warts in not a cure. See a dermatologist to treat your warts if you want them cured.
Dr. Mark Taylor
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dont do yourself

I would not advise you to do this yourself.

In brief: Dont do yourself

I would not advise you to do this yourself.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
It is far better to see your doctor while a verruca is small than to get to the point where it needs to be shaved at all.
Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

Warts (verrucae) are caused by a virus.
There are a number of ways to treat them, and some are available over the counter. If you are sure this is a wart, there is probably no downside to trying one of these medicines. If the wart recurs or if you are not sure of the diagnosis, see a dermatologist. Do not shave it off yourself.

In brief: See a doctor

Warts (verrucae) are caused by a virus.
There are a number of ways to treat them, and some are available over the counter. If you are sure this is a wart, there is probably no downside to trying one of these medicines. If the wart recurs or if you are not sure of the diagnosis, see a dermatologist. Do not shave it off yourself.
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