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How do I get rid of plantar warts on my 6th grade child's heel?

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In brief: Many treatments

Warts can be treated in many ways from over the counter medicines to professional treatment.
The skin on the back of the heel is a tough area to get rid of warts due to constant rubbing on the shoe and thickness of the skin.

In brief: Many treatments

Warts can be treated in many ways from over the counter medicines to professional treatment.
The skin on the back of the heel is a tough area to get rid of warts due to constant rubbing on the shoe and thickness of the skin.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Warts

Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid.
Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone.

In brief: Warts

Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid.
Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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