What methods would a doctor use to treat a wart on the bottom of my foot?

Several . Topical medicine with debridement, surgical excision, laser, freezing or in some cases, certain oral medications.
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.

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Really painful hard lump on bottom of my foot, done biopsy waiting on results. Ruled out plantars wart, doc said it wasnt a bone either. Any ideas?

Need more info. Could be a number of things. Is it on top of or on skin surface, or under skin. Could be a benign fibroma or cyst but need examination and biopsy result to make a diagnosis. Read more...
A few ideas. Plantar fibromatosis, ganglionic cyst, fibroma, lipoma are soft tissue masses encounted in the bottom of the foot. Read more...

I have a wart on the sole of my foot, didn't bother me, now its hurting all the time, walking or just resting, should I treat myself or see a Doctor?

Sure its a wart? If it's a wart a podiatrist can diagnose it and recommend treatment options. There are many other skin conditions, however, that can look like warts. There can be lesions caused by the bone, by a foreign body or by a blocked sweat duct cyst. I suggest you have a podiatrist take a look, then decide the best course. Read more...
Wart. I would recommend seeing your doctor to make sure it is not a mosaic pattern. Read more...

Does this doctor sound right? I have a wart on my foot and I've tried two medicines for it from walgreens and neither worked. I recently hit and a lot of it came off and it bled badly. I then went to doctor and they froze it and the cut a lot of it out. S

I . I am sorry to say that plantar warts can sometimes be quite devilish to remove. I put a "podiatry" specialty on this. Hoping that dr. Fox will chime in too. Read more...
And . And here is dr. Fox chiming in. Dr. Fox hates warts. Warts are stubborn, unpredictable, and make me look like an idiot. I can't tell you how many patients i get from the guy down the block, who tell me "he took it off and now it's back." and for every patient i get like that, i know one of my patients is going to the guy down the block telling him the exact same thing. They do what they want, and they make us doctors look like hacks. That being said, let me explain some things about warts. A wart is a virus that only affects the uppermost layer of skin. To get a wart you need three things: 1) exposure to the virus, 2) an opening in the skin for the virus to invade [and since viruses are so small, all you really need is a little crack from dry skin, and most importantly 3) you need to be susceptible to the virus. Not everyone is susceptible, and not all body parts are equally susceptible. The palms and soles tend to be the most susceptible, and adolescents tend to also be the most susceptible. There are many, many treatments for warts. Any time in medicine that you see a lot of treatments for one problem, it means we really don't know what to do. If there was one best way to get rid of these things, well, that's what everyone would do. You can cut them out, burn them, freeze them, inject them, put on acids, blistering agents and other cauterants, use chemotherapy agents on them, and there was even a study that showed putting duct tape on them was just as successful as any other treatment. You can probably kiss a toad and that'll work just as well. Or kiss someone who looks like a toad. Or perhaps your podiatrist is a toad! did i mention i hate them? So the short answer to your question is yes, it sounds perfectly right. They are frustrating to both patient and doctor. But hang in there. They do go away (eventually). The people who get rid of their warts are the ones who are more stubborn than the warts. With warts, persistence pays. Hang in there, and take comfort knowing i hate them (did i mention this?) good luck! Read more...

I had a wart on the ball of my foot frozen 8 days ago and the blister is still really big and there is redness around it. Should I call my doctor?

Yes. You may need some extra meds to help the inflamed area, best wishes. Read more...
It's cold out there. The blister formation is typical for the treatment. The redness around it could indicate an infection, especially if there is unusual pain and skin streaking. You would do well to notify the doctor and see if the wound needs attention. An oral antibiotic may need to given for a possible infection. Read more...
Could be just... Of course, you have 2 options to go. First, watch, wait, & see as long as being slowly but surely getting better day by day; if not but reversing the usually expected course of healing, call the treating doctor for further advice so to decide if addition care may be needed or not. That is reasonable. Best wish to health and current recovery. Read more...