My friend used to have a plantar wart. Did he have HPV and can your organism get rid of HPV on its own?

Not HPV. Plantar warts are not caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus) . Genital warts are caused by some strains of HPV. While we think that some people can clear HPV, most people that have HPV have it for life. There is now a vaccine that can be given to prevent HPV. In addition to genital warts some strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer.

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What is the least painful way to get rid of plantar warts?

Duct tape. It is very slow but can work in many cases. Generally warts eventually go away but not always and it is best to treat before they become more painful. The more effective therapies are typically more painful. Read more...
Many. There are many non painful treatments such as creams, cold laser, pulse dye laser, and oral cimetidine. I do not like acids bc they cause superficial burns and if over used will cause pain. I prefer Efudex (fluorouracil) as it is painless. Read more...
Duct tape. You can use duct tape on warts and it can work in some patients. And so you don't think I am pulling your leg, google or wikipedia it. Read more...
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...

Please describe the most effective way to get rid of plantar warts?

Lots of ways. You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). For excisions, I use radiowave surgery. Read more...
Laser. I find that using a laser to remove warts gives me the best outcome but acid can work just takes longer. Read more...
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...

Can my dr prescribe something to get rid of plantar warts?

Yes. He could also refer you to a podiatrist who is a foot specialist. Read more...
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. Read more...
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...

How do I get rid of plantar warts on feet?

Simple. See your physician or your dpm for excision planter wart. Smaller ones are amicable to local medication. Read more...
Cut out or laser. Traditionally, surgical excision is most effective. New technology allows us to laser the warts off. Read more...
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. Read more...
Plantar wart. The best and most effective way to remove warts is via the cutera genesis laser device. Its the same machine for fungal nails, but has to be in the wart setting. 3 treatments usually eradicates the wart completely. Read more...
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...

Is there an effective prescription to get rid of plantar warts?

Plantar 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. Read more...
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...