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How can I treat plantar warts?

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Dr. Peter Lydon
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Topical

Aldara (imiquimod) cream works for many patients.
If this fails, laser vaporization can be very effective. See a podiatrist for an evaluation.

In brief: Topical

Aldara (imiquimod) cream works for many patients.
If this fails, laser vaporization can be very effective. See a podiatrist for an evaluation.
Dr. Peter Lydon
Dr. Peter Lydon
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wart treatment

If you go to your doctor, he/ she may freeze the wart with liquid nitrogen.
A blister will form around the wart and the dead tissue will fall off after a week. Other medications, such as cantharidin, bleomycin and Aldara (imiquimod) can be injected into the wart. Another alternative treatment would be minor surgery, where the wart is cut away or laser surgery where the laser beam burns and destroy wart tissue.

In brief: Wart treatment

If you go to your doctor, he/ she may freeze the wart with liquid nitrogen.
A blister will form around the wart and the dead tissue will fall off after a week. Other medications, such as cantharidin, bleomycin and Aldara (imiquimod) can be injected into the wart. Another alternative treatment would be minor surgery, where the wart is cut away or laser surgery where the laser beam burns and destroy wart tissue.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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