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What do I do about plantars warts ?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To do or not to do

I can tell you what not to do: that is to do nothing.
The sooner you begin treating warts the better.

In brief: To do or not to do

I can tell you what not to do: that is to do nothing.
The sooner you begin treating warts the better.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a doctor

See a doctor or a podiatrist.

In brief: See a doctor

See a doctor or a podiatrist.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Foot warts

Plantar warts, are an infection by wart virus of epidermal cells of the bottom of the feet.
The skin here is very thick and the warts are difficult to treat. Some warts can press against nerve endings and hurt like having a pebble in your shoe.You can try over the counter wart liquids, that contain mild acids, but you may have to see a dermatologist. Warts are not very contagious any may go away.

In brief: Foot warts

Plantar warts, are an infection by wart virus of epidermal cells of the bottom of the feet.
The skin here is very thick and the warts are difficult to treat. Some warts can press against nerve endings and hurt like having a pebble in your shoe.You can try over the counter wart liquids, that contain mild acids, but you may have to see a dermatologist. Warts are not very contagious any may go away.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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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. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: OTC or doctor visit

There are several otc products which you can check out and try.
Some home remedies such as duct-tape, potato's sap etc...May help some folks. If these fail, consult your doc who may be able to give you prescription med or remove them in the office... Good luck.

In brief: OTC or doctor visit

There are several otc products which you can check out and try.
Some home remedies such as duct-tape, potato's sap etc...May help some folks. If these fail, consult your doc who may be able to give you prescription med or remove them in the office... Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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