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How to get rid of plantar warts? Might also be molluscum. No money to see dermatologist
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
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, after 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, after two weeks gone.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Philip Miller
Duct tape-3 days-then remove.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Over the counter med
There are plenty of photos of plantars warts on the web.
Assuming you are correct in your diagnosis, there are plenty of over-the-counter products.Containing salicylic acid (the same compound in aspirin), and these are usually quite effective. Obviously, if they don't go away you will need to see a doctor - either a derm, a podiatrist or an ortho foot & ankle.

In brief: Over the counter med
There are plenty of photos of plantars warts on the web.
Assuming you are correct in your diagnosis, there are plenty of over-the-counter products.Containing salicylic acid (the same compound in aspirin), and these are usually quite effective. Obviously, if they don't go away you will need to see a doctor - either a derm, a podiatrist or an ortho foot & ankle.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Dr. Mark Bromson
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
In brief: If it's a wart...
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: If it's a wart...
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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In brief: Both viral infection
Molluscum contagiosum appear as red elevated spots on body caused by MCV virus , even if untreated will disappear, in couple of weeks to months.
Plantar warts are caused by papilloma virus, lot of over the counter medicines available to soften the wart, you can have free treatments at your city or municipal hospitals, inquire in you area local hospitals.

In brief: Both viral infection
Molluscum contagiosum appear as red elevated spots on body caused by MCV virus , even if untreated will disappear, in couple of weeks to months.
Plantar warts are caused by papilloma virus, lot of over the counter medicines available to soften the wart, you can have free treatments at your city or municipal hospitals, inquire in you area local hospitals.
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