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What are conventional medicine for plantar warts?

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Your doctor may try applying topical solutions such as salicylic acid to eliminate the plantar warts. Such treatment may take several weeks to be effective. Burning, freezing with liquid nitrogen, laser therapy, and surgical removal, are more aggressive options for more severe conditions.

Your doctor will also likely give you detailed instructions about how to care for your feet at home. Remember that moisturizing your feet will help heal dry skin cracks that allow warts to enter the top layers of your skin.

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 02, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The Mayo Clinic.


Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on August 02, 2018

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