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how do you get rid of planters warts on the bottom of you're feet?

By Anonymous November 8, 2011 - 2:16pm
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Most plantar warts resolve on their own without treatment within a couple of years. However, if they are causing pain or spreading, they should be removed.Plantar warts can stubbornly resist treatment. Therefore, most treatments require patience, persistence and multiple interventions. Do not treat plantar warts at home if you have an impaired immune system, diabetes or nerve damage in your feet. Over-the-counter treatment options include the following: Salicylic acid. Nonprescription wart medications with salicylic acid are sold as a patch or liquid that destroys and peels off layers of infected skin a little bit at a time. If the above home remedies don't work, your physician can offer you several treatment options such as: Freezing (cryotherapy). Your doctor can apply liquid nitrogen with a spray canister or cotton-tipped applicator to freeze and destroy your wart. The chemical causes a blister to form around your wart, and the dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so. Cantharidin. Your doctor may use cantharidin — a substance extracted from the blister beetle — on your plantar warts. Immunotherapy. This therapy attempts to harness your body's immune system to remove tough-to-treat warts. Imiquimod (Aldara). This prescription cream applied directly to a wart is an immunotherapy medication that encourages your body to release immune system proteins (cytokines) to attack the human papillomavirus, which causes the warts. Minor surgery. This involves cutting away the wart or destroying the wart by using an electric needle in a process called electrodesiccation and curettage. Laser treatment. A type of laser treatment called pulse dye laser treatment burns closed (cauterizes) tiny blood vessels I hope this information adequately answers your question. Maryann November 8, 2011 - 5:37pm
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