Plantar Wart

Plantar warts are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), which results in small growth in the weight-bearing areas like feet and heel. The risk factors for developing plantar warts are children, immunocompromised patients, and walking barefoot.

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I have plantar wart and undergoing freezing for it. What else can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting treatment for a plantar wart for a year now. Freezing it every two weeks at the clinic and then scraping the skin at home three times a week. However, I am still not getting rid of it. I have read that the treatment usually works way faster than that.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Plantar warts are hard to treat. Unfortunately, that is the truth. Because feet are always under friction and the skin is very thick compared to body skin. Treatment modalities are cryotherapy which you are undergoing, electrocautery removal procedure depends on the size ...  Read Full »

My brother has something on his leg since two years. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is so worried about some wounds on his leg. I am not sure what they are. They have been in his leg for two years and did not go away. He told me that it did not hurt. I am attaching a picture. What are they, and will surgery help?  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images attached to you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like plantar warts. It will not go off by itself. They are best dealt with radio cautery, which is a simple office-based surgery with a cautery machine or by las...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old male with a painful acne-like growth on my right foot. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, Having a kind of swelling and acne-like outgrowth on my right foot between the toe and second finger. It is painful and is spreading. I can not explain it much. I am a 19-year-old male weighing 60 kg and 5 feet 10 inches in height. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the picture (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity); it is a plantar wart. Wart is a viral infection; it is contagious and spreads from one part to another and from one person to another. Needs to be treated as early as possible. Treatmen...  Read Full »

I have a wart on my palm. What should I do about it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my skin problem report. Could you recommend some medicines for it?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Palmar warts are a viral infection that spreads from an infected person or appears as a result of reduced immunity. It may be on and off in appearance. I suggest taking tablet Zinc Acetate (Galzin) 50 mg twice daily in the morning and nigh...  Read Full »

My son has a painless bump on his palm. Is it a wart?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 6 years old, has a bump on the palm of his hand. It is a hard bump, and he is on antibiotic Cefalexin 259 mg. Is this a wart? It does not pain on touching. He has had this for about a week and a half. His primary care doctor did not seem to know what it was so she prescribe...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it seems like a viral wart You should go for electrocautery from some nearby hospital or from a dermatologist. I suggest giving him multivitamin syrup regularly for about a month to boost his i...  Read Full »

How can I stop the spread of my plantar wart?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old girl with no pre-existing conditions. I developed an increasingly painful plantar wart about five months ago and have tried using Compound NitroFreeze on it for the maximum number of attempts (three) as recommended by a podiatrist I saw. After I used the compound, w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Do not worry; it will not spread much. During surgery, if some part is left, then it can recur. So, it must be removed completely from the root. Along with surgery, medicine is given to control the spread. So both su...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my foot after resting on the heels?

Query: Hi doctor, It looks like foot callus. It is painful when I rest my foot on my heals and I have this for three to four months.   Read Full »

Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having plantar wart and it is a viral infection. Please use a moisturizer Elovera IMF cream in the morning and apply it to the spots present on the foot. Apply Salactin or Duofilm lotion f...  Read Full »

How to use a corn cap?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a corn in my right foot for the last 15 days. Initially, I applied antibiotic ointment and taken some antibiotics ointment. And, now I have applied corn cap. I want to know whether my treatment in going in the right direction. Can corn caps alone take care of corn? I have applied co...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and examined your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed callosity or plantar wart. Corn cap application macerated the surrounding area. Since you already applied it before two days, I would suggest ...  Read Full »

I have a painful white bump on my foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white bump on my right foot causing pain and stiffness. I am confused whether it is an abscess or ulcer. I have applied antibiotics ointment and taken some antibiotic tablets as well.  Read Full »

Dr. Shinas Hussain A. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your description and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have a plantar wart on your feet. You do not need to worry as it is a harmless condition and effective treatment options are available. I suggest yo...  Read Full »

I want to improve and make my feet normal. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to improve and make my feet normal. Please check my picture and give me a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have plantar warts caused by the human papillomavirus (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are a lot of treatments available, for some of them you need to visit the local dermatologist and others can be done at home. Start following medication...  Read Full »

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