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many and thick plantar warts on my feet?

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I have many and thick plantar warts on my feet due to, I presume, my immunosuppressant state over the past 17 years. I have used duct tape and have also shaved them down. However, I would like to know if there is a procedure, such as a laser treatment, which could taken them down even further.


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replied August 30th, 2011
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Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Treatment of plantar warts includes medical and surgical options.

Medications include keratolytic chemicals like trichloroacetic acid or salicylic acid. In case OTC creams are not effective, then higher prescription strength preparations can be prescribed by your doctor.

Other options include :
1. Intralesional injections, with 5-fluoro-uracil or isotretinoin.

2. cryosurgery using liquid nitrogen

3. Laser surgery (585 nm pulsed dye laser)- is a last resort method.
It is the most effective treatment of all and does not leave scars, but is expensive, painful, and multiple sessions (4-6) are required until the wart disappears.

You may consult a dermatologist who can examine the lesion and advice you accordingly

I hope the information here is helpful.

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