Treatments for Plantar Warts #1
This patient presented after 2 years of treatments for plantar warts at another local podiatrist. Treatment included debridement and application of sal acid paste 70% with occlusion, every two weeks for two years. OTC wart remover products are usually made from 24% or less sal acid paste products. The Planters warts treated got no better, and in fact spread.
Treatments for Plantar Warts #2
Our treatment consisted of debridement and laser treatment of plantar warts . Cantharidic acid was applied as a blistering agent to help with debridement of devitalized wart tissue at the next appointment. Wart laser treatment works by cutting off the blood supply to the wart. This is a gentle laser used to erase the broken capillaries on women’s faces. Its so gentle that even small children can tolerate it.
The wavelength of light emitted by the laser is selectively effective against the chromatophores in the hemoglobin of blood in the small vessels that feed the warts. Without a constant blood supply to feed this viral tumor, it dies. At each treatment we can get deeper , until we get to the base of the older more established warts. New small verruca can be killed with sometimes one treatment, so the earlier you seek treatment the better. The black dots in the picture above are the “cooked wart tissue” with no damage to the surrounding tissue
Treatments for Plantar Warts #3
By the third treatment the warts on the foot were already disappearing. The patient was amazed, after suffering for so long.
Treatments for Plantar Warts #4
This is our patient on visit 4. A final laser treatment was administered to ensure all warty tissue was killed. It has been 2 years and the warts have not returned.
Home Remedies For Plantar Warts
Home remedies are one of the best solutions for any kind of medical problem especially if your situation is mild.
However if its serious then you must avoid them and look for medical treatments. These are some of the most effective home remedies for plantar warts:
1. Tea Tree Oil
Everyone knows about tea tree oil, but did you know it has been used as a skin antiseptic for a long time?
It can used as an antifungal lotion for wounds, injuries, infections and acne. It is not designed to kill the plantar wart virus. However, if other conditions are causing breaks in the skin that allow wart virus access, it will improve regrowth. In addition, products to improve overall skin health are available in our offices. Have the Dr. recommend which is best for your condition.
You can use this remedy by applying a little amount of dilute tea tree oil to your plantar warts.
You should apply it twice a day until you don’t see any results!
VerruStat™ Liquid Wart Remover
It is a unique wart removing formula with added Vitamin A, Retinyl Palmitate, and agents to increase pass through. In addition, it is available in our offices, and is best used after the more heavy hitting office treatments available. For instance, this will help to slough off the dead tissue killed during swift and laser appointments.
VerruStat™ has been specially made for the topical removal of proven plantar warts. VerruStatTM is dispensed only by physicians.
VerruStat™ is the first physician product to employ this vitamin A derivative). Penetration-enhancer MSM is the product vehicle. As a result, this unique product has been designed specially for Podiatrists.
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