Plantar Wart Removal
Plantar warts are a very common foot care problem that can detract from the appearance of your feet and cause you pain when you walk or stand, and are sometimes confused with calluses. In many cases, plantar warts can be successfully treated at home with over-the-counter wart removal products if they are not severe enough to require a removal surgery.
Plantar warts are a very common foot care problem that can detract from the appearance of your feet and cause you pain when you walk or stand, and are sometimes confused with calluses. In many cases, plantar warts can be successfully treated at home with over-the-counter wart removal products if they are not severe enough to require a removal surgery. CVS carries a diverse assortment of wart removal solutions and gives you the ability to easily shop online and have your order discreetly shipped to your door.
Plantar Wart Treatments With Salicylic Acid
Treatment for plantar warts typically involves removing the wart. One way to do this is with a product that contains salicylic acid. This medication weakens the tissue that makes up the wart, causing it to gradually disappear a little at a time. In addition, there is some evidence to suggest that ácido salicílico topical medications encourage the immune system to fight the underlying infection.
Freeze-Off Topical Wart Remover
Another way to remove minor plantar warts is by freezing. Lowering the temperature of the skin can cause the wart to dry up and fall off. Normally, these products use dimethyl ether as a key ingredient. Freezing kits can speed up the wart removal process, but they may not be effective for removing all warts. In some cases, your medical provider may suggest that you use a freezing kit and then apply a salicylic acid product to completely address plantar warts.
Wart on Foot Removal Safety
It's a good idea to see your medical provider before using any type of wart removal product. He or she can examine the growth and confirm that it is a plantar wart. Plus, your health care provider can determine whether an over-the-counter wart removal product is likely to be effective for you and can recommend the best type to try. If a wart persists despite the use of wart removal products, consult your medical provider. Only use wart care products according to the instructions provided on the packaging unless a health care professional gives you other advice.
What Are Plantar Warts?
A plantar wart is a small growth that usually develops on the heels or on other areas of your feet that bear weight. Warts are typically caused by a strain of the HPV virus and develop when the virus enters the foot through cuts or breaks in the skin. Going barefoot in public places can cause warts and raises the likelihood that you develop warts on your feet. Children, teenagers and individuals with weakened immune systems are at an increased risk for warts. Locker rooms can also raise the likelihood of getting warts especially if you walk around barefoot.
How to Remove Plantar Warts
Plantar warts can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and even painful. If you do not treat warts and get rid of them as soon as possible, they can also spread. This is why it is important that you learn how to remove plantar warts effectively. There are a number of different options that you can choose from. For some people, going to their doctor and having them take care of the plantar wart is the best option. The doctor will either be able to cut it out after numbing the area, or they can also either freeze or burn the wart so that it can be easily removed. The other option is to remove the plantar wart at home. There are quite a few different products on the market that can kill the wart so that it can be peeled away and removed from your foot. If you are not sure which option is right in your situation, make sure to talk to a CVS pharmacist for advice.
Can I Remove a Plantar Wart at Home?
Absolutely! Removing a plantar wart at home is very safe and easy. To do this, choose a wart removing product from brands like CompoundW or CVS Health. You can choose from products that will freeze the wart or those that will kill the wart using an acidic liquid. Both have been shown to be very effective. Simply follow the instructions on the product you choose to get rid of your plantar wart fast.