How are plantar warts treated?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
If your plantar warts are bothering you, there are several removal methods you can try at home. Covering the wart with duct tape for several days is inexpensive and many people claim it is effective. Many over-the-counter treatments, such as salicylic acid, are available at pharmacies; make sure to use only as directed. Some warts may require a trip to the doctor for removal. If you have diabetes, or a circulatory or cardiovascular disorder, see a doctor; do not try home treatment.

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