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Can plantar warts be treated with over the counter wart removal medication?

hi i have had for at least two months on the ball of my foot at first a tender area that had swelling and pain, now i have a white dot size of a dime with red swelling and pain like a ten on a pain scale when i walk and or touch it lightly. Some people have said it might be a planters wart and they are highly contagious and others have said its a planters vircotious (not correct spelling) which is not contagious. voth of whuch can be treated with over the counter wart removal medications. please advise?
Sat, 28 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Plantar warts can be treated with Duofilm solution (Salicylic acid). Before applying Duofilm, clean the foot with soap and lukewarm water. Using pumice gently rub the wart. Then apply the solution. Take care not to apply the solution on normal skin. Allow some time for the solution to dry. Repeat this daily once at bedtime. If it does not show any response in 2 weeks, do consult your dermatologist.

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Can plantar warts be treated with over the counter wart removal medication?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Plantar warts can be treated with Duofilm solution (Salicylic acid). Before applying Duofilm, clean the foot with soap and lukewarm water. Using pumice gently rub the wart. Then apply the solution. Take care not to apply the solution on normal skin. Allow some time for the solution to dry. Repeat this daily once at bedtime. If it does not show any response in 2 weeks, do consult your dermatologist. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.