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How to cure plantar warts on the foot?

Hi... I have planters warts on my right foot. It started out as a splinter a while ago then it progressed to be worse..It's been there for about 5 or 6 months. i know, a long time...But we went to the doctor to get it checked out & they said its planters warts...They are also saying that theres nothing inside, it is just infected or whatever...I think theres glass inside but we aren't for sure. We can't afford to go to the doctors right now so I was just consulting you guys. It's hard to walk & sometimes when it gets really bad(so bad it stings and numbs my whole foot) I soak it in a big bowl of water with epsom salt. Thanks (:
Mon, 8 Feb 2016
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Hi thanks for asking question.
Wart sometime can be go away without treatment within few month.
But if it is severe and spreading then treatment has to be done.
The best treatment is its removal through cryotherapy.
For that apply liquid nitrogen with cotton swab or as spray over affected area.
Laser therapy also available.
Occlusive bandage available for it.
Wear comfortable sock and shoes.
While walking put some cushion or pad in shoes for comfort.
I hope my suggestion will help you.
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How to cure plantar warts on the foot?

Hi thanks for asking question. Wart sometime can be go away without treatment within few month. But if it is severe and spreading then treatment has to be done. The best treatment is its removal through cryotherapy. For that apply liquid nitrogen with cotton swab or as spray over affected area. Laser therapy also available. Occlusive bandage available for it. Wear comfortable sock and shoes. While walking put some cushion or pad in shoes for comfort. I hope my suggestion will help you.