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What Can Be Done For Warts Caused By Flip Flops?

A couple of years ago my flip flops rubbed a blister on my second toe when I thought it was getting better it turned into what looks to be a wart and now it seems to be spreading I have two other small warts on the same toe and another coming up on my big toe. After I shower and the skin is soft sometimes they will bleed... I want these gone... What do I do?
Mon, 11 Apr 2022
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Hello,

You have warts caused by flip flops. Now they are spreading and also bleeding. Your symptoms are indicative non-cancerous growths of a particular strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) causing you discomfort. Avoid walking barefooted. Always wear clean, dry socks with shoes, do not share your shoes or socks. Avoid contact with warts on people.

Keep the feet dry and clean. You can apply wart removing ointment/cream (Iboxo wart remover cream, etc). Ointment containing salicylic acid are helpful. Apply locally. You can also apply locally wart remover pads (external use) for relief. Get clinically examined by a dermatologist. You will be treated with cryosurgery or given laser treatment.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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What Can Be Done For Warts Caused By Flip Flops?

Hello, You have warts caused by flip flops. Now they are spreading and also bleeding. Your symptoms are indicative non-cancerous growths of a particular strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) causing you discomfort. Avoid walking barefooted. Always wear clean, dry socks with shoes, do not share your shoes or socks. Avoid contact with warts on people. Keep the feet dry and clean. You can apply wart removing ointment/cream (Iboxo wart remover cream, etc). Ointment containing salicylic acid are helpful. Apply locally. You can also apply locally wart remover pads (external use) for relief. Get clinically examined by a dermatologist. You will be treated with cryosurgery or given laser treatment. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician