Treating Plantar Warts

There are a number of different ways to treat plantar warts. Generally speaking, they fall into two main categories: either you go to a podiatrist or you treat them yourself.

If you have decent insurance coverage and/or enough cash to cover professional treatment, you’ll probably want to visit a professional. If you don’t have good coverage and don’t have much cash, you might turn to self-treatment.

Professional Treatment
for Plantar Warts

A Podiatrist can offer a variety of ways to treat your plantar warts. They might use conventional surgery to remove the wart, they might freeze the wart with liquid nitrogen, or they might employ pulse-dye laser surgery. They might even recommend the use of a wart removal product–similar to what you can do yourself.

Self-treatment for Plantar Warts

Dr. Scholl’s Clear Away Plantar Wart Remover System is one of the most common self-treatments for plantar warts. Clear Away Plantar Wart Remover for Feet uses Salicylic Acid 40% in a synthetic rubber-based disc as its active ingredient. If you’ve ever had to deal with acne, you might recall seeing Salicylic Acid as the active ingredient in your acne face wash–at a fraction of the concentration. This stuff apparently works for some people, but didn’t work on my heels.

Using Dr. Scholl’s Clear Away
Plantar Wart Remover

Application is fairly straightforward. Basically, you wash and dry your feet, then apply the Clear Away Plantar Wart Remover disc. The directions suggest that you repeat this application every 48 hours, for up to 12 weeks, until the wart is removed. 12 weeks is an awfully long time …

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