Can Acne Treatments Be Used to Cure Plantar Warts?

Thursday, 08 May 2014 01:30 AM

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Plantar warts are common, especially in children. They occur on the bottom of the foot. Plantar warts are skin growths that are noncancerous in nature. They occur due to viral infections. The main cause of the occurrence of plantar warts is HPV, or human papillomavirus.
 
Usually, there are no treatment methods adopted for plantar warts. They go away on their own in due time. In case a plantar wart requires treatment, remedies are available. The treatment plans that doctors provide include: cantharidin, cryosurgery, imiquimod, laser, and salicylic acid.
 
The other remedies for plantar warts include:
  • The patient should duct tape the wart for six days. After this, he should remove it and put his feet in water and then rub it with pumice stone. This treatment may be tantamount to a placebo or can take a few months to show any effect.
  • Another common treatment for plantar warts is the remedies that you get over the counter.
  • The treatment used by doctors for wart removal includes using liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart and then using surgery or laser to remove it. There are also injections and other medicines to remove the virus from the body.
 
Alternative Remedies

Alternative remedies such as acne medications can be used for the treatment of plantar warts. These remedies should be mixed with salicylic acid. There is no specific brand of acne medication that can be used, but the acne medication should contain salicylic acid. You must ensure that the acne medication you use has been FDA approved.
 
In case none of the above treatments work, a combination of the duct tape method and the acne medication proves to be one of the best remedies. In addition to this treatment, you could also opt for a healthy nutrition diet. This will help you go the extra mile in treating plantar warts.
 
Acne treatment has proved to be one of the most efficient remedies for plantar warts. A topical retinoic acid called Tretinoin is widely used for the treatment of acne. This is also one of the remedies for curing plantar warts.
 
The wide range of remedies for curing plantar warts can vary from what the doctors suggest to natural remedies used for the treatment of acne. It depends on whether the patient wishes to wait for the wart to disappear on its own or use acne and other treatments for its cure.
 

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