The way we typically treat warts is conservatively such as cutting down the dead skin until we see a little blood coming out and then we apply medication on their. The most important treatment to prevent warts long-term is to introduce that virus back into the body. We treat it by shaving down the lesion, applying a medication, and not letting it grow back by applying a high powered acid that we have in our office. Another part of our treatment is stopping moisture. Because we sweat, especially in the feet, the excess moisture will allow the wart(s) to spread throughout the rest of the foot. Many times in our practice we’ll see someone who’s had one small wart and they let it go turning into a multitude of warts.
In our practice we always recommend that if you see one wart, come in quickly to get it treated quickly so you don’t have to worry about a variety of other warts developing from that area. So if you have a wart see a podiatrist and they’ll treat it by removing the lesion and applying some medicine. There are also other treatments in our practice such as laser treatment and completely removing the lesion. But our first method of treatment is typically to treat it conservatively and debris the wart down.”