The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts
In addition to looking for many of the signs I listed above, I have a tool called a dermatoscope (a specialized microscope) that helps in my diagnosis.
Plantar warts or warts on the foot, especially the bottom of the foot, require specialized treatment. The skin on the foot is a little different than the rest of the body so requires some minor tweeks compared to treatment on other parts of the body.
- Shaving of wart.
- Specialized blistering agent applied in the office.
- At home treatments to help out with the office treatment.
Some wart treatment is taken care of with just a few visits. Having said that, I have had patients take up to a year of diligent effort.