A New Prescription Revolutionizes
Plantar Wart Treatment
If you have plantar warts, you need to know about a new plantar wart treatment option. A prescription compounded medicine that has a 95% cure rate in just 1-2 weeks.
Plantar warts are one of the toughest warts to treat. They are also one of the most bothersome. Tradition treatments like surgical plantar wart removal and plantar wart freezing are painful and will make you wonder if the treatment is worse than the disease.
Plantar Wart Treatment: Now Available Online!
We know all about warts because we treat more warts than anyone. At Fixwarts.com, we treat warts all over the nation by online consultation. We are experts in the use of a breakthrough prescription plantar wart remover that has a 95% cure rate in just 1-2 weeks. No painful treatments and no time-consuming doctor visits!
We have had peer-reviewed articles featured in Practical Dermatology and The Dermatologists about this amazing wart remover. This new generation of wart removers is big news and extremely effective for plantar wart removal. In fact, it was originally developed for plantar warts. If you are ready to get rid of plantar warts, you have found the right article!
A Compounding Pharmacy Creates a Breakthrough in Wart Treatment
The story began in 1991. NuCara Pharmacy, the nations leading compounding pharmacy. At the request of podiatrists, they began to formulate a better plantar wart remover. After five years and seven reformulations, they had perfected it. It was the most effective wart remover ever! They were even awarded a US Patent!
At fixwarts.com, we use both the original version and our own custom formulas to get rid of plantar warts. Warts come in all different shapes and sizes. One size does not fit all.
Wart Removers didn’t Work on Plantar Warts…Until Now!
Warts take on the characteristics of the skin they infect. The skin on the bottom of the foot is the thickest in the entire body, so the warts are thick. OTC plantar wart treatment and current prescriptions have great difficulty penetrating the thick plantar wart.
After years of work, NuCara’s compounding pharmacists solved this problem by creating what came to be known as the Remedium Delivery System.
Kill the Wart, Not the Skin
The Remedium delivery system is an adhesive gel. It dries rapidly and is engineered to slowly release it’s medication overnight. Next, they put not one, but two synergistic prescription medications in their formulation.
It contains Salicylic Acid that breaks down the thick layers of dead skin, and Fluorouracil(5-FU), which destroys the fast-growing wart cells while barely affecting healthy skin.
In Europe, fluorouracil is approved for wart removal. In the US, it has been used off label as a wart treatment for years. The combination of the Remedium adhesive gel, salicylic acid, and fluorouracil was more than the sum of its parts. It turned out to be the most effective wart remover ever made.
A Great Plantar Wart Treatment
This compounded wart remover is perfect for getting rid of plantar warts. Patients can continue their normal activities during treatment with minimal pain. This is because the medication stays on the wart, penetrates deep into the wart, and kills the wart with minimal damage to the surrounding skin.
Track Athlete Continues to Train While Wart is Cured!
Other Plantar Wart Removal Options
Prescription compounded medication is the best fit for most patients due to its high cure rate, virtually pain-free experience, and short treatment time. There are other plantar wart removal options that your doctor may recommend.
Plantar Wart Removal Surgery
Some dermatologists and podiatrists perform plantar wart removal surgery. Don’t expect your primary care doctor to do this. If you want to understand what is involved, check out these videos from youtube internet star The Toe Bro.
You are going to get a shot of numbing medication right underneath your plantar wart to numb the area. This is very painful, but after it is numb, you should experience no pain. Surgery can be a successful plantar wart treatment when done by an expert.
Plantar Wart Removal Surgery is not for Everyone
With plantar wart removal surgery, there is significant pain and healing time. Do not expect to do much walking, running, or athletics for at least 1-2 weeks. Expect pain during the first week of healing. There is also a small chance the wart can grow back, and there may be permanent scarring. This treatment should be a last resort.
Plantar Wart Freezing: Studies show it doesn’t work
Freezing is not a good way to get rid of plantar warts. Below is the conclusion from a Cochrane review about wart treatment. Cochrane reviews look at all previous studies done on a particular medical condition. They are considered the gold standard for providing doctors with information on what treatments work and what treatments don’t.
They looked at all the studies on wart treatment and came to this conclusion about freezing (cryotherapy). They concluded it works no better than a placebo (doing nothing). Unfortunately, freezing plantar warts is still the primary method of plantar wart treatment.
They are very weak freezing devices compared to freezing at the doctor’s office. If you are going to attempt OTC wart removal, be sure to read our post “How to Turbocharge OTC Wart Treatment”
Freezing a Plantar Warts Gives you the Worst of Both Worlds
The treatments are painful but not as painful as the shots for plantar wart removal surgery. It has a very low cure rate, and it can have a long, painful healing time.
The following case shows the blistering that can occur after plantar wart freezing. Note that as big as the blister is, after it healed, the wart was still there!
Here is the information you need to know before considering liquid nitrogen wart treatment that may not work. If you do get your warts frozen, give it one chance to work. Maybe two at the most. If freezing your plantar wart it is not working, move to a more effective treatment.
You should consider freezing your plantar wart if:
- Your plantar warts less than 1/2 inch that is not too thick.
You Should not Consider Plantar Wart Freezing if:
- The plantar warts are large, thick and numerous.
- You have to be on your feet in the next week after treatment.
It is not surprising the freezing warts harder has a higher cure rate. For freezing to be effective, it needs to be hard enough to hurt. If the freezing isn’t hard enough to feel some pain the treatment will undoubtedly fail.
Cantharidin (Canthacur, “Beetle Juice”)
This medication is applied in the doctor’s office and like freezing it doesn’t work. It is made from the extract of a blistering beetle. It “works” by causing the skin to blister. The problem is it can’t penetrate deep enough to kill the plantar wart.
It is popular in office wart treatment because it doesn’t hurt, at least when you put it on. Later the blistering can be uncomfortable or even painful. Use the same guideline above for freezing to see what warts Cantharidin might be a treatment option that should be tried.
Follow this link to see the Reddit post where this person describes his experience with Cantharidin: https://www.reddit.com/r/Warts/comments/dt2sf0/cantharidin_blister/
At fixwarts.com, we get many questions about all types of warts. Here are the most common questions we get about plantar warts:
What causes plantar warts?
The HPV virus causes Plantar warts. This is the same virus that causes all warts, including genital warts. However, the types of HPV that infect the genitals are different strains that infect the body.
How did I get plantar warts?
The HPV virus that causes plantar wart is a constant in our environment. HPV is on our skin, just waiting for a break in the skin to infect it. .The skin on the foot is always under stress. This is especially true if you are an athlete or if you sweat excessively.
Are plantar warts contagious?
Yes. This is one of the biggest reasons you should have them treated. They can spread from skin to skin contact with other people. They can spread to other areas of your foot or body. They can spread through surface transmission in the shower or on floors.
Plantar wart vs callus: A callus is a thickened area of skin that forms in response to excess pressure. You will see the skin lines on a callus and it will be as smooth as the rest of your foot’s skin. A callus will also not have the rough and scaly surface of a wart.
What are plantar wart black dots?
Are those the seeds or roots of the wart? The black dots are the huge blood vessels the wart has grown to fuel its rapid growth.
Do warts have roots?
No. Warts only live and growing the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. In the palm or hand, they can seem like they have roots because they are thick. However, the skin in those areas is thick. Warts do not extend to the next layer of skin, which is called the dermis.
What does an early-stage plantar wart look like?: Here is a picture showing what the beginning of a plantar wart looks like. The raised rough circular area is a sure sign that a plantar wart is forming.
Dr. Blake Galler is a board-certified dermatologist and medical director of FixWarts.com. He was trained at Brooke Army Medical Center. After spending eight years in the Army, He now works as a dermatologist serving our veterans at the VA hospital in Anchorage Alaska.
Steven Leon MS, PA-C, is the founder of FixWarts.com is a dermatology physician assistant with 15 years of experience and 17 nationally published articles. He Currently practices at Dermatology and Laser Center of Simi Valley.