Friday, February 8, 2013

What you ought to know about laser plantar wart removal

The problem with plantar wart is, they're really hard to remove. Believe it or not, there is certain people who find it extremely difficult to remove plantar wart. They have done everything from home treatment to surgery yet the dammed wart keep surviving or coming back! Could laser plantar wart removal be the answer?

Basically, there are 2 different kind of laser treatment for plantar wart. The one that use pulse dye lasers & the one that use carbon dioxide lasers.

What is the different between these two?
Pulse dye lasers – This treatment focus on starving the wart on your foot by attacking it blood vessel. Which will eventually kill it and the wart will fall off.
Carbon dioxide lasers – This laser on the other hand work pretty similar to surgery, where the plantar wart will be cut off your foot.

Good to know: Before the procedure, the effected area will be numbed to reduce/eliminate pain during the treatment. 

Seem promising? Just because laser removal sound extremely high-tech, it doesn't necessary mean this treatment is needed in every plantar wart cases. Laser treatment usually used when you're in the kind of situation where other methods are unable to defeat the wart successfully.

laser plantar wart removal is often use when the wart is either too large or too widely spread. This treatment is sometime considered as the last choice.

Laser plantar wart removal cost
For pulse dye laser treatment, it might going to cost you about $360. But be aware that a few treatment is required to successfully remove the warts.

However, the cost involved in removing plantar wart through laser treatment may vary depending on the size, amount and the location of the wart.

Laser plantar wart removal recovery
Recovery time for laser plantar wart removal might take about 5 weeks. It all depend on the amount of warts and it location.

The treated area usually feel a little painful for a few days. But if  the wound is bleeding for more than a week or becoming very painful, you might need to refer to your doctor.

Other than that, you might need to clean the wound to prevent infection.

Laser plantar wart surgery can be a little bit expensive. If you've not try other removal method yet, you probably should. You can check out “5 home remedies for plantar wart that people are talking about” and “4 most popular over the counter medicine for plantar warts” to get more infos.

Friday, February 1, 2013

4 most popular over the counter medicine for plantar warts

In the previous post, you had been given a list of 5 home remedies for plantar wart that a lot of peoples are talking about. But when it come to home treatment, sometime the treatment didn't really work. Yes, a lot of people claim that they've successfully remove the wart on their feet using the home removal methods but sometime, things that work for other peoples doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you too.

If you already tried most of the home removal methods you read on the net, yet the wart doesn't really show any sign of dying, perhaps it's time to take a look at other solution. Such as over the counter products.

But there are a lot of brands available out there, which one is it to choose? Worry not because here is the list of 4 most popular over the counter medicine for plantar warts.

1.Compound W® – One step pad for feet
There is no doubt that Compound W is pretty much one of the most popular brand when it come to plantar wart removal.  You might even already heard of it before you read this list.

Compound W – One step pad for feet come with a few awesome feature such as extra cushioning which is really great for your comfort during the entire treatment process. Other than that, water proof feature make it even more comfortable to use as you won't have to worry to much about the pad slipping off when exposed to water.

Price: around $9.35 (
More info on their website:

2.Dr. Scholl's® Clear Away® Plantar Wart Remover
Dr. Scholl's is another top brand for wart removal. Dr. Scholl's® Clear Away® Plantar Wart Remover help to prevent the wart from spreading to unaffected area while getting rid of the wart itself.

Dr. Scholl's® Clear Away® Plantar Wart Remover also come with cushioning pad which is very handy to relieve the pain that cause by plantar wart. It's also odorless and had been design to stay on place so you can feel comfortable doing your daily routine.

Price: around $20.30 (
More info on their website:

3.Wartner 2nd Generation
Another great product for plantar wart self treatment is Wartner 2nd Generation. Wartner 2nd generation work by freezing your wart to it core.

Some of it feature including freezing the wart to it core, easy to use self treatment (they even have a video tutorial on how to apply this product) and the treatment it self is claimed to be similar to the one done by a doctor.

Price: €17.20 (
More info on their website:

This handy stick is another option for you when you need the wart removed. WartStick can be use to get rid of both plantar wart and common wart in painless and effective way.

WartStick contain the maximum strength of salicylic acid to effectively destroyed plantar wart or common wart. It is pretty handy and easy to use too.

More info on their website:

If the home treatment didn't seem to be generating any desirable result, trying one of the products listed  above might be able to help you to remove the wart. However, it is best to refer to a doctor before applying any over the counter products as some of the products is not suitable for peoples with certain condition such as pregnancy. Be sure to check if it is safe to use the product before using any over the counter medicine.

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