How to treat plantar warts
Treatment of plantar warts with Bleomycin
The treatment of plantar warts with Bleomycin is an extremely effective way to remove a plantar wart permanently.
What is the Bleomycin plantar warts treatment?
Treatments for plantar warts target the virus that causes them. The virus infects the deepest layer of the epidermis, which is called the basal layer. Treating warts on the bottom of your feet is especially hard because you have to get through the thickest skin on your entire body. That’s why over-the-counter or even liquid nitrogen treatments are often ineffective. These solutions remain on the surface and have trouble reaching the right layer of skin.
When is the Bleomycin treatment needed?
- All types of plantar warts
- Stubborn warts
- Persistent, deep or large warts
What are the benefits of the Bleomycin treatment?
- The most effective treatment for plantar warts
- Reaches the deepest layers of infected skin
- Typically just one treatment is required
- Immediate antiviral effect
Establish a diagnosis :
The podiatrist first performs a clinical examination to confirm the diagnosis of the plantar wart. He then establishes a treatment plan with the patient.
Remove surrounding tissue :
The thickened dead skin is removed painlessly using a scalpel.
Apply medication :
Bleomycin is put under pressure (without a needle) directly onto the plantar wart.
Follow-up appointment :
Two weeks later, the podiatrist will check to see whether another application is required.
- Thick, dead skin covering the warts is removed using a scalpel. This is painless.
- The medication is injected into the plantar warts using a seringe and needle.
- Antibiotic cream is applied to the area and then covered in a bandage. This bandage is changed periodically for improved comfort and to prevent infection.
- The treatment often causes local bruising (hematoma). If your plantar wart is located on a pressure point, you may have to walk on a painful lesion for a few days or weeks.
- Apply ice and padding to relieve pain. Take Tylenol or Advil as needed.
- A follow-up appointment is required two months later to ensure the treatment was effective.
Once treated, I will be immune to future plantar warts.
False! Treating a wart will not stop you from getting others. Refer to the blog "5 Ways to Prevent Plantar Warts" to learn more