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What To Expect With Acid Treatment For Warts On The Foot

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Most foot warts are harmless, but they may be painful and if warts are left untreated they can grow larger or even spread into a cluster of warts.

Warts can be very resistant to treatment and often over-the-counter options just aren’t enough. Seeing a podiatrist for treatment is typically much more effective in the treatment of warts than using over-the-counter products.

Podiatrists sometimes use acid treatment to treat foot warts. If you are interested in acid treatment but don’t know much about it, here is some information about what you can expect.

  • You will experience very little pain in the office or for the first couple of hours after the visit. However, it is normal to have pain the night of the treatment and for a few days following the treatment. The pain can be quite severe sometimes. If the pain is not relieved with over-the-counter pain medications, contact your podiatrist.
  • It is recommended that you limit your activities for the first 2 to 3 days following treatment. After that, you can resume activities as normal.
  • You should leave the band-aid on for at least 4 hours following the acid application.
  • A blister will begin to develop 24 to 48 hours after treatment. The blister is sometimes dark in color.
  • The blister should be left intact if possible. If the blister pops, use an over-the-counter antibiotic cream and band-aid once a day to keep it clean.

You will have a follow-up appointment about two weeks after the acid treatment to help ensure the warts were effectively treated.

For more information, you can watch Do I Have A Plantar Wart On My Foot?

If you are suffering from warts and would like to set up an appointment with our office, please contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.

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