Plantar Warts Treatments Billings MT

Treat existing warts as early as possible to prevent more from growing. You can easily distinguish them from corns and calluses by searching your soles for small grainy bumps, hard flat growths with well'defined boundaries, or gray or brown lumps with black pinpoints.

William Hudson Smoot, MD
(406) 238-6115
2900 12th Ave N Ste 240W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.Albert Reynaud
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Dermatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Thomas Patrick Gormley, MD
(406) 238-2463
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1962

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Gail A Kleman
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Specialty
Dermatology

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Gail A Kleman, MD
(406) 238-2277
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1992

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Albert C Reynaud
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Dermatology

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Roberta Jo Hawk, MD
(406) 238-6115
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Yellowstone Dermatology Clinic

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Dr.Gail Kleman
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mark S Jones
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Dermatology

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Roberta J Hawk
(406) 238-6115
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Dermatology

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Natural Radiance - Plantar Warts

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Bashful feet beware: Sandal season is here. If you‘‘re hiding your feet because of plantar warts—one of the most common curses of otherwise healthy feet—fret not. A host of treatments for these tenacious and sometimes painful skin growths will have you donning flip-flops in no time.

First, limit your exposure to the culprit: the human papilloma virus, which thrives in warm, moist environments. Wear sandals in locker rooms and near pools, change your socks daily, and resist the urge to pick at warts—that only spreads the virus.

Treat existing warts as early as possible to prevent more from growing. You can easily distinguish them from corns and calluses by searching your soles for small grainy bumps, hard flat growths with well-defined boundaries, or gray or brown lumps with black pinpoints.

Conventional treatments for plantar warts include applying salicylic acid solutions, freezing them with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), and surgically removing them. These harsh treatments can affect more than just the warts, so you might want to try these gentler remedies first:
• Apply garlic. A recent study in the International Journal of Dermatology found that applying lipid garlic extract (the fat-soluble portion of garlic) twice a day eradicated the warts within two weeks.
•Load up on zinc. Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, suggests supplementing daily with up to 135 mg of zinc to fight warts, but get your doctor‘‘s OK for such high doses.
• Wrap the wart in duct tape. A 2002 study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that covering warts with duct tape cured them more successfully than cryotherapy—eliminating 85 percent of the warts after two months, compared to a 60 percent success rate with the freezing method.

First cover the wart with duct tape for six days, even during bathing. On the seventh day, remove the tape, soak your foot in warm water, and rub off the wart‘‘s exterior surface with a pumice stone. Let your foot air out overnight and then replace the tape for another six days. Repeat these steps for at least four weeks. Researchers hypothesize that the duct tape irritates the warts and skin, stimulating the immune system to attack the growth.
• Try homeopathy. Beauchamp recommends the homeopathic remedies thuja occidentalis, causticum, calcarea carbonica, and silica. Apply thuja to the wart and also take it internally.
• Apply vitamin C. Beauchamp also suggests putting a poultice of vitamin C powder and water on a small slice of banana peel, placing it on the wart, covering it with a Band-Aid, and leaving it on overnight. Do this every night for two weeks, and say good-bye to your wart.

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