Posts Tagged: Warts

Treating Warts: Clear Duct Tape Is Not Duct Tape…

  I received an Email from Dr. Michael Greger with a link to a video he did reviewing the literature on using duct tape for treating warts.  He referenced my letter to the editor on this topic and he did a wonderful job summarizing the failures in major medial studies attempting to assess the value… Read more »

Plantar Warts (Verruca Plantaris): Seed Warts?

Plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet, particularly over pressure points, such as the balls of the feet.  Often patients will tell me that they have “seed warts” on their foot.  They say this because they see black dots within the wart…which has been referred to in urban culture as seeds.  Although this… Read more »

Warts (Verruca Vulgaris): Common Type

There are over a 150 different types of human papilloma virus, the virus that causes verruca vulgaris, more commonly referred to as warts.  Warts are very common…in Australia 22% and in the Netherlands 33% of children were found to have cutaneous warts. Human papillomavirus type 1, 2, 4, 27, 57, and 63 cause common warts. … Read more »