Resistant Plantar Warts

Over the years we have developed protocols for treating resistant plantar verruca or plantar warts. We have become a resource for the local medical community. For example a family doctor was not able to successfully treat warts with liquid nitrogen will send their patient to our clinic. We have found that warts do not always respond to traditional treatments such as liquid nitrogen freezing, canthrone (or beetle juice), topical salicylic acid and other local treatments. With these patients we may have to do additional treatment measures. One example of an aggressive treatment is bleomycin. Bleomycin is a chemotherapy medication to target the blood supply for the verruca. Plantar warts or verruca are like a parasite. They want their own blood supply.  

 

This phenomenon is called angioneogenesis.  The bleomycin is highly effective. We save it in reserve for plantar verruca that do not respond to traditional measures. Another option is injections of Candida albicans antigen. We inject 0.3 cc of the Candida antigen directly adjacent to the verruca. This can be done sequentially over the period of several weeks and also can be combined with other treatments. Surgical excision is yet another option.  

 

If you or a family member has plantar warts that have been resistant to treatment please let us know. Either myself, Dr. Timothy Young, or my partner Dr. Brandon Nelson would be happy to see you.  We have developed these highly effective treatment protocols.

 

Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or contact us online for an appointment.

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