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Plantar Warts

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Penny, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Penny

    Penny New Member


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    Do plantar warts have to have the appearance of black dots? Years ago I did have plantar warts and they did have black dots. Took ages for a podiatrist to get rid of them. Now I have on the edges of both feet bumps in callouse type skin but there are no black dots. I'm now wondering if this is some kind of corn.
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    When tiny black dot are seen in an actual wart, it is generally a good sign, as these frequently are the result of clotted capillaries which general portend an imminent resolution of the viral growth. Sometimes somewhat similar black dot can be seen in callouses when there has been some intra-dermal bleeding, often from friction, but in such cases, it is NOT analogous to dots seen in a wart as far as foreshadowing a resolution is concerned.
     
  3. Penny

    Penny New Member

    I'm sorry but I don't understand your answer. I cannot see any black dots on these calloused spots. I have had these for quite some time and there have never been any black dots.
    Are you saying they still could be plantars warts? Or corns? or something else.
     
  4. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    As is appropriate, I offered a response containing GENERAL information relating to the topic on which you posted. Forums such as this are not appropriate venues for actually making diagnoses, as all a responder has to go on is lay information, which, as in this case, is often insufficient for anything but a generally worthless guess which does not afford the questioner anything on which he/she might rely and/or reasonably act. Once a professional diagnosis has been made, I will be pleased to discuss more specifics relating to that diagnosis and its treatment, but I can never give assurance that such pertains to any specific individual's situation.
     
  5. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Hi Penny,

    There are different varieties of plantar warts. Not all have the classic 'black dots'. It is important that your VP is correctly diagnosed before proceeding with a treatment plan, so may I suggest looking up your nearest Podiatrist in the Yellow Pages and booking a consultation.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    That is very helpful thank you. You answered the question I had and I will go and have it assessed. Because it did not present like the ones in the past I wasn't sure it was the same problem.
     
  7. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    As I had previously pointed out, the black dots, if and when they appear, are not a definable characteristic of a particular TYPE of wart, but are commonly, but not always seen in almost any wart when is is on its way out, and probably are the result of tiny clots within the blood supply of the growth portending its death. As I most always do, often to the vocificerous chagrin of some readers, I, too, would recommend seeing a podiatrist. But relying on the Yellow Pages for a selection, especially if the criteria is the nearest one, is no better than flipping a coin with your health. Not that the treatment of warts requires the most cutting-edge credentials, but there are far more appropriate ways of selecting a quality doctor, or any professional for that matter, than simply flipping through the phone book.
     
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