FAQs / Q: I think I have a wart on my foot. Will an OTC product from the drugstore work?

A: It may or may not.  Sometimes these can be successful and cause the wart to resolve, but many times the medication in the OTC products is not strong enough to kill the wart.  This is often the case with warts on the bottom of the foot (or “plantar warts”), where the skin is thicker and OTC medications often don’t penetrate enough to work well.  However, some lesions may look like warts but are actually not, and it’s never a good idea to treat something unless you know what it is for sure.  Also, some people are poor candidates for OTC self-treatment, such as some diabetics and those with poor circulation or other conditions that put them at higher risk for foot problems.

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