Cantharone is a wart treatment that we are currently using at Community Foot Care to treat plantar warts.
Warts are skin growths caused by viruses. Warts can grow on any part of the body and their appearance depends primarily on their location.
Foot Warts are usually on the soles of the feet and are called plantar warts. Most plantar warts do not stick out above the surface like common warts because the pressure of walking flattens them and pushes them back into the skin. Plantar warts usually appear as thick spot of skin.
The normal actions of these medications is to form a blister underneath the wart. This occurs within 24 hours of application. The blister formation kills the wart by cutting off its blood supply. Occasionally, there may be some blood in the blister fluid, this should not be alarming. The blister may also itch.
Once this Cantharone treatment is applied you should expect:
After 4 hours: mild discomfort may occur. Blister should occur after 24 hours.
After 4 days: Crusted blisters should fall off leaving a spot that may be tender and itchy. Medication may be needed to control itching.
After 7 days: May experience loss of pigment, but all symptoms should be gone.
Contact your Podiatrist if you have any questions about Cantharone Wart Treatment, or any other foot care needs.