Plantar Warts Treatment after Surgery
by Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.
“Hi my name is Melissa. I’m a medical assistant. Today I’m going to be showing the post-operative procedure for treating a wart. Once the procedure has been performed, you’re going to want to leave the bandage on for 4-5 hours.
Then, after the 4-5 hours you want to inspect the area for any blisters. If there are any blisters, you’re going to want to grab a sterile needle and puncture the blister to drain it. Once it’s been drained, you can apply antibiotic ointment and a band-aid. Over the next 24-48 hours blisters may reoccur. Once again, you’re going to just want to grab the sterile needle and drain it.
Once the area has cleared of blisters, you will grab one of two treatments. Either the VeruCide or the Wart Stick.
The Wart Stick, you want to just grab a glob of it and place it directly in the lesion site. You want to make sure that you get it directly there because if you get it on the good skin it could eat away at that skin – you want it to eat away at the wart. Then apply a band-aid.
The second treatment option we have is to apply the VeruCide. The first step that you want to do is apply step one, and you want to apply one to two drops to the area. After you’ve applied those one to two drops, grab step two and apply step two. You will place it directly on the lesion site. Once you’ve done that, you are going to apply the band-aid to the area, and you’re going to do this over the next couple of weeks until your next follow-up appointment.
You’re going to want to quit using the treatment options 4-5 days prior to your appointment. If you have any questions or concern, please give us a call. Thank you for being our patient and we are honored to be a part of your healthcare team!”