A health professional uses paring to help diagnose and treat plantar warts. When paring, your health professional will trim your skin growth with a small knife and examine it. Paring usually causes little or no pain or bleeding because only the dead outer layers of skin are removed. After paring the outer skin layers of a wart or callus, your health professional can look for signs of plantar wart growth:
Paring can also make some wart treatments work better. Removing thick, dead layers of skin that cover the wart helps medication, cold, or heat to reach deeper into the wart.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family MedicineDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of: October 13, 2016
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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