Identifying and treating plantar warts
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Identifying and treating plantar warts

Philip Watkins Dermatology nurse specialist, Working with Sutton and Merton NHS Primary Care Trust, Mitcham, Surrey

This article aims to help health practitioners to identify plantar warts, and to provide information on available treatments. The efficacy of various treatments is inconclusive. Topical treatments are recommended instead of other often costly and sometimes unsuccessful treatments such as cryotherapy. Improved education and self-management are encouraged to minimise spread of the virus and to ease discomfort.

Nursing Standard. 20, 42, 50-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.06.20.42.50.c6554

Correspondence

philip.watkins@smpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review