For those with particular stubborn warts that are resistant to standard treatments, our offices offer cutting-edge wart reduction using bleomycin. This drug is very diluted when used to treat warts and is considered a last resort for treating stubborn plantar warts. Find out how a bleomycin injection treatment works.
What Is Bleomycin?
Bleomycin is often used in chemotherapy to treat cancer in patients. It works by preventing DNA from “holding together”, causing treatment-resistant cancer or in this case, warts, to disintegrate. The most important difference between bleomycin used in cancer treatment and in wart treatment is dilution.
When our highly-trained podiatrist uses bleomycin to treat warts, the solution is very greatly diluted to a mere fraction of its full strength. This helps prevent damage to healthy tissue while reducing the strength and spread of warts. It is important to understand that podiatrists are fully trained to handle this type of chemical and will provide the highest standard of care when treating warts in patients.
What to Expect from Bleomycin Injection Treatment
One of the most common side effects of this treatment is moderate pain in the general area. Some patients who undergo this type of treatment for warts develop a black scab over the area. This will go away with time and should not be a cause for concern. If you are undergoing treatment and are concerned about these or any other symptoms, you should talk to your podiatrist.
Bleomycin injections can help resolve warts that do not respond to other forms of treatment. Your podiatrist will likely recommend over-the-counter treatments first, then progress to more intense procedures like laser therapy. If all of these treatment options fail, you may be a candidate for bleomycin injections.
If you need bleomycin to treat your warts, you may only need one injection. During the procedure you can expect the following steps:
- Your podiatrist will remove any dead and hardened tissue.
- Bleomycin is put into the plantar wart.
- After a week or so, your podiatrist will follow up with you to see if another treatment is required.
While this treatment will not prevent future warts, it will remove the ones you currently have permanently. Its effectiveness makes bleomycin a safe treatment for warts.
How to Find A Bleomycin for Warts Foot Doctor in the New York City (NYC) Area
If you have stubborn or painful warts that have not responded to normal treatment methods, you may be a candidate for bleomycin injection treatment. The Best Foot Doctor offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens are ready to help you understand your options and proceed with an informed decision. Give our offices a call today to schedule an appointment.