Plantar wart removal aftercare

Plantar wart removal aftercare

Plantar wart removal aftercare

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Plantar wart removal aftercare instructions

Here are some general instructions on Plantar wart removal aftercare. These will show how to care for your wound after having surgical plantar wart removal. It’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s specific instructions as they may have tailored advice based on your particular situation.

After the procedure, we will aim to get you back in for a review appointment within the next 3 days post-procedure. You will then be reviewed 4 weeks after the first review. We will then review it as needed until it is fully healed. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery, always reach out to us for advice tailored to your specific situation. Feel free to email over a picture if needed. We ask if you can elevate your foot whenever possible after the procedure to help reduce swelling and bleeding. Due to the Increase capillaries in the wart there maybe an increase in bleeding post procedure.

Our Guarantee

Although there is an extremely high success rate of cure of 85%-90% according to studies. This means unfortunately, we cannot guarantee it will be 100% successful. That said, if it does re-occur, we are happy to redo the procedure one time again for free!

Your review and follow-up appointments may be included in your initial cost / no gap through you private health fund. Please ask our friendly reception staff if you are not sure.

Aftercare Instructions

Dressing

We ask that you leave the dressing on and dry until your review appointment unless instructed otherwise. If you have bleeding come through the dressing you should add to the dressing and not remove the one applied by your health care professional.

  1. Clean The Wound – Gently clean the area with warm salt water every other day. Avoid using harsh chemicals or alcohol-based solutions on the wound.
    – Pat the area dry with a clean, soft towel.
  2. Dress the Wound– Keep the wound covered at all times with betadine and a sterile bandage or gauze pad, as recommended by your podiatrist. Change the dressing every other day or as instructed. If the dressing become wet or dirty change the dressing

Infection

Watch for signs of infection such as increased redness, swelling, warmth, pain, or white discharge. Contact your healthcare provider if you notice any of these symptoms.

Pain

The anesthetic may last around 1-4 hours. After that, we suggest using paracetamol and ibuprofen for pain relief if your medical history allows. These can help manage pain and reduce swelling. Please consult your pharmacist to confirm you are ok to take them. We suggest avoiding taking aspirin. You may contact your GP if you wish to have stronger pain medication.

Alcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours due to its blood thinning properties to avoid excess bleeding.

 Activity

Avoid strenuous activities and prolonged standing or walking the day of the procedure. Rest and keep your foot elevated as much as possible. You can get back to walking and general activity the day after the procedure.

Wear Footwear

Choose loose, comfortable shoes that don’t put pressure on the affected area. Avoid tight or restrictive footwear. We recomend wearing shoes and clean socks to keep the wound clean and reduce risk of infection.

Keep the Wound Dry

It is advised to avoid soaking the foot in water (e.g., no swimming or long baths) until the wound has healed completely and your podiatrist advises it’s safe to do so. Getting it wet may increase healing times and increase risk of infection.

Follow-up Appointments

Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider to ensure proper healing and address any concerns. We will aim to get you back in for a review appointment within the next 3 days post-procedure. You will then be reviewed 4 weeks after the first review.

Avoid Picking at the Wound

Do not pick at or try to remove any scabs or crusts that form on the wound, as this can delay healing and increase the risk of infection.

Watch for Recurrence

Be aware that plantar warts can sometimes recur. No treatment is 100% guaranteed. If you notice any signs of new warts, contact us.

Healing

Your toe may take 3-10 weeks to fully heal. Until fully healed a dressing should always be applied to reduce the risk of infection

Important Plantar wart removal aftercare instructions

If any of these occur contact your Podiatrist or present to Emergency at the hospital:
– pain in the calf or thigh
– excessive pain
– Anaesthetic is still present after 12 hours
– Fever or night sweats

Following these guidelines can help ensure proper healing after surgical plantar wart removal. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery, always reach out to us for advice tailored to your specific situation. Feel free to email over a picture if needed.

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Remember, these are general suggestions for Plantar wart removal aftercare instructions. It’s crucial to follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.