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Can I just cut or rip off my warts instead of seeing a doctor?

Absolutely not. Filing, ripping, picking, burning, or cutting a wart on your own will most often make the presence of warts even worse on the foot and potentially on other skin areas of the body. This can result in infection or further spreading of the warts. The wart will either get larger or more numerous. The doctors at Healthmark have the best procedural knowledge for treating and removing plantar warts of the foot.