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How can I tell if my wart is healing

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Judy
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
It goes away: If it is a wart, and not thickened skin as a result of trauma or constant pressure, it results from a viral infection. The outer layer of the skin do... Read More
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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 16 years experience
How does it feel?: Depending on your age sometimes warts will go away on their own. If you have had the wart treated somehow then it should eventually peel off or shrink... Read More
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
See your doctor. : You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryot... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
Depends : There are several different treatments available. Freezing typically takes 7-10 days to heal acid-type treatments takes 7-10 days as well. Top... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Nitrous oxide???: Nitrous oxide is a gas used for low level anesthesia and analgesia in dental surgery. Perhaps you mean 'liquid nitrogen'? That gas, at very low temper... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 44 years experience
It shrinks.: The wart will get smaller as it dies off.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Wart: If it doesn't come back. It may take a week or two to heal entirely. If it persists go back and see the dermatologist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Varies: There are multiple ways to treat warts and they respond to all of them including freezing, acid, burning, prescription creams, or laser. If it only on... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 54 years experience
Wart removal meds: A wart, verruca vulgaris, is a viral infection of the epidermal cells caused by human papilloma virus, hpv. There are about 30 kinds of hpv, which ca... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Yes: Salicylic acid is effective in treating warts as are other remedies such as duct tape and antacids such as tagamet (cimetidine). Duct tape is probably... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
No best: There are many treatments including topical acids, freezing laser, surgical removal.
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