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how do you get warts on your elbow

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The strains of HPV that cause warts are spread by skin to skin contact. In limited manner they may anchor to clothing & be carried to a new site o ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lots of things: Sometimes the skin just turns velvety, with a thicker epidermis. It's a common spot for papillomas and common warts, as well as acanthosis nigricans. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: A physician or dermatologist would have to examine this eruption in order to make a diagnosis. The bumps could be a reaction to something that came in ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Impossible to tell: Something like this requires an in-person evaluation and examination by a doctor. It is nigh impossible to give an appropriate answer online.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Probably not a wart: It is not feasible to know for sure without having examined the "wart", but if it was there for years, it is unlikely to have been a wart. For now, yo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Your choice: Treat it as if it's a wart. Anything from a salicylate wart remover to burning it with dry ice if he's hard-core to the folk remedy using duct tape. I ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Cortisone cream: There are several over the counter cortisone creams and ointments. Ointments work the best. If the wart recurs, I think the best treatment is Canthacu ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to know the nature of the lesion without examining it. However, it may be ring worm. Try over the counter treatment and if it does ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Probably easy to treat. Type of treatment depends on the diagnosis and depends on the dr.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Mollusca?: Probably mollusca contagiosum, a common skin wart variant seen in many small children frequently. Benign and unnecessary to treat unless they become ... Read More
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