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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Virus: Verrucas are warts which grow on the soles of the feet. These are non-cancerous skin growths and are caused due to the human papilloma virus (hpv). A ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience in Dermatology
Don't shave warts.: Plantar warts on the feet can be pared with a bent razor blade to make them more comfortable to walk on. Shaving or paring warts in not a cure. See ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine ( ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Wart: A verruca is a wart; an irregular growth on the skin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Warts: The human papilloma virus (hpv) causes all types of warts. Hpv is a group of viruses that includes more than 70 different types. Certain types of hpv ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Propbably: It can also represent a thick sun damage but most likely is a thick wart.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Verruca: Verruca: a wart by another name, a local growth of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) caused by a virus. The virus of warts (a human papillom ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
It can be: Yes. Virus particles shed and can be transmitted. If you share a shower then spray lysol, if you share a bed wear socks....
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience in Podiatry
Painful lump: The wart is usually felt as a lump that causes some discomfort especially if it is on the bottom of the foot. You may be able to see some dark spots ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Not contagious: It may not spread to another person, but it may spread to immediate vicinity of the wart.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Condylomata are sexually transmitted warts found on the genital or perianal skin.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience in Podiatry
By contact : Plantar warts are a virus which can be spread by direct contact to ski surfaces. They also spread thru the skin to create multiple warts.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience in Podiatry
Several treatments.: 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Various methods: Ranging from topical creams and liquids to freezing off, laser and surgical removal.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience in Podiatry
I use topical meds: It is very difficult to treat plantar warts on your own. The skin on the plantar foot is thick. The virus that causes the wart can hide there. My w ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Wart topical therapy: Sure - you're basically trying to destroy the thing with a chemical compound, so I would expect some morphological changes. What exactly that's going ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Verruca is a fancy way to say genital warts. They are often caused by hpv, which is a type of std. Be sure to use condoms to prevent the spread of hpv ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
If you : Mean surgically then usually yes, there is some degree of pain. Usually, medication is provided when the doctor expects pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Tests for verrucas: A wart is diagnosed by its location and appearance. If uncertain as to the type of skin problem, the doctor may elect to perform any of several differ ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Warts are contagious if the area is susceptible. Not all body parts and not all people are susceptible. Also, there are 99 species of hpv. The one tha ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescript ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wilk
51 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
No : Will be very cold no pain.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: It is a benign condition frequenly seen in elderly people.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe: Since warts are caused by a virus they can return.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
DNA & RNA synthesis: 5 fu or 5 florouracil an anti cancer antimetabolite drug will interfere with hpv virus , dna & RNA synthesis , there by preventing replication and m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience in Podiatry
See a Professional: If you have any type of verruca it is important to have an experienced physician examine it to properly ensure the diagnosis and treatment. It is dang ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Spread it around.: It most certainly can.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
More treatment: Yes, i know, that's not what you wanted to hear. Warts are caused by viruses. They infect cells before causing typical warty appearance so normal appe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
A wart?: I have read that, believe it or not, for a smallish wart, one can apply duct tape and leave it on until the wart goes away. If the duct tape comes off ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Twila Fickel
32 years experience in Podiatry
Abrade them: Verruca are viruses that lodge in your skin. There is no good antiviral that works, so the safest way is to irritate the verruca so your bodies immun ... Read More

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