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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Your symptoms are suggestiv ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Viral infection: Warts are a viral infection of the skin. The infected skin cells over grow into a small mass. The virus also replicates and spreads to nearby skin cel ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Pappiloma virus: There are a variety of viruses that cause warts. The strain involved is reflected in the location they show up.Common skin warts are caused by a diff ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience in Wound care
Yes, some are: A wart is the result of a virus causing skin cells to grow abnormally. Plantar warts on the soles of the feet are usually painful. The warts commonly ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Itch?: It depends on where they are, but on the foot - they usually don't itch.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Try Duct Tape: Some warts can be removed by placing duct tape pieces cut out to the size of the wart, and keeping the wart covered for several weeks. Replace the ta ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
WART TREATMENTS: Depends on how long you have had them. Also depends on where the warts are. Also how many warts? For fingers, toes? Genitals? For fingers and toes, fo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Patience: Most warts will eventually go away on their own. There are over the counter topical medications that can be used. A physician can remove them by a v ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Caused by a virus: Warts are caused by the hpv virus.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
It depends: Most skin warts are felt to be transmitted by direct contract, but the evidence for this is weak. Genital warts are generally gotten through sexual c ... Read More

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