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what is the difference between a wart and rash

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Wart is type of rash: A rash is a description for any abnormality of the skin which causes changes in skin color, texture, appearance, thickness, etc. A wart is a type of ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Have it checked: It would probably be best to have the rash checked by your doctor to see what it is. Many rashes can appear on the buttocks and some are sexually tra ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello: You asked this on HealthTap Basic which is the site for medical education. HealthTap Prime & Concierge are the sites for medical treatment. Take c ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Warts can be treated: This is a very common story. Your doctor or dermatologist can easily treat this with liquid nitrogen.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Atkins
19 years experience Dermatology
Thanks for asking!: A wart looks like a pimple that is very 'ragged' on top and it typically does not itch or respond to most topical products (except liquid nitrogen and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Pustules: Rosacea is on the face has blood vessels redness and posible pustules, typically there is no scaling or dryness.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Wart is from viruses: A wart is a lump on the skin caused by infection by papilloma viruses (it sometimes spreads to others). A corn is a lump of dead skin material formed ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asher Turney
18 years experience Occupational Medicine
Fungus vs virus: Fungus is a living organism with a cell wall. Any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial spore-producing organisms feeding on organic ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: A cyst is a sac with an outer membrane and material within it. A skin tag is an outgrowth of normal skin attached with a thin stalk.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Infection vs not: A pimple is a tiny infection in a pore. The white stuff inside is pus. It's basically a very small abscess. There are many different kinds of cyst, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Same: A zit is slang for pimple. Larger pimples are called cysts.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Scar tissue: Mole is a growth made of pigment cells. A keloid is thickened skin from over production of collagen, at a site of acne surgery or piercing.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Callus vs Corn: There is no difference between a callus or corn. Both were comprised of hyperkeratotic skin. A corn is usually referred to as a callus on a toe.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that ar ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience Dermatology
Single vs multiples: Boils and carbuncles are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under your skin when hair follicles become inflammed and infected by bacteria. Boils (fur ... Read More
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Dr. David Beckmann
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually severity: Both are caused by viruses. Generally the respiratory flu is associated with fever, body aches, cough, chills and extreme fatigue. A cold is usually m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Color: Certainly, blackhead looks black and whitehead look white, but it's not that simple. Blackhead and white head both are mild/early forms of pimple/acne ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience Pediatrics
Both Cause Infection: Most infections are caused by either virus or bacteria. Viral infections are more common, often self-limited and do not require antibiotic therapy. M ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold vs flu: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Overlapping symptoms: There are overlapping symptoms between the common viral cold, sinus infections and allergic rhinitis (allergies) for an easy to use chart, go to my bl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Dermatitis or tinea: Dermatitis is a genral term for any skin rash. It can be fungal like tinea, bacterial, viral, atopic (eczema), chemical burn, friction burn, or a simp ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
The same: Anytime the skin is penetrated or opened a wound is created. This can vary from a puncture wound to a large deep opening. "broken skin" can occur fro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Two very different: things. A blister contains clear fluid (sometimes blood) & is found in separated layers of epidermis or between epidermis & dermis. A boil i ... Read More

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