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how can i remove my verruca?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
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 (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). Laser treatments and surgical removal too.

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How to remove leukonychia (thewhite marks onyourfingernails)?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Benign neglect.: Often times the easiest way is to simply allow the nail to grow out. The white marks are the fingernails version of bruising, and will grow out on their own.
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Should I have my infected nails removed?

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Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Soak with epsom salt: Try using epsom salt soaks daily with antifungal cream twice daily for 6 weeks. If the nail is not attached to nail bed then this needs to be removed.
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What techniques do doctors use to remove warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Surgery: Surgery, electricity, laser, acid and freezing are all methods that can be used to remove warts, .
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you remove a keloid?

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Dermatology 46 years experience
Difficult: Keloids can be removed but need very good after care because they have a high recurrence rate.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why would doctors remove an atypical nevus?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Reduce cancer risk: Skin cancers like melanoma are totally curable when they are caught early enough. Changes in moles signal a possible start of skin cancer. If the doctor is not sure..Or if he/she is sure..The best policy is to remove the mole. After it is looked at by the pathologist, it can be determined if it is cancerous..Which may require a new surgery or not cancerous in which case it is now gone.

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