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How Can I Tell If My Wart Is Healing
How does it feel?: Depending on your age sometimes warts will go away on their own. If you have had the wart treated somehow then it should eventually peel off or shrink down. If it has not been treated, then it very likely will not go away on its own. There are over the counter treatment options you can try. If they do not work see a podiatrist and they should be able to present more effective treatment options. ...Read more
Wart: If it doesn't come back. It may take a week or two to heal entirely. If it persists go back and see the dermatologist. ...Read more
Is salycilic acid effective in treating warts? If not what is the most effective and cheapest treatment. Thanks.
Yes: Salycilic acid is effective but it also depends on the strength of it. ...Read more
Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat. ...Read more
They sure can...: 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 Cimetidine (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). For excisions, I use radiowave surgery. ...Read more
Acid and scraping: A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use). 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). ...Read more
Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. See a podiatrist for details. Treatment ranges from topical acids and debridements to excisional surgery. ...Read more
Various: Warts are viruses and, although dermatologists use various treatments on them, such as liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, canthacur, etc., there is no guarantee that the virus will respond to any destructive method. There is a prescription anti-viral cream that is usually effective called imiquimod, but it is expensive. ...Read more
Flat warts: These viral skin infections are a nuisance, and of course unsightly, which is why we seek treatment. You can see a dermatologist, who has the best tools to deal with these. Or you can try something over the counter, such as a wart formula or wart remover. I am a fan of 'occlusive therapy'- if the wart is out of the way and you can stick the cloth part of the BandAid over it for a while. ...Read more
Various: Things like chemical cauterization if all are external and no internal warts. Aldara (imiquimod) can sometimes be effective for both internal and external. Surgical excision of both internal and external is also an option. See a colon and rectal surgeon for recommendations of the best method in your particular case. ...Read more
Healing: 7-10 days-minimum.Get a more detailed answer ›
Duct tape: A frequently successful treatment is to put duct tape on the wart and leave it there for several weeks. Sounds weird but there is a fairly high success rate with this technique. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if it was treated with liquid nitrogen. ...Read more
Usually leave alone: Warts often disappear on their own. I frown on home treatment because I have seen the disasters cause by this. If one does not know what they are doing, harm can come. There are tendons and joints on the fingers and they can be harmed. See a doctor and get the warts either injected, frozen, chemically treated or even perhaps :"burned" or lasered off or other treatment. Dermatologist r the 1. ...Read more
What is the best medication for vag warts? Can it dissapear with out treatment? If warts are treated and gone is it still contagious?
Several remedies: Genital warts are caused by Human Papilloma Virus. Once an individual has been infected, the virus may or may not give rise to warts, which may go away with and without treatment, and may or may not come back. Treatment options are chemical cauterization with acetic acid, application of podophyllin tincture, or imiquimod lotion, or laser ablation. ...Read more
Hi I have 4 warts that have resisted treatment against multiple rounds of cryo and strong sycliac acid and dcp and apple cider vinger. The warts need?
Details matter: EXACTLY where are the warts? Have you seen a dermatologist or a different practitioner? Are you sure they are warts? Warts can be difficult to cure. In order to be very aggressive against warts, I inject lidocaine first. With the target numb I can freeze deeper and then use electrodessication followed by curettage and application of ferric subsulfate. ...Read more