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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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I developed tiny red wart-like bumps on my forearm. It's been three days and it hasn't spread and I have not itched it. Could this be scabies?

I developed tiny red wart-like bumps on my forearm. It's been three days and it hasn't spread and I have not itched it. Could this be scabies?

NO: This is not scabies. This is not the appearance of scabies. NO ITCH = NO SCABIES. Have you been exposed to scabies? If so, you need to be treated before you become itchy. It is imperative to treat all contacts of any person with scabies. ...Read more

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Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

See a physician: Warts are caused by the HPV virus. There are many medications and alternative treatments that work. They also can be removed by a Dermatologist if needed. But before you consider self treatment be sure to have the involved area examined by a physician to be sure you are not dealing with a precancerous actinic keratosis or squamous cell cancer. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

No: Please don't as the scalp is very vascular and prone to bleeding profusely. Have a dermatologist do it, please. ...Read more

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I have a white hard bump on top of my head that I noticed about 4 weeks ago, My wife says it looks like a wart. It is hard to the touch but does not h?

I have a white hard bump on top of my head that I noticed about 4 weeks ago, My wife says it looks like a wart. It is hard to the touch but does not h?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doctor for diagnosis. It may be something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Skin cancer look like wart, what is this?

Skin cancer look like wart, what is this?

There are a number: Of types of skin cancer. Please have this lesion evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can warts that hang off the skin be removed please. Thanks?

Yes: Warts are some of the skin lesions that can be removed in the office under local anesthesia. Some family doctors will do the procedure, also general surgeons and dermatologists. ...Read more

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What should I treat with my skin wart?

What should I treat with my skin wart?

Make sure it is wart: Make sure it is wart, and miss a curable skin cancer. If it is wart. Or papilloma caused by hpv virus apply over the counter ointment, as instructed, if did not help see your doctor for removal, by one of available methodss and cure before it spreads as shown. ...Read more

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What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

Verruca: Warts or verruca vulgaris are caused by hpv. You may have another type of growth that is not a wart. For a clear diagnosis see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of a regular skin warts?

What is the fastest way to get rid of a regular skin warts?

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 all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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The quickest way to get rid of a regular skin warts is what?

The quickest way to get rid of a regular skin warts is what?

Cryo, electricity: Cryosurgery or electrosurgery can remove warts in one visit but the healing time may require 1-2 weeks. For extensive warts, it may be too uncomfortable to remove all in one visit. ...Read more

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Can a certain mineral or vitamin dry out skin and or cause warts?

Probably not: Warts are thought to have viral rather than nutritional cause:
https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/viral-warts/
Theoretically a very poor diet may cause one's immune response to be blunted thus making them more susceptible if nutrition is poor. If concerns along these lines a consultation with a dietician or doctor is the best place to start to explore this possibility ...Read more

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Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Yes.: "freezing" means touching the skin with a liquid nitrogen-immersed cotton swab or spray. It works quite well, but you should only have this done by someone trained and experienced in its use, which is usually a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm unsure if I have skin tags or warts. Is there a way I can send an image so you can take a look?

I'm unsure if I have skin tags or warts. Is there a way I can send an image so you can take a look?

Will not help: Skin tags, and warts caused by hpv virus both are benign conditions, but need physician examination to make sure it is not skin cancer. Only professionally taken pictures may help, but still need clinical examination to give correct diagnosis please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have génital warts but many people say they can be confused as skin tags I wanted to know the diffrence betwen the two?

I think I have génital warts but many people say they can be confused as skin tags I wanted to know the diffrence betwen the two?

Hard to tell...: Skin tags do occur in the groin, as do genital warts, or condyloma. Your local dermatologist can tell for sure. Tags don't commonly occur on the shaft of penis, scrotum or labia and are more often in the folds or crease of the thigh. Have someone take a look... ...Read more

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Does oral hpv that causes warts go away on its own? Are oral warts even common? I'm 21 and I have head to my Bf. Scared he may not be clean.

Does oral hpv that causes warts go away on its own? Are oral warts even common? I'm 21 and I have head to my Bf. Scared he may not be clean.

HPV: Don't worry, you will be fine. You are describing the human condition. We are exposed to pathogens on a daily basis, including during sexual activity. HPV is the most commonly spread STD in the US but only certain strains cause cancer and our immune system can handle many of them. Get screened by your dentist/MD and get your PAP by your OB/GYN, your age indicates its time. Stay calm. ...Read more

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I got this kind of wart thing that looks like a scab but I haven't cut myself, and its on my head?

I got this kind of wart thing that looks like a scab but I haven't cut myself, and its on my head?

SK: Sounds like it might be seborrheic keratosis. These generally have a velvety surface and look "stuck on." if it bleeds or is growing rapidly it probably needs to be examined if not shaved off. If it is stable then continued observation is appropriate. ...Read more

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Please help! Check the picture of skin lesion that I have in my files and say if it looks like HPV connected skin warts ; (!

Please help! Check the picture of skin lesion that I have in my files and say if it looks like HPV connected skin warts ; (!

See a doctor in pers: I think it is best if a dr sees you in person to determine if you have warts. All warts are caused by the hpv virus whether they are on your genitals hands or feet. There are many different types of hpv virus is and different virus types occur on different locations. ...Read more

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I have a wart kind of fing on my penis and under my for skin just wounder what I could get for it?

I have a wart kind of fing on my penis and under my for skin just wounder what I could get for it?

Visit a clinic / doc: Warty penile 'bumps' in sexually active men are often caused by infection with hpv (human papillomavirus). They can be removed by: chemicals that dissolve the warts (applied by a health care provider), laser lights / electric current, freezing with a special device, or sometimes by surgery (for warts that are large). These treatments are best performed by a doc or other provider. Use condoms. ...Read more

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Are skin warts just ok? Does it have to be removed? Thanks.

OK. Can stay on.: Warts are caused by a virus. They often go away with time, but sometimes takes a long time. They can be removed if they are cosmetically concerning or if they cause dysfunction, but by no means is removal required. ...Read more

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How do I delete my skin warts?

See below: Warts are generally due to HPV infection. Are you sure, what you are calling warts are such lesions? It would be prudent to consult a doctor. Over the counter remedies are available for self treatment of warts and you may try those.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What's the difference betweenof skin tags and genitaly warts?

Skin: Warts are an infection caused by human papilloma virus. They are sharp, small and often found in clusters. A skin tag is not microscopic, it is not sharp, is most often found in places with increase skin on skin friction or clothes on skin friction. ...Read more

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So will anything bad happen if I get the medicated disks for warts on healthy skin? Will the skin grow back?

So will anything bad happen if I get the medicated disks for warts on healthy skin? Will the skin grow back?

Irritation: Wart pads usually have 40% Salicylic Acid, which can irritate, and peel off normal skin. It is a chemical peel, and the skin will become raw, and sensitive. It will return to normal in 1-2 weeks, if the pad is kept off normal skin. ...Read more

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Warts on head of penis, is this normal?

Warts on head of penis, is this normal?

No.: Penile "warts" are not normal and may be a sign of hpv infection. The human papillomavirus is a common genital condition (in both men and women). Hpv is infectious, and if you have it, you may transmit it to sexual partners. It would be good to visit with a clinic / healthcare provider to have an examination and see if an appropriate treatment could be pursued. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more