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Are antibiotics effective on warts?

Are antibiotics effective on warts?

No: Hi you use a combination treatment with Aspirin cream with corn caps and sometimes this works in removing the warts.

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Had warts about 2 years ago took antibiotics. Can they come back & can I give them to my spouse? Are they Serious?

Had warts about 2 years ago took antibiotics. Can they come back & can I give them to my spouse? Are they Serious?

Were they wart?: Genital warts are not treated with antibiotics, so are you sure that's what they were? If you have warts, then yes, you can pass the virus (HPV) to you're spouse.

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What dosage do you recommend if podofilox is taken? And is leflox a good antibiotic to fight such bacteria? And lastly can the warts spread all over

What dosage do you recommend if podofilox is taken? And is leflox a good antibiotic to fight such bacteria? And lastly can the warts spread all over

Genital warts?: Podofilox is simply applied to warts, usually without other consideration of the dose. Sometimes daily, other times only 2-3 times a week; follow the instructions on your prescription or that you received from your doctor or clinic. Levofloxacin has no effect on warts or HPV, the virus that causes them. Warts almost never "spread all over". Clarify any further question with your doctor.

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Is it enough to treat genital warts on the skin surface or is medication needed as well? Could antibiotics help in preventing new ones from appearing?

Is it enough to treat genital warts on the skin surface or is medication needed as well? Could antibiotics help in preventing new ones from appearing?

Need right treatment: Genital warts are caused by hpv virus, antibiotics do not eradicate them, in some cases vaccination may, definitely need physician supervised one of several modalities to eradicate them and prevent future carcinoma of cervix in female.

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Hi I have this wart on the side of my finger I tried using vinegar and antibiotic ointment on it....the skin started to peel around the wart now it ju?

Hi I have this wart on the side of my finger I tried using vinegar and antibiotic ointment on it....the skin started to peel around the wart now it ju?

Treating warts: Vinegar won't help warts at all, and neither will antibiotic ointment. If you're sure it's a wart, over-the-counter wart treatments are available (e.g. Compound W and others on the same pharmacy shelves). If uncertain, see a doctor for diagnosis. Good luck!

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What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs

What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs

SIGNS OF INFECTION: Cryotherapy for warts can produce blistering, with pain, redness, swelling and a clear drainage. Although these are signs of infection, most likely it is the normal reaction to the freezing. Only by your doctor seeing it will he/she know for sure. Dr. Latva

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Do genital warts hurt and do they grow quickly I have a UTI and am on antibiotics and noticed yesterday a few lumps and a growth near my anus, looks like a hemroid, I also have a large lump in my lymph area of my groin in my bikini line

Verrucas: Human papilloma virus requires inoculation into living cells, whereby the virus "takes over" the normal cell creating "virus factories". These cells then can rapidly reproduce (exponentially) whereby rapid formation of the visible lesions (warts) occur. As in any infectious process, lymph node enlargement can occur. Recommendation for medical evaluation as contagious and links to cancer.

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Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

It can be...: That is one of the many ways that doctors treat warts. You just need to use it regularly and remove the dead skin occasionally for it to work best.

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Will tca be as effective as surgery to remove warts?

Possibly...: Trichloracetic acid (tca) is a potent acid for topical treatment of warts. Like any modality, there are success rate ranges, it's just a matter of trying different modalities until you find one that works well for you. I generally reserve surgical intervention for the most stubborn cases, unless this is just what the patient wants.

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How effective is wart remover from the drug store?

Very: It can be very effective if the wart is fairly new.

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Plantar warts and duct tape method. How effective is this?

Plantar warts and duct tape method. How effective is this?

Unknown...: It is a treatment recommendation that has spread over the internet. As far as I know, there are no scientific studies to show any degree of effectiveness. You are basically just tearing the upper layers of the skin away as the tape is removed. There are better ways... See a podiatrist.

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How effective is aldara (imiquimod) cream to cure my warts?

How effective is aldara (imiquimod) cream to cure my warts?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Quite effective, usually about 80% of time. However it may take 3 months or so and is expensive. There are numerous other treatments available for foot warts- see your local podiatrist!

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What's the most effective method of treatment for plantars warts?

Ther is not just 1: Warts can be treated with topical meds, surgical removal, laser removal.

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Can you please describe the most effective way to remove warts from body?

Can you please describe the most effective way to remove warts from body?

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 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.

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Please describe the most effective way to get rid of plantar warts?

Please describe the most effective way to get rid of plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding.

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What are effective natural ways to remove skin tags or warts on underarm?

What are effective natural ways to remove skin tags or warts on underarm?

Skin tag: Can be removed by tiring strings around them really tightly until the skin does and the fall off. You can try to get rid of warts by covering with duct tape (real kind) and only removing it to change it until wart is gone). Warts are more difficult

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What is the most effective treatment for plantar wart?

Many treatments: I like the pulse dye laser. There are topical preparations and some oral like cimedine. Doctors will usually use what works for them, but you should know warts are resistant and you need to be patient.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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