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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more


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Why can't you use Bazuka gel to treat verrucas if you have a circulation problem. What effect does it have? I have collagen vascular disease btw.

Why can't you use Bazuka gel to treat verrucas if you have a circulation problem. What effect does it have? I have collagen vascular disease btw.

Strong Acid: Bazuka gel is a strong salicyclic acid formulary that will cause damage to the layers of the skin of the wart & to the layers surrounding the wart. With collagen vascular disease it will take a long time to heal those layers back and the chance of infection would be high. Natural castor oil is effective in sloughing off wart tissue when placed directly on the wart and sealed with a bandage daily! ...Read more

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I took out the black bit in my verruca.. will it go away now? I also can't use bazuka bc i ahev circulation problem. what now?

I took out the black bit in my verruca.. will it go away now? I also can't use bazuka bc i ahev circulation problem. what now?

Not necessarily: The "black dots" often seen in warts are not actually the "roots" of the wart as commonly thought. They are basically dried blood from bleeding caused previously by standing and walking on it.If you can't use the salicylic acid treatments, consider freezing them or trying an Rx cream or duct tape regimen. It can take 1 year after tx for the virus to clear your body. Until then, it could come back. ...Read more

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What causes verruca?

Virus: Verrucas are warts which grow on the soles of the feet. These are non-cancerous skin growths and are caused due to the human papilloma virus (hpv). A verruca is by itself painless, but due to pressure exerted by the body weight, it can produce pain. Due to the body weight, the verruca gets pushed into the foot and it looks flat on the sole of the feet. ...Read more

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How to shave off a verruca?

How to shave off a verruca?

Don't shave warts.: Plantar warts on the feet can be pared with a bent razor blade to make them more comfortable to walk on. Shaving or paring warts in not a cure. See a dermatologist to treat your warts if you want them cured. ...Read more

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How can I remove my verruca?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for verruca?

Tests for verrucas: A wart is diagnosed by its location and appearance. If uncertain as to the type of skin problem, the doctor may elect to perform any of several different tests such as a biopsy. ...Read more

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Verruca's, what do you do for this?

Verruca's, what do you do for this?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter plantar 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. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of verruca?

Painful lump: The wart is usually felt as a lump that causes some discomfort especially if it is on the bottom of the foot. You may be able to see some dark spots in the wart itself. These small vessels frequently show pin point bleeding if the wart is scraped. ...Read more