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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


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When our son was 11, he had warts on his hands. He took tagamet (cimetidine) orally and this took care of it?

When our son was 11, he had warts on his hands. He took tagamet (cimetidine) orally and this took care of it?

Warts and tagamet (cimetidine): There are both studies and anecdotal reports of tagamet (cimetidine) helping pediatric warts. I have had intermittent success with it, but most pediatric warts respond to chemical destruction painlessly, so i rarely have a need for it. ...Read more

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Recommended dosage of cimetidine for 20 yr old to treat paintful plantar wart? Other OTCs not working, want to try this before more invasive measures.

800mg BID: The average dose I use in stubborn warts is 800mg twice a day for the average 150 lb person. Cimetidine usually won't work by itself for warts. The theory behind a H2 antihistamine is that chronic warts are sensitive to moisture and PH changes. Tagamet (cimetidine) will lower gastric Acid over time causing overall body PH to increase slightly. Use with a topical wart remover. Also keep feet dry. ...Read more

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20 year old daughter with painful plantar wart which has been resistant to normal OTC treatments. Read that tagamet (cimetidine) may help. Any harm in trying?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) is an OTC antacid, some benefit in studies, low potential for side effects. It is probably not going to work alone, but not going to cause problems either. In my experience plantar warts on the bottom of the foot only respond to cantharidin ...Read more

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I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet. It's much less tender now but hasn't diminished in size very much. Is the treatment working?

I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet.  It's much less tender now  but  hasn't diminished in size very much.  Is the treatment working?

See your physician: These are powerful medications. Having less pain is a step in the right direction. Have you physician evaluate the area to compare it with how it was prior to treatment. ...Read more

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How to remove warts?

How to remove warts?

Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, i generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Margaret Bia
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Cimetidine (Definition)

Cimetidine is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more