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Dr. Emily Altman
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Common Warts (Overview)

Warts are caused by human papillomavirus.. There are more than 150 types of hpv and are associated with various clinical lesions and diseases. Common warts repressent about 70% of all cutaneous warts and show hyperkeratotic, clefted surface with vegetations. They are caused by hpv types 1, 2, 4, 26, 27, 29, 41, 57, 65, 77. They are transmitted by skin to skin contact. Many effective treatments.


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How to cure common warts at home?

How to cure common warts at home?

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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Dr. Emily Altman
47 doctors shared insights

Common Warts (Overview)

Warts are caused by human papillomavirus.. There are more than 150 types of hpv and are associated with various clinical lesions and diseases. Common warts repressent about 70% of all cutaneous warts and show hyperkeratotic, clefted surface with vegetations. They are caused by hpv types 1, 2, 4, 26, 27, 29, 41, 57, 65, 77. They are transmitted by skin to skin contact. Many effective treatments.


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Treating Finger Warts (Tip)

Treating Finger Warts

Cover with small square of duct tape, & bandaid. Leave on until falls off, remove dead wart, repeat! ...See more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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How do you know if you have a common wart on your hand if it is not risen but is discoloured?

How do you know if you have a common wart on your hand if it is not risen but is discoloured?

See a dermatologist: While it is possible you have a wart the mention of it being flat and dis colored would make me concerned. I would seriously recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Tip)

Treating Finger Warts

Ask your doctor about a yeast antigen injection for wart treatment. It has the highest success rate. ...See more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid multiple partners
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Does drug store have something for common warts?

Yes: Many remedies available to soften the warts and make less painful and some times they may even fall off. ...Read more

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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