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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
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Common Warts (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can a HPV shot protect me from common warts?

Can a HPV shot protect me from common warts?

No: There are 99 species of the hpv and one species has little to do with the other. The hpv vaccine is limited to only one species of hpv, which is not the one that causes common warts we get on the skin. Warts can be pretty frustrating, so be persistent under the care of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I treated four common warts on my inner thigh by freezing them and another one pops up... Why did this happen?

Warts are tricky: Often patients need multiple treatments to get rid of warts completely. They are 'known' for hiding out in the skin layers (away from the destructive power of the immune system) and therefore can pop-up at will if you don't stay on top of it. There are creams (aldara) in addition to ablative therapies (cryo) that can help. See a dermatologist for the best effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: common warts?

Common warts: 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. ...Read more

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What does it cost to get common warts removed by a doctor?

What does it cost to get common warts removed by a doctor?

Hard to know..: Since insurance companies won't let doctors publicize the rates they negotiate with them, it's near impossible to do a google search and compare prices that way. You can, however, call up local doctors and ask them specifically what cryotherapy for a wart would cost. They often do cash discounts. For wart freezing, you usually need a few sessions though. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is armpit wart a common warts?

Is armpit wart a common warts?

Yes one of the: Common site , due to sweating the area can debuted and skin break occurs , virus can implant easily ...Read more

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Does drug store have something for common warts?

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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Can common warts appear on scrotum?

Can common warts appear on scrotum?

Yes , but called: genital warts . Several types ( genomes) of HPV cause papillomas ( warts ) common 6 ,11, 16 and several other types . Only way to know is by complex genome study of them. Best way to prevent is by vaccination for boys and girls to prevent genital malignancies . ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get common warts on your actual lip?

Can you explain if it's possible to get common warts on your actual lip?

Yes: Warts can occur anywhere on the skin surface. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a couple of common warts on my hand, they've started to dry up. I just wanted to know if this is normal/what my next move should be?

I have a couple of common warts on my hand, they've started to dry up. I just wanted to know if this is normal/what my next move should be?

Plan: No, presence of warts on hand is abnormal. You can use OTC medicine for Comman warts to treat them. If the spread you need stronger approaches. And a doctor involvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does immune system destroy common warts virus?

Does immune system destroy common warts virus?

It can....: Get it treated! you can use the liquid 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 ). It seems to boost the immune system and help get rid of warts. ...Read more

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Can common warts be passed to genitals? Would it also result in genital warts (contagious one) or is it unlikely since they are different strands?

Different warts: (Human Papilloma viruses) tend to be on different parts on the body. So, a wart from the foot is not likely to become a wart on the genital area. ...Read more

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I have common warts on my heel and on my finger. My mom went to the store but there was only the medicated remover for plantar warts. Would it work?

Better than nothing.: Go ahead and give it a try. Just make sure that you follow the directions, and make sure you are treating a wart. ...Read more

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Good day..How long are common warts contagious??I Are genital warts contagious after 15 years if there are no signs? Pap smears show no trace?e

It's moot: Everybody has at least a few strains of HPV on board. Life's too difficult already, and love is too precious, to focus on 'Can I catch a wart?' Barrier protection is the norm for smart people nowadays for many even better reasons. If you've found someone special, don't let this stand in your way. And if it helps... 'nobody knows.' Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do warts comeback after treatment?

Do warts comeback after treatment?

They sure can...: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more