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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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What's the best way to treat a wart once the liquid wart remover has turned white and hard?

What's the best way to treat a wart once the liquid wart remover has turned white and hard?

New bottle: The otc sal-acid solutions can be used even when they are like a thick paste. If if is "dry and hard" it has completely dried up and you need to buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Beware: I would strongly encouraged you to avoid over the counter wart removers, whether it be salicylic acid based or cold based when addressing genital warts. That area is quite sensitive and is best addressed by your primary care doctor or dermatologists. Remember you can do more harm than good trying to treat these at home. ...Read more

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Are the 40% salicylic acid wart remover pads safe to use on a 3 year old?

Sorta.: Side effects are that it is going to burn off the wart. Local irritation and some pain are sorta guaranteed. Other options of surgical removal or doctor done freezing and removal are not going to be less traumatic. Waiting and seeing if they go away are one option. Running ALDARA (imiquimod) by the pediatrician is the most expensive and least traumatic method to treat warts BUT it is NOT FDA approved for it ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic keratoses:  can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more

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Are salicylic acid 40% wart remover pads safe for use on a 3 year old? There is no age on the box and he has had the wart for over a year.

Please read-depends.: This is very toxic if there is contact with mouth/oral mucosa. The location of the wart matters. On the planter surface of feet, it is safe, since it is kept covered. On hands it would be ill advised at that age, since itcan get to the mouth. Nighttime usage with a bandage can be attempted if you are comfortable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

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. ...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