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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

A condition in which a virus causes hard, grainy growths to appear on the heels or ...Read more


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Fluorouracil 5 cream for plantar warts, is this okay?

Fluorouracil 5 cream for plantar warts, is this okay?

Yes...: 5 FU is great for warts. I use it all the time. It sure better than burning them out. Have to be very persistent on putting it on. ...Read more

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Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Bleomycin injections ok for kids plantar warts?

Probably not: There is currently no literature on dosing instructions for use on children. ...Read more

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Could plantar wart pads be used for acne?

Could plantar wart pads be used for acne?

I wouldn't: These cause a localized chemical reaction that kills and removes tissue layers.This is fine for warts, but can increase the irritation and inflammation of acne. If you want to remove chunks of your facial skin, go ahead. I would not expect it to help with the inflammatory and pore plugging issues of acne. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Yes: Bleomycin is a anti-cancer drug. Very small amounts of the drug can also be used in the treatment of plantar warts. After debriding the area, bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Sometimes the area will first be numbed by an anesthetic, since this procedure can be painful. Several injections are typically required until the wart is removed. ...Read more

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Can I use econazole nitrate for genital warts?

No: That is an antifungal medication, used to treat yeast infections. henital warts are caused by HPV, a virus that is passed sexually. At your age, you should be getting the Guardisil vaccine to reduce your per risk of cervical cancer and future warts. In the meantime, there are several treatments for the cueprrent warts, but they require a prescription or a procedure performed by your GYN. ...Read more

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Do doctors ever prescribe aldara (imiquimod) off label for plantar warts?

Yes: But it is expensive and is not necessarily any more successful than other treatments. ...Read more

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Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

One of many: Ways of treating plantar wart. Discuss with your doctor could freeze it cryotherapy or use a laser but sal acid works on some. Discuss with podiatrist. ...Read more

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Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. The last painful is probably topical trichloroacetic acid, which still hurt. ...Read more

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How effective is aldara (imiquimod) cream to cure my warts?

How effective is aldara (imiquimod) cream to cure my warts?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Quite effective, usually about 80% of time. However it may take 3 months or so and is expensive. There are numerous other treatments available for foot warts- see your local podiatrist! ...Read more

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Can you get rid of genital warts by using regular wart topical cream?

Can you get rid of genital warts by using regular wart topical cream?

Genital warts: Yes in some cases. It depends on the size of the warts and their location and whether you are male or female( wart location) more specific and direct therapy for them is available from your dermatologist, or gynecologist or family doctor for example podophilin, imiquimod, or electrodessication to name but a few. ...Read more

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Best cure for blistering tinea pedis is lotrimin (clotrimazole) or some prescription cream?

Best cure for blistering tinea pedis is lotrimin (clotrimazole) or some prescription cream?

Most will work: Most antifungals, if used as instructed, will clear up the fungal infection. My favorite is lamisil, terbinafine. Be consistent. Dr l. ...Read more

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/is using aldara (imiquimod) cream for the same purpose?

/is using aldara (imiquimod) cream for the same purpose?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Gyns prescibe Aldara (imiquimod) cream to treat vulvar condyloma( warts) there are other faster methods to treat them in the office. If you use the vream you have to apply it 3x per week for usually 8-12 weeks and it can cause vulvar irritation. ...Read more

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Creams for shingles?

Creams for shingles?

Compounding creams: There are some excellent creams for shingles out there. One of the best compounding pain medication ingredients is ketamine. Recent research suggests the receptors ketamine acts on are found in peripheral nerves. Ask your physician if they can prescribe compounding pain cream from a compounding pharmacy and this will help a great deal with shingles pain. ...Read more

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How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

Over 50 percent: It is effective in over 50 per cent of cases up to about 80 per cent. Typically it is applied three days a week for four weeks. If not totally effective other treatments may be necessary to destroy warts. Regular follow up may be necessary in resistant cases. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more