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Draining the puss of wart is good or not ?

Draining the puss of wart is good or not ?

Probably not a wart: Warts generally don't contain pus, but they can if they become secondarily infected with bacteria. You better see a doctor to be sure of what is really going on. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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I have a bump on my shoulder looks like a wart. it also hurts it's red around the wart and it feels like it might have puss. What Should I do about it?

I have a bump on my shoulder looks like a wart. it also hurts it's red around the wart and it feels like it might have puss. What Should I do about it?

Irritated lesions: you can do warm compresses 2-3 times a day and dry area and apply antibiotic cream. Consider visiting a local physician to confirm and prescribe oral antibiotics or incision and drainage if necessary. ...Read more

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I have had a planters wart on the bottom/outside portion of my foot for several years. What could've caused quite a bit of puss to come out of it now?

I have had a planters wart on the bottom/outside portion of my foot for several years. What could've caused quite a bit of puss to come out of it now?

Undermining: Perhaps the area undermined a little bit - which could happen if you've been on your feet ALOT and not taking care of yourself?? I would show this to a doctor, since you don't want to neglect a foot infection. If you have a photo or something, that would help here on Health Tap -since it's virtual. A podiatrist could probably help you at this stage. I would call today to make an appointment. ...Read more

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My 6 YO daughter has what looks like some sort of puss filled wart? Or spot? On the end of 3 or 4 of her fingers (on the top near nail base) any idea?

My 6 YO daughter has what looks like some sort of puss filled wart? Or spot? On the end of 3 or 4 of her fingers (on the top near nail base) any idea?

Ouch!: That sounds distinctly painful. It sounds like paronychias. Here's is a description including treatment from the US National Institute of Health: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001444.htm (hint: she may need antibiotics). ...Read more

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I'm scared I may have an STI... For the reason I have these bumps where I shave. They are like little pimples and have hard puss. Could they be warts?

I'm scared I may have an STI... For the reason I have these bumps where I shave. They are like little pimples and have hard puss. Could they be warts?

Molluscum?: Hard white core sounds like molluscum contagiosum, a minor sexually transmissible viral infection. It's especially likely if the bumps are shiny pink and if some have dimples in the center. Or maybe folliculitis (hair follicle inflammation) from shaving. Google MC (spell it out) for photos and more info, and see your doctor for confirmation and treatment. Also need testing for other common STDs. ...Read more

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I have a spot on the palm of my hand. At first I thought it could be a bite/wart but it looks full of yellow puss. What is it and how can I get rid?

I have a spot on the palm of my hand. At first I thought it could be a bite/wart but it looks full of yellow puss. What is it and how can I get rid?

Small infection: Maybe you got poked by something? Maybe with a little splinter underneath the skin? If have multiple on palms as well as other areas of skin, call doc for eval asap as it could mean systemic illness such as gonorrhea etc..If just only one, get a clean needle, clean area with rubbing alcohol and lancet/open it to allow draining of the puss. Then keep clean, dry should do it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a white bump on penis. Squeezed it and white puss came out. No pain. Just wanted to make sure it didn't sound like any std, wart, hpv etc. ?

I had a white bump on penis.  Squeezed it and white puss came out.  No pain.  Just wanted to make sure it didn't sound like any std, wart, hpv etc.  ?

Doubt STD: No STD is a likely cause of this. It sounds like a standard pimple; or if it's recurrent in the same spot, perhaps a sebaceous cyst. If you haven't seen a doctor about it, that's logically your next step. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are warts painful?

Are warts painful?

No: Warts on the bottom of the feet are usually painful. ...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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Are body warts catching?

Are body warts catching?

Yes: Warts can be contagious through direct contact either with an infected individual or by contact to a surface that has presence of the virus. ...Read more

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How many types of warts are there?

warts are same: Caused by hpv virus , with so many subtypes , each has its own behavior most of the genital warts are caused by type 6 ;11 but cx cancers by 16;18 . Plantar warts are caused by 1, 2, 4, 27, ; 57 usually plantar warts will not infect genitals vice versa . Have their own fetish there are over 100 to 150 subtypes, of hpv virus ...Read more

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What could warts be the symptom of?

What could warts be the symptom of?

Virus: Warts are the symptom and result of a viral infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are warts pearlescent?

Pearlescent: luster: No, warts typical appear as raised cauliflower (with little black heads which can bleed) appearing lesions, on most body parts but plantar warts will have a callous cap to them. A glossy luster appearing skin lesion may be a epidermal inclusion cyst or other. See you local dermatologist or if on a foot, podiatrist. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Yes: Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus. If you have warts, you caught them from someone. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Absolutely: Yes, warts can be transmitted from one person to another. There are a number of different modalities for treatment - your physician can go over what is best for you. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Can be: Warts can be passed from person to person. ...Read more

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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How to treat flat warts?

Flat Warts: Warts often go away without treatment.Over-the-counter treatments that contain salicylic acid work by removing layers of a wart a little bit at a time.Imiquimod is a prescription cream may enhance your immune system's ability to fight hpv.Freezing with liquid nitrogen, electrocautery, which uses an electrical current to burn off warts or lesions, surgical or laser surgery. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Vaginal warts please help?

Need to see gyn: Vaginal warts are contagious and there is no over the counter medication for them. You need to be seen by a gyn physician and be treated. ...Read more

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How to prevent planters warts?

No sure way: Since warts are caused by a virus there is no proven way to prevent them. Certainly good hygeine is a start and not walking bare foot in unfamaliar areas, such as shower rooms. ...Read more

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How to remove warts and fungi?

How to remove warts and fungi?

Two different: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on where the fungus and warts are at! please provide a location and we can give you better advice. ...Read more

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Are warts caused by bad hygiene?

It can be a factor: There needs to be an opening in the skin for the virus to get in. Poor hygiene could be a factor. ...Read more

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How to treat my daughters warts?

How to treat my daughters warts?

Depends: If your child will cooperate you can use otc wart liquids/duct tape/cuticle trimmers to take it down below the skin level.You must get the base of the wart out or it regrows.Physicians have access to liquid nitrogen or n20 applicators that can freeze the wart.After 1-2 treatments its gone in 1-2 wks. Some dermatologists apply material stronger than the otc stuff. ...Read more