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Using Efudex 5% for Genital Warts (penis shaft) once every 10 days for 10wks. I put Efudex on then apply small piece of plastic over area w/ bandaid overnight. Bad or good idea? DR., what is your opinion on proper application & use of Efudex for HPV.

Using Efudex 5% for Genital Warts (penis shaft) once every 10 days for 10wks. I put Efudex on then apply small piece of plastic over area w/ bandaid overnight. Bad or good idea? DR., what is your opinion on proper application & use of Efudex for HPV.

Genital wart Rx: Efudex (fluorouracil) is not a normally recommended treatment for genital warts. It often would work, but other treatments often are preferred. Occlusive treatmetn will increase side effects. Whatever treatment is used, if it doesn't work after 3-4 weeks, another should be tried. See a doctor to reconfirm the diagnosis and advice different treatment. Several others are available. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does fluorouracil 5% cream work fast on warts?

Does fluorouracil 5% cream work fast on warts?

Not necessarily: 5 Fluorouracil is an excepted treatment for warts but not necessarily any faster than some other treatments. ...Read more

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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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My doctor gave me fluorouracil cream for warts. Are there any risks?

My doctor gave me fluorouracil cream for warts. Are there any risks?

Not many...: Excessive inflammatory reaction, subsequent persistent white marks or scarring, irritant contact dermatitis, secondary infection, recurrence. ...Read more

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Hello how does fluorouracil works on viral plantar warts?

Hello how does fluorouracil works on viral plantar warts?

DNA & RNA synthesis: 5 fu or 5 florouracil an anti cancer antimetabolite drug will interfere with hpv virus, dna & RNA synthesis, there by preventing replication and multiplication of virus, will need 12 to 16 wks of treatment. ...Read more

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Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more

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I have warts and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

I have warts and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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My son has a lesion on his wrist and I’m not sure if it’s a wart or needs medical attention?

My son has a lesion on his wrist and I’m not sure if it’s a wart or needs medical attention?

Check it out: If you are in doubt, see your family doctor or your son's pediatrician, we can't really help without more history and physical exam, best wishes ...Read more

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Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Partly: It varies. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous (sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...Read more

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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?

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 prevent planters warts?

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 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

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Are vaginal warts contageous?

Depends: If related to an infectious process like papilloma virus or other sexually transmitted disease yes. The person should see their ob_gyn who can examine and do appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a wart?

What do I do if I have a wart?

Wart treatment: 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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How to remove an irritating wart?

How to remove an irritating wart?

If it's a wart...: 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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What causes warts on your fingers?

What causes warts on your fingers?

FINGER WARTS: Warts are caused by a virus. They are contagious. If you are sure they are warts, there are many over-the-counter wart medications you can use. If you are not sure that these are warts, then see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Remove facial wart?

FACIAL WARTS: Facial warts, actually called "flat warts, " are sometimes difficult to eliminate. Dermatologists usually freeze them off with liquid nitrogen. (i do not recommend that you try this yourself!) there are some prescription products that are being used for these and your dermatologist will know about them. Sometimes castor oil, on a q-tip, rubbed in gently a couple of times a day may help. ...Read more

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Warts on bottom of feet?

Plantars warts: Can be difficult to rid of due to thickness of skin. Topical meds, laser, acid, surgery. ...Read more

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Are HPV warts contagious?

Are HPV warts contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most commom std! ...Read more

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How to get rid of vaginal warts?

Medication: All the medications used to treat warts are prescribed by doctor. Please visit with your doctor to make a proper diagnosis. Only your doctor after exam will be able to counsel you in regard to best treatment. ...Read more

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How to warts on the foot spread?

Direct contact: Usually via direct contact, although it is actually quite infrequent to see 2 members of the same family get them in short proximity to each other. I think there are other mechanisms for spread involved. ...Read more

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How do I treat warts on my palm?

Over the counter: Treatments, likely to be available from your pharmacy/drug store, usually work. See this site for more information on palmer warts.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/plantar-warts-palmer-warts. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gential warts?

We don't have a cure: But, as warts appear they can be treated. There are several topical treatments some, like imiquimod, can be applied by patients, others are applied by a physician. There are also other techniques to burn, freeze, or cut them off. All this requires a visit with your gynecologist of family doctor. ...Read more

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Will toothpaste get rid of warts?

No: Toothpaste has no acidity - which I believe the wart removal products use to get rid of warts. ...Read more

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