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Doctor insights on: Facial Warts Removal

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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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Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Not safe if same loc: A diamond peel may increase the risk of spreading the warts, if the are in the same area. If different locations, the it does not matter. ...Read more

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I applied wart removal cream on my face it burned and it left some white material which I peeled . Is this permanent?

I applied wart removal cream on my face it burned and it left some white material which I peeled . Is this permanent?

OTC WART REMOVING: medicine like Salicilic Acid can cause burning and irrrritation of the area but leaves no permanent scarring or infection. The whitish material was the reaction of the acid on the skin surface. Other wart removers will have a similar response to a varying degree. ...Read more

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How painful is the removal of warts?

Depends: Depends on the location, size and technique used to remove them. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a good means of removal of warts?

Can you suggest a good means of removal of warts?

Yes: If medical treatment fails, surgical removal by a qualified person. ...Read more

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Can flat warts feel slightly rough to the touch? Are there home remedies for removal?

Can flat warts feel slightly rough to the touch? Are there home remedies for removal?

Yes: Flat warts are usually flesh colored and slightly raised and tend to occur in lines and patterns from scratching. They are treated with a variety of different techniques including freezing with cryotherapy, electrocautery, or creams such as retin a (tretinoin) or aldara. See a physician to make sure that this is the issue and to discuss the best option for treatment in your case. ...Read more

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How successful are wart removal surgeries?

Because warts are : viruses I typically do not recommend excision, as they can recur even after cleared with any treatment. I prefer the armamentarium of treatments we as dermatologist have to treat them, with the most stubborn warts responding to intralesional Bleomycin ...Read more

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Is there a wart removal remedy that actually works?

There are countless: Ways of trying to get rid of warts. Everybody claims an 80% success rate with their method, which may or may not be true. Warts are universally frustrating to patient and doctor alike. There is no one best answer. ...Read more

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Which wart removal remedies actually work?

Which wart removal remedies actually work?

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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Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

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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