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Flat Wart Removal
Flat warts: These viral skin infections are a nuisance, and of course unsightly, which is why we seek treatment. You can see a dermatologist, who has the best tools to deal with these. Or you can try something over the counter, such as a wart formula or wart remover. I am a fan of 'occlusive therapy'- if the wart is out of the way and you can stick the cloth part of the BandAid over it for a while. ...Read more
Need professional: You have to see a physician to make sure it is wart not a skin tumor, over the counter ointments some times will help, . ...Read more
See your doctor: It is appropriate to get an accurate diagnosis before proceeding with a treatment plan. See your doctor to get a diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more
A small mark on my face, initially I thought it was a spot but it looks more flat wart looking. It's been on my face for about a month. Any ideas?
It is not feasible to know without examining you. If you were exposed to the sun, it may be a freckle. If it doubles in size, develops a nodule, bleeds or ulcerates, see a doctor, otherwise you may watch and wait.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a flat wart on the scrotum? Just now noticing what I think is a wart. Not sure how long it has been there. Its very small, no
If possible show it to a urologist, skin specialist, or your MD. I do't know your age??
You can watch it,see if it itches, bleeds,
If you don't have a doctor, consult with your city's Health Dept Take care of yourself and good luck ...Read more
I have a new small flat wart on my middle finger. My ring on that finger occasionally causes irritation. Will the wart grow or will I get more?
I have one small round flat wart-like bump on my shin. It has not changed in four years. A lot of pressure on it hurts a little. What could it be?
Verucca vulgaris: Possibly a wart. Doesn't sound like there is a need to have it removed other than for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
I have dysplasia. Latest colpo said flat wart. Doctor said that means dysplasia but I think she's lying. Warts scare me more than cancer is she a liar?
I have what looks like small size flat wart on my arm. It almost looks like a flat bubble it's my skin color. Painless. Will it spread to genitals?
I have a flat wart on my face. Is there a cream that my family doctor can prescribe to get rid of it? This flat wart started as a red area 3 weeks ago. I thought it was a pimple but now 3 weeks later I can see what looks like a flat wart. I say flat wart
Recommend : Recommend that you see a dermatologist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is trained to diagnose skin lesions. There are many possibilities as to what this is and you need a professional evaluation. If is a wart, professional removal is recommended to ensure complete eradication of the lesion. ...Read more
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
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 topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more
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
Tincture of time: In most instances time is one of your best friends. Of course. Full thickness injury may require more urgent treatment to minimize scarring. Silicone gel sheeting and pressure dressings are time tested methods to minimize scar formation. Avoid sun and tobacco use. Excision or surgical scar revision may be required but rarely necessary. ...Read more
Take pain meds given: Apply ice packs. Soak your bottom in warm water after each bm. It usually takes few days for the pain to go away. Take stool softeners as well so you don't have to strain which can make the pain worse. Goodluck! ...Read more
Many treatments: The treatment of internal warts may take the form of many modalities. Most office-based treatments such as laser irc cryo or tca all carry a 60 to 70% clearance rate the only treatments which carries a greater than 90% treatment rate. Involves a minor surgery in which they are cut and then the bases are burnt. Come see me in fort lauderdale. ...Read more
Usually not: Unless it was a very large area operated on your foot. ...Read more
Warts can be removed under local anesthesia. A wart may be frozen out even without anesthesia.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
You can't !: See a plastic surgeon, or dermatologist who performs cosmetic procedures to correct scars. ...Read more
Not unless you want: An even bigger and nastier keloid! Keloids are aggressive overgrowths of scar tissue, usually caused by an exaggerated inflammatory response in certain genetic makeups. Using something as irritating as wart remover will only serve to create an even bigger keloid. Do not do this! ...Read more