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Have flat warts on back of hands, not very visible but sometimes itch. What should I do?

Have flat warts on back of hands, not very visible but sometimes itch. What should I do?

Get them removed: Why are you waiting get get them removed , various options available , from frezzing , chemicals , electrocautarization to excision etc see your doctor and decide which is best for you. ...Read more

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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Water warts on hands from what?

Water warts on hands from what?

verruca vulgaris: Common warts are typically exophytic verrucous papules that may be single lesions or that may be grouped in a linear configuration. Human papillomavirus is the etiologic agent. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of warts on hands? Should I be concernd about them spreadin elsewhere?

Whats the best way to get rid of warts on hands? Should I be concernd about them spreadin elsewhere?

Doctor freezes them: Warts on the hands, or on most other parts of the body, can be frozen off by a primary care doctor or a dermatologist. Usually, it takes 3 visits or so. After each freezing part of the wart dies, until finally all the remaining warty skin is gone. Painting over-the-counter wart removal acids on ones warts is a lot more work than having a doctor freeze them. ...Read more

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Are warts on hands the type that cause cervical cancer?

Are warts on hands the type that cause cervical cancer?

No, No relationship: HPV infections cause cancer of cervix. Some HPV types cause benign tumors in the ano-genital areas but not on the skin of the hands. The HPV types that cause Cervix cancer are Types 16 and 18...these do not cause warts. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of these warts on hands and feet?

What can I use to get rid of these warts on hands and feet?

Wart Treatment: Warts on the feet take longer to treat because the skin is thicker. Prescription salicylic acid products can work, but take several weeks of daily application. My office uses a Pulsed Dye Laser and I have found this to be quite effective and does not create a wound and allows immediate return to all activities. It does require multiple treatments. For very stubborn warts, I use a CO2 Laser. ...Read more

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How to get rid of recurrent warts on hands? 10 in the past 12 months. Derm keeps spraying them off but more just pop up.

How to get rid of recurrent warts on hands? 10 in the past 12 months. Derm keeps spraying them off but more just pop up.

Cryotreatment: In my office, instead of spraying or using those prefilled cans...I use a good old fashioned orangewood stick with a cotton tipped end. I have a liquid nitrogen tank..pour into a Styrofoam cup..and individually and deeply attack each wart. I almost never have issues making them go away using this method. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a hand wart can I give it to my partner if we have sex?

What happens if I have a hand wart can I give it to my partner if we have sex?

Probably not: Of the 100+ HPV types, most tend to establish infections only in certain body areas. HPV 1, the main cause of hand warts, rarely infects the genital area. So probably there is no risk. Having said that, maybe you shouldn't push your luck. Until the wart has cleared up, it may be best to not use that hand for sexual stimulation of your partner. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a hand wart can I give it to my partner if we have sex?

Can you tell me if I have a hand wart can I give it to my partner if we have sex?

Sure: Or just by holding hands. Who cares? HPV viruses that cause warts are all over the place. That strain presents no danger. Be glad you've got a relationship. Get the wart removed if you wish. ...Read more