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What are the symptoms of athlete's foot/veruca?

What are the symptoms of athlete's foot/veruca?

Several: Athletes foot often occurs between the toes and the skin becomes red, macerated and itchy, sometimes with small fluid filled blisters. Warts are usually hard and have pain when pressed directly on them and pressed side to side. Often warts will have small black heads in the middle of them. ...Read more

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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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What are removal techniques for warts/verucas (i don't know what it is) on the upper sole oft foot?

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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How can I tell if I have a veruca on my foot?

How can I tell if I have a veruca on my foot?

See a doctor.: Your doctor can shave the callus off the top of the lesion and determine whether it is a callus with a core, or an actual wart. Treatments for each can differ slightly, so find out which you have before you try to treat it with over-the-counter removal pads! ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

What is the fastest way to take care of a big, old veruca on ball of foot?

Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc. ...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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How to warts on the foot spread?

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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Hello doctors, can warts on your feet grow on your face?

Hello doctors, can warts on your feet grow on your face?

Not exactly: There are different subtypes of warts which tend to effect different areas of the body. Warts on the feet are termed "plantar warts". Warts on the face are usually a different subtype and probably a different type of wart virus (there are 150+ types of wart viruses that tend to have their own clinical characteristics). In any case see a dermatologist for some treatment options. ...Read more

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How do you know when warts have been completely killed off? They're on the foot if it makes any difference

How do you know when warts have been completely killed off? They're on the foot if it makes any difference

Skin lines: Look for normal skin lines. When the wart is there, the skin lines will stop at the wart. When you see normal skin lines where the wart was at, it is most likely gone. ...Read more

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