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Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic keratoses:  can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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Can using a dr. Scholls freeze away wart remover remove a pimple?

Can using a dr. Scholls freeze away wart remover remove a pimple?

No!!!!: You will damage the dermis/epidermis of your face. Plantar warts are buried in the thickest skin of your body, not a pimple. There are many safer ways of dealing with a pimple. See your pcp or a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Could compound w freeze away wart remover work?

Could compound w freeze away wart remover work?

It is one option: Wart treatments include: freezing (liquid nitrogen), occlusion, salicylic/lactic acid, electrodesiccation ( electrical current), immunotherapy and laser tx. ...Read more

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How do pediatricians freeze off warts?

How do pediatricians freeze off warts?

Depends on situation: In my office I use an applicator shaped like a oversized pen.It contains a cartridge of NO2 that comes out of the nozzle at -170 degrees F. The wart is frozen several times and pared down with special tools. Some patients elect to have a local anesthetic. ...Read more

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Can tag away remove a wart?

Can tag away remove a wart?

See below: Consult this site for home remedies for warts: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/warts-treatments-home-remedies ...Read more

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When you freeze gential wart does it leave a scar?

When you freeze gential wart does it leave a scar?

Probably not: Freezing may cause a discoloration, but usually not a scar. The discoloration may or may not resolve with time. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

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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Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Use lice product: Why don't you use a known lice treatment that is available at any pharmacy? There are several that are proven lice killers, with the instructions included for best results. ...Read more

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Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Skin tags: I recommend that you have these evaluated and treated by a physician, especially the moles. ...Read more

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Can I use freeze away for skin tag on eyelid?

Can I use freeze away for skin tag on eyelid?

Skin tag: Don't do it at home. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Does liquid nitrogen to remove moles leave scars?

Does liquid nitrogen to remove moles leave scars?

It depends on the: size of the mole,how deep it goes,how long he has to freeze it, your skin color.. The bottom line is: if it requires extensive cryo, the more likely it is to leave a scar ...Read more

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My bf has a wart on his hand.He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there.Whats left to try?

My bf has a wart on his hand.He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there.Whats left to try?

Freeze: Freezing with nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen will destroy most, but may require several treatments. The wart has layers like an onion, and some are below the skin surface.If you only destroy the top part, it regrows from below.I routinely freeze them, cut the dead skin off and freeze again and recheck them in a week for final touch up as needed. ...Read more

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Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Beware: I would strongly encouraged you to avoid over the counter wart removers, whether it be salicylic acid based or cold based when addressing genital warts. That area is quite sensitive and is best addressed by your primary care doctor or dermatologists. Remember you can do more harm than good trying to treat these at home. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more