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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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If I have gental warts is it possible for me to still have kids?

If I have gental warts is it possible for me to still have kids?

Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years.Many deliver naturally without ever having any problems. ...Read more

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What are warts?

What are warts?

Warts: Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). Most, but not all, are generally harmless. Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet). Some warts spread through sex. ...Read more

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How to remove warts?

How to remove warts?

Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, i generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more

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What do warts look like.?

What do warts look like.?

Brownish cauliflower: They look somewhat different depending on location and up to 65% resolve within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, home remedies such duct tape, rubbing raw garlic over then cover, tea-tree oil application etc...Have been reported with success. Otc med such as compound -w etc...If severe or persistent, consult your doc as there many treatment options..Topicals vs freezing/electrodesication etc.. ...Read more

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Do warts turn white when you freeze them?

FREEZING WARTS: INITIALLY, THE WARTS WILL TURN WHITE AFTER THE FREEZING. A FEW MINUTES LATER, THEY WILL RETURN TO THEIR NORMAL COLOR OR THEY MAY BECOME REDDER DEPENDING HOW LONG THEY HAD BEEN FROZEN! NOT TO WORRY. . . ...Read more

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What can I expect when I get my warts froze--fall off?

Blisters: You can expect blisters to form at the site of each wart. When the blister peels off, the wart should peel off with it. ...Read more

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