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Doctor insights on: Getting Rid Of Verrucas

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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more


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I would like to get rid of verrucas, fast!?

I would like to get rid of verrucas, fast!?

Abrade them: Verruca are viruses that lodge in your skin. There is no good antiviral that works, so the safest way is to irritate the verruca so your bodies immune system kicks in to fight them. That's why duct tape works. Topicals also burn the verruca but you need to continue until the microscopic cells are also killed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a verruca?

What is the best way to get rid of a verruca?

Liquid Nitrogen: Liquid nitrogen is commonly used in a doctor's office to get rid of warts. There are other types of treatments, but in my experience, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen is one of the best treatment. Please, keep in mind that the virus (hpv) which causes warts, is something you can not get rid of. Warts can return in an unpredictable frequency. If large in size, surgery maybe the only option. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of a verruca?

A wart?: I have read that, believe it or not, for a smallish wart, one can apply duct tape and leave it on until the wart goes away. If the duct tape comes off, apply some fresh duct tape. It may take some weeks. Also, there are over the counter preparations. Finally, a dermatologist can either freeze or burn it off, after administering a local anesthetic of course. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of a verruca was?

What is the quickest way to get rid of a verruca was?

Surgical removal: Surgical removal is the fastest way although not always the most successful. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of a verruca without scarring?

How could i get rid of a verruca without scarring?

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 to get rid of a verruca on the bottom of my foot?

How to get rid of a verruca on the bottom of my foot?

Dermatologist: Tough problem. Often hard to treat. Often resistant to treatment. Often hard to find a doctor who is experienced or wants to treat these lesions. See a dermatologist & discuss thoroughly. They can be injected, frozen, curretted, burned, lasered {& incantations can be said (?)}. Get a second or third opinion if necessary. Often they just go away on their own. Foot & shoe hygiene is important. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of a verruca (plantar wart) in a week?

Is it possible to get rid of a verruca (plantar wart) in a week?

Possible: If your immune system is strong enough and you inhibit the environment of the virus, then yes it is possible. ...Read more

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What can you do to permanently get rid of a soft corn or verruca?

Two different things: A soft corn is between the toes and caused by two prominences of bone rubbing together. This is treated by trimming, padding, or a very minor surgery to correct the problem. Verruca are warts that stay in the epidermal layers of the skin and are frustrating to treat, although there are many different methods. See a podiatrist for what is going to be best for you. ...Read more