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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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Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Not safe if same loc: A diamond peel may increase the risk of spreading the warts, if the are in the same area. If different locations, the it does not matter. ...Read more

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I have a wart on my face-how do I cure? Will it leave a big crater on my face? If so, how do I heal that?

I have a wart on my face-how do I cure? Will it leave a big crater on my face? If so, how do I heal that?

WART ON FACE?: WARTS ARE GROWTHS. WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING IT, THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN TELL. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Is their still a wart if no pieces if wart are there but site keeps devoloping hard clear "film" when letting it heal? Should I continue treatments?

Is their still a wart if no pieces if wart are there but site keeps devoloping hard clear "film" when letting it heal? Should I continue treatments?

There really isn't : any such thing as a "film". I likely means your wart is still present so continue treatments. If not really improving see derm to determine if you need other treatments. ...Read more

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The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?

The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?

Silver duct tape: Plantar warts can be stubborn to treat, and often the surrounding skin becomes eroded and painful, with little effect on the actual wart. If the skin around the wart becomes irritated, take a week off the topical salicylic acid treatment, and use silver duct tape. Once the skin is healed, you may restart with the salicylic acid pads. You may need to have your warts treated at the doctors office. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal up and look normal after treatment of genital warts?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal up and look normal after treatment of genital warts?

Depends : There are several different treatments available. Freezing typically takes 7-10 days to heal acid-type treatments takes 7-10 days as well. Topical creams, like aldara, have to be used for longer periods (weeks or months) and can result in irrititation. ...Read more