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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...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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Is it safe to have my wart under my eyebag cauterized while im 5mos.pregnant?how long will it heal after cauterized coz im working..pls advise!

Is it safe to have my wart under my eyebag cauterized while im 5mos.pregnant?how long will it heal after cauterized coz im working..pls advise!

Certainly: I'm not aware of any reason you couldn't have a simple, local procedure like that with absolute safety. As for the healing time? I'm no dermatologist, but having looked at a lot of wounds in my life, give it a week, maybe a little more. Any other opinions welcome! ...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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How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month , its better but severe

Burn: Can you send a photo? Should not have burned or have pain after weeks. Is area red? Could have infection brewing. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

How to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to fall off and heal up after acid treatment?

How long does it take for genital warts to fall off and heal up after acid treatment?

2-4 weeks?: Topical acid rx for warts takes time, patience and care. Please follow the instruction of its application to avoid irritation to surrounding normal skin. It may take 2-4 weeks or longer depending how often and how long the agent is used and stayed on. Of note, all rx of wart carry a recurrence rate as high as 50%, and many men are hpv carriers with no symptom. Detail? Ask doctor timely. Best... ...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?

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, (imiquimod) have to be used for longer periods (weeks or months) and can result in irrititation. ...Read more

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I just put apple cider vinegar on my painful plantar wart, how long will it take too heal?

I just put apple cider vinegar on my painful plantar wart, how long will it take too heal?

Apple cider vinegar: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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Been having genital warts for past 1 year and could not afford to go to doctor, what drop do you suggest to heal it?

Been having genital warts for past 1 year and could not afford to go to doctor, what drop do you suggest to heal it?

Condylox (podofilox): Topical treatment for genital warts usually are Podophyllin products one of which is condylox (podofilox) but need to see a doctor for a prescription . Also if you have genital warts use a condom and your partner also needs checked ...Read more