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Which wart removal remedies actually work?

Which wart removal remedies actually work?

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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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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I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?

I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?

Continue.: Yes. The duofilm is innoculated with a high level of salicylic acid which is helpful to eliminate warts but it can take many episodes of dead skin removal and many weeks to months of treatment to resolve them. Consider seeing a dermatologist for possible additional destruction modalities like liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. ...Read more

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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Posible: Any procedure will leave a scar , some times visible , or non visible microscopic scar. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove a keloid with dr scholls freeze wart removal?

Is it possible to remove a keloid with dr scholls freeze wart removal?

Not unless you want: An even bigger and nastier keloid! keloids are aggressive overgrowths of scar tissue, usually caused by an exaggerated inflammatory response in certain genetic makeups. Using something as irritating as wart remover will only serve to create an even bigger keloid. Do not do this! ...Read more

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How painful is laser wart removal?

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How painful is laser wart removal?

Painful: Laser treatment of warts is through it's high energy and burning mechanism. It also targets the blood vessels that feed the wart, thought to contribute to its efficacy. Your doctor may sometimes inject anesthetic into the area before the treatment to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide on wound from getting plantar wart removed, is this good?

Hydrogen peroxide on wound from getting plantar wart removed, is this good?

I say its fine: But some don't like it as they feel it can cause bacteria to go in deeper during that bubbling effect..bottom line is your doc shoud of given you post op instructions. ...Read more

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Surgical removal of mosaic wart on finger?

Surgical removal of mosaic wart on finger?

Yes: You can have this treated but there is still a 25 percent chance it will reoccur. ...Read more

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Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Sebaceous cysts can: easily be removed by your doc. It's quick and easy. If he/she takes out the sack it won't refill and come back. If it is simply lanced it can refill and thus return. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. Which procedure won't leave scars: cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. 
Which procedure won't leave scars:
 cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can mole removal natural remedies leave a lot of scarring?

Can mole removal natural remedies leave a lot of scarring?

No: There are no natural ways to remove a mole. Leave this job to the professionals (dermatologists or plastic surgeons) to avoid scarring. ...Read more

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Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Follow instructions: Usually yes but they tend not to be very effective ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for removing warts?

What is the best home remedy for removing warts?

There is no best. : There are many ways but it would depend on which anatomical region we are talking about. ...Read more

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Mole removal is there any over-the-counter product on the market that can remove a mole?

Mole removal is there any over-the-counter product on the market that can remove a mole?

Not : Not safely it would be best to have it surgically removed and sent to a pathologist would hate to miss the small chance that it is not benign, but is a developing melanoma. ...Read more

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Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it leave scars?

Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it leave scars?

Be specific: You will not want to use this on or near the labia. You could try it on the pubic area. Any irritation can speed the clearing of molluscum. Mild irritation will leave no scars. These are not true warts. They are a pox virus with 2 types. One type infects mostly children, the other is sexually transmitted. If you do nothing they will usually clear in a few months. If you need help, the best is derm ...Read more

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Can flat warts feel slightly rough to the touch? Are there home remedies for removal?

Yes: Flat warts are usually flesh colored and slightly raised and tend to occur in lines and patterns from scratching. They are treated with a variety of different techniques including freezing with cryotherapy, electrocautery, or creams such as retin a (tretinoin) or aldara. See a physician to make sure that this is the issue and to discuss the best option for treatment in your case. ...Read more

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Can flat warts feel slightly rough to the touch? Are there home remedies for removal?

Yes: Flat warts are usually flesh colored and slightly raised and tend to occur in lines and patterns from scratching. They are treated with a variety of different techniques including freezing with cryotherapy, electrocautery, or creams such as retin a (tretinoin) or aldara. See a physician to make sure that this is the issue and to discuss the best option for treatment in your case. ...Read more

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I have small warts around my penis and a couple by anus. I will not see a dr. In person embarrassment is too much. Any possible home removal remedies?

I have small warts around my penis and a couple by anus. I will not see a dr. In person embarrassment is too much. Any possible home removal remedies?

Don't: Don't get embarrassed , it is a sensitive area home remediates will not cure genital papillomas, you and your partner must see , get eradicated, in female hpv virus can cause carcinoma of cervix. ...Read more

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How painful is the removal of warts?

How painful is the removal of warts?

Depends: Depends on the location, size and technique used to remove them. ...Read more

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Which wart removal remedies actually work?

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 long it will take after my wart removal?

How long it will take after my wart removal?

Procedure is brief: Will not take that much time , any method of removal is an ambulatory procedure, will heal in a wk or little more time. ...Read more

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Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Warts: 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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Why when compound w war removal is added to the wart it tears it up?

Why when compound w war removal is added to the wart it tears it up?

It is 17% salicylic : Acid. It loosens the bonds (glue) between skin cells infected by wart virus. ...Read more

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Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Depends on method: I believe there is a risk of some nerve damage if plantar warts (those on the bottom of the foot) are frozen using the liquid nitrogen method, which is super cold. The new nitrous oxide cryoprobe uses temperatures about half as cold & seems to avoid this problem.A physician may choose to avoid some areas or take down a leason in several stages to avoid problems & get yet acceptable results. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any success with thuja occidentalis 30c homeopathic pellets for removal of oral warts? I've been using as directed and experiencing some discomfort in that area. I've read this is normal?

Quackery, don’t use: This is unscientific nonsense treatment for warts or other HPV problems. Warts never cause pain or “discomfort”, and oral warts are rare, even in people orally exposed to them. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment if you remain concerned, but don’t waste good money on this junk. ...Read more

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How successful are wart removal surgeries?

Because warts are : viruses I typically do not recommend excision, as they can recur even after cleared with any treatment. I prefer the armamentarium of treatments we as dermatologist have to treat them, with the most stubborn warts responding to intralesional Bleomycin ...Read more

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Is there a wart removal remedy that actually works?

There are countless: Ways of trying to get rid of warts. Everybody claims an 80% success rate with their method, which may or may not be true. Warts are universally frustrating to patient and doctor alike. There is no one best answer. ...Read more

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How painful is laser wart removal?

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Painful: Laser treatment of warts is through it's high energy and burning mechanism. It also targets the blood vessels that feed the wart, thought to contribute to its efficacy. Your doctor may sometimes inject anesthetic into the area before the treatment to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Could I have a successful wart removal surgery?

Could I have a successful wart removal surgery?

Yes: Most wart removals are successful. Occasionally they will recur. ...Read more

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Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors ?

Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors ?

Yes: Yes it is office procedure, some primary doctors will do , or refer to one who does. ...Read more

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Should I still have pain from laser wart removal 2 days later?

Depends: It would not be uncommon, but it may depend on the exact location, size and depth. ...Read more

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Does laser wart removal offer an advantage over other kinds of procedures?

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Does laser wart removal offer an advantage over other kinds of procedures?

No: Warts of viral infections. To destroy the wart, you must destroy/remove layers of your skin which contain the virus. However, it will try to regrow as you treat, so the key is to be persistent with your treatment, be it laser, liquid nitrogen, cantharin, or candida antigen application by your doctor (sometimes every other week), or self treatments with otc salicylic acids. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kinda surgery is performed for removal of inside anal warts?

Please answer! what kinda surgery is performed for removal of inside anal warts?

Anal surgery: Anal warts are common - caused by hpv virus which many people have. They are not dangerous, but are contagious and should be removed. If only a few are present inside the anus, a doctor can burn or freeze them in the office with only a scope and local anesthesia. However, if many are present, a trip to operating room is needed. Eventually, all will be destroyed and you'll be ok. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more