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Home Remedies For Moles And Warts
Lotion or surgery. : Corns and calluses occur because of pressure points. Surgery can fix this, but if you're not ready for that, trimming them down and regular use of lotion may soften them to the point they don't bother you. You can also try larger shoes that don't rub against the painful areas! offloading orthotics can also help: see your podiatrist for casting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: See a doctor and get them treated medically. ...Read more
Get serious: If topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative (the latter's often best of blackheads are abundant) haven't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne's a serious liability especially in the working world. The one home 'pop' remedy that may help is tea tree oil -- if you're a man, it may cause you to grow breasts. Your physician's your best friend. ...Read more
There are none!: Do not fool around with a mole with any home remedies. You must show it to your doctor in case the mole is changing in color or in size...It could be a melanoma wiich can not be treated with home remedies as it is a dangerous type of skin cancer and can prove fatal if neglected or mismanaged. ...Read more
No home-made cures: But one can stay happy, exercise, and live a healthy lifestyle. Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce. When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water, green tea. Surely avoid sugars or excess simple starch calories. ...Read more
Get real Rx: None of the folk treatments will touch it. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter remedy that's got a chance. All acne can be managed nowadays -- this is the 21st century -- but the medicines are rightly only available by your physician's prescription. Good luck. ...Read more
Home Remedies/Acne: Cut slices of a lemon and squeeze the juice out onto a cotton ball (if you have sensitive skin add a drop of water or two) and you're supposed to leave it on for about 10-30 mins, then you can use a moisturizer.Toothpaste! u take the toothpaste, rub it all over the effected areas, let it dry, then sleep with it. Proactive also works. ...Read more
Vicks Vapo Rub: To tag on to dr. Hines' answer, soaking the involved nails in water may improve the penetration of the vicks into the nail. It could improve the effectiveness of this type of treatment. However, clearing this type of infection can take an annoyingly long time. Bottom line, always make sure it is a fungal infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wouldn't try at home: This could be dangerous due to the high incidence of infection in this area. If untreated (or improperly treated) you could harbor an infection which can easily penetrate the bone under the nail. A bone infection is very serious and expensive to treat (see osteomyelitis). If bothersome, just see a doctor for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: "Pop" remedies (lemon, honey) are cruel pranks. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best over-the-counter treatment and will clear milder cases of acne. You should not be trying to lighten your skin -- you are likely to disfigure yourself like Michael Jackson did, and in the US (which sets trends worldwide), judging another by skin color is the height of ignorance. Embrace who you are. ...Read more
Nail remedies: Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: There are several different otc products available for this purpose, although am not sure of the efficacy. You can ask your friendly pharmacist, or go online at google and you can have these shipped to you. ...Read more
What are the reasons & solutions for growing up with tiny moles & warts on the face? Advice please :)
Normal variant: Everyone grows moles and skin tags on their skin during their lifetime - some only a few, others many, and most somewhere in between. When people asked one of my professors what caused them, he would say, "the lord." 30 years later i still don't have a better answer than that. They can be removed by a dermatologist if they bother you. ...Read more
Removal: Typically if a mole specimen is going to be sent for biopsy, the area is numbed with a tiny needle and then removed with a blade or scalpel. Other treatment includes freezing a wart with liquid nitrogen ( stings for a few minutes due to the extreme coldness of the spray). Talk to your physician about all options. ...Read more
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I have a wart/mole on back which is flesh coloured and itchy gp says its harmless I am still concerned.
I have an irregular shaped mole or wart on my leg. I have had it for years. Could this be cancer?
Need more details: Most moles are benign and do not change over time. If your' is black or brown and changing in size or color(any growth), then you should get it checked by your doctor who may consider its removal if it is suspected to be a melanoma(in that case it will have mixture of colors, shades of black/brown/tan/red). Take a photograph now and recheck it every 3-6 months and see if there is any change. ...Read more
Can touching things from years ago when you had a virus such as moles or warts cause you to have them again years later?
Mole/wart looking growth. I don't know where it came from. No particular shape. Doesn't hurt. Is it a mole or wart?
See dermatologist : There is no way to tell without seeing it. If you haven't seen a dermatologist before, NOW is the time. Your derm will search your skin for similar lesions, and give you instructions on what to do when you see this same kind of lesion in the future. S/he may take a sample of one or more lesions if they look suspicious, like a skin cancer. ...Read more
Get it examined: There are different types of skin cancer, which have different appearances. In general, any lesion which is getting larger in size is concerning. Ulceration, bleeding and itching are other concerning signs. Pain is usually not present, unless the cancer is large. Melanomas can be identified by the abcd's. I don't have room for that here. Get it checked out by your pcp or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Child has a wart/mole on her head she keeps picking at it but it always grows back is this concerning? She is on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate for JRA
Moles growing heads that look like wart seeds looks like 6 blakheads, but brown, growing iut of a small mole
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination, but i wonder if these are possibly seborrheic keratoses? Read more about seborrheic keratoses and see a picture at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
I have recently noticed a small growth on my groin area. I don't know if it's a mole or a wart. Doesn't hurt to touch unless pulled. ?
I have notice before a black like bump in my upper vagina but i thoughtit only a mole but I am notice it looks bigger now i worried if its warts?
My 6 month old has what looks like 2 moles or warts on his head. They keep scabbing up, the scabs fall off and then they scab up again. Problem?
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