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Is it ok to use products for removing warts to remove moles?

Is it ok to use products for removing warts to remove moles?

Mole: No wart therapy should be used to treat or remove moles. It would only cause irritation. A mole should only be surgically removed. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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It is warts or just mole? No pain at all. But I notice it becomes bigger..

It is warts or just mole? No pain at all. But I notice it becomes bigger..

Wart or Mole: Without seeing the skin lesion in person it is impossible to make a diagnosis. See your local dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the reasons & solutions for growing up with tiny moles & warts on the face? Advice please :)

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

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How do I remove this mole/wart off by myself?

How do I remove this mole/wart off by myself?

Go to Dermlink: You need a diagnosis before attempting any home remedies which are not risk free. If you can't find a doctor in your area there is a service at dermlink. Com which can assist you in getting an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Have you used dermatend or wart mole vanish?

Have you used dermatend or wart mole vanish?

Skin: Only surgical removal where by the skin sample is sent for microscopic evaluation is recommended. ...Read more

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Getting a mole/wart thing on my scalp removed. What can I expect?

Getting a mole/wart thing on my scalp removed. What can I expect?

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 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

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Mole/wart looking growth. I don't know where it came from. No particular shape. Doesn't hurt. Is it a mole or wart?

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

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How can I tell if I have skin cancer, wart or just a regular mole?

How can I tell if I have skin cancer, wart or just a regular mole?

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 more

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What if you accidentally cut your mole or wart on your leg. Does. This cause cancer?

What if you accidentally cut your mole or wart on your leg. Does. This cause cancer?

No: Cutting, shaving, trauma to moles do not cause them to become cancer. If you have not had your mole or moles evaluated by your physician it would be a good idea to do so. ...Read more

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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

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

Ask rheumatologist: This could be a nodule related to the JRA. There are other possibilities also. See your rheumatologist and ask if it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Moles growing heads that look like wart seeds looks like 6 blakheads, but brown, growing iut of a small mole

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

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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 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.?

Don't pull on it: Needs seen. If your Dr can do cryotherapy (=freeze skin lesions), can see him/her. If not, ask local Urgent Care or see a Dermatologist to have it frozen off. This helps make sure you don't spread it to anyone else (and to discuss if any other testing in order). ...Read more

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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?

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?

Vaginal bump: It could be a wart, although these are usually multiple and flesh colored. It is possible (not probable) that this is a skin cancer. You need to have a physician look at it. ...Read more

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I hav wart n moles in my thigh. Althouh I remove with a corn tape. It appears again please help me. I want to remove it without surgeory..

Cryotherapy orplaste: Your doctor could use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. May require more than one treatment or may prescribe salicylic acid plaster. ...Read more

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Too late for biopsy. Are their any medical test that can be performed to confirm or deny whether the growth was a wart or mole? A blood test or ECT

Too late for biopsy. Are their any medical test that can be performed to confirm or deny whether the growth was a wart or mole? A blood test or ECT

If it's gone...: If it's all gone, it's all gone... such as losing some skin during a crash on a road bike. If the base of a growth is still there, after the skin heals up, a dermatologist can look at the remaining base. Since this question doesn't say HOW the skin growth was lost, it's hard to guess the circumstances. There isn't a test to tell what MIGHT have been on some missing skin. ...Read more

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I've had a 'mole' as long as I can remember. GP said it was nothing to worry about as it was a wart. How can he tell between a wart and a melanoma?

I've had a 'mole' as long as I can remember. GP said it was nothing to worry about as it was a wart. How can he tell between a wart and a melanoma?

Mole vs wart: Melanoma is an aggressive dangerous form of skin cancer. If something has been sitting on ur skin for sometime without any major changes I wouldn't worry at all. I doubt it's truly a wart because after 2 yrs it should disappear. Probably it is a mole or pigmented skin lesion. U can watch that for changes over the years, and if it changes then do something about it. See a dermatologist if in doubt. ...Read more

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How can a doctor exam to know if I have a mole or wart or if its skin cancer?

Experience: An experienced physician can usually diagnose skin disorders just by seeing and examining the patient. Many lesions like moles and warts are easily diagnosed, while others need to be biopsied to determine exactly what they are. I would recommend seeing your physician for a skin check if you notice any lumps or bumps that concern you. A biopsy will prove for certain whether or not it is a cancer. ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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I found a small brown mole looking bump on the bottom of my foot. Not there last Nov. Plenty of dead skin on heel. Wart? Melanoma? Blood spot?

I found a small brown mole looking bump on the bottom of my foot. Not there last Nov. Plenty of dead skin on heel. Wart? Melanoma? Blood spot?

Old Blood?: Odds are that it is old blood imbedded in the callus BUT if it is a melanoma, it is very important to get it when it is small---See a doctor within the next few weeks ...Read more

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Is Vicks vaporub a home remedy for warts?

Is Vicks vaporub a home remedy for warts?

Vicks: Vicks is a popular remedy for many problems including toenail fungus- it has been shown in studies to have mild antifungal properties, but it is mostly ineffective for toenails. There are no studies that show it is effective against the verucca virus. However, any product has a slight chance of working as a placebo effect. ...Read more

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Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

Please see your Dr.: There aren't any satisfactory home treatments for genital warts. Don't have unprotected sex to avoid spreading them. First application of Podophyllin or Trchloracetic acid must be applied by Dr. Larger warts may require surgery by freezing, laser, electrocautery or even surgical excision. You can not do this on your own. Your Dr. Must treat you in confidence & not inform parents unless you agree ...Read more

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What's the best home treatment for warts?

What's the best home treatment for warts?

No best: There are many treatments including topical acids, freezing laser, surgical removal. ...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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What is the best home remedy to remove planter warts?

Plantar warts: Salicylic acid is effective in treating plantar warts. A recent study shows that the response rate is 40%, similar to freezing (cryosurgery). ...Read more

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What is a good home treatment for plantar warts?

What is a good home treatment for plantar warts?

Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. Just keep trying. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for warts on your feet?

What is the best home remedy for warts on your feet?

Acid and scraping: A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use). You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718). ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a home-made remedy to get rid of moles?

Mole: No home remedies recommended. A dermatologist would remove the mole and have it tested to make sure there is no cancer present. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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