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Home Remedies For Moles And Warts
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
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.
See a dermatologist: If still concerned consult a dermatologist and request a biopsy. ...Read more
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 more
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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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..
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
I have little bumps on my face mainly around my mouth, they are not regular bumps, I think they are warts or moles that's the color of my skin.
Dermatology: Can't diagnose online without seeing area. Please see dermatologist for exam. ...Read more
I noticed my daughter has a wart/mole looking thing on her leg. It's a bump, not flat. It bothers her. What's the difference and how to treat it?
Treatment: Depends on exact diagnosis. Show it to a dermatologist. Impossible to describe all the appearances among different skin lesion here. ...Read more
I am probably just overreacting, but I am worried that I may have skin cancer. I have a strange looking mole and what looks like a swollen wart. Do I?
I have a mole just under my breast and it kinda looks like a wart shape on top. Hard to describe. But it has never been exposed to the sun. Should iworry?
Probably ok but: You need to have your doctor look at it to be sure. I would let it wait. ...Read more
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
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
Hpv-genital warts my boyfriend has 1 brownish colored spot that is slightly raised on the skin near the bottom of his penis. He has had it for more than a year. I thought it was a mole, but he thinks he has hpv. Can this be genital warts if it is only 1 b
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
A small brown bump appeared on the heel of my left foot. No symptoms. Not there last Nov. Looks like mole. Plantar wart? Going to doc on Monday.
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?
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
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
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