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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


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I have a plantar wart how can I tell if its healing . .?

I have a plantar wart how can I tell if its healing . .?

How does it feel?: Depending on your age sometimes warts will go away on their own. If you have had the wart treated somehow then it should eventually peel off or shrink down. If it has not been treated, then it very likely will not go away on its own. There are over the counter treatment options you can try. If they do not work see a podiatrist and they should be able to present more effective treatment options. ...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?

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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Please tell me how long it takes for genital warts to go away after nitrous oxide treatment ?

Nitrous oxide???: Nitrous oxide is a gas used for low level anesthesia and analgesia in dental surgery. Perhaps you mean 'liquid nitrogen'? That gas, at very low temperatures is a liquid that will 'freeze off' warts. They should be healed within two weeks, but beware they can recur. ...Read more

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How do I know if my wart is healing properly after nitrogen treatment?

How do I know if my wart is healing properly after nitrogen treatment?

Wart: If it doesn't come back. It may take a week or two to heal entirely. If it persists go back and see the dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more