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Dr. David Hettinger
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What's the most effective method of treatment for plantars warts?

Ther is not just 1: Warts can be treated with topical meds, surgical removal, laser removal.

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What is cantharidin wart treatment?

What is cantharidin wart treatment?

Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat.

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Wart treatment, I am type 2diabetic?

Any treatment: As long as your diabetes is in control you can undergo any wart treatment including surgical removal.

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Do warts comeback after treatment?

Do warts comeback after treatment?

They sure can...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (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). For excisions, I use radiowave surgery.

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What's the best home treatment for warts?

No best: There are many treatments including topical acids, freezing laser, surgical removal.

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What should I do after acid treatment for warts?

What should I do after acid treatment for warts?

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).

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What do you suggest if my friend developed 'ganital warts', please advise treatment.?

Your friend: Should be evaluated to insure of dx accuracy. HPV can be treated with laser, electrocautery, cryosurgery, LEEP and medications.

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How can you get treatment for anal warts?

How can you get treatment for anal warts?

Going to your doctor: Will get rid of them by some type of surgical removal, or chemical application, or deep freezing (cryo), delay will cause spread to inside into anorectal area then makes it difficult to treat.

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What's the best treatment for plantar warts?

What's the best 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. See a podiatrist for details. Treatment ranges from topical acids and debridements to excisional surgery.

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What is the treatment for warts around nails?

Various: Warts are viruses and, although dermatologists use various treatments on them, such as liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, canthacur, etc., there is no guarantee that the virus will respond to any destructive method. There is a prescription anti-viral cream that is usually effective called imiquimod, but it is expensive.

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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.

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