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How can you get rid of a wart when your diabetic?

How can you get rid of a wart when your diabetic?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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How do diabetics get rid of warts?

How do diabetics get rid of warts?

Depends: Where are the warts? If the warts on the feet, given your diabetic status, I would recommend seeking care from a podiatrist. Anywhere else you may try over the counter wart medication. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a wart?? It's on my forehead right above my eyebrow

How can you get rid of a wart?? It's on my forehead right above my eyebrow

Wart: I would suggest you see a dermatologist as it can be simply removed but what is more important is that you do not want to scar ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a wart?

How do I get rid of a wart?

Many options...: 65% of warts resolve on their own within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, you can try home remedies such duct tape, rubbing raw garlic over then cover, tea-tree oil application etc...Have been reported with success. Otc med such as compound -w etc...If severe or persistent, consult your doc as there many treatment options. Topicals vs freezing/electrodesication etc...Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a wart? Thanks!

Duct tape: If we are talking about non genital wart, the non invasive treatment I like to try is duct tape:6 days on, one day off for a few cycles
other treatments include freezing and chemical applications to remove the wart. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of a wart on your face?

Seeing your doctor: You can use any number of over the counter medications, your doctor will sure of the diagnosis, and minimizes the scar on the face. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a wart forever? I tried everything and it keeps coming back. Help!

How can I get rid of a wart forever? I tried everything and it keeps coming back. Help!

Maybe wart?: The question is, who asked you to make the diagnosis? You've already determined that a bump on your finger is a wart, but there are hundreds of reasons for bumps on the fingers. If you have not seen a dermatologist take a look at this and make a diagnosis and treat it appropriately, as indicated, you should definitely see a dermatologist now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of a wart (im not sure what it is) that's on the back of my head using those home remedies?

Is it possible to get rid of a wart (im not sure what it is) that's on the back of my head using those home remedies?

Wart cure: There are several otc medications that you can use to get rid of wards. One study used freeze treatment every 2 weeks until its gone (about 8 weeks). Covering the wart with duct tape can hasten the cure. Used alone, getting rid of the wart usually takes a long time. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take for compound w to get rid of a wart? What will the appearance of the wart be in the process?

Varied...: Over the counter remedies (like compound w) are used for the treatment of simple warts. The wart may have an initial reddened exterior as you treat it; and should eventually simply fall off. If you'd rather you can take an uncoated 325mg Aspirin and use a little water to make a paste and apply it topically to the wart (the same as compound w). ...Read more

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How to get rid of a wart without going to the doc?

How to get rid of a wart without going to the doc?

Use OTC meds: There are many over the counter meds available. Go to the pharmacy and pick one. ...Read more

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How do I painlessly get rid of a wart on my finger?

How do I painlessly get rid of a wart on my finger?

Wart removal med: There are many over the counter preparations available for wart removal, these typically contain the active ingredient salicylic acid. Most importantly be sure it is a wart, second read the directions on the packaging and use the topical medication as directed, only on the wart. If this does not work they can be "frozen" or "burned" by a physician. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a wart on your knuckle?

Many options: These can be treated in many ways but freezing is often the fastest and most effective way to treat this. Recommend you see your doctor for treatment or referral. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a wart on your lip?

How do you get rid of a wart on your lip?

LIP WART: DERMATOLOGISTS OFTEN FREEZE THESE OFF.
SOME CAN BE CUT OF AFTER AN ANESTHETIC.
DEPENDS ON THE SIZE AND THE EXACT LOCATION.
DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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How do u get rid of a wart on the bottom of your foot?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a wart using duck tape? I have one on my toe and starting to really hurt and bother me.

How do you get rid of a wart using duck tape? I have one on my toe and starting to really hurt and bother me.

Occlusive therapy: Duct tape or the sticky part of a band aid (not the white part) can be used to 'smother' the wart and thereby get the immune system to recognize there is a problem there...an infection! Warts get away with their dirty work because the immune system 'doesn't know' there's a problem. The tape therapy makes the body wake up and go kill the viruses. Usually it has to be done for a week or more. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a wart on my nose they have cut it out with a biopsy, and also tried to freeze it off but came back

How can I get rid of a wart on my nose they have cut it out with a biopsy, and also tried to freeze it off but came back

First,: First, I would presume the biopsy confirmed it was a wart? If so, I would recommend that you try liquid nitrogen treatment again but make sure that you do a follow up appointment about three weeks after the initial treatment. Sometimes, a second treatment session is very helpful to "polish" off the base of the wart. There are a few other topical options but typically a wart on the nose resolves fairly easily with liquid nitrogen. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of warts?

Many ways: There are many topical remedies such as acid, freezing them.
They can also be treated with a laser or surgical removal. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a planter wart at home? It is painful and has grown within the last couple days.

Warts,: Warts, especially plantar warts, can be very stubborn and difficult to get rid of. They do what they want, and they make me look like an idiot.

There are many treatments for plantar warts, including freezing, burning, cutting, needling, using acids, blistering agents, chemotherapy agents, vitamins, even duct tape. Whenever you see a lot of different treatments for one problem in medicine, it means we don't know what to do. If there were one best treatment, that would be what everyone would use. But they all stink.

Your best bet, of course, is to see a podiatrist or dermatologist. Not all warty-looking lesions are warts, so it's nice to get a diagnosis before you try messing with it.

Having said that, if you want to try practicing medicine without a license, you can try to put a weak acid on the thing. Look for 17% salicylic acid that is combined with flexible collodion and ether. I believe compound w now contains all three of these ingredients. Dab it on twice a day. In a few days, the area will turn white, which is the first degree burn you want to give yourself. After a couple of weeks, you'll have enough white, dead tissue to remove. Here's the part most people need a doctor for: the white dead tissue needs to be removed so that the acid can work on a deeper area. Doctors remove this dead tissue with a scalpel. You should not! You can carefully try to scrape away the dead tissue with either a pumice stone or a nail file or emery board. Needless to say, don't use that scraping device on anything or anyone else. Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water immediately after scraping, because scraping tends to spread the wart virus around.

This process can go on for months.

If you're really determined to treat this thing yourself, set a limit for yourself, like, say, a month, after which time, if you don't see any progress, you'll promise me you'll seek real, live medical treatment and not screw around with it, ok? Promise? ...Read more

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Can you get rid of genital warts by using regular wart topical cream?

Can you get rid of genital warts by using regular wart topical cream?

Genital warts: Yes in some cases. It depends on the size of the warts and their location and whether you are male or female (wart location) more specific and direct therapy for them is available from your dermatologist, or gynecologist or family doctor for example podophilin, imiquimod, or electrodessication to name but a few. ...Read more

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What is a way to get rid of warts?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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Can taking cemintidne get rid of warts?

May be helpful.: I have heard of cimetidine as a treatment for warts, although I have never found it to be particularly helpful in my practice. Have you tried over the counter salicylic acid preparations? ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of warts?

Wart removal: See a dermatologist and see if you have have them removed at the derm's office, which is the best way. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of warts?

Is there a good way to get rid of warts?

Many ways: There are many homeopathic remedies, as well as over the counter medications of topicals, many professional treatment including laser and surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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