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How Do I Know When My Wart Is Gone
If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?
Embarrassed of hpv warts? They went away but will they ever come back? I'm embarrassed to tell my bf about them although he knows that I have hpv.
Doesn't matter: Once you acquire these you can carry the germ in your tissues indefinitely and pass them to a partner with or without visible lesions. With the help of therapy and your immune system most clear the primary infection within 2 years and don't notice a recurrence, but it can. ...Read more
I've been treating a planter wart for over two months with acid patches. It turned white and fell off leaving a big hole. How do I tell if it's gone.
Wait till it heals.: As warts are viral, you need to wait until it heals to really know. ...Read more
I have been treating my husband's plantar warts. I believe there is one these is gone but not for sure. What am I looking for to make sure it is gone?
Coarseness: A slight texture change- tend to be harder and slightly rougher that normal foot tissue ...Read more
Advise use condom: Should be safe provided well fitting condom is used. ...Read more
Not Uncommon...: If the warts appear in the same location as before, then the previous warts probably never totally went away in the first place. When warts are under treated, there is a good chance that they will reappear. They are caused by a virus, to small to be seen. By time your eye can actually see them, it's too late. Looks like you must begin treatment again. ...Read more
Seen froze off wart and skin became white. Today it came off and is just flesh. Is the wary gone, should I let it heal, or keep treating?
Wart: If the wart has come off, then I would give the skin some time to heal ...Read more
Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, I generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more
Warts are same: Caused by hpv virus, with so many subtypes, each has its own behavior most of the genital warts are caused by type 6 ;11 but cx cancers by 16;18. Plantar warts are caused by 1, 2, 4, 27, ; 57 usually plantar warts will not infect genitals vice versa. Have their own fetish there are over 100 to 150 subtypes, of hpv virus ...Read more
Pearlescent: luster: No, warts typical appear as raised cauliflower (with little black heads which can bleed) appearing lesions, on most body parts but plantar warts will have a callous cap to them. A glossy luster appearing skin lesion may be a epidermal inclusion cyst or other. See you local dermatologist or if on a foot, podiatrist. ...Read more
When they are gone: Basically they are gone when they stay gone. Often one can under treat and the wart will come right back, or improve slightly. These otc freezing solutions are just not as helpful as the liquid nitrogen we use in the office. And in sensitive areas warts may require several visits to get a good cosmetic result. ...Read more
Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more
Depends: If your child will cooperate you can use otc wart liquids/duct tape/cuticle trimmers to take it down below the skin level. You must get the base of the wart out or it regrows. Physicians have access to liquid nitrogen or n20 applicators that can freeze the wart. After 1-2 treatments its gone in 1-2 wks. Some dermatologists apply material stronger than the otc stuff. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on how long the plantar warts have been present and how deep the virus has penetrated can determine whether they are painful. If the virus is deep and has had the opportunity to fester beneath the surface, although mainly vascular, it can be quite thick and hard resulting in pain when pressure applied. If the wart is adjacent to a nerve it can also irritate and cause pain. ...Read more
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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