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How do I know when warts are gone after freezing them?

How do I know when warts are gone after freezing them?

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

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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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Is an anal wart a symptom of anal gonorrhea?

Is an anal wart a symptom of anal gonorrhea?

Anal symptoms: Agree w dr. Saeed. Anal wart = hpv. Rectal gonorrhea may cause no symptoms or could lead to painful bowel movements, bleeding, white anal discharge, anal itching & soreness. Urethral discharge can be yellowish to greenish. ...Read more

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Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Yes.: "freezing" means touching the skin with a liquid nitrogen-immersed cotton swab or spray. It works quite well, but you should only have this done by someone trained and experienced in its use, which is usually a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Do you take Medicaid. I've tried freezing my warts off numerous times and they just flat out will not go away. Actually multiplying?

Many of us do . . .: Since you appear to live in/around Hamilton, OH, search this website for Family Docs, Internists or Dermatologists in same local vicinity and ask them specifically (look at their insurance info). Warts often appear to multiply despite freezing b/c one isn't aggressive enough in freezing normal appearing periphery loaded w/infected cells. So we free large circumference around visible wart. ...Read more

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Following the freezing of a wart is it still contagious?

Maybe: if warts still present after liquid nitrogen treatment, it is contagious. Liquid nitrogen cannot kill the virus, it creates a separation between warts and skin underneath. ...Read more

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Can molluscum be treated with OTC wart freezing products?

Yes: Yes, but please note that warts are viruses and may not respond to physical means of removal (such as freezing or surgery). ...Read more

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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