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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?

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

Dr. David Hettinger
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A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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I have a wart or corn on my pinky toe. Its sore and it hurts towalk. I have used compound w. I have no money for doctor. Is there any other way to get rid of it?

I have a wart or corn on my pinky toe. Its sore and it hurts towalk. I have used compound w. I have no money for doctor. Is there any other way to get rid of it?

Warts and corns: Are treated differently. Compound w may help if it is a wart but not if a corn. Corna are caused by excessive pressure or friction. If this can be eliminated then corn will resolve. Wart is a virus that must be destroyed. Occasionally warts can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the fastest and cheapest way to get rid of warts without going to the doctor? How long would have to till they go away?

Please advise what is the fastest and cheapest way to get rid of warts without going to the doctor? How long would have to till they go away?

Warts: You can purchase salicylic acid on pads or solutions (but it is a lower concentration then dermatologist has). Silver nitrate can be bought in caustic pencil form. In college I used cloth medical tape (not the hypoallergenic kind) and it did work - however, there is no medical research to back this. ...Read more

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My daughter is struggling to get rid of her wart. We have tried the freezing method at the doctor's office, duct tape, compound w. Any other options?

My daughter is struggling to get rid of her wart. We have tried the freezing method at the doctor's office, duct tape, compound w. Any other options?

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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I have one pimple/wart on my genital and I was wondering how to get rid of it? I'm a virgin so it can't be an STD and I've had this for a long time. I

I have one pimple/wart on my genital and I was wondering how to get rid of it? I'm a virgin so it can't be an STD and I've had this for a long time. I

See a physician: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Let a physician evaluate the lesion and they will consider the best option. Sometimes you can freeze it off or cut it off.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...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!

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 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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?

See a doctor: See a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Over the counter chemicals and various folk remedies have not been studied scientifically and it isn't known how well they work, if at all. Some apparent warts actually are other skin conditions. Self treatment may change the appearince of skin bumps, without curing warts but making it harder to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?

Yes: Small warts are easily treated with cautery or laser and this is quick
they may return once or twice after treatment
there are creams that treat the disease over a period of time and will treat areas where the virus is not exhibiting itself as warts. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of anal warts?

Anal warts: There is an array of anal lesions that are mistaken for warts. Some may be external hemorrhoids, whereas others may be caused by such infections as syphilis. Correct diagnosis prior to treatment is paramount. If those are indeed hpv caused anal warts, available treatment methods include cryotherapy, imiquimod, and occasionally excision (surgical removal). ...Read more

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How to get rid of plantar warts?

How to get rid of plantar warts?

Several ways: Topical medication, freezing, laser, surgical excision among other things. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of plantar warts?

How do I get rid of plantar warts?

Various: Treatments destroy warts but not the wart virus! there are several topicals, both otc & prescription. There is freezing, burning, & cutting. None of these always successful. You can try using tape......Any kind......Duct tape sticks well....All day every day until the warts are gone: weeks to months. Many people think they have warts but really have callouses or scars. See a dermatologist if it b. ...Read more

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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 do you get rid of plantar warts?

By removing: All other measures fails get them removed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plantar warts?

Seek a podiatrist: Plantars warts can be stubborn, and painful viral skin infections to treat. There are a lot of different treatment options, because no one way is best. They include medications and surgical options. Sometimes lasers are employed in treating them.

Self care measures include use of duct tape over the warts, or use of over-the-counter medications. See a podiatrist if these measures don't work. ...Read more

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How to get rid of warts on my fingers?

How to get rid of warts on my fingers?

Aspirin duct tape: Wet Aspirin made into paste covered by duct tape changed every few days will slowly decrease the warts. A very good prescription treatmentvis 5 fu cream which slowly will peel away the warts without the discomfort of freezing or burning. I find it far superior to alder which is very irritating. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a really bad wart?

Doctor: Over the counter medications are sometimes helpful, however, a physician may be your ultimate option. Treatment for difficult warts includes freezing, injections, strong peels, and surgical dekeratinization. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more