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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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I am having warts on my feet after receiving treatment, the warts is very itchy. Is it normal?

I am having warts on my feet after receiving treatment, the warts is very itchy. Is it normal?

Skin Reaction.: It's not clear as to whether the treatment you received was for the warts you had already, or the treatment you received, actually caused the warts. Either way, without knowing just what the treatment was, it is difficult to know if it could have been the cause. My guess is, that it probably was. To remove all doubt, you should ask this question to the person who gave you the treatment. ...Read more

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I have wort on the bottom of the foot, What is treatment? Wort on feet are the same that cause genital warts?

I have wort on the bottom of the foot, What is treatment? Wort on feet are the same that cause genital warts?

No Great Way.: There is no absolutely perfect, non-failing, always working, treatment for warts. I have treated patients who have had their warts treated in every way imaginable, only to have them still there, only now, with scar tissue interfering and impeding any future treatment. Treatment must be designed to not comprise or harm normal tissue, especially on the plantar foot. Not a simple task. ...Read more

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I have 3 large (.25 -.75 inch) warts on my foot and have had 15-20 freeze and/or scrape and burn treatments, but they persist. What should I do?

I have 3 large: If conservative tx at the podiatrist is not working, you have an option of going to a dermatologist and have liquid nitrogen treatment , if that does not work , then possibly surgical excision needs to be considered. I have had a few patients that needed a combination of freezing the warts with cryopen/laser tx for a year ...Read more

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Having had laser, acid and aldara (imiquimod) treatments, how could i get rid of a planter wart on my foot?

Having had laser, acid and aldara (imiquimod) treatments, how could  i get rid of a planter wart on my foot?

Depending on size: They can be cut out. A panacos graft procedure is an option. Effudex cream is an option. There are different laser types...A pulse dye works very well for warts. ...Read more

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An 11 yr old boy has a wart on his right foot, the size of a penny. Hes been to the doctors a few times for treatment(froze it)but no luck. Ideas?

Banana peel: This is a plantar's wart. One simple thing is to tape the white side of a banana peel to it every night. It will take a bit of time, but it is painless and relatively cheap. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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