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How long does it take warts to go away?

How long does it take  warts to go away?

Varies: Depending on the location and treatment method warts can take a very long time to rid of. ...Read more

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


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My husband has gential warts can I get them and how long does it take?

My husband has gential warts can I get them and how long does it take?

Yes: Chances are you already have the virus that causes genital warts, human papillomavirus, hpv, mostly types 6 and 11. You have a 70% chance of infection with this virus by one unprotected sex with an infected individual via direct skin-to-skin contact. Only 1-5% infected will develop genital warts. ...Read more

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What kind of medican do you take for gential warts in women and for how long?

No pills..: There are topical medications you can apply, on a scheduled basis (2-3x/week) for up to 16 wks etc...These are prescriptions. They can also be treated in the office by your doc/dermatologists. The current cervical cancer vaccines may help reduce the incidence of gential warts significantly. Check with your doc.. Good luck. ...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?

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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How long does it take for a wart to grow?

How long does it take for a wart to grow?

Depends: I have seen warts that have taken years to grow into a large lesion and I have seen some that have developed in weeks. The good thing is that their average lifespan is about 1 and 1/2 years! ...Read more

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Can i take Zantac (ranitidine) for warts?

No: Tagamet (cimetidine) has been used with some positive benefits for difficult warts on the foot. I have not heard of using zantac (ranitidine) in this manner. ...Read more

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How long does it take compound w to remove a wart?

How long does it take compound w to remove a wart?

2 to 40 weeks: Seriously, it can clear them up right away, or seem to take forever. If you scrape the wart down daily, and it's not too big, compound w can work well. You just have to help things along with scraping. ...Read more

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How long should aldara (imiquimod) take to remove warts?

Not known: Like most other wart creams there is no definative answer to how many applications will get rid of the wart. ...Read more