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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


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Will clotrimazole cream change the shape of genital warts and hard to identify? Please help! Is it something like salycilic acid?

Will clotrimazole cream change the shape of genital warts and hard to identify? Please help! Is it something like salycilic acid?

No effect: Clotrimazole doesn't affect genital warts. It is unrelated to salicylic acid or other treatments for warts. Any moisturizing cream might make warts temporarily softer, but otherwise no effect. ...Read more

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What are warts?

Warts: Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). Most, but not all, are generally harmless. Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet). Some warts spread through sex. ...Read more

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Why do warts itch?

Why do warts itch?

Itch?: It depends on where they are, but on the foot - they usually don't itch. ...Read more

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What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. take a look. ...Read more

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