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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

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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Is it normal for the skin around a plantar wart to peel off when using compound w?

Is it normal for the skin around a plantar wart to peel off when using compound w?

Yes: Try not to get the medication on good skin. Cut a hole in tape and place over the wart to protect skin. ...Read more

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I am getting rid of my seed wart with Dr scholls liquid wart remover and I took of the patch after all day and there was raised hard white skin around?

I am getting rid of my seed wart with Dr scholls liquid wart remover and I took of the patch after all day and there was raised hard white skin around?

Not Unusual: What you are describing is the normal reaction of the surrounding normal skin to the acid treatment. You should be able to file away the dead skin painlessly before your next application. ...Read more

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Molluscum has returned, had them scraped 4 months ago. This area is new. Her skin under the bumps is cracked and red. Can I still use wart remover?

Molluscum has returned, had them scraped 4 months ago. This area is new. Her skin under the bumps is cracked and red. Can I still use wart remover?

Pox virus: Molluscum is not from the same virus as genital warts (hpv). Molluscum is a pox virus infection. If the skin surrounding is red and cracked, I would not use wart remover. See your gyn as the underlying skin might have a skin infection. ...Read more

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Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This: This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?

The skin I am treating for plantar warts with patches is peeling and a bit pink, should I wait before using more patches so it heals? Or is it safe?

Silver duct tape: Plantar warts can be stubborn to treat, and often the surrounding skin becomes eroded and painful, with little effect on the actual wart. If the skin around the wart becomes irritated, take a week off the topical salicylic acid treatment, and use silver duct tape. Once the skin is healed, you may restart with the salicylic acid pads. You may need to have your warts treated at the doctors office. ...Read more

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Hi I have this wart on the side of my finger I tried using vinegar and antibiotic ointment on it....the skin started to peel around the wart now it ju?

Hi I have this wart on the side of my finger I tried using vinegar and antibiotic ointment on it....the skin started to peel around the wart now it ju?

Treating warts: Vinegar won't help warts at all, and neither will antibiotic ointment. If you're sure it's a wart, over-the-counter wart treatments are available (e.g. Compound W and others on the same pharmacy shelves). If uncertain, see a doctor for diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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If my genital warts are starting to peel, then will the layers of skin that fell infect another area of my genitals if the layers touch another area?

If my genital warts are starting to peel, then will the layers of skin that fell infect another area of my genitals if the layers touch another area?

As long as there is: No wetness and the layers are dry. It shouldn't be any risk of infection. I would suggest seeking your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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The skin is peeling between my toes, I have dots underneath the skin on the heel of my foot. I don't think it is plantar warts as the skin is smooth?

2 different issues: It sounds like you may have interdigital athlete's foot AND plantar warts on your heel. The skin is smooth because you are walking on it and pressing the wart inward, so it remains level with the normal skin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if wart remover can remove skin tags?

Can you tell me if wart remover can remove skin tags?

Probably: This is an acid and may work. Be careful as this is soft tissue as opposed to something that is hard and needs more liquid to work it out. Would not recommend this but you can try it. Suggest you see a dermatologist.
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How can I get rid of skin tags, will wart remover or floss work?

Probably not: Aside from all the bleeding, they'll probably come back. See an appropriate md. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

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 to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

How to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a wart once the liquid wart remover has turned white and hard?

New bottle: The otc sal-acid solutions can be used even when they are like a thick paste. If if is "dry and hard" it has completely dried up and you need to buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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Are the 40% salicylic acid wart remover pads safe to use on a 3 year old?

Sorta.: Side effects are that it is going to burn off the wart. Local irritation and some pain are sorta guaranteed. Other options of surgical removal or doctor done freezing and removal are not going to be less traumatic. Waiting and seeing if they go away are one option.

Running ALDARA (imiquimod) by the pediatrician is the most expensive and least traumatic method to treat warts BUT it is NOT FDA approved for it ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more

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Are salicylic acid 40% wart remover pads safe for use on a 3 year old? There is no age on the box and he has had the wart for over a year.

Please read-depends.: This is very toxic if there is contact with mouth/oral mucosa.
The location of the wart matters.
On the planter surface of feet, it is safe, since it is kept covered.
On hands it would be ill advised at that age, since itcan get to the mouth.
Nighttime usage with a bandage can be attempted if you are comfortable. ...Read more

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What's to be done about burn scars from wart remover?

What's to be done about burn scars from wart remover?

Laser resurfacing: These type of scars usually fade over time, but laser resurfacing may help if the scars become permanent. ...Read more

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Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Beware: I would strongly encouraged you to avoid over the counter wart removers, whether it be salicylic acid based or cold based when addressing genital warts. That area is quite sensitive and is best addressed by your primary care doctor or dermatologists. Remember you can do more harm than good trying to treat these at home. ...Read more

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Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?

Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?

Ans: You can. However remember the root goes deep the freeze usually will get just they'll portion. Actually duct tape works great. Put that over the wary and you may have better success ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

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