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Medicine For Common Warts
Warts are caused by human papillomavirus.. There are more than 150 types of hpv and are associated with various clinical lesions and diseases. Common warts repressent about 70% of all cutaneous warts and show hyperkeratotic, clefted surface with vegetations. They are caused by hpv types 1, 2, 4, 26, 27, 29, 41, 57, 65, 77. They are transmitted by skin to skin ...Read more
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
Common warts: Warts are caused by human papillomavirus.. There are more than 150 types of hpv and are associated with various clinical lesions and diseases. Common warts repressent about 70% of all cutaneous warts and show hyperkeratotic, clefted surface with vegetations. They are caused by hpv types 1, 2, 4, 26, 27, 29, 41, 57, 65, 77. They are transmitted by skin to skin contact. Many effective treatments. ...Read more
No: There are 99 species of the hpv and one species has little to do with the other. The hpv vaccine is limited to only one species of hpv, which is not the one that causes common warts we get on the skin. Warts can be pretty frustrating, so be persistent under the care of a dermatologist. ...Read more
I treated four common warts on my inner thigh by freezing them and another one pops up... Why did this happen?
Warts are tricky: Often patients need multiple treatments to get rid of warts completely. They are 'known' for hiding out in the skin layers (away from the destructive power of the immune system) and therefore can pop-up at will if you don't stay on top of it. There are creams (aldara) in addition to ablative therapies (cryo) that can help. See a dermatologist for the best effects. ...Read more
Hard to know..: Since insurance companies won't let doctors publicize the rates they negotiate with them, it's near impossible to do a google search and compare prices that way. You can, however, call up local doctors and ask them specifically what cryotherapy for a wart would cost. They often do cash discounts. For wart freezing, you usually need a few sessions though. Good luck! ...Read more
Warts can occur anywhere on the skin surface.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have a couple of common warts on my hand, they've started to dry up. I just wanted to know if this is normal/what my next move should be?
Plan: No, presence of warts on hand is abnormal. You can use OTC medicine for Comman warts to treat them. If the spread you need stronger approaches. And a doctor involvement. Good luck. ...Read more
It can....: Get it treated! you can use the liquid you can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). It seems to boost the immune system and help get rid of warts. ...Read more
Did the clinical trial using Candida Antigen to help get rid of common warts work out? If so what's the cure rate?
No: Candidia does not cause any form or wart. ...Read more
Can common warts be passed to genitals? Would it also result in genital warts (contagious one) or is it unlikely since they are different strands?
Different warts: (Human Papilloma viruses) tend to be on different parts on the body. So, a wart from the foot is not likely to become a wart on the genital area. ...Read more
I have common warts on my heel and on my finger. My mom went to the store but there was only the medicated remover for plantar warts. Would it work?
Better than nothing.: Go ahead and give it a try. Just make sure that you follow the directions, and make sure you are treating a wart. ...Read more
Good day..How long are common warts contagious??I Are genital warts contagious after 15 years if there are no signs? Pap smears show no trace?e
It's moot: Everybody has at least a few strains of HPV on board. Life's too difficult already, and love is too precious, to focus on 'Can I catch a wart?' Barrier protection is the norm for smart people nowadays for many even better reasons. If you've found someone special, don't let this stand in your way. And if it helps... 'nobody knows.' Best wishes. ...Read more
Can genital warts, common warts or molluscullum contagiosum appear on one inner thigh and not the other? My hcp said they were warts but I am doubtful
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
See below: There are many medications that you can buy at the local pharmacy. ...Read more
Warts: Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. There are different subtypes of the virus that lead to different types and locations of warts. A few of the types are oncogenic. The fastest way to get rid of warts is to have your doctor remove them (electrodessication) however any treatment that stimulates your immune system to recognize the wart as abnormal will allow your body to .Kill the wart. ...Read more
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Can you tell me if it's common for warts to grow back just smaller and smaller each time they fall off?
Question: Are you undergoing some form of treatment for them currently? If yes, please clarify. ...Read more
Growth on Scrotum: Given your age i think it is wise not to guess what is going on but to recommend that you show these lesions to your family doctor. There are numerous reasons for lesions on the scrotum and some are more worrisome than warts. ...Read more