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What is the best medicine for warts?

What is the best medicine for warts?

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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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Besides surgery is there any effective medicine to treat warts on lip?

Besides surgery is there any effective medicine to treat warts on lip?

Freezing: Doctors can use cryotherapy (freezing) to treat warts. There are also creams that work for some types of warts so see your doctor for the best options. ...Read more

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What medicine is best for warts? I'm trying to get rid of these warts fast.

What medicine is best for warts? I'm trying to get rid of these warts fast.

Wart removal: Salicylic acid is the OTC treatment for warts. I like to apply and cover with Saran wrap over night. Use and emery board to file off dead skin in the morning. Repeat for 1 week. If this doesnt work see a dermatologist for removal. ...Read more

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Whats the best medicine for HPV genital wart?

Whats the best medicine for HPV genital wart?

Consider Aldara (imiquimod): There are 3 medicines that may be self-applied for genital warts:
aldara cream (imiquimod), condylox and veregen (sinecatechins). I think most doctors tend to prescribe aldara, which stimulates the immune system. Other treatments are done in the office--freezing, acid or surgical removal. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would skin tag medicine get rid of warts?

Hi docs, would skin tag medicine get rid of warts?

Not recommended: Your dermatologist can treat warts with cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen), electrocautery (electric current burns through wart), laser (burns ; vaporizes wart) or medications (application of salicylic acid gel /cantharidin). ...Read more

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Will a common wart medicine work for a planter wart?

Will a common wart medicine work for a planter wart?

Yes: Over the counter medicines with salicylic acid may be effective for a plantar wart in 15% of cases. ...Read more

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Good sites to buy genital wart medicine fron?

Good sites to buy genital wart medicine fron?

HPV: There are no prescription or non-prescription remedies available for HPV. Once you are infected, you remain infected for life unless your body clears up the infection on its own. Genital warts caused by HPV are treatable by removing the warts. The best treatments for this are available in a doctor's office.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_5245669_over-cure-hpv-genital-warts_.html#ixzz3459bmkCE ...Read more

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Is it ok to use OTC liquid wart medicine on molluscum on the penis?

Is it ok to use OTC liquid wart medicine on molluscum on the penis?

No: Most of the otc liquid wart medications do not work well on molluscum, particularly on the penis. ...Read more

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What is a good site to buy genital wart medicine to get Reed of warts and stop them from growing back?

What is a good site to buy genital wart medicine to get Reed of warts and stop them from growing back?

Wart medication : Not sure it's really good to "do it yourself" when it comes to genital wart treatment. Sure it's embarrassing but what if the treatment is worse than the disease? You should be monitored for side effects, response, other issues etc. That said, Aldara (imiquimod) or Imiquimod cream would be what I would recommend. There are other treatments too, but please see a doc! ...Read more

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Does drug store have something for common warts?

Yes: Many remedies available to soften the warts and make less painful and some times they may even fall off. ...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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Testicle warts what's the cause and medecine?

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

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How effective is wart remover from the drug store?

How effective is wart remover from the drug store?

Very: It can be very effective if the wart is fairly new. ...Read more

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I've heard st. Johns wart causes false positive drug tests? If so, for what?

Screening only.: Screening drug tests occasionally return a false positive for some of the psychoactive drugs (xanax, ativan, (lorazepam) valium, etc). But anytime a screening test returns a positive, a more specific confirmatory test is run, and st. John's wort would not cause a false positive on the confirmatory test - or at least, I have never heard nor read of it happening. ...Read more

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I have hpv.. What medicines do I need to prevent wart outbreaks?

I have hpv.. What medicines do I need to prevent wart outbreaks?

Not available: Once you have symptomatic HPV warts, you can have them removed with chemicals, removed with laser, or frozen. They may or may not return, if so you start over. It is not a disease like herpes where you take a med to stop outbreaks. ...Read more

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I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

Usually leave alone: Warts often disappear on their own. I frown on home treatment because I have seen the disasters cause by this. If one does not know what they are doing, harm can come. There are tendons and joints on the fingers and they can be harmed. See a doctor and get the warts either injected, frozen, chemically treated or even perhaps :"burned" or lasered off or other treatment. Dermatologist r the 1. ...Read more

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Increasing number of rough dark patches of skin. 21 years old. Began 6 years ago. Had wart. Used duck tape to seal in medicine. Began. Now Spreading?

See doctor: If these are warts there are numerous treatment depending on the location. However, a doctor whould have to see them to decide. Cryotherapy, TCA acid and other treatments are effective. You will have to see ...Read more

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Is there anything currently in trials or development for actually treating HPV? I mean the virus itself, not the warts. It's sad we have no HPV drugs.

Is there anything currently in trials or development for actually treating HPV? I mean the virus itself, not the warts. It's sad we have no HPV drugs.

You: Are correct most treatments are antimitotic or keratolytics. Some vaccines that have antiviral effect on HPV 16 and 18. Also a claim of a Japanese mushroom extract been effective not yet substanciated ...Read more

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Is Aldara (imiquimod) for warts considerded a safe treatment? What side effects should I be aware of? Are there any medicines I should not take with it?

Is Aldara (imiquimod) for warts considerded a safe treatment? What side effects should I be aware of? Are there any medicines I should not take with it?

Yes: Hi!
Aldara is considered safe (risks outweighed by benefits for many patients), though not for people w/ autoimmune or immunesuppression. Common side effects incl: local redness/itching, ulcers & swelling. There are many less-common effects ( http://reference.medscape.com/drug/aldara-zyclara-imiquimod-343508#4 )
Avoid sex while cream is on skin. Avoid/minimize sunlight. ...Read more

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What prescription medicines can get rid of plantar warts?

A few choices: There are a number of prescribed medications that can be used to treat plantars warts. Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist to found out what might be the best option for you. ...Read more

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I had condiloma, removed them with radio waves. My gyn.suggested that I now use Veregen (sinecatechins) TO PREVENT warts to appear again. Should I buy this medicine?

NO: NO! It is to treat warts. NOT TO PREVENT THEM! Costs $1000!!!!!!!!!!!We have no med to prevent warts. Imiquimod cream (Aldara) 5% may be best treatment with least chance of recurrence. I often use combinations of treatments. Your GYN must have received samples with glowing claims but no comparison with other treatments and no mention of cost. ...Read more