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Surgical removal of mosaic wart on finger?

Yes: You can have this treated but there is still a 25 percent chance it will reoccur. ...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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How painful is the removal of warts?

How painful is the removal of warts?

Depends: Depends on the location, size and technique used to remove them. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a good means of removal of warts?

Can you suggest a good means of removal of warts?

Yes: If medical treatment fails, surgical removal by a qualified person. ...Read more

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Can flat warts feel slightly rough to the touch? Are there home remedies for removal?

Can flat warts feel slightly rough to the touch? Are there home remedies for removal?

Yes: Flat warts are usually flesh colored and slightly raised and tend to occur in lines and patterns from scratching. They are treated with a variety of different techniques including freezing with cryotherapy, electrocautery, or creams such as retin a or aldara. See a physician to make sure that this is the issue and to discuss the best option for treatment in your case. ...Read more

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Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Depends on method: I believe there is a risk of some nerve damage if plantar warts (those on the bottom of the foot) are frozen using the liquid nitrogen method, which is super cold. The new nitrous oxide cryoprobe uses temperatures about half as cold & seems to avoid this problem.A physician may choose to avoid some areas or take down a leason in several stages to avoid problems & get yet acceptable results. ...Read more

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Which wart removal remedies actually work?

Which wart removal remedies actually work?

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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Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Warts: 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

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Is there a wart removal remedy that actually works?

Is there a wart removal remedy that actually works?

There are countless: Ways of trying to get rid of warts. Everybody claims an 80% success rate with their method, which may or may not be true. Warts are universally frustrating to patient and doctor alike. There is no one best answer. ...Read more

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Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors ?

Yes: Yes it is office procedure, some primary doctors will do , or refer to one who does. ...Read more

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