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Mosaic Warts Treatment
Have wart on the back of my toe, mosaic, to be precise, I've used treatment; wartner, it disappears, but a month later it comes back. Happened 3 times?
Warts are: A pesky thing to get tid of especially the type you have. That being said there are many treatments available. Personally I like to use a co2 laser. I have had no issues to date using this method but discuss all your options with your podiatrist. ...Read more
They sure can...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. 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). For excisions, I use radiowave surgery. ...Read more
Acid and scraping: A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use). You can also try oral cimetadine (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). ...Read more
Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat. ...Read more
Is salycilic acid effective in treating warts? If not what is the most effective and cheapest treatment. Thanks.
Yes: Salycilic acid is effective but it also depends on the strength of it. ...Read more
Various: Warts are viruses and, although dermatologists use various treatments on them, such as liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, canthacur, etc., there is no guarantee that the virus will respond to any destructive method. There is a prescription anti-viral cream that is usually effective called imiquimod, but it is expensive. ...Read more
Various: Things like chemical cauterization if all are external and no internal warts. Aldara (imiquimod) can sometimes be effective for both internal and external. Surgical excision of both internal and external is also an option. See a colon and rectal surgeon for recommendations of the best method in your particular case. ...Read more
Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. See a podiatrist for details. Treatment ranges from topical acids and debridements to excisional surgery. ...Read more
Flat warts: These viral skin infections are a nuisance, and of course unsightly, which is why we seek treatment. You can see a dermatologist, who has the best tools to deal with these. Or you can try something over the counter, such as a wart formula or wart remover. I am a fan of 'occlusive therapy'- if the wart is out of the way and you can stick the cloth part of the BandAid over it for a while. ...Read more
Duct tape: A frequently successful treatment is to put duct tape on the wart and leave it there for several weeks. Sounds weird but there is a fairly high success rate with this technique. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if it was treated with liquid nitrogen. ...Read more
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
What is the best medication for vag warts? Can it dissapear with out treatment? If warts are treated and gone is it still contagious?
Several remedies: Genital warts are caused by Human Papilloma Virus. Once an individual has been infected, the virus may or may not give rise to warts, which may go away with and without treatment, and may or may not come back. Treatment options are chemical cauterization with acetic acid, application of podophyllin tincture, or imiquimod lotion, or laser ablation. ...Read more
Hi I have 4 warts that have resisted treatment against multiple rounds of cryo and strong sycliac acid and dcp and apple cider vinger. The warts need?
Details matter: EXACTLY where are the warts? Have you seen a dermatologist or a different practitioner? Are you sure they are warts? Warts can be difficult to cure. In order to be very aggressive against warts, I inject lidocaine first. With the target numb I can freeze deeper and then use electrodessication followed by curettage and application of ferric subsulfate. ...Read more
I have warts on my anus. And lately, it has been getting bigger and larger. They don't itch, and I have gone for several cryotheraphy treatment. But it doesn't seem to be working. What should I do?
Please see your Dr.: There aren't any satisfactory home treatments for genital warts. Don't have unprotected sex to avoid spreading them. First application of Podophyllin or Trchloracetic acid must be applied by Dr. Larger warts may require surgery by freezing, laser, electrocautery or even surgical excision. You can not do this on your own. Your Dr. Must treat you in confidence & not inform parents unless you agree ...Read more
May not be wart:
Warts usually do not bleed. It would be prudent to have a doctor look at it. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history and physical examination.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Aspirin: Aspirin can be made into an over the counter wart treatment inexpensively by soaking Aspirin on water and making it into paste and applying it to wart. Cover with duct tape amd this will peel amd macerate the wart without pain. It will gradually peel away. ...Read more
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