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Nose Wart Removal
I've a red pimple-like spot on nose, near wart removal. I feel so anxious it's cancer. I have an apt soon, but what can I do/look for in meantime?
Probably nothing: Skin lesions that are malignant ie squamous Ca, basal cell Ca appear as areas of superficial ulceration, with some bleeding and rescabing. If there is a small red area near previous wart, probably inflammatory. Use A&D ointment q day for about 2 wks and see what happens. If progression to ulceration then try EFUDEX (fluorouracil). ...Read more
I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?
No: Please don't as the scalp is very vascular and prone to bleeding profusely. Have a dermatologist do it, please. ...Read more
I had nasal wart removal 4 months ago still having post nasal drip and voice issues could this be CSF + have 2 inflamed lymph nodes in upper back neck?
CSF Leak: Leaks such as those are usually deadly within hours. Contact your physician for other options. ...Read more
Many options: Removing warts or any skin lesion from the nose can vary depending on location, size, skin type and type of lesion. Most dermatologists and plastic surgeons will be able to recommend an appropriate treatment after examining you. ...Read more
Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
See a Dermatologist: If you have a wart on the tip of your nose, and you want to make sure that it does not leave a scar after removal. Make sure you see a dermatologist. There are many ways to remove warts, some leave a scar, some do not. It is also important to note that what appears to be a wart may not actually be a wart. I would see your dermatologist to make sure it is just a wart before removing it. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor to have it removed. ...Read more
I'm: I'm assuming this is inside your nose, and probably a squamous papilloma if it is wart-like. The two main reasons I would recommend you see a physician for this is to determine that it is, in fact, a benign lesion that does not need to be sent to pathology for tissue diagnosis, and to be able to biopsy/excise this under aseptic conditions to minimize the risk of infection. ...Read more
I have a wart like feature on my nose. It came and went for about 3 months then remained. Looks like pimple but hard im 42 and get a lot of sun this appeared about 6 months ago
Difficult: Difficult to answer without a clinical examination, but given your age and that it is located on the nose, I would be concerned with the possibility of a skin cancer. It could be a wart, a nevus, a skin cancer, or other possibilities. Take a look at the link below to see a few example pictures of skin cancer and then I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Several options...: ...Depending on where the wart is, exactly. It can be frozen with liquid nitrogen if close enough to the nostril edge. It can be numbed with local anesthesia and curetted or shaved off. It can be numbed and then cauterized with an electric needle. All depends on size, location, and skill set of the doctor. ...Read more
How can I get rid of a wart on my nose they have cut it out with a biopsy, and also tried to freeze it off but came back
First,: First, I would presume the biopsy confirmed it was a wart? If so, I would recommend that you try liquid nitrogen treatment again but make sure that you do a follow up appointment about three weeks after the initial treatment. Sometimes, a second treatment session is very helpful to "polish" off the base of the wart. There are a few other topical options but typically a wart on the nose resolves fairly easily with liquid nitrogen. I hope that helps! ...Read more
I have what looks like a blister/wart on my nose, it's been there for 3 years. I am tempted to pop it, what is it and how should it be removed?
I had a wart removed on nose. Not cryo-treated. On other side, red pimple-looking spot for 2+ weeks now. Wart? Dr. appt in 2 wks. Should I be worried?
Small wart on face between eye n nose how to rid of it without any marks left it occured from 2 months now?
Get it seen: Possibly your primary care physician or dermatologist will cauterize it. This is a better plan than simply trying cold or a wart removing medicine, since this is on your face. ...Read more
I've had a pimple on my nose for over a month. I had a wart on other side. Could it be a wart? Looks like other nose pimples, but doesn't go away.
A wart is possible: What have you done to treat the pimple if it is a pimple. Have you seen your doctor or dermatologist? ...Read more
I have a wart growing in my nose. I also have the type of HPV that causes cancer. Should I be concerned about the wart causing cancer in my sinuses?
Probably unrelated: Many non-wart growths can look like warts, so you need to see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis, and to make sure it isn't cancer itself. Probably not, but better safe than sorry. Even if you have a nasal wart, probably it is a different strain than the one you have (or had) in the genital area. Most genital HPV is cleared by the immune system; probably you don't have it any more. ...Read more
What are all these warts I'm getting from? Lately I am getting warts all over my body. I have one on the side of my heel, on the side of my nose, under my breasts, on my thighs, and in my armpits. I am 5'2" and overweight (220 pounds) I freeze the warts o
First, are you certain these things are warts and not something else? I ask, because while it's possible to get warts anywhere, they don't typically pop-up all over the body like you're describing.
But, for the purpose of answering your question, we'll assume you're correct and they are, indeed, warts.
Warts are a virus. The virus only affects the upper most layer of skin, the epidermis. To get a wart, you need 3 things:
1. You need to be exposed to the wart virus. You had to have touched something or someone with a wart to get it.
2. You need some kind of break in the skin for the virus to invade. Since warts only affect the outer layer of skin, you don't have to step on a needle or anything to get a wart. A simple little crack from dry skin is enough for the virus to get in.
3. (and this is the most important factor) you need to be susceptible to the virus. Not everyone is susceptible, and not all body parts are equally susceptible. And susceptibility changes over time. In general, the palms and soles are the most susceptible, but it's possible to get a wart anywhere. Also, in general, adolescents tend to be the most susceptible. It's not impossible for an adult or an infant to get a wart, it's just not as common as people between the ages of 8 and 20.
There are many, many treatments for warts. Any time in medicine you see a lot of treatments for one problem, it means we really don't have one best way to treat it. Warts can be stubborn and unpredictable.
Considering the odd way in which you seem to be coming down with these things, the best thing to do is stop using the freeze thing you bought, and go see a dermatologist.
Good luck! ...Read more
I'm having anal wart outbreak, then a fever and running nose like flu. I have 1 painless ulcer at roof of mouth. Is it herpes? I also had hot chilli.
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort &potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--Crohn's, Behcet's, STD (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Lots of ways: 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 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). For excisions, I use radiowave surgery. ...Read more
I have two flesh colored painless bumps on my penis head. How do I know if they are warts or not?
Have it checked: Get it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
What do I need to do to remove this wart (head) from off my finger....skin peeled from around da wart....
A number of OTC wart removal systems...but your best bet is a dermatologist to ensure complete removal!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Is it possible to get rid of a wart (im not sure what it is) that's on the back of my head using those home remedies?
Wart cure: There are several otc medications that you can use to get rid of wards. One study used freeze treatment every 2 weeks until its gone (about 8 weeks). Covering the wart with duct tape can hasten the cure. Used alone, getting rid of the wart usually takes a long time. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have warts in my head and they keep spreading. I have been burning them with acid at my local doctor but they fall off and return aggressively. Help?
Deem: See dermatologist. On line we can't assess dermatological conditions, is better to see in order to have a diagnosis. ...Read more
No.: Penile "warts" are not normal and may be a sign of hpv infection. The human papillomavirus is a common genital condition (in both men and women). Hpv is infectious, and if you have it, you may transmit it to sexual partners. It would be good to visit with a clinic / healthcare provider to have an examination and see if an appropriate treatment could be pursued. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
So you are asking: About warts on fingertip and spot on forehead. First you need to file warts down when wet after bath or shower, and cover with OTC wart meds. If not clear in a month you need to see a dermatologist. As far as the soft spot, without seeing and touching it, I don't know if its a cyst, lipoma or whatever else it could be, so see your doctor ...Read more
This is on the back of my husband's head. They just showed up about a month or so ago. Thinking it's a skin tag but not sure if it's that or warts?
Many possibilities: Did you know there are hundreds of different kinds of skin lesion? Many of them occur on the scalp. Scalp lesions include moles, seborrheic keratoses and other harmless spots. Your doctor should see his doctor if he is concerned, especially if the lesions are increasing in number and size or are causing symptoms ...Read more
I have a white hard bump on top of my head that I noticed about 4 weeks ago, My wife says it looks like a wart. It is hard to the touch but does not h?
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doctor for diagnosis. It may be something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The black spots are blood capillaries in the wart. The wart could be alive still. You may need more aggressive treatment but also warts will disappear on their own as your immune system eventually kills them. If you want rid of it now then see your doctor and maybe he/she will use liquid nitrogen to freeze it. ...Read more
On top of my penis head are a couole small white bumps that look like white heads. Tested for warts wasn't it. Help?
Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.
See a physician: Warts are caused by the HPV virus. There are many medications and alternative treatments that work. They also can be removed by a Dermatologist if needed. But before you consider self treatment be sure to have the involved area examined by a physician to be sure you are not dealing with a precancerous actinic keratosis or squamous cell cancer. ...Read more
Does oral hpv that causes warts go away on its own? Are oral warts even common? I'm 21 and I have head to my Bf. Scared he may not be clean.
HPV: Don't worry, you will be fine. You are describing the human condition. We are exposed to pathogens on a daily basis, including during sexual activity. HPV is the most commonly spread STD in the US but only certain strains cause cancer and our immune system can handle many of them. Get screened by your dentist/MD and get your PAP by your OB/GYN, your age indicates its time. Stay calm. ...Read more
My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?
You named 2: If it bothers you, have someone look at it. Many can be removed in the office if needed. ...Read more