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Are salicylic acid 40% wart remover pads safe for use on a 3 year old? There is no age on the box and he has had the wart for over a year.

Are salicylic acid 40% wart remover pads safe for use on a 3 year old? There is no age on the box and he has had the wart for over a year.

Please read-depends.: This is very toxic if there is contact with mouth/oral mucosa.
The location of the wart matters.
On the planter surface of feet, it is safe, since it is kept covered.
On hands it would be ill advised at that age, since itcan get to the mouth.
Nighttime usage with a bandage can be attempted if you are comfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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I am suffering from genital wart from the age of 14 years, now I am 32 years old. Not treated it yet. Will these warts causes penile cancer?

I am suffering from genital wart from the age of 14 years, now I am 32 years old. Not treated it yet. Will these warts causes penile cancer?

If untreated Yes: Find out if they are warts, from your doctor get them treated soon. You should have been vaccinated in boyhood, hpv vaccination is not for just girls only, is less often used ...Read more

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Are baby warts serious on a 10 month old baby?

Are baby warts serious on a 10 month old baby?

Reply: Wart is usually a benign viral infection of the skin. Treatment varies with the part of body that has the warts. Usually in young infants observation is first choice. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has warts on his back. Used extra strenght CompoundW. The freezing was painful; I had to peel it off, now its hard. What do I do now?

My 6 year old has warts on his back. Used extra strenght CompoundW. The freezing was painful; I had to peel it off, now its hard. What do I do now?

Maybe do nothing?: Why does Junior need the warts off? Does he have a preference? There's no harm in leaving them untreated. Common warts in basically-healthy kids don't turn into anything bad. ...Read more

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Antigen injections for warts my 14 year old has several warts that we have tried many things for through out the years to no avail. He was just seen by a dermatoligist and had them froze. She said id this doesn't work, which she assumes it won't, her next

Antigen injections for warts my 14 year old has several warts that we have tried many things for through out the years to no avail. He was just seen by a dermatoligist and had them froze. She said id this doesn't work, which she assumes it won't, her next

Your: Your dermatologist is probably talking about the candida antigen injection. It is typically delivered as an injection into the largest wart or two. Studies show varying effectiveness, but it has certainly worked in many patients. Other than the pain of the injection itself, some patients can get mild flu-like symptoms, but most tolerate it very well. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can using my old shaver again cause warts?

Can using my old shaver again cause warts?

No: If you had warts and are now free of them, you have immunity to that type of virus. You may wish to clean your old shaver with 70% ethanol for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bad case of plantar warts on 8 year old child?

How do you treat a bad case of plantar warts on 8 year old child?

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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How does someone get something looking like tiny little warts on their vagina. And what is the cause of that. I am afraid since I am 20yrs old?

Could be. ..: Warts are not uncommon in the genital area but the little bumps could be other lesions such as small cysts or glandular structures. It would be best for you to be evaluated by a dermatologist or ob-gyn. ...Read more

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There seem to be no solid answers online. Had gen warts 4 yrs ago. Freezed em off and never had anymore. I have them again. New infection or old?

Genital Warts: There is no cure for hpv, but there are methods to treat visible warts, which could reduce infectivity, although there are no trials studying the effectiveness of removing visible warts in reducing transmission. Your warts have returned. ...Read more

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My elderly father has loads of warts on his back too many for our g.p. to freeze, he is to embarrassed to swim on hols, how can he get them removed?

Not warts: Seborrheic keratoses. A dermatologist can clear these. More important, he needs to understand that they are benign and tax-free. Your GP has no business fooling with this and should refer to a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Can you name some natural remedies for warts on a two year old?

Thuja occidentalis: In the 19th century thuja was in common use as an externally applied tincture or ointment for the treatment of warts, ringworm and thrush. "an injection of the tincture into venereal warts is said to cause them to disappear." you can get thuja solution or pills (dissolved under the tongue) at many vitamin stores and at whole foods. ...Read more

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How does a 2 yr old get a planters wart? And how do I treat it?

How does a 2 yr old get a planters wart? And how do I treat it?

Stepped on wart germ: Warts are caused by a virus that made its way through the cracks in the skin surface & began sent a root system into healthy skin below. This is the same for the bottom of the foot as other skin surfaces. Home rx is seldom effective. Some pcp's, dermatologists or podiatrists are able to remove them through a variety of methods. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has warts on his side and armpit. Is this a minor worry?

Yes don't worry: Take him to his doctor removal wart is a minor procedure, by any method. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has warts on his knee, sould we leave them or have them removed.?

My 2 year old son has warts on his knee, sould we leave them or have them removed.?

HPV: These viral lesions can either be treated or left alone and may regress without therapy. The choice is one of either cosmetics or annoyance with their presence. It is not likely to alter his health either way. ...Read more

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I really want to know if it HPV warts always lead to cancer as u get older since ur treated for warts.

I really want to know if it HPV warts always lead to cancer as u get older since ur treated for warts.

No: Warts are caused by one of the HPViruses that do not cause cancer (ueually HPV 6 or 11). Either way, most HPV infections do not lead to cancer. A few, like HPV16 and 18, are associated with precancerous lesions and if not attended to, squamous cancer ...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?

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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How can make warts not come back againg I have several warts that keep coming back I been to the doctor twice a year for the past. 2 years but they keep growing is there anything else I can do

How can make warts not come back againg I have several warts that keep coming back I been to the doctor twice a year for the past. 2 years but they keep growing is there anything else I can do

There: There are several treatments for warts that can be successful. Often it does take a few visits (every three weeks or so) to get to the "root" of the wart. Liquid nitrogen is the most common treatment but there are others including immune therapy that can help. Read more about more treatment options at the link below. It depends where they are located and their size as to the best treatment options for you. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a 5 year old wart?

How can I get rid of a 5 year old wart?

See dermatologist: You could try one of the over-the-counter topical treatments, if you haven't already. Otherwise you should see a dermatologist to have them freeze it off/cauterize it. If it's on your foot, you could also see a podiatrist. ...Read more