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Old Age Warts
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.
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
Hi, I am 24 years old. I have been feeling my cervix and it feels bumpy. Is that normal? I had genital warts at age 21.
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?
?? oral??: In decades in medicine I have never seen or heard of a kid with warts inside his mouth. They do occasionally end up on the vocal cords & are removed by lasers under anesthesia. Outside the mouth they are just like any other warts. All procedures for removal involve pain because the skin around them is sensitive. Freezing, cutting, chemical dissolving all are available. Best done by dermatologists ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Yes don't worry: Take him to his doctor removal wart is a minor procedure, by any method. ...Read more
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
I really want to know if it HPV warts always lead to cancer as u get older since ur treated for warts.
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?
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
Warts are usually harmless but may be unsightly. Warts on the feet are called verrucas (or verrucae) and are sometimes painful. Warts and verrucas usually clear in time without treatment. If required, they can often be cleared more quickly with treatment. Most commonly, treatment involves applying salicylic acid or freezing with liquid nitrogen or a cold spray.
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
Red flag: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain and/or swelling, is a red flag your body is waving to tell you to go see your Physician. ...Read more
I just found out I have HPV. Does that mean that my 1 year old has it too? I found my first wart several weeks ago.
Hard to say: At least with the wart strains you have visible signs that you have it. Babies who deliver vaginally can acquire the virus during birth and have it show up as genital or vocal cord warts that would show up within 2 yrs of birth. In most cases the mother has warts at delivery. Shedding of virus happens most then & might after the warts clear but not often. Some actually have a c-section to avoid expos ...Read more
No limit: Genital warts usually by definition are caused by genital contact -- which should not be occurring in children/pediatrics. Your name is "mommy" so I interpret this to be female: if there is abuse, this needs to be reported, the patient removed from the circumstance, and then treated. Surgery, laser therapy, liquid nitrogen, podophyllin, etc are all possible methods of treatment. ...Read more
Am 21yrs old n is hving a lot of things looking like wart on my vagina n nxt to my anus is hving a sumthing like boils n it is not that its kina long?
As there are genital warts on my penis from the age of 15. Now my age is 32. how to know the genital warts on my penis are cancerous or not?
I'm getting all these wart like spots on my face. They don't burst or go away. Just like the ones in the picture. My age is late 40's. please help?
Where the picture?: I think this is something to need to consult a dermatologist for. ...Read more
No problem: I find this product to be of minimal if any benefit. However, your use of it will not bother the breast milk. ...Read more
Side effects are that it is going to burn off the wart. Local irritation and some pain are sorta guaranteed. Other options of surgical removal or doctor done freezing and removal are not going to be less traumatic. Waiting and seeing if they go away are one option.
Running ALDARA (imiquimod) by the pediatrician is the most expensive and least traumatic method to treat warts BUT it is NOT FDA approved for it ...Read more