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Doctor insights on: Painful Red Warts

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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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I had a wart on the ball of my foot frozen 8 days ago and the blister is still really big and there is redness around it. should I call my doctor?

I had a wart on the ball of my foot frozen 8 days ago and the blister is still really big and there is redness around it. should I call my doctor?

It's cold out there.: The blister formation is typical for the treatment. The redness around it could indicate an infection, especially if there is unusual pain and skin streaking. You would do well to notify the doctor and see if the wound needs attention. An oral antibiotic may need to given for a possible infection. ...Read more

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Used Dr. scholl's freeze off on three warts. Turned dark red and kinda blackish (especially area around it). Is the product working?

Used Dr. scholl's freeze off on three warts. Turned dark red and kinda blackish (especially area around it). Is the product working?

FREEZING WARTS OFF: Do not know for at least ten to fourteen days. Be patient. I, myself, have rarely seen it work. Dermatologists freeze them off with a much more powerful liquid nitrogen! ...Read more

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I had genital warts frozen, is it suppose to turn red?

I had genital warts frozen, is it suppose to turn red?

Yes: The redness is likely a blister forming. The liquid nitrogen is going to need to be reapplied several times i'm afraid. Your doctor can also prescribe podofilox, Imiquimod or sinecatechin...All topical and applied by you. ...Read more