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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...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

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I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

Infected: By picking at the wart, the skin has been broken and infection has probably set in. Stop picking at it. Keep the area clean. Apply a topical antibiotic. See your doctor for oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have facial flat warts for over two years and I have tried burning. Now they are swollen and sometimes itchy and red. ?

I have facial flat warts for over two years and I have tried burning. Now they are swollen and sometimes itchy and red. ?

See a dermatologist: For a definitive diagnosis of your warts see a dermatologist Do not try burning them yourself. The itchy redness may be a hive like reaction or possibly a skin infection. ...Read more

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Applyi histofreeze directly in skin for warts, is swallow and red burning, is that normal?

Applyi histofreeze directly in skin for warts, is swallow and red burning, is that normal?

Histofreeze: Warnings and precautions: depigmentation of skin is a potential side-effect and may be considered cosmetically unacceptable, particularly with more highly pigmented skin types. Undesirable effects: a stinging or painful sensation during and after freezing, which will rapidly fade away after the thawing phase. Changes in the intensity of pigmentation may occur. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a small red bump on lip be wart?

Please tell me, could a small red bump on lip be wart?

Mucosal warts: Warts do occur on mucosal surfaces like the lip. And one of the changes that the virus induces is a change in the blood vessels, so it could be red. More often the epithelial changes predominate however and it appears a bit whiter than the surrounds. Still if it persists you should have it seen as there are other things that can cause red raised bumps too. ...Read more

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I put salicylic acid on a wart and now it is red and bigger. What should I do?

I put salicylic acid on a wart and now it is red and bigger. What should I do?

Acid on wart: Most likely inflamed and swollen and working on wart. Wait a few days and see if it shrinks. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about a small, red, wart-looking growth/legion on my scalp? It's tiny, but protrudes enough of make me ask.

Should i be worried about a small, red, wart-looking growth/legion on my scalp? It's tiny, but protrudes enough of  make me ask.

Perhaps.: Any lesion that concerns you as this one does, cannot be evaluated without looking at it. You really need to go to dr. For a skin evaluation so an answer can be given to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wart is red and bleeding. Is this serious enough to warrant a trip to the er?

My wart is red and bleeding. Is this serious enough to warrant a trip to the er?

Not normally: If you had significant, uncontrolled bleeding from a lesion that did not respond to application of pressure - that would be a reason for er. I would encourage a routine medical appointment. Take care. ...Read more

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Tiny red gen warts on penis which sometimes look like their not there, going to clinic, how long does it take for them to go perminantly with freezing?

Tiny red gen warts on penis which sometimes look like their not there, going to clinic, how long does it take for them to go perminantly with freezing?

Get diagnosis first: Genital warts are usually flesh-colored or tan-brown. They are not usually red and they don't come and go. They tend to stay unless treated in some way. Please have a dermatologist diagnose what the problem is before these get frozen. They may or may not be warts. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my shoulder looks like a wart. it also hurts it's red around the wart and it feels like it might have puss. What Should I do about it?

I have a bump on my shoulder looks like a wart. it also hurts it's red around the wart and it feels like it might have puss. What Should I do about it?

Irritated lesions: you can do warm compresses 2-3 times a day and dry area and apply antibiotic cream. Consider visiting a local physician to confirm and prescribe oral antibiotics or incision and drainage if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this whitish red bump on my wrist is a wart???

How can I tell if this whitish red bump on my wrist is a wart???

It is unusual: to get a wart on the wrist. Usually you see a ganglion cyst on the wrist. The surface of the ganglion cyst is smooth . The surface of the wart is irregular. See your doctor to confirm. Take care. ...Read more

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Spider bite. Do spider bites develop into wart like appearance? However such a wart is red. I woke up with this on my leg

Spider bite. Do spider bites develop into  wart  like appearance? However such a wart  is red.  I woke up with this on my leg

See a doctor...: Spider bites can be worse than you would think. I have seen a number of them that have become secondarily infected. The appearance will vary with the individual and the type of spider. Better see a doctor to be sure you don't develop any other complications. ...Read more

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I have a kinda dark red almost black it kinda looked like a wart but it hurt alot when i moved my big toe so i moved it a lot one day and it popped?

I have a kinda dark red almost black it kinda looked like a wart but it hurt alot when i moved my big toe so i moved it a lot one day and it popped?

A picture is : Worth a thousand words. Unfortunately from the description given I'm not really sure what it looks like. If you can upload a picture it would be easier to give an opinoin. Or, simply see a foot doctor or dermatologist and they likely can tell you in a few seconds what they feel it is. ...Read more

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Could this be oral wart? 4 tiny blisters became one..not pain no disturbance merged as one still tiny blis with red head.pop it. Little pain wh touch

Could  this be oral wart? 4 tiny blisters became one..not pain no disturbance merged as one still tiny blis with red head.pop it. Little pain wh touch

Doubt wart: I am not sure where this breakout is located but if on or around outside of lip then is probably herpes labialis or fever blister. Often get recurrences of this in same spot over time. Have you had before. See your doctor during acute phase for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, i have a large amount of bright red blood coming from anus that start yesterday. 4 weeks ago I was prescribed imiquimod cream for anal warts. help?

Hi, i have a large amount of bright red blood coming from anus that start yesterday. 4 weeks ago I was prescribed imiquimod cream for anal warts. help?

Rectal bleeding: There are many causes of rectal bleeding, some of them serious. It might be a minor problem, but don't take the chance: see a doctor, preferably the one treating your anal warts. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hpv burn on contact and caused a line of red skin with little warts in them?

Koebner Phenomenon: Plantar warts transmitted from swimming pools due to the rough surfaces abrading the skin of the feet periungual warts in patients who bite their finger nails shaving spreads warts over the beard area or legs new warts may develop along the sites of trauma, this is known as the koebner phenomenon. ...Read more