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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What are warts?

What are warts?

Warts: Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). Most, but not all, are generally harmless. Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet). Some warts spread through sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


Dr. Cindy Juster Dr. Juster
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. take a look. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Why do warts itch?

Why do warts itch?

Itch?: It depends on where they are, but on the foot - they usually don't itch. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
Dermatology
19 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How to remove warts?

How to remove warts?

Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, i generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How do I treat warts?

How do I treat warts?

WART TREATMENTS: Depends on how long you have had them. Also depends on where the warts are. Also how many warts? For fingers, toes? Genitals? For fingers and toes, for instance, many over-the-counter wart medications like compound w, wart-off, wartaway sometimes work. Dermatologists often freeze off warts. Warts on the soles are very difficult to get rid of. See a dermatologists if they are stubborn. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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How can I treat warts?

Patience: Most warts will eventually go away on their own. There are over the counter topical medications that can be used. A physician can remove them by a variety of means - surgical excision, cryotherapy, cautery, topical prescription medications. If they are causing problems, more aggressive treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Why do warts come out?

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HPV: Hpv, the virus that causes the warts, can activate and start a chronic inflammation in the skin cells; this inflammation causes basically fibrous tissue to proliferate, becoming a wart. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger Dr. Shenenberger
Dermatology
21 years in practice
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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How can warts be given?

How can warts be given?

Warts: Warts are caused by one of the many types of human papilloma virus. This virus is "given" through skin-to-skin contact. The end result can be the development of a typical wart. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How can I remove warts?

Many ways: The local pharmacy has many preperations on the shelf for self treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Are body warts catching?

Are body warts catching?

Yes: Warts can be contagious through direct contact either with an infected individual or by contact to a surface that has presence of the virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What do warts look like.?

What do warts look like.?

Brownish cauliflower: They look somewhat different depending on location and up to 65% resolve within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, home remedies such duct tape, rubbing raw garlic over then cover, tea-tree oil application etc...Have been reported with success. Otc med such as compound -w etc...If severe or persistent, consult your doc as there many treatment options..Topicals vs freezing/electrodesication etc.. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Do warts bled quite a lot?

Do warts bled quite a lot?

Not a lot: Warts are caused by papilloma virus infection. Confined to the superficial layers of skin, they rarely bleed , if bleeds by scratching etc will be minimum. If it is bleeding may not be a wart see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can be done for warts?

Many treatments: Self treatment with off the shelf products. Professional treatment by freezing, laser, surgical removal. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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How to remove warts easily?

None: If you wait long enough [months to years] warts will usually go away without a trace. That is the easiest treatment. If you want a faster result you will need to do something painful. There are numerous approaches because there is no single, reliable, easy therapy. The exact treatment depends on the Dr. There are OTC salicylic acid preps. Sometimes tape [any kind] helps. ...Read more

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Do you need to excise warts?

Do you need to excise warts?

Yes: Yes if you want to cure treat by any means like excises or fulgarize ( or decicate) by qualified professional ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen Dr. VanYperen
Podiatry
8 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What to do for planter warts?

What to do for planter warts?

Beetle Juice: I used to freeze or burn warts, but I have seen better results (with less painful treatment) with cantharone solution. It comes from a blistering beetle (don't ask ask me how or who found out!). It is expensive and difficult to obtain in the United States--however, if your physician has a bottle of it he can apply a little bit once a week for 2-3 applications. The wart usually blisters away. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bryan Dr. Bryan
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does flororacil work on warts ?

5 Fluorouracil: 5-fucan be used as an adjunct treatment for warts. If it is used, it is usually applied twice daily under a bandaid. Certain locations might get much too irritated to use it, so check with your doctor if it is right for your warts. ...Read more