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Removing plantar wart virus from your foot painful?

Removing plantar wart virus from your foot painful?

Maybe: The most painless method is laser removal, pulsed dye, diode, or co2. The first two usually require several treatments and do not require anesthesia...The co2 is a single treatment, does require the area to be numbed but has a95+% success...Google! ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

Hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet--parts of your body that feel the most pressure.This pressure also may cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused ...Read more


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Is cryotherapy painful when removing genital warts?

Is cryotherapy painful when removing genital warts?

Yes, but tolerable: Your dr. Will advise. Ask if local anesthesia by topical anesthetic cream &/or injection can be used. Sometimes general anesthesia can be considered. However must be removed. In future please insist on partner using a condom until ur in a monogamous relationship with partner who is hpv free. Discuss hpv vaccine with your dr. ...Read more

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Plantar warts is it easily removed?

Plantar warts is it easily removed?

Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). ...Read more

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Is cryotherapy painful if removing genital warts?

Is cryotherapy painful if removing genital warts?

Yes, but : All methods of removal are painful to a certain degree, because you need to destroy these warts. Cryosurgery is probably the least painful of the alternatives. You are lucky that you don't need surgical excision. I am sure your doctor can explain all the options. ...Read more

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How painful is laser wart removal?

How painful is laser wart removal?

Painful: Laser treatment of warts is through it's high energy and burning mechanism. It also targets the blood vessels that feed the wart, thought to contribute to its efficacy. Your doctor may sometimes inject anesthetic into the area before the treatment to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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What are plantar wart treatments?

What are plantar wart treatments?

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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I'm scaeed. Can plantar warts indicate foot melanoma?

I'm scaeed. Can plantar warts indicate foot melanoma?

No: Plantar warts do not cause melanoma. However melanoma can develop on the soles of your hands and feet. See your dermatologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Yes: Bleomycin is a anti-cancer drug. Very small amounts of the drug can also be used in the treatment of plantar warts. After debriding the area, bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Sometimes the area will first be numbed by an anesthetic, since this procedure can be painful. Several injections are typically required until the wart is removed. ...Read more

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Surgical removal of mosaic wart on finger?

Surgical removal of mosaic wart on finger?

Yes: You can have this treated but there is still a 25 percent chance it will reoccur. ...Read more

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Is a plantar wart contagious?

Is a plantar wart contagious?

It can be: Yes. Virus particles shed and can be transmitted. If you share a shower then spray lysol, if you share a bed wear socks.... ...Read more

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Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. A doctor will treat the genital warts ... Over the counter treatments for plantar warts are effective. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Are plantar warts dangerous?

Are plantar warts dangerous?

Viral: The warts are a viral infection. They can become painful which may limit activities if they are on weight bearing areas. You should have it biopsied make sure it is a viral infection only. There are multiples ways to remove them. See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How are plantar warts treated?

Several ways: Topical s, laser.Surgical excision, acids. Are a few treatments. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How successful are wart removal surgeries?

How successful are wart removal surgeries?

Because warts are : viruses I typically do not recommend excision, as they can recur even after cleared with any treatment. I prefer the armamentarium of treatments we as dermatologist have to treat them, with the most stubborn warts responding to intralesional Bleomycin ...Read more

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Remove facial wart?

FACIAL WARTS: Facial warts, actually called "flat warts, " are sometimes difficult to eliminate. Dermatologists usually freeze them off with liquid nitrogen. (i do not recommend that you try this yourself!) there are some prescription products that are being used for these and your dermatologist will know about them. Sometimes castor oil, on a q-tip, rubbed in gently a couple of times a day may help. ...Read more

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Can ingrown toenail removal hurt?

YES...but not much: Excising the ingrown nail is usually done under local anesthesia. The digital nerve is blocked with an injection of local anesthetic. The initial pinprick can be felt, but if the injection is done gently there's only a brief discomfort. Once the toe is numb, the nail can be removed. Once the numbness recedes, there can be some mild soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can water suffocate plantar warts?

Can water suffocate plantar warts?

No..see a podiatrist: Plantar warts are viruses which embed themselves into the skin. Water will not suffocate the virus. If you have a concern about a lesion on your foot, don't self treat, have it checked properly. ...Read more

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How should I duct tape plantar warts?

Carefully: You bascially just want to cut the duct tape so that you cover the warts. You also don;t want the tape to bother you so you can cut it in a shape that is conducive to the anatomical area. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more