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Doctor insights on: Scalp Warts

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Why is it that I have dry warts on my scalp?

Why is it that I have dry warts on my scalp?

Cause of warts: Warts are caused by viruses which can be obtained from touching another person's warts or touching objects that have the virus on them (for example walking barefoot in locker rooms or pools). ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Can you remove warts from the scalp without surgery?

Can you remove warts from the scalp without surgery?

A few options...: 65% of warts resolve on their own within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, you can try home remedies such duct tape (hair is a problem), 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. Good luck. ...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.

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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How would a dermatologist remove the wart on my scalp? It's gotten bigger over the past month.

How would a dermatologist remove the wart on my scalp? It's gotten bigger over the past month.

Depends: If it is a usual wart, it could be eliminated by freezing the tissue, and the dead wart will fall off. If it is something other than a usual wart, it may be excised under local anesthesia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had a wart on my scalp a few years back it was removed and now I have another one around the same area. How do I get rid of it?

I had a wart on my scalp a few years back it was removed and now I have another one around the same area. How do I get rid of it?

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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Getting a mole/wart thing on my scalp removed. What can I expect?

Getting a mole/wart thing on my scalp removed. What can I expect?

Removal: Typically if a mole specimen is going to be sent for biopsy, the area is numbed with a tiny needle and then removed with a blade or scalpel. Other treatment includes freezing a wart with liquid nitrogen (stings for a few minutes due to the extreme coldness of the spray). Talk to your physician about all options. ...Read more

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Are warts painful?

Are warts painful?

No: Warts on the bottom of the feet are usually painful. ...Read more

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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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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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How many types of warts are there?

How many types of warts are there?

Warts are same: Caused by hpv virus, with so many subtypes, each has its own behavior most of the genital warts are caused by type 6 ;11 but cx cancers by 16;18. Plantar warts are caused by 1, 2, 4, 27, ; 57 usually plantar warts will not infect genitals vice versa. Have their own fetish there are over 100 to 150 subtypes, of hpv virus ...Read more

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What could warts be the symptom of?

What could warts be the symptom of?

Virus: Warts are the symptom and result of a viral infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are warts pearlescent?

Pearlescent: luster: No, warts typical appear as raised cauliflower (with little black heads which can bleed) appearing lesions, on most body parts but plantar warts will have a callous cap to them. A glossy luster appearing skin lesion may be a epidermal inclusion cyst or other. See you local dermatologist or if on a foot, podiatrist. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Yes: Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus. If you have warts, you caught them from someone. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Absolutely: Yes, warts can be transmitted from one person to another. There are a number of different modalities for treatment - your physician can go over what is best for you. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Can be: Warts can be passed from person to person. ...Read more

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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How to prevent planters warts?

How to prevent planters warts?

No sure way: Since warts are caused by a virus there is no proven way to prevent them. Certainly good hygeine is a start and not walking bare foot in unfamaliar areas, such as shower rooms. ...Read more

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How to treat my daughters warts?

How to treat my daughters warts?

Depends: If your child will cooperate you can use otc wart liquids/duct tape/cuticle trimmers to take it down below the skin level. You must get the base of the wart out or it regrows. Physicians have access to liquid nitrogen or n20 applicators that can freeze the wart. After 1-2 treatments its gone in 1-2 wks. Some dermatologists apply material stronger than the otc stuff. ...Read more

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Do plantar warts hurt?

Do plantar warts hurt?

Depends: Depending on how long the plantar warts have been present and how deep the virus has penetrated can determine whether they are painful. If the virus is deep and has had the opportunity to fester beneath the surface, although mainly vascular, it can be quite thick and hard resulting in pain when pressure applied. If the wart is adjacent to a nerve it can also irritate and cause pain. ...Read more

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How can remove a wart?

How can remove a wart?

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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How to get rid of warts?

See below: Warts are due to infection with a human pappiloma virus. Consult this site for home remedies and other information.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/warts-and-plantar-warts-home-treatment ...Read more

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How do I remove a wart? L

How do I remove a wart? L

Not easy: Warts are caused by hpv virus infection some times over the counter medications will help, eradication is possible one of the accepted treatments by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a wart looks like?

What is a wart looks like?

Raised growth: It is most often a raised, white circular growth that you can often see black spots at the top of it. It usually hurts when you press down on it and press it side to side. ...Read more

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What do I do about a wart?

Freeze it yourself: You can buy kits at the store to freeze your own warts. Follow the instructions closely! ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more