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How painful is the removal of warts?

How painful is the removal of warts?

Depends: Depends on the location, size and technique used to remove them. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...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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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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Could I have a successful wart removal surgery?

Could I have a successful wart removal surgery?

Yes: Most wart removals are successful. Occasionally they will recur. ...Read more

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Is there a wart removal remedy that actually works?

Is there a wart removal remedy that actually works?

There are countless: Ways of trying to get rid of warts. Everybody claims an 80% success rate with their method, which may or may not be true. Warts are universally frustrating to patient and doctor alike. There is no one best answer. ...Read more

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Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors?

Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors?

Yes: Yes it is office procedure, some primary doctors will do, or refer to one who does. ...Read more

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Should I still have pain from laser wart removal 2 days later?

Depends: It would not be uncommon, but it may depend on the exact location, size and depth. ...Read more

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Does laser wart removal offer an advantage over other kinds of procedures?

Does laser wart removal offer an advantage over other kinds of procedures?

No: Warts of viral infections. To destroy the wart, you must destroy/remove layers of your skin which contain the virus. However, it will try to regrow as you treat, so the key is to be persistent with your treatment, be it laser, liquid nitrogen, cantharin, or candida antigen application by your doctor (sometimes every other week), or self treatments with otc salicylic acids. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kinda surgery is performed for removal of inside anal warts?

Please answer! What kinda surgery is performed for removal of inside anal warts?

Anal surgery: Anal warts are common - caused by hpv virus which many people have. They are not dangerous, but are contagious and should be removed.
If only a few are present inside the anus, a doctor can burn or freeze them in the office with only a scope and local anesthesia. However, if many are present, a trip to operating room is needed. Eventually, all will be destroyed and you'll be ok.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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What are removal techniques for warts/verucas (i don't know what it is) on the upper sole oft foot?

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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Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Not safe if same loc: A diamond peel may increase the risk of spreading the warts, if the are in the same area. If different locations, the it does not matter. ...Read more

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If I do vgnal wart removal with cryotherapy, will I able to work the next day? Hw many time should it be done?

If I do vgnal wart removal with cryotherapy, will I able to work the next day? Hw many time should it be done?

AvoidCry-o-therapy: You may be uncomfortable for a couple of days, especially if you have a desk job (or you're a professional cyclist, or ride bulls). You might wanna chill for two days then see how you feel. It won't kill you to work, but it won't be fun. Just check it out for yourself by sitting for a while and see how it goes. Be sure to keep the area clean. They might give you an ointment to use. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

No: Please don't as the scalp is very vascular and prone to bleeding profusely. Have a dermatologist do it, please. ...Read more

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Which wart removal remedies actually work?

Which wart removal remedies actually work?

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 long it will take after my wart removal?

How long it will take after my wart removal?

Procedure is brief: Will not take that much time, any method of removal is an ambulatory procedure, will heal in a wk or little more time. ...Read more

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Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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Why when compound w war removal is added to the wart it tears it up?

Why when compound w war removal is added to the wart it tears it up?

It is 17% salicylic: Acid. It loosens the bonds (glue) between skin cells infected by wart virus. ...Read more

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Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Depends on method: I believe there is a risk of some nerve damage if plantar warts (those on the bottom of the foot) are frozen using the liquid nitrogen method, which is super cold. The new nitrous oxide cryoprobe uses temperatures about half as cold & seems to avoid this problem. A physician may choose to avoid some areas or take down a leason in several stages to avoid problems & get yet acceptable results. ...Read more

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How can you remove scar from wart removal?

How can you remove scar from wart removal?

Tincture of time: In most instances time is one of your best friends. Of course. Full thickness injury may require more urgent treatment to minimize scarring. Silicone gel sheeting and pressure dressings are time tested methods to minimize scar formation. Avoid sun and tobacco use. Excision or surgical scar revision may be required but rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Posible: Any procedure will leave a scar, some times visible, or non visible microscopic scar. ...Read more

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Anal wart removal pain. How to relieve it?

Anal wart removal pain. How to relieve it?

Take pain meds given: Apply ice packs. Soak your bottom in warm water after each bm. It usually takes few days for the pain to go away. Take stool softeners as well so you don't have to strain which can make the pain worse. Goodluck! ...Read more

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Internal anal wart removal. How does that work?

Many treatments: The treatment of internal warts may take the form of many modalities. Most office-based treatments such as laser irc cryo or tca all carry a 60 to 70% clearance rate the only treatments which carries a greater than 90% treatment rate. Involves a minor surgery in which they are cut and then the bases are burnt. Come see me in fort lauderdale. ...Read more

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Could I need crutches after a plantar wart removal?

Could I need crutches after a plantar wart removal?

Usually not: Unless it was a very large area operated on your foot. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about planter wart surgical removal?

Unclear question: Warts can be removed under local anesthesia. A wart may be frozen out even without anesthesia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How to remove scars on my face due to the removal of warts?

How to remove scars on my face due to the removal of warts?

You can't!: See a plastic surgeon, or dermatologist who performs cosmetic procedures to correct scars. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove a keloid with dr scholls freeze wart removal?

Is it possible to remove a keloid with dr scholls freeze wart removal?

Not unless you want: An even bigger and nastier keloid! keloids are aggressive overgrowths of scar tissue, usually caused by an exaggerated inflammatory response in certain genetic makeups. Using something as irritating as wart remover will only serve to create an even bigger keloid. Do not do this! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to combine different types of wart removal (freeze + acid + laser. Etc)?

No: In fact, some large warts are very hearty and grows back quickly after a single treatment. For the thick large warts, I often alternate freeze and laser treatments every other week, and instruct otc salicylic acid home treatment between office visits. ...Read more

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I have a wart beside my fingernail, it also goes slightly underneath. What is the best method of removal?

Tough spot: That's a tough spot to get a wart. I would still try with liquid nitrogen and salicylic acid pads. If those don't work and you still want the wart removed, you may have to remove the finger nail and continue with the liquid nitrogen. Yuck. Good luck and I hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more