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Dr. Marc Sanders
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


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Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

See a physician: Warts are caused by the HPV virus. There are many medications and alternative treatments that work. They also can be removed by a Dermatologist if needed. But before you consider self treatment be sure to have the involved area examined by a physician to be sure you are not dealing with a precancerous actinic keratosis or squamous cell cancer. ...Read more

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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. Howard Fox
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What do warts look like when they start?

What do warts look like when they start?

The presenting : Lesion for all viruses is a vesicle, a small pimple-like lesion filled with clear fluid. From that, warts tend to get thick and calloused, you stop seeing skin lines through the center of it ("fingerprint lines"), and start seeing tiny black dots, which are thrombosed capillaries because viruses need your blood to live (unlike bacteria), so they build a network of blood vessels around themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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What do warts look like when they are dying?

What do warts look like when they are dying?

gets smaller: And disappear , in most of the time ( 90% of time ) due to the development of immunity ant where , couple of months to 2 tears ...Read more

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What does gental warts look like when they are shedding?

What does gental warts look like when they are shedding?

Not pretty: They ulcerate, bleed . Form crusts etc , see your doctor for cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Jones
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What do HPV warts look like?

Raised bump: Hpv warts look like a small raised rough bump often white. They can be single or in clusters. They are commonly located at the vaginal opening but can be in the vagina or on the cervix. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
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What do anal warts look like?

What do anal warts look like?

Lumpy bumpy: Google images will show you many scary images to satisfy your curiosity, but if you feel or see anything unusual at your anus, get checked! human papilloma virus is the cause, and very easily transmitted, and responsible for most anal skin cancers , for males and females, so get checked! ...Read more

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Dr. Marina Landa
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What do warts on eyelids look like?

What do warts on eyelids look like?

exophytic papules: Common warts are typically exophytic verrucous papules that may be single lesions or that may be grouped in a linear configuration. Human papillomavirus is the etiologic agent. Verruca vulgaris , which is caused by the dna papovavirus known as human papillomavirus, may involve the eyelid skin; the lesions are often excised, especially for cosmetic reasons. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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What do warts on buttocks look like?

What do warts on buttocks look like?

Like warts...: They look just like warts everywhere else on the body (except the bottom of the feet). See a dermatologist to be sure this is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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