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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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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Do warts comeback after treatment?

Do warts comeback after treatment?

They sure can...: 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 Cimetidine (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 ). For excisions, I use radiowave surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best home treatment for warts?

What's the best home treatment for warts?

No best: There are many treatments including topical acids, freezing laser, surgical removal. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for planter's warts?

What are some treatments for planter's warts?

Several: Topical medication, surgical removal, laser, cutery, certain oral medications, . ...Read more

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My friend developed 'ganital warts', Treatments?

Easy: Here in the US, we can treat them with topical medicines or lasers. The strains of HPV that make the ugly warts aren't the ones that cause cancer. It's an embarrassing problem, and a reason to use condoms (and there are many others), but it's routine to manage. ...Read more

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What should I do after acid treatment for warts?

What should I do after acid treatment for warts?

Acid and scraping: A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use). 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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What is cantharidin wart treatment?

What is cantharidin wart treatment?

Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat. ...Read more

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Wart treatment, I am type 2diabetic?

Wart treatment, I am type 2diabetic?

Any treatment: As long as your diabetes is in control you can undergo any wart treatment including surgical removal. ...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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