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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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What are treatments for plantar warts?

What are treatments for plantar warts?

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

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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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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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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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Do gynecologists or dermatologists remove genital warts?

Do gynecologists or dermatologists remove genital warts?

Warts: Dermatologists will typically remove external warts where as gynecologists will remove internal ones. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

No cancer risk: You're only 19. Make sure that you really want that hair removed. You may meet someone wonderful in the future who likes a hairy guy. Try shaving for now. ...Read more

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Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Skin thightening : Depends on the doctor! so do plastic surgeons. http://www.talroudnerplasticsurgery.com/face/ultherapy-miami-fl/. ...Read more

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Is cauterization of genital warts effective?And how many percent sure?

Is cauterization of genital warts effective?And how many percent sure?

Yes: Cauterization of a wart is quite effective at destroying that tissue. If the entire wart is treated, it will be gone. However, normal tissue around the wart can be infected with the wart virus and can eventually develop more warts. There are better treatment for warts than cautery. ...Read more

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Are there medicinal treatment options that I can use against genital warts?

Are there medicinal treatment options that I can use against genital warts?

Yes: There are a couple of different medical treatment options. I have used condylox, (podofilox) salicylic acid and crytherapy when topical medications fail. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for HPV besides condylox (podofilox) gel?

Are there alternative treatments for HPV besides condylox (podofilox) gel?

Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara (imiquimod) is a prescription cream used 3x/wk x 12 weeks and is very effective treatment for condyloma. It is an immune modulator which amps up your immune system which in turn destroys the hpv virus. Also quit smoking as smoking acts as a cofactor in allowing the virus to thrive. Thus, the combination of Aldara (imiquimod) and smoking cessation should be very effective treatment for condyloma. ...Read more

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How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for genital herpes?

Are there effective natural treatments for genital herpes?

No: Genital herpes is a virus that is not curable but it is treatable with medications. There have not been over the counter medications shown to be effective in its treatment. ...Read more

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How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

It can be: There are many different ways to treat warts. The laser is a useful (and expensive) tool to treat them, but i cannot say that using one works significantly better than other measures. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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How many treatments are typically needed for laser hair removal?

Depends on Area: Hair cycles at different rates in different body areas and this will effect the length of time needed to treat an area. Laser hair removal only works on the hair that is in the active growth phase. ...Read more

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Who are the best at diagnosing genital warts? Dermatologists or urologists?

Who are the best at diagnosing genital warts? Dermatologists or urologists?

Urologists: probably see more genital warts however Dematologists are usually EXPERTS in sexually transmitted diseases...(it is said that this "expertise" resulted from the various SKIN manifestations of the "oldest" STD SYPHILIS which has NUMEROUS skin manifestations!! My suggestion is choose the expert recommended by your PCP (primary Care Provider) or a Friend/Family member! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can nonsurgical mole removal treatments such as dermatend really work?

Can nonsurgical mole removal treatments such as dermatend really work?

Not well: These products are very unpredictable. Further, you do not know whether you're treating a benign mole or a melanoma. You will be best served from both a medical and cosmetic stand point by consulting with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for mole removal. ...Read more