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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Overview)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin growth caused by viruses.


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How to shave off a verruca?

How to shave off a verruca?

Don't shave warts.: Plantar warts on the feet can be pared with a bent razor blade to make them more comfortable to walk on. Shaving or paring warts in not a cure. See a dermatologist to treat your warts if you want them cured. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
585 doctors shared insights

Verruca (Overview)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin growth caused by viruses.


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Why and how does verruca start! how do I get it off?

Why and how does verruca start!  how do I get it off?

Verruca: Verruca: a wart by another name, a local growth of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) caused by a virus. The virus of warts (a human papillomavirus) is transmitted by contact. The contact can be with a wart on someone else or one on oneself (autoinoculation). Treatment is with salicylic-acid, nonprescription freezing, and rx by doctor-aldara, bleomycin, candida, liquid nitrogen, laser. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of verruca?

Painful lump: The wart is usually felt as a lump that causes some discomfort especially if it is on the bottom of the foot. You may be able to see some dark spots in the wart itself. These small vessels frequently show pin point bleeding if the wart is scraped. ...Read more

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Lab test shown verruca viral caused a bump/lump on the penis base. Is it a genital wart ? & considered as ?

Lab test shown verruca viral caused a bump/lump on the penis base. Is it a genital wart ? & considered as ?

Yes: Verruca is a fancy way to say genital warts. They are often caused by hpv, which is a type of std. Be sure to use condoms to prevent the spread of hpv. It can cause cervical cancer in women. ...Read more

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What are the tests for verruca?

Tests for verrucas: A wart is diagnosed by its location and appearance. If uncertain as to the type of skin problem, the doctor may elect to perform any of several different tests such as a biopsy. ...Read more

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What causes verruca?

Virus: Verrucas are warts which grow on the soles of the feet. These are non-cancerous skin growths and are caused due to the human papilloma virus (hpv). A verruca is by itself painless, but due to pressure exerted by the body weight, it can produce pain. Due to the body weight, the verruca gets pushed into the foot and it looks flat on the sole of the feet. ...Read more

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How can I treat verruca without freezing?

See a Professional: If you have any type of verruca it is important to have an experienced physician examine it to properly ensure the diagnosis and treatment. It is dangerous to perform any surgical procedure on yourself as there is a chance you may cause more harm in the process. ...Read more

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My foot has been very sore to walk on due to a verruca that has been treated (salactic acid only works) then back for over 2 years. What can I do?

If I understand : You, you are stating your foot was treated two years ago for a wart and now it is still sore. This should not be the case, something is wrong, perhaps, it is unrelated to the wart and biomechanical in nature.? I assume the wart is gone? ...Read more

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What is the treatment for verruca?

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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Are there any verruca remedies or treatments?

A wart?: I have read that, believe it or not, for a smallish wart, one can apply duct tape and leave it on until the wart goes away. If the duct tape comes off, apply some fresh duct tape. It may take some weeks. Also, there are over the counter preparations. Finally, a dermatologist can either freeze or burn it off, after administering a local anesthetic of course. ...Read more