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What causes verruca?

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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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more


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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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How can I remove my verruca?

Lots of ways: 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 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 ). Laser treatments and surgical removal too. ...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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Verruca's, what do you do for this?

Verruca's, what do you do for this?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter plantar 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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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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Is it weird my verruca bled like stink?

Not if you...: ...Bit it or sliced it or otherwise tried to treat it yourself; warts have a pretty good blood supply. If it started bleeding all by itself, it could be something that *looks* like a wart, such as a pyogenic granuloma, which is made of blood vessels and bleeds "like stink" even when we remove them. ...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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What should I do if a verruca wont go away?

What should I do if a verruca wont go away?

Lots of ways: Another type of painless treatment is to 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 ). The dose is reduced for children and comes in liquid form if he can't yet swallow the pills. ...Read more

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