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What are warts?

What are warts?

Warts: Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). Most, but not all, are generally harmless.

Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet). Some warts spread through sex. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. take a look. ...Read more

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Do plantar warts hurt?

Do plantar warts hurt?

Depends: Depending on how long the plantar warts have been present and how deep the virus has penetrated can determine whether they are painful. If the virus is deep and has had the opportunity to fester beneath the surface, although mainly vascular, it can be quite thick and hard resulting in pain when pressure applied. If the wart is adjacent to a nerve it can also irritate and cause pain. ...Read more

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How can remove a wart?

How can remove a wart?

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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How to get rid of warts?

How to get rid of warts?

See below: Warts are due to infection with a human pappiloma virus. Consult this site for home remedies and other information.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/warts-and-plantar-warts-home-treatment ...Read more

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How do I remove a wart? L

How do I remove a wart? L

Not easy: Warts are caused by hpv virus infection some times over the counter medications will help , eradication is possible one of the accepted treatments by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a wart looks like?

What is a wart looks like?

Raised growth: It is most often a raised, white circular growth that you can often see black spots at the top of it. It usually hurts when you press down on it and press it side to side. ...Read more

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What do I do about a wart?

What do I do about a wart?

Freeze it yourself: You can buy kits at the store to freeze your own warts. Follow the instructions closely! ...Read more

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Can tag away remove a wart?

See below: Consult this site for home remedies for warts:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/warts-treatments-home-remedies ...Read more

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How can I cure a small wart?

How can I cure a small wart?

Depends: It may depend on the wart location. There are many over the counter preparations for treating warts. Talk to your pharmacist. ...Read more

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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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What could cause anal warts?

HPV: Anal warts are caused by a sexually transmitted virus, hpv. You should have these evaluated by your doctor and consider treatment options. ...Read more

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How do plantar warts spread?

By contact : Plantar warts are a virus which can be spread by direct contact to ski surfaces. They also spread thru the skin to create multiple warts. ...Read more

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Do warts always leave scars?

Do warts always leave scars?

Not usually: Not if they go away spontaneously or through the use of topical anti-fungals. However , more destructive treatments if employed can cause scars such as freezing , burning or surgery. ...Read more

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Are plantar warts dangerous?

Viral: The warts are a viral infection. They can become painful which may limit activities if they are on weight bearing areas. You should have it biopsied make sure it is a viral infection only. There are multiples ways to remove them. See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do men get plantar warts?

How do men get plantar warts?

Same as women: It caused by a virus that likes to grow in dark, damp environment. ...Read more

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Are vaginal warts contageous?

Are vaginal warts contageous?

Depends: If related to an infectious process like papilloma virus or other sexually transmitted disease yes. The person should see their ob_gyn who can examine and do appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of warts?

Many ways: There are many topical remedies such as acid, freezing them.
They can also be treated with a laser or surgical removal. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more