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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

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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Used liquid nitrogen to freeze wart, is this normal?

Used liquid nitrogen to freeze wart, is this normal?

Yes: Using liquid nitrogen is a very common treatment for warts. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a wart once the liquid wart remover has turned white and hard?

New bottle: The otc sal-acid solutions can be used even when they are like a thick paste. If if is "dry and hard" it has completely dried up and you need to buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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I had some warts frozen today with Liquid Nitrogen and they have gotten big painful blisters. How long will that last? Will they return?

I had some warts frozen today with Liquid Nitrogen and they have gotten big painful blisters. How long will that last? Will they return?

Liquid nitrogen tx: The blisters will eventually slough off in one to 3 weeks. New skin will appear beneath the scab. One treatment may or may not cure your warts. Time will tell if you need another treatment later on. ...Read more

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I have a wart on side of my testicle, got it checked at clinicI, he out some liquid on it and also froze it, now it hurts, how long does it take?

I have a wart on side of my testicle, got it checked at clinicI, he out some liquid on it and also froze it, now it hurts, how long does it take?

Here are some. ..: Some hurt after invasive Rx for warts is entirely expected during the process of its resolving and healing which however may widely vary among individuals. But, it's okay as long as slowly & surely getting better day by day. If the hurting doesn't get better after 3 days of Rx, watch for possible superimposed infection and ask Doc timely. For now, keep the treated spots as clean & dry as possible. ...Read more

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How long after liquid nitrogen treatment on a wart does the wart come off?

How long after liquid nitrogen treatment on a wart does the wart come off?

Layers: It takes several treatments sometimes, because each treatment takes a layer of skin off, and warts have many layers of affected skin, much like an onion, you need to kill off, then remove that layer of skin, to get to the base of the wart, for total removal ...Read more

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Would applying liquid bandaid over a plantar wart keep it from spreading to other parts of my body and other to people? Thank you.

Would applying liquid bandaid over a plantar wart keep it from spreading to other parts of my body and other to people? Thank you.

Not really...: You are just temporarily covering it and it can actually sometime irritate the skin. It can still spread internally and with the skin irritated, you risk spreading it to others as well. Warts are viruses. ...Read more

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My 13 year old son had his warts frozen with liquid nitrogen however the skin around is badly burned. Pls help with best treatment option?

My 13 year old son had his warts frozen with liquid nitrogen however the skin around is badly burned. Pls help with best treatment option?

Just local care: Just wait, in couple of wks, warts are gone normal skin around will heal with minims scar, speak to your doctor and take him to follow up visit. ...Read more

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I had 4 warts treated with liquid nitrogen and only 2 have got big blisters around them. The others have a dark grayish color. What does this mean?

I had 4 warts treated with liquid nitrogen and only 2 have got big blisters around them. The others have a dark grayish color. What does this mean?

Treatment is working: Freezing treats warts by killing the wart tissue. It also kills normal tissues, with the same results as a burn. It souns like the liquid nitrogen also did a bit of damage to surrounding skin. This is normal with such treatment; it really can't be avoided. Just keep the area clean and dry. No worries, but if any concerns or questions, contact the doctor or clinic treating you. ...Read more

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For wart treated with liquid nitrogen, what happens if it blisters?

For wart treated with liquid nitrogen, what happens if it blisters?

Common: To blister after cryotherapy for warts. If a blister forms best to leave it alone. If it breaks, clean the area to prevent the possible spread of the wart virus. Avoid contact with the fluid, which may contain the wart virus. Often the blister will dry up over the next few days, and the wart may fall off. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use OTC liquid wart medicine on molluscum on the penis?

Is it ok to use OTC liquid wart medicine on molluscum on the penis?

No: Most of the otc liquid wart medications do not work well on molluscum, particularly on the penis. ...Read more

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Are there any effective liquids to remote wart under arm? I'm going to buy magic liquid called formuclear in tv shop.

Are there any effective liquids to remote wart under arm? I'm going to buy magic liquid called formuclear in tv shop.

Warts vs. Skin tags: More information is necessary. There can be several types of growths under the arm, usually either warts or skin tags. Skin tags can be removed or frozen easily by a primary care provider; warts can be frozen. See your provider. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many liquid nitrogen treatments do you need before my HPV wart goes away?

Varies: Although liquid nitrogen is effective in the removal of warts it sometimes takes multiple treatments. I tend to try another modality if the warts to not clear after the second treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of an itchy body, with warts that have a clear liquid that are also itchy in the hands and feet? Is there a cure?

What is the cause of an itchy body, with warts that have a clear liquid that are also itchy in the hands and feet? Is there a cure?

See a dermatologist: Warts generally don't itch, or have a clear liquid in them. This is something else. Acute fungal (tinea) skin infections can present this way, but don't occur real often on the hands (although it is possible). I suppose you could try an athlete's foot cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra, but if it doesn't get better within a week, it's not fungal and you should to see a doctor. ...Read more

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4yr old with molluscum on abdomen for 6 months. Do not want to do freeze or anything that will hurt him. Would liquid wart remover work?

4yr old with molluscum on abdomen for 6 months. Do not want to do freeze or anything that will hurt him. Would liquid wart remover work?

Wart magic: Molluscum warts like all warts caused by viruses. They are difficult to control. You can try a liquid wart remover. Another trick is to cover the wart with a square of duct tape and secure the duct tape on the skin with any tape designed for the skin as duct tape does not stick well to skin. Cover it for about and week or until irritation is noted. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do plantar warts have a clear liquid in them as they are growing? Or is it possible for athletes foot to have clear bumps, also in clusters?

Do plantar warts have a clear liquid in them as they are growing? Or is it possible for athletes foot to have clear bumps, also in clusters?

Warts-no fluid: Warts are quite solid. Fluid filled slin lesions (vessicle) can be from blistering or a condition called hyperhidrosis- call for an examination. ...Read more

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Warts on my toes were treated with liquid nitrogen, after two years they came back, I think it's spreading now to my hand, what else can I use?

Warts on my toes were treated with liquid nitrogen, after two years they came back, I think it's spreading now to my hand, what else can I use?

Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen again, 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). ...Read more

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I've made regular visits to my doctor for about a year to get a wart sprayed with liquid nitrogen, but it's still not going away. What can I do now?

I've made regular visits to my doctor for about a year to get a wart sprayed with liquid nitrogen, but it's still not going away. What can I do now?

Need reason: Warts caused by hpv virus, usually in majority disappear on their own, some will resists, aso depends on ovation. Anal condyloma (warts) are difficult to eradicate in single sitting. Speak to your doctor why it is taking so much time, and you will get answer, or may try other alternative methods ...Read more

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I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?

I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?

Continue.: Yes. The duofilm is innoculated with a high level of salicylic acid which is helpful to eliminate warts but it can take many episodes of dead skin removal and many weeks to months of treatment to resolve them. Consider seeing a dermatologist for possible additional destruction modalities like liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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My bf has a wart on his hand. He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there. What's left to try?

My bf has a wart on his hand. He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there. What's left to try?

Freeze: Freezing with nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen will destroy most, but may require several treatments. The wart has layers like an onion, and some are below the skin surface. If you only destroy the top part, it regrows from below. I routinely freeze them, cut the dead skin off and freeze again and recheck them in a week for final touch up as needed. ...Read more

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I had liquid nitrogen treatment on a warts on my penis, 4 days and the area around my wart is darker the wArt has not changed worred about color?

Recheck with doctor: If the freezing treatment was effective, the warts themselves should turn white then darker like scabs, and in a few days should clear up or fall off. The skin around might change color somewhat as well. But maybe the diagnosis is wrong? If in doubt, contact the doctor or clinic where you were treated. ...Read more

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I am getting rid of my seed wart with Dr scholls liquid wart remover and I took of the patch after all day and there was raised hard white skin around?

I am getting rid of my seed wart with Dr scholls liquid wart remover and I took of the patch after all day and there was raised hard white skin around?

Not Unusual: What you are describing is the normal reaction of the surrounding normal skin to the acid treatment. You should be able to file away the dead skin painlessly before your next application. ...Read more

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When you get genital warts removed with liquid nitrogen, will it leave dark spots on the skin.?

When you get genital warts removed with liquid nitrogen, will it leave dark spots on the skin.?

Possible: Possible, especially if you have pigmented skin but in time fades away. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more