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I have a wart on my arm. It's fairly small. I've tried freezing it off, didn't work. I bought bandaids. I'm afraid it will begin to hurt. Will it?

I have a wart on my arm. It's fairly small. I've tried freezing it off, didn't work. I bought bandaids. I'm afraid it will begin to hurt. Will it?

Visit Dermatologist: Hello PMcCoy,

If over the counter medications have not been effective I would recommend visiting a dermatologist to get it professionally removed. Improper treatment could cause the virus to spread and result in some pain or tenderness. ...Read more

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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I burned off a wart on my arm, and I'm wondering if this could lead to it spreading more? I've had it for years and remains localized to my elbow. It is a common wart.

I burned off a wart on my arm, and I'm wondering if this could lead to it spreading more? I've had it for years and remains localized to my elbow. It is a common wart.

Probably not a wart: It is not feasible to know for sure without having examined the "wart", but if it was there for years, it is unlikely to have been a wart. For now, you may watch and wait, if the lesion comes back or spreads, be sure to see a doctor.
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Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

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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I have what looks like small size flat wart on my arm. It almost looks like a flat bubble it's my skin color. Painless. Will it spread to genitals?

I have what looks like small size flat wart on my arm. It almost looks like a flat bubble it's my skin color. Painless. Will it spread to genitals?

Can but not likely: The strains of HPV that affect the genitals versus other areas of the skin are different. See this site for more information on the topic.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000885.htm ...Read more

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What is a recipie for removing warts on arms?

What is a recipie for removing warts on arms?

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 ). ...Read more

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I think my wife has a wart on her arm but it looks different. How do we tell and we tried to freeze it.

Examination: Do not freeze it until an expert has determined it is not cancer. This question requires an in person examination and the answer will not be found on the internet. ...Read more

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My husband has had weird bump like warts coming up on this arm. Started 3 years ago and continuing to grow. Not big very small but much more. ?

My husband has had weird bump like warts coming up on this arm. Started 3 years ago and continuing to grow. Not big very small but much more. ?

Bumps: It is nearly impossible to diagnose a skin condition without seeing it. I recommend a doctor visit in order to get diagnosed and treated. It could be something as simple as a wart, or something else altogether. Please get it looked at. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of arm and leg warts , fast and without pain?

Home remedy: 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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A man with warts all over his body, face and arms walked by in a crowd. His arms might have came in contact with my kids' bare arms/face. Are my kids at risk?

A man with warts all over his body, face and arms walked by in a crowd. His arms might have came in contact with my kids' bare arms/face. Are my kids at risk?

Unlikely: Hpv virus causes papillomas , they are not that virulent , causl contact is not usual way of transmission , appear to need more constant , repeated contact , may ven need some break in the integrity ( abrasion ) at implantation , ' the person ' you describe may not be warts don't worry your kid will not get them , teach good hygiene , frequent hand washing , foe girl consider vaccination ...Read more

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What's a good way to remove warts from your hands/arms?

What's a good way to remove warts from your hands/arms?

OTC meds: There are many over the counter preparations that can be used. ...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.

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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Growth(wart like but not wart) on skin under the arm and on the neck.Photos attached.

Growth(wart like but not wart) on skin under the arm and on the neck.Photos attached.

Skin tags: I can't really tell what they are without seeng them but the description sounds like skin tags. You should see a dermatologist for verification. Skin tags are benign and pose no risk but you can remove them if they bother you. ...Read more

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I have, I think, flat warts. They started on my hands - now they are on my arms, neck, back... How do I stop their spread?

By treating: Hpv ( human papilloma virus ) causes the warts or papilomatous growths, you can stop spread by treating them all , by various methods. When you get rid of them you will not see spread. See your doctor, he will treat or refer to a specialist who treats them. ...Read more

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I got a manicure this weekend and this lady had a massive wart on her thumb. She also gave me an arm massage! I saw it too late. What do I do?

I got a manicure this weekend and this lady had a massive wart on her thumb. She also gave me an arm massage! I saw it too late. What do I do?

Do nothing: First, maybe it wasn't a wart. Other skin conditions can cause similar appearance. If it was a wart, probably you are not at risk. Most hand warts are caused by HPV type 1, and the large majority of us probaby are exposed and infected with HPV1 during childhood. If so, you are immune and won't catch it again. See doctor for any skin bumps in the areas touched. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more

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What type of HPV causes red warts the on arm and other genital warts to grow?

What type of HPV causes red warts the on arm and other genital warts to grow?

Various serotypes: There are well over a hundred different types of hpv which all grow on the human skin and mucous membranes. It is very difficult to type them without a special virology laboratory. Normally only the genital warts ared typed as some have been associated with cancer in that area. ...Read more

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Im a 49 year old female. A couple years ago, i suddenly developed a wart on my chin. Had it removed, now i suddenly have one on my upper arm. Does this mean my immune system is weak? Menopause?

Im a 49 year old female. A couple years ago, i suddenly developed a wart on my chin. Had it removed, now i suddenly have one on my upper arm. Does this mean my immune system is weak? Menopause?

Not menopause: Menopause isn't associated with increased susceptibility to viral diseases, such as warts. It may not mean your immune system is 'weak' per se, though of course viral illnesses and lesions can be affected by diminished or weakened immune system. Sleep is #1 way to help fend off viral illnesses, make sure you're getting at least 7-8 hours a night. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 3year old sons doctor gave him imiquimod5% for warts on his belly and arms.... Can I use freez off.... Is that cream bad for him?

Irritating: It works over a several week period bit is irritating. If these re molluscum molluscumrx can work in a few weeks with far less irritation. Of there are a few residual warts they be curettes off in a quick visit by dermatologist, . ...Read more

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I heard imiquimod is bad... Shud I stop using it on my 3yr old sons warts on his belly and arms... I also used 1 freez of treatment.?

Irritating: It is irritating. An alternative for molluscum or flat warts is molluscumrx which slowly removes warts with less irritation. If there are persistent flat warts in office curetting after use of topic
anestgetic works well as camtharone application on a few warts. ...Read more

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Are most strains of HPV not harmful? Can only cause things of no concern(warts on legs and arms, etc). Are the cancer causing forms less common?

Are most strains of HPV not harmful? Can only cause things of no concern(warts on legs and arms, etc). Are the cancer causing forms less common?

Yes: There are over 100 strains of HPV and most are not harmful. Over 90% of adults worldwide have some strain of HPV. There are about 13 strains that have been associated with cancer, two of which are considered the most aggressive, Types 16 and 18. ...Read more

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Small hard wart like bumps have appeared on my body. They’re only itchy when I really think about it more focused on hands feet and arms, what is this?

Small hard wart like bumps have appeared on my body. They’re only itchy when I really think about it more focused on hands feet and arms, what is this?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What you described sounds like warts and you may try over the counter treatment for warts.
Make sure you take HPV vaccination.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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My son (5) has wart like blisters/bumps under one arm. I believe them to be (from google) that molluscum contagios virus. Is there a need to see a doc?

My son (5) has wart like blisters/bumps under one arm.
I believe them to be (from google) that molluscum contagios virus. Is there a need to see a doc?

Viral skin lesions: With this potential, it is best to see a pediatrician to make certain of the diagnosis, as there may several conditions which can produce described lesions. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has warts on his side and armpit. Is this a minor worry?

Yes don't worry: Take him to his doctor removal wart is a minor procedure , by any method. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been noticing that lots of my accuentences have wart like growths on their elbow areas. I am just concerned for their health and curious. ?

Lots of things: Sometimes the skin just turns velvety, with a thicker epidermis. It's a common spot for papillomas and common warts, as well as acanthosis nigricans. Cancers almost never pop up here. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of warts in my armpit?

Standard methods: Warts are often treated by liquid nitrogen but can also be treated topically with a variety of prescription products. In some instances , we surgically remove them. Please see your Dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more