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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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Help! Is it possible to have a wart under the skin that you can't see?

Help! Is it possible to have a wart under the skin that you can't see?

Yes: plantar warts are an example of warts that are under the skin and are hard to see as they do not grow up and above the skin surface. ...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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What should I treat with my skin wart?

What should I treat with my skin wart?

Make sure it is wart: Make sure it is wart, and miss a curable skin cancer. If it is wart. Or papilloma caused by hpv virus apply over the counter ointment, as instructed, if did not help see your doctor for removal, by one of available methodss and cure before it spreads as shown. ...Read more

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What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

Verruca: Warts or verruca vulgaris are caused by hpv. You may have another type of growth that is not a wart. For a clear diagnosis see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of a regular skin warts?

What is the fastest way to get rid of a regular skin warts?

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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The quickest way to get rid of a regular skin warts is what?

The quickest way to get rid of a regular skin warts is what?

Cryo, electricity: Cryosurgery or electrosurgery can remove warts in one visit but the healing time may require 1-2 weeks. For extensive warts, it may be too uncomfortable to remove all in one visit. ...Read more

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Can a certain mineral or vitamin dry out skin and or cause warts?

Probably not: Warts are thought to have viral rather than nutritional cause:
https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/viral-warts/
Theoretically a very poor diet may cause one's immune response to be blunted thus making them more susceptible if nutrition is poor. If concerns along these lines a consultation with a dietician or doctor is the best place to start to explore this possibility ...Read more

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Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Yes.: "freezing" means touching the skin with a liquid nitrogen-immersed cotton swab or spray. It works quite well, but you should only have this done by someone trained and experienced in its use, which is usually a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm unsure if I have skin tags or warts. Is there a way I can send an image so you can take a look?

I'm unsure if I have skin tags or warts. Is there a way I can send an image so you can take a look?

Will not help: Skin tags, and warts caused by hpv virus both are benign conditions, but need physician examination to make sure it is not skin cancer. Only professionally taken pictures may help, but still need clinical examination to give correct diagnosis please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have génital warts but many people say they can be confused as skin tags I wanted to know the diffrence betwen the two?

I think I have génital warts but many people say they can be confused as skin tags I wanted to know the diffrence betwen the two?

Hard to tell...: Skin tags do occur in the groin, as do genital warts, or condyloma. Your local dermatologist can tell for sure. Tags don't commonly occur on the shaft of penis, scrotum or labia and are more often in the folds or crease of the thigh. Have someone take a look... ...Read more

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Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

See a physician: Warts are caused by the HPV virus. There are many medications and alternative treatments that work. They also can be removed by a Dermatologist if needed. But before you consider self treatment be sure to have the involved area examined by a physician to be sure you are not dealing with a precancerous actinic keratosis or squamous cell cancer. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

No: Please don't as the scalp is very vascular and prone to bleeding profusely. Have a dermatologist do it, please. ...Read more

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Does oral hpv that causes warts go away on its own? Are oral warts even common? I'm 21 and I have head to my Bf. Scared he may not be clean.

Does oral hpv that causes warts go away on its own? Are oral warts even common? I'm 21 and I have head to my Bf. Scared he may not be clean.

HPV: Don't worry, you will be fine. You are describing the human condition. We are exposed to pathogens on a daily basis, including during sexual activity. HPV is the most commonly spread STD in the US but only certain strains cause cancer and our immune system can handle many of them. Get screened by your dentist/MD and get your PAP by your OB/GYN, your age indicates its time. Stay calm. ...Read more

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Are skin warts just ok? Does it have to be removed? Thanks.

OK. Can stay on.: Warts are caused by a virus. They often go away with time, but sometimes takes a long time. They can be removed if they are cosmetically concerning or if they cause dysfunction, but by no means is removal required. ...Read more

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How do I delete my skin warts?

See below: Warts are generally due to HPV infection. Are you sure, what you are calling warts are such lesions? It would be prudent to consult a doctor. Over the counter remedies are available for self treatment of warts and you may try those.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What's the difference betweenof skin tags and genitaly warts?

Skin: Warts are an infection caused by human papilloma virus. They are sharp, small and often found in clusters. A skin tag is not microscopic, it is not sharp, is most often found in places with increase skin on skin friction or clothes on skin friction. ...Read more

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So will anything bad happen if I get the medicated disks for warts on healthy skin? Will the skin grow back?

So will anything bad happen if I get the medicated disks for warts on healthy skin? Will the skin grow back?

Irritation: Wart pads usually have 40% Salicylic Acid, which can irritate, and peel off normal skin. It is a chemical peel, and the skin will become raw, and sensitive. It will return to normal in 1-2 weeks, if the pad is kept off normal skin. ...Read more

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Warts on head of penis, is this normal?

Warts on head of penis, is this normal?

No.: Penile "warts" are not normal and may be a sign of hpv infection. The human papillomavirus is a common genital condition (in both men and women). Hpv is infectious, and if you have it, you may transmit it to sexual partners. It would be good to visit with a clinic / healthcare provider to have an examination and see if an appropriate treatment could be pursued. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. ...Read more

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I have warts and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

I have warts and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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What are effective natural ways to remove skin tags or warts on underarm?

Skin tag: Can be removed by tiring strings around them really tightly until the skin does and the fall off. You can try to get rid of warts by covering with duct tape (real kind) and only removing it to change it until wart is gone). Warts are more difficult ...Read more

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Diabetic painful fingertip warts and developing soft spot in front of head?

So you are asking: About warts on fingertip and spot on forehead. First you need to file warts down when wet after bath or shower, and cover with OTC wart meds. If not clear in a month you need to see a dermatologist. As far as the soft spot, without seeing and touching it, I don't know if its a cyst, lipoma or whatever else it could be, so see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more