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I have one wart on my outer left forearm. How could I have gotten it? How do I get rid of it?

I have one wart on my outer left forearm. How could I have gotten it? How do I get rid of it?

Are you sure of it?: Try OTC wart removal medicine. It also depends on how big it is. Best thing is to get the correct diagnosis. May be it is skin tag which may not need medicine Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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I developed tiny red wart-like bumps on my forearm. It's been three days and it hasn't spread and I have not itched it. Could this be scabies?

I developed tiny red wart-like bumps on my forearm. It's been three days and it hasn't spread and I have not itched it. Could this be scabies?

NO: This is not scabies. This is not the appearance of scabies. NO ITCH = NO SCABIES. Have you been exposed to scabies? If so, you need to be treated before you become itchy. It is imperative to treat all contacts of any person with scabies. Read more

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I have had my common wart since april of last year (2013) and my wart is still here on my forearm when will it go away naturally?

I have had my common wart since april of last year (2013) and my wart is still here on my forearm when will it go away naturally?

May need removed: Warts rarely go away on their own. If you want it gone, see your doctor to have it frozen or excised. Read more

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My 10 year old has wart like bumps that appeared today on two of her fingertips and her inner forearm?

Wart like bumps: Could be indicative of common warts (rough, firm bumps) which are caused by poxvirus. Treatment includes observation or eradication using over the counter solutions and occlusion. I find that freezing the lesions w/ liquid nitrogen is more effective. If bumps are flesh colored, possibly w/ a central dimple, these may be molluscum contagiosum which are benign and also amenable to freezing if few #. 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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I think my wife has a wart on her arm but it looks different. How do we tell and we tried to freeze it.

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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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

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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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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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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 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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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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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How to remove warts?

How to remove warts?

Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, I generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. Read more

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Are body warts catching?

Yes: Warts can be contagious through direct contact either with an infected individual or by contact to a surface that has presence of the virus. Read more

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