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Warts On Forearm
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 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?
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
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
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 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 21more old daughter has a non superficial bump looks like a wart on her arm and now 2 more has appeared on her leg. Wondering what it is?
You may be right: You should a either a general practice doctor or a dermatologist to see what they are. Read more
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
My friend has a wart on his pinky, he said he froze it, it's covered in a bandaid, I touched his hand and he touched my arm. I washed it. Can I get it?
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers