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Warts Under Armpit
But are they warts?: Warts are a common viral infection of the skin, but they are not often seen in the armpit. More common causes of growths in the armpit would be molluscum contagiosum in children or skin tags in adults. In any event, they can be snipped off, burned off, frozen off, or treated with destructive chemicals such as salicylic acid or Podophyllin or cantharidin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of warts these warts are under the armpit and now have seen some on the left side
I found a wart i think under my armpit, is this a wart or a skin tag or something and how do I get rid of it?
See a doctor: If unsure then see a doctor for diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more
Yes don't worry: Take him to his doctor removal wart is a minor procedure , by any method. ...Read more
I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!
Wart freeze: Wart freeze would work. Also can be shaved or cut using sharp scissors after numbing with ice cubes. Tying them with a thread if they are big enough is another option. ...Read more
I think i found a wart or skin tag on my armpit and i ripped it off, i also froze it with the freeze away thing before i ripped it off?
See below: Watch for infection or reoccurrance.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 year old daughter has wart like bumps on chest near armpit. They are skin colored and NOT indented. ?
What are all these warts i'm getting from? Lately I am getting warts all over my body. I have one on the side of my heel, on the side of my nose, under my breasts, on my thighs, and in my armpits. I am 5'2" and overweight (220 pounds) i freeze the warts o
First, : First, are you certain these things are warts and not something else? I ask, because while it's possible to get warts anywhere, they don't typically pop-up all over the body like you're describing. But, for the purpose of answering your question, we'll assume you're correct and they are, indeed, warts. Warts are a virus. The virus only affects the upper most layer of skin, the epidermis. To get a wart, you need 3 things: 1. You need to be exposed to the wart virus. You had to have touched something or someone with a wart to get it. 2. You need some kind of break in the skin for the virus to invade. Since warts only affect the outer layer of skin, you don't have to step on a needle or anything to get a wart. A simple little crack from dry skin is enough for the virus to get in. 3. (and this is the most important factor) you need to be susceptible to the virus. Not everyone is susceptible, and not all body parts are equally susceptible. And susceptibility changes over time. In general, the palms and soles are the most susceptible, but it's possible to get a wart anywhere. Also, in general, adolescents tend to be the most susceptible. It's not impossible for an adult or an infant to get a wart, it's just not as common as people between the ages of 8 and 20. There are many, many treatments for warts. Any time in medicine you see a lot of treatments for one problem, it means we really don't have one best way to treat it. Warts can be stubborn and unpredictable. Considering the odd way in which you seem to be coming down with these things, the best thing to do is stop using the freeze thing you bought, and go see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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