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How to get rid of warts under my armpit?

How to get rid of warts under my 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 more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...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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How do I get rid of warts in my armpit?

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

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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!

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

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Is armpit wart a common warts?

Is armpit wart a common warts?

Yes one of the: Common site , due to sweating the area can debuted and skin break occurs , virus can implant easily ...Read more

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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

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 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. ?

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?

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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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more