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Small flat spot on face. Should i be worried? I think it might be a flat wart or verruca?

Small flat spot on face. Should i be worried? I think it might be a flat wart or verruca?

See your doctor: It is appropriate to get an accurate diagnosis before proceeding with a treatment plan. See your doctor to get a diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


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Is it possible to get rid of a verruca (plantar wart) in a week?

Is it possible to get rid of a verruca (plantar wart) in a week?

Possible: If your immune system is strong enough and you inhibit the environment of the virus, then yes it is possible. ...Read more

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Is verruca like genital warts?

Is verruca like genital warts?

Warts: The human papilloma virus (hpv) causes all types of warts. Hpv is a group of viruses that includes more than 70 different types. Certain types of hpv cause the common warts on the hands or feet, while others can cause visible genital (or venereal) warts. ...Read more

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I have a skin problem , maybe verruca or warts! on my finger but its soft and not rought and plane, not paiful , and grow very slowly, what do I do doc?

You can freeze it.: Get a freezing device, you can find from any walmart or cvs pharmacy, and coagulate it. It could be a wart or molluscum, if there multiple ones, they are likely to be molluscum. ...Read more

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I used a pumice stone on a verruca (thought it was just a callus then); is it ok to keep using the samestone, or will doing so maybe spread more warts?

I used a pumice stone on a verruca (thought it was just a callus then); is it ok to keep using the samestone, or will doing so maybe spread more warts?

Wart Treatments: Yes. It can spread. Here are some otc treatments. 1. Salicylic acid. This is most effective against plantar warts (warts on the soles of the feet). One should use the strongest (highest %) of salicylic acid possible. 2. Cryosurgery. There are now home treatment freezing units and should be used with extreme care. 3. Duct tape. No better than placebo, but works for 20% ...Read more

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Might i take a bath if I have a verruca/plantar wart on my toe?

Might i take a bath if I have a verruca/plantar wart on my toe?

It may spread...: ...But not because of a bath or water. You may bathe and clean your feet as you normally would, without fear of causing the warts to spread. They do, however, occasionally spread of their own accord. Only treatment to remove the warts will stop them from spreading. ...Read more

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HIV positive, biopsied lesion/bump on face shows Verruca Vulgaris. Is is possible the warts might turn to skin cancer?

HIV positive, biopsied lesion/bump on face shows Verruca Vulgaris. Is is possible the warts might turn to skin cancer?

Very unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a common wart (verruca vulgaris) on your face would potentially turn into a skin cancer. However the risk is not zero. A long-standing wart, untreated and chronically inflamed, can potentially turn into cancer. The type of cancer is most commonly squamous cell carcinoma. We do see this in some warts under the finger nail that convert over years (5 to 10 years). ...Read more

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Lab test shown verruca viral caused a bump/lump on the penis base. Is it a genital wart ? & considered as ?

Lab test shown verruca viral caused a bump/lump on the penis base. Is it a genital wart ? & considered as ?

Yes: Verruca is a fancy way to say genital warts. They are often caused by hpv, which is a type of std. Be sure to use condoms to prevent the spread of hpv. It can cause cervical cancer in women. ...Read more

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Hi I have wart on my foot verruca vulgaris i used all kind of acids co2 nitrogen nothing helped this is a virus i need antival cream please tell which?

Hi I have wart on my foot verruca vulgaris i used all kind of acids co2 nitrogen nothing helped this is a virus i need antival cream please tell which?

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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I am HIV positive. Dermatologist biopsied lesions/bumps on my upper lip that are Verruca Vulgaris. Am I at risk for the warts turning to skin cancer?

I am HIV positive.  Dermatologist biopsied lesions/bumps on my upper lip that are Verruca Vulgaris. Am I at risk for the warts turning to skin cancer?

Warts: Verruca vulgaris also known as warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. They're generally benign and can be treated with topical salicylic acid and/or cryotherapy if you find them aestheticically displeasing. Regardless, see your primary doctor for these treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is also known as Warts. Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more