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What do warts look like.?

What do warts look like.?

Brownish cauliflower: They look somewhat different depending on location and up to 65% resolve within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, home remedies such duct tape, rubbing raw garlic over then cover, tea-tree oil application etc...Have been reported with success. Otc med such as compound -w etc...If severe or persistent, consult your doc as there many treatment options. Topicals vs freezing/electrodesication etc.. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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What do warts look like when they start?

What do warts look like when they start?

The presenting: Lesion for all viruses is a vesicle, a small pimple-like lesion filled with clear fluid. From that, warts tend to get thick and calloused, you stop seeing skin lines through the center of it ("fingerprint lines"), and start seeing tiny black dots, which are thrombosed capillaries because viruses need your blood to live (unlike bacteria), so they build a network of blood vessels around themselves. ...Read more

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What do warts look like when they are dying?

What do warts look like when they are dying?

Gets smaller: And disappear, in most of the time (90% of time) due to the development of immunity ant where, couple of months to 2 tears ...Read more

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How do I make what looks like warts (but the bumps don't hurt) go away?

How do I make what looks like warts (but the bumps don't hurt) go away?

Probably no need: Warts generally are not painful except when they occur at a spot sensitive to pressure, rubbing, etc (e.g. plantar warts, on the soles of the feet). Common warts in children almost always clear up on their own within a few months and usually it's best to just leave them alone. But if they increase in number or are bothersome (to him, not you), take him to the pediatrician for treatment advice. ...Read more

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I know this is going to seem like a really dumb, but if warts are contagious, how come you get get hundreds?

Warts are a virus: Warts are a contagious virus that will spread through the epidermis layer of your skin, thereby getting larger and moving into other surrounding areas. ...Read more

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What are warts?

What are warts?

Warts: Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). Most, but not all, are generally harmless.

Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet). Some warts spread through sex. ...Read more

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What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. Take a look. ...Read more

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Why do warts itch?

Why do warts itch?

Itch?: It depends on where they are, but on the foot - they usually don't itch. ...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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How do I treat warts?

How do I treat warts?

WART TREATMENTS: Depends on how long you have had them. Also depends on where the warts are. Also how many warts? For fingers, toes? Genitals? For fingers and toes, for instance, many over-the-counter wart medications like compound w, wart-off, wartaway sometimes work. Dermatologists often freeze off warts. Warts on the soles are very difficult to get rid of. See a dermatologists if they are stubborn. ...Read more

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How can I treat warts?

Patience: Most warts will eventually go away on their own. There are over the counter topical medications that can be used. A physician can remove them by a variety of means - surgical excision, cryotherapy, cautery, topical prescription medications. If they are causing problems, more aggressive treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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Why do warts come out?

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HPV: Hpv, the virus that causes the warts, can activate and start a chronic inflammation in the skin cells; this inflammation causes basically fibrous tissue to proliferate, becoming a wart. ...Read more

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How can warts be given?

How can warts be given?

Warts: Warts are caused by one of the many types of human papilloma virus. This virus is "given" through skin-to-skin contact. The end result can be the development of a typical wart. ...Read more

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How can I remove warts?

Many ways: The local pharmacy has many preperations on the shelf for self treatment. ...Read more

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Are body warts catching?

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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Do warts bled quite a lot?

Do warts bled quite a lot?

Not a lot: Warts are caused by papilloma virus infection. Confined to the superficial layers of skin, they rarely bleed, if bleeds by scratching etc will be minimum. If it is bleeding may not be a wart see your physician. ...Read more

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