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What causes verruca?

What causes verruca?

Virus: Verrucas are warts which grow on the soles of the feet. These are non-cancerous skin growths and are caused due to the human papilloma virus (hpv). A verruca is by itself painless, but due to pressure exerted by the body weight, it can produce pain. Due to the body weight, the verruca gets pushed into the foot and it looks flat on the sole of the feet. ...Read more

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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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How to shave off a verruca?

How to shave off a verruca?

Don't shave warts.: Plantar warts on the feet can be pared with a bent razor blade to make them more comfortable to walk on. Shaving or paring warts in not a cure. See a dermatologist to treat your warts if you want them cured. ...Read more

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How can I remove my verruca?

How can I remove my verruca?

Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). Laser treatments and surgical removal too. ...Read more

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What are the tests for verruca?

Tests for verrucas: A wart is diagnosed by its location and appearance. If uncertain as to the type of skin problem, the doctor may elect to perform any of several different tests such as a biopsy. ...Read more

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Verruca's, what do you do for this?

Verruca's, what do you do for this?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter plantar 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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What are the known symptoms of verruca?

Painful lump: The wart is usually felt as a lump that causes some discomfort especially if it is on the bottom of the foot. You may be able to see some dark spots in the wart itself. These small vessels frequently show pin point bleeding if the wart is scraped. ...Read more

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Is it weird my verruca bled like stink?

Not if you...: ...Bit it or sliced it or otherwise tried to treat it yourself; warts have a pretty good blood supply. If it started bleeding all by itself, it could be something that *looks* like a wart, such as a pyogenic granuloma, which is made of blood vessels and bleeds "like stink" even when we remove them. ...Read more

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How can I treat verruca without freezing?

See a Professional: If you have any type of verruca it is important to have an experienced physician examine it to properly ensure the diagnosis and treatment. It is dangerous to perform any surgical procedure on yourself as there is a chance you may cause more harm in the process. ...Read more

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What should I do if a verruca wont go away?

What should I do if a verruca wont go away?

Lots of ways: Another type of painless treatment is to try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). The dose is reduced for children and comes in liquid form if he can't yet swallow the pills. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Verruca?

Verruca: A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of any number of serotypes. ...Read more

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How can I recover from the cutting out of a verruca?

Verruca: Time to recover from a wart depends on extent of the lesion, the treatment method used (salicylic acid, freezing, surgical removal) & rate of recurrences. ...Read more

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Why and how does verruca start! how do I get it off?

Surgery to remove: Warts are caused by a virus. They can be removed with freezing or surgical excision. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to have to cover up their verrucas?

Vanity or need....: Some people just don't want other people to see their warts - they are embarrassed by them. Other patients are told by their doctors to cover them because they want the topical treatment solution to be "under occlusion, " or covered for more effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for verruca?

Warts: 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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I took out the black bit in my verruca.. will it go away now? I also can't use bazuka bc i ahev circulation problem. what now?

I took out the black bit in my verruca.. will it go away now? I also can't use bazuka bc i ahev circulation problem. what now?

Not necessarily: The "black dots" often seen in warts are not actually the "roots" of the wart as commonly thought. They are basically dried blood from bleeding caused previously by standing and walking on it.If you can't use the salicylic acid treatments, consider freezing them or trying an Rx cream or duct tape regimen. It can take 1 year after tx for the virus to clear your body. Until then, it could come back. ...Read more

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I got my verrucas froze at the doctors and I go on holiday in two weeks. I'm not sure if they are gone or not so I was wondering if you could help me.

I got my verrucas froze at the doctors and I go on holiday in two weeks. I'm not sure if they are gone or not so I was wondering if you could help me.

Vaginal warts: For venereal warts, sometimes since they are slow growing, it can take months for the treatment to work. You can go on holiday, but if still present upon return, have another treatment given to kill the warts, may take a few visits. ...Read more

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I would like to get rid of verrucas, fast!?

Abrade them: Verruca are viruses that lodge in your skin. There is no good antiviral that works, so the safest way is to irritate the verruca so your bodies immune system kicks in to fight them. That's why duct tape works. Topicals also burn the verruca but you need to continue until the microscopic cells are also killed. ...Read more