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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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What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

What is the difference between a plantar, common wart and a corn or callous?

See below: A corn or callous is the build up of dead skin over a boney area. A wart is a vascular growth caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wart and a rash?

What is the difference between a wart and a rash?

Totally different: Wart is a type of viral infection of the skin which causes overgrowth of the overlying skin. A rash is a general description, and means any change of the skin from normal, typically related to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wart or pimple?

What is the difference between a wart or pimple?

Thanks for asking!: A wart looks like a pimple that is very 'ragged' on top and it typically does not itch or respond to most topical products (except liquid nitrogen and salicylate acid) a pimple is usually filled with pus or some type of cellular debris. This lesion will typically respond to many topical products. Are these on your face? Are you concerned about seed warts and acne? ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a wart and a spider bite?

How can I tell the difference between a wart and a spider bite?

Is it painful?: Warts do not hurt. But a spider bite will often cause quite a bit of pain, produce redness and then it will go away completely in a week to 10 days. Warts are there for months to years and would not appear so quickly like a bit can. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between a wart and a mosquito bite?

How do you know the difference between a wart and a mosquito bite?

Skin: Warts usually do not itch, they are sharp and small. Mosquito bites itch, are temporary and are usually rounded and smooth. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

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