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What should I use to clean tub to prevent spread of warts and fungus?

What should I use to clean tub to prevent spread of warts and fungus?

Hard to avoid: It is hard to avoid papilloma virus infection ( warts ), fungual infections, as always tub must be scrubbed, washed with disinfectant after each use and avoiding injrury to prevent bug entering body even from a small abrasion. ...Read more

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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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I had condiloma, removed them with radio waves. My gyn.suggested that I now use Veregen (sinecatechins) TO PREVENT warts to appear again. Should I buy this medicine?

NO: NO! It is to treat warts. NOT TO PREVENT THEM! Costs $1000!!!!!!!!!!!We have no med to prevent warts. Imiquimod cream (Aldara) 5% may be best treatment with least chance of recurrence. I often use combinations of treatments. Your GYN must have received samples with glowing claims but no comparison with other treatments and no mention of cost. ...Read more

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Just found a bump on the side of my right pinky toe. I also have warts covered with duct tap. How soon before i can distill it from a fungus or wart?

Just found a bump on the side of my right pinky toe. I also have warts covered with duct tap. How soon before i can distill it from a fungus or wart?

Right now: If you have active warts and a new bump on the skin of the toe, chances are you have another wart. Look closely..Do skin lines go through it or around it? If the latter, it's a wart. I don't recommend duct tape. The reason it reacts with warts is the adhesive was not meant for skin contact and causes an allergic reaction. Thus can be severe in some individals. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent plantars warts from appearing?

YOU DON'T: There is no way you can prevent them. Why are you so worried about this? There are important things. This is not one of them. When i go to places where people are mostly barefoot, i never see warts on the feet. Relax. ...Read more

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My friend has warts,i heard they are contagious. How can I prevent myself from getting them?

My friend has warts,i heard they are contagious. How can I prevent myself from getting them?

Who cares?: Everybody has strains of HPV. You very likely already have the same strain of warts that your special BFF has -- it's said the average person harbors perhaps a dozen. The common wart strains aren't dangerous. There's more to live than avoiding germs. Friendship is one of life's greatest treasures. Give your friend a big hug and who cares if you catch warts? ...Read more

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What medication is used to treat genital warts to prevent outbreaks?

What medication is used to treat genital warts to prevent outbreaks?

No medication: Unfortunately, there has been no approved medication to use in people infected with hpv to prevent outbreaks. So far, only actual lesions can be treated. There is hpv vaccination available, though, which is most useful in those who are not infected, however, it can be used in those who are infected, although, it doesn't guarantee 100% efficacy in either group. ...Read more

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more