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What To Put On Warts
Same thing: The wart remover is not a "smart" solution that knows good tissue from bad. It will kill the skin that it comes in contact with. Sometimes this leads to painful irritation of the tissue. ...Read more
Genital Warts: Sometimes these spots have many areas where infection with important forms of bacteria, and yeasts, which emit pungent odors,,,,so again, There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, My Best advice would be to call and make in appointment with the dermatologist. ...Read more
Probably: If you are referring to a common wart as on a hand or foot, sure, it seems unlikely that any soap product would be dangerous. I presume most folks would not put such a product on their genitals anyway, but purell might be a bad thing for a genital lesion such as a genital wart. On other hand, it is highly doubtful that anything like purell will remove a wart either. ...Read more
Not bad: It will probably burn and ache for a while. ...Read more
Depends: Warts grow. Usually warts are treated with different methods, over the counter, and doctor medical procedures like cauterizing and cryosurgery. The response of the warts to OTC medications usually depend on how large they have gotten, small warts are more likely to respond to OTC. Warts can grow back if they aren't completely destroyed by either medication or the procedure. ...Read more
How do I care for my cauterized finger due to warts. Should I just let it without gauze or should I put gauze on it. How many days?
Tissue damage: Blasting warts with chemicals, lasers or freeze-therapy can damage the surrounding skin. It's best to protect the area until it heals. I would try a very large bandaid or some sort of gauze/tape dressing if it's sore and looking like it needs to heal (blister or ulcer?). Try to keep the area clean as well. ...Read more
Acid on wart: Most likely inflamed and swollen and working on wart. Wait a few days and see if it shrinks. ...Read more
NO: Need opthalomology evaluation. Contact with eye can cause significant reaction, and the effects on the eye are not completely known, and can be serious. ...Read more
I heard u can put duct tape on your finger to eliminate a wart. Can you please explain this to me and how long it takes?
Might not work.: You can try over the counter wart removers or duct tape, 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 topical chemical treatments. ...Read more
Wart on my finger and I put on compound w every day for 2 weeks. Now it's white and smooth not a cauliflower. When do I know when it's healed?
Might be longer: Compound w needs to be applied once or twice a day for up to 12 weeks. When the wart (or what remains of it) is flat, it should stop being used. ...Read more
I put a band aid on my inner thigh for 4 warts. Some of them have turned black. Does that mean they're dead? Also, others have reduced in size.
What's the signifagance behind duct tape on a wart? Derm wants me to put? Salysalic? Acid then duct tape for 3 warts. When will I know their gone??
Read instructions: If you are using over the counter medications, which may be effective to relive symptoms, if medication enter eye may cause injury, so you have to prevent spillage, follow the instructions, the best way is see your doctor and get rid of it for ever. ...Read more
When I put on the facial wart remover on it sings like heck and my whole chin pulses. Is this normal?
Facial warts: May be the medication is too storng for delciate facial skin. Dermatologisst can freeze them for you. ...Read more
I have 4 warts on my thigh. I put band aids on them to prevent oxygen flow. It's been two weeks and some turned black, some itch. Is it working?
HPV: It is always a mystery when warts appear and disappear, which is why so many old wives tales about them exist. The best thing to do is to let a dermatologist see these and then treat them professionally. ...Read more
I have what I believe to be a plantars wart. I'm sure it's deep. What is the possibility of neon put to sleep? How much pain is involved in cutting it
Wart: The pain experienced with removing a wart is subjective. Excision over a weight bearing part of the foot is more uncomfortable ...Read more
I have a wart on my finger and I put on the compound w like it said every day for a week or 2. Now it's like white and smooth not a cauliflower. When do I have to stop applying the cream?
Think onion: A wart is a multilayered collection of the germ in your tissue. The compound W acts as a toxic agent that kills a layer of wart at a time. You brush off the dead cells & do it over & over until you are below skin level and see raw flesh. If you stop too soon, it re-emerges within weeks/months. It is like an iceberg with a part above & a part below skin level. ...Read more
Somewhat: Gloves would be better.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) It's been already 1month, its better but severe
Burn: Can you send a photo? Should not have burned or have pain after weeks. Is area red? Could have infection brewing. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more
I'm having a "wart" surgically removed and being put under it's the size of a pea beside my uvula how painful will this be will i be givin a narcotic?
Pain?: You obviously have and have seen a physician (p) who will remove the "wart". The p is the best person to give you the answer you are seeking. Why don't you ask the p for the answer to your question? ...Read more
My doctor gave me salicylic acid to put on every day, but the wart is still there. How do I prevent future warts?
Consider biopsy: If the sal acid treatment was ineffective, your doctor may consider doing a biopsy. Some lesions can mimic warts. See a podiatrist to have that evaluated. ...Read more
I don't have med insurence and I woke up with a wart on my vingina lip is there something over-the-counter I can get to put on itI?
Free clinic: A vulvar wart is a venereal disease and you need to be tested for others. You should also get a PAP smear. Please, Google "Free Women's Health" to find a clinic that provides free care to women and visit that clinic. You may also contact your County Health Department for advice, ...Read more
Not sure???: Better see a dermatologist to find out exactly what it is before trying to treat it! ...Read more
Apple cider vinegar: 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
I have a few warts on my genitals, I put two of my fingers inside my vagina to see if I had any lumps inside. Now my fingers hurt. Is it related?
Unlikely: Genital warts are caused, by mostly 4 sub-types of hpv virus, you need to get treated to prevent future carcinoma of cervix and spread to your partner , vaccination will help you not to get other 3 types. They have fetish will grow only on general area, may be oral cavity not on your finger (different subgroup) see your doctor. ...Read more
I just recently recieved a biopsy of a skin wart right at the corner of my lip. How soon can I put bleaching topicals to start lightening the skin up?
It may spread...: 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
I think I have anal wart. I disinfected finger I put it in, felt rocky road! I think there's a wart fortress! How much is treatment? I'm poor London.
Anal condyloma: If the warts are that extensive then they will need surgical intervention of some type. Cauterizing, freezing or out-and-out surgical excision. Try the free clinic in town first.they'll guide you. Colo-rectal surgery is the best to deal with this. Have them check for HPV as well. ...Read more