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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 over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter 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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I have had anal warts since 2010. Can i get an over-the-counter medication or is the only option to see a doc?

I have had anal warts since 2010. Can i get an over-the-counter medication or is the only option to see a doc?

No OTC: Med will work. See a doctor. Probably a colon and rectal surgeon is the best choice. Long standing warts untreated can convert to a cancer. Treat early. ...Read more

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Can I use over-the-counter wart medication to treat genital warts?

Can I use over-the-counter wart medication to treat genital warts?

No: Because the skin of the genitals is thinner and more sensitive than that on the hands or feet, using over the counter wart treatments is not recommended for genital warts. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter drug/cream to treat the outbreak of genital warts?

Is there an over-the-counter drug/cream to treat the outbreak of genital warts?

Yes and no: Over the counter preparations containing salicylic acid work on any type of wart. However, these otc drugs are very caustic to sensitive genital tissue. Therefore, prescription creams for genital warts are a better choice. ...Read more

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Could there be a good over-the-counter wart creme?

Acids....: There are a number of otc acid preparations - look for the solution that has the highest concentration of salicylic acid and try that with daily scraping of the area. ...Read more

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What are some good over-the-counter wart removers?

None: There really aren't any. You should see your doctor. After-which..He can prescribe podofilox, Imiquimod or sinecatechin topically. I'm assuming your talking about genital warts? ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter wart removers safe for small children?

Are over-the-counter wart removers safe for small children?

Yes: But be careful because they burn when they get on your skin. Over the counter wart remover solutions are usually salicylic acid solutions. You can put vaseline on the good skin around the wart to keep the salicylic acid away. Covering the wart (after applying medicine) helps. Multiple treatments are usually necessary depending on the size of the wart. ...Read more

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Verruca (Definition)

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