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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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Do genital warts come and go away on their own in a couple of weeks?

Do genital warts come and go away on their own in a couple of weeks?

Genital warts: Genital warts may go away on their own or may need to be removed. It all depends on an individual's immune system. Some people can clear the infection. ...Read more

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Is it bad to let genital warts go away on their own during the early stage?

Is it bad to let genital warts go away on their own during the early stage?

Depends: If you are woman, not a good idea to take a wait and see approach as they are linked to abnormal cell changes and even cancer of the cervix down the road. If you are a man and not sexually active (so to not transmit them) its less urgent o seek care, however treating them early is cheaper and easier. Why not get them fixed now? ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter as 3 large planters warts on the bottom of her foot. she'd had them for several months and they seem to be getting larger and more painful. I know they are supposed to go away on their own but do you suggest over the counter topic

My 7 year old daughter as 3 large planters warts on the bottom of her foot.  she'd had them for several months and they seem to be getting larger and more painful.  I know they are supposed to go away on their own but do you suggest over the counter topic

Wart: Most wart disappear on their own but does take few years for this . Certain warts can be painful if they are on pressure areas of hands and feet . Ointment containing salicylic acid can be tried.Otherwise GP can try freezing them with liquid nitrogen can be tried too. ...Read more

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How long does it take warts to go away?

Varies: Depending on the location and treatment method warts can take a very long time to rid of. ...Read more

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How do I make what looks like warts (but the bumps don't hurt) go away?

How do I make what looks like warts (but the bumps don't hurt) go away?

Probably no need: Warts almost never are painful except sometimes when they occur at a spot sensitive to pressure, rubbing, etc (e.g. plantar warts, on the soles of the feet). Common warts in children almost always clear up on their own within a few months and usually it's best to just leave them alone. But if they increase in number or are bothersome, take him to the pediatrician for treatment advice. ...Read more

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Do you take Medicaid. I've tried freezing my warts off numerous times and they just flat out will not go away. Actually multiplying?

Do you take Medicaid. I've tried freezing my warts off numerous times and they just flat out will not go away. Actually multiplying?

Many of us do . . .: Since you appear to live in/around Hamilton, OH, search this website for Family Docs, Internists or Dermatologists in same local vicinity and ask them specifically (look at their insurance info). Warts often appear to multiply despite freezing b/c one isn't aggressive enough in freezing normal appearing periphery loaded w/infected cells. So we free large circumference around visible wart. ...Read more

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What to do if I have warts on my hand wont go away?

Wart treatment: Remedies readily available to the public for the treatment of cutaneous warts are: 1) topical salicylic acid 2) freeze applicators or 3) duct tape. Some warts will go away on their own, but can take up to 2 years to do so. Warts can also be treated effectively in a doctor's office. All the best. ...Read more