How To Treat A Wart

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I treat warts that have become infected due to scratching of the wart?
    How to treat infected warts

    • ANSWER:
      first you need to get rid of the infection, use antibiodic cream. Then you can resume treating the wart with and various treatment after it is gone. They sell the freeze off kits over the counter now, but for stubborn ones i'd use the salicylic acid pads that look like bandaids.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you go to the beach after getting a wart removed?
    I just went to the doctor's today and they applied liquid nitrogen to a wart on the bottom of my foot (I'll have to go back for another treatment in three weeks but she said I can walk on it). It hurts only when I put pressure on it. I just got invited to go to the beach tomorrow, but can you exposed a recently treated wart to sand and the ocean? (I'm planning on going to Malibu- in California, and I know the ocean is pretty polluted here)

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you I would wear some socks over the wart, it might be that it will open and then the sand can cause infection even the polluted water. maybe you just stay on the beach and don't go into the water.
      I personally wouldn't go to beach the next day, but that is your decision..

  3. QUESTION:
    Why am I not supposed to treat genital warts myself?
    I have genital warts, and have been treating them myself at home using a combination of sallicylic acid, duct tape, and rubbing alcohol, and the results have been positive. Small warts have been destroyed, bigger ones are slowly decreasing in size. Very often in various readings, it is not recommended to treat genital warts at home, but that it is necessary to have them treated by a professional. Are there any serious risks involved with me treating them myself? What is the worst that can happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Your treating the outcome, and that very loosely and unsafe, not the cause, the HPV 1-2 that you have. First get at the source, then the treatment. I don't know who started this crap with duct tap and alcohol, this is very unsafe and unsanitary. You can rip them off but, they will come back, maybe with a vengeance.
      See your doctor and do it right and get an antibiotic for the cure.

  4. QUESTION:
    How long shall i treat my wart with a dandelion?
    i would like to know how long shall i treat my wart and how many times a day.
    Thanks

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  5. QUESTION:
    What happens if you inhale the contents of Compound W?
    Compound W is used to treat warts. Every time i put it on i inhale a lot accidentally. What will it do to me? It says not to inhale on the warning.

    • ANSWER:
      If you inhale the scent or fumes, unless you are snorting it, it should not be a serious problem. If you get the salicylic acid up your nose it will eat the soft tissue there, just like it eats away a wart.
      Try to apply it in a well ventilated area. For heaven's sake (and the sake of your nasopharynx) do not snort this stuff!

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I wash Iodine stains off of my skin?
    I went to my dermatologist to have some warts removed, and to prevent infection, my doctor put iodine on the treated warts. The only problem is it horifically stained my skin. How do I wash these stains off?

    • ANSWER:
      Since it is dried on it is a little harder to get off. You'll find a very big improvement with rubbing alcohol. It will gradually fade even with just repetitive washing over the next few days. Alcohol is faster. Good luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    What happens if you get salicylic acid wart treatment on good skin?
    i was treating a wart with salicylic acid prescribed from the doctor and without realizing it i got a bit on my skin where the wart wasn't. when i took the band aid off the skin was completely white. will that go away? if it does, how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it will go away, not to worry. You have just damaged the upper levels of the healthy dermis, you will probably peel a little in that area and it may take a few days for everything to get back to normal but you'll be fine.

  8. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a treated wart to be removed?
    I got my wart treated a week ago with liquid nitrogen and I'm anticipating for it to fall off! When should I see results?

    • ANSWER:
      You should not use liquid wart treatment.
      The best solutions for a wart are to get it freezed off expertly by a dermetologist. You should contact your local skin doctor; it only takes about an hour or two.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you heal raw skin super quick?
    I was treating warts on my hand with this gel and it turned that skin white and dry so I peeled it off because I though it was ok and now it's like super raw and stings sometimes. How can I heal it super fast(I want it to be healed in 1-3 days if possible) and effectively?

    • ANSWER:
      Apply triple antibiotic ointment to the site. It provides a thick base to moisturize and protect the site. Also, it's medicated to allow for quick healing. It works really well.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to cure a wart on a toddler's finger?
    My husband had a seed wart on his finger last year and shortly after his left my daughter developed one on her finger as well. She is 4 years old and hasn't really complained about the wart until recently. I haven't treated it until today because I had read that sometimes the creams and such for it can be harmful to a toddlers skin and that even doctors treatments can be too harsh. Does anyone else have any experience with this and can give suggestions to treat her wart? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask a Dr. I wouldn't chance anything on my little one without talking to a Dr. first.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of oral warts?
    Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of oral warts, and what do doctors do to treat oral warts? I need help ASAP

    • ANSWER:
      The warts themselves will clear in time but you will always carry the virus That causes them. (HPV)
      Generally they are cauterized or frozen or dissolved with acid. You need to make sure they are warts first. Herpes and warts are often mistaken for one another. Now that you have these if you are a man you need to make sure that you have a rectal examine every few years because these warts have been linked to prostate and rectal cancer. They are easily treated as warts when they are caught in time. The treatment is the same as oral treatment.

  12. QUESTION:
    What percentage is TCA diluted to for genital warts?
    I'm losing my insurance soon and can't afford an occasional trip to the doctor's office to get a pin-sized genital wart treated for 7 so....

    I bought a bottle of 100% TCA online and it says it should be diluted prior to using to at least 50%.

    I'm wondering what percentage TCA is diluted to in the doctor's office to treat genital warts? I obviously don't want to harm my pooter.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      it is to expensive for getting rid of genital warts every time for 437$ ! :)

      genital warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because it is possible that your body can get rid of genital warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!

      also you should use some herbal treatment!

      in that case Wartrol is a good (probably the best) product that gets rid of genital warts and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! of course if you will use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.wartrol.com/?aid=749165

      good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any clinic that treats Planta Wart in Singapore?
    Besides the NSC (Nat'l Skin Centre), where can I find a clinic that can treat my wife's planta wart? My wife has a planta wart on her sole of her foot. Appointment at NSC is late April which I think is too long. She's already in pain and we are not even allowed to have our appointment earlier. Do you of any clinic that can treat a planta wart?

    • ANSWER:
      Call up the various hospitals - National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng, Alexandra and Changi.

      Ask them if they have a dermatologist / skin specialist clinic there. If yes, make an appointment with them directly. You'll be considered a private patient (since you were not referred by a polyclinic) and will have to pay more but at least the waiting time is considerably shorter.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it expensive to treat a genital warts?
    I want to know how much it will cost, so that i will have idea, i'm now here in the philippines, is it possible that it will not very expensive to treat the genital warts? by the way i'm 19 weeks pregnant is it safe for my baby to treat this warts while i'm preggy?

    • ANSWER:
      Get to s doctor this is serious it could infect your baby

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there something that could pop up on the skin that looks like a wart?
    My bf has a bump on the outside of his thumb, i thought it was a wart so i treated it with wart remover, did nothing so i tried another wart remover, still nothing. We tried all those home remedies and still nothing. Its been over a year now and we can figure out wat it is, i was hoping i could find something out before i take hi to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      a mole? but it sounds like a wart, and they are hard to get rid of ..you have to leave compound w on for a long time and cover it at night with a bandaid...reapply all the time..get those salyic (sp) acid pads for corns its the same stuff used to treat planters warts on the foot...and put those on there as well...

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you use the duct tape remedy to treat warts?
    I heard u can put duct tape on your finger to get rid of a wart. can you please explain this to me and how long it takes?

    • ANSWER:
      the people that say it works usually explain that the duct tape elicits an immune response in that specific area and your heightened immune system takes out the wart virus. I tried it and it didn't work, here's what did:

      compound W chemical gel wart remover

      applied 3 times a day, it hardens into a white coating, leave that on. The outer layers of skin turned soft and dead in a few days. I think I treated for like 4 days

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to treat genital warts?
    I have an appointment for the wellwoman clinic on friday to be officially diagnosed with what i know is genital warts, has anyone been through treatment? How was it? I assume they will use chryotherapy, how long does it take to get rid of them and have healed skin again? How bad is the treatment - how painful on the inner genital tissue? Can they just cut off some on the outer skin around the thighs? Please give your experience and the time ot took to heal.

    • ANSWER:
      Cytodestructive therapies

      Podophyllotoxin (podofilox) and podophyllin — We suggest podophyllotoxin (podofilox) for initial therapy of external genital warts, as long as the patient can comply with home therapy. Podophyllotoxin (podofilox) has negligible systemic absorption/toxicity, can be self-administered, and may be more effective than podophyllin [29] . The only randomized trial comparing podophyllotoxin (podofilox) to podophyllin for treatment of warts in women reported higher clearance rates with podophyllotoxin (podofilox), 71 versus 48 percent [30] .

      Neither drug should be used by pregnant women because of potential fetal risks. Podophyllotoxin (podofilox) — Podophyllotoxin (podofilox) contains the biologically active compound from podophyllin. Using a cotton swab, the patient applies a 0.5 percent gel or solution to external genital warts twice daily for three consecutive days [5,31] . She then withholds treatment for four days, and repeats this cycle weekly up to four times. Large areas (10 cm2 or more) should not be treated in a single application because of pain is likely when the area becomes necrotic. Podophyllin — Podophyllin is a plant-based resin that blocks cell division at metaphase and leads to cell death. The clinician applies a 10 to 25 percent solution directly to the warts with a cotton swab (or similar device). No more than 0.5 mL should be applied during each treatment session and large areas (10 cm2 or more) should not be treated in a single application because of potential pain when the area becomes necrotic. In contrast to podophyllotoxin, systemic absorption and toxicity have been documented; therefore, podophyllin should not be applied to open wounds or friable tissue. A weaker solution (10 percent) should be used when treating large warts or warts on mucosal surfaces to minimize total systemic absorption.
      We instruct the patient to wash the area one to four hours after application of the drug, otherwise excessive skin irritation and systemic absorption can occur. The treatment is repeated weekly for four to six weeks, or until the lesions have cleared. Adverse effects range from mild skin irritation to ulceration and pain, depending upon the concentration used and the length of time it is left on the skin.
      Trichloroacetic acid and bichloroacetic acid — Both trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and bichloroacetic acid (BCA) are caustic acids that destroy the wart tissue via chemical coagulation of tissue proteins. TCA is used most commonly, and must be applied by a health care provider. It can be used on the cervix and vagina, and during pregnancy.

      An 80 to 90 percent TCA solution is applied sparingly to the wart tissue with a cotton swab; the wart turns white as the solution dries. Application of an ointment or gel (such as petroleum or lidocaine jelly) to the normal tissue surrounding the wart can help prevent spreading of acid to unaffected areas. Excessive application of medication can be neutralized by washing with soap or sodium bicarbonate solution, otherwise the patient may experience pain or burning of adjacent healthy tissue.
      Repeated weekly application is required for four to six weeks, or until the lesions have cleared. Thick, large lesions may not respond because the acid may not penetrate to treat the entire lesion. The only trial that evaluated use of TCA in women reported a 70 percent clearance rate [32] .
      5-Fluorouracil — 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is a pyrimidine antimetabolite that interferes with DNA synthesis by blocking methylation of deoxyuridylic acid, leading to cell death. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any formulation of 5-FU for treatment of anogenital warts and its use is contraindicated in pregnancy.
      A gel consisting of 5-fluorouracil and epinephrine in a purified bovine collage matrix is under investigation. The gel is injected intradermally directly under the wart to create a wheal encompassing it and 5 mm of surrounding tissue. This provides a high concentration of drug for an extended period of time. Injections are performed once per week for up to six weeks. Clearance rates of 65 percent after a median of four treatments have been reported, but 40 percent of patients with a complete response had a recurrence at 90 days follow-up [33] . Side effects include local pain, erosion, ulceration, and urethro-vulvo-vaginitis.
      Alternatively, a thin layer of 1 or 5 percent cream has been applied to vulvar or vaginal lesions to cause a chemical desquamation [26,34-38] . Several dosing protocols have been suggested, ranging from twice daily application to once weekly for several weeks. Zinc oxide cream or petroleum jelly can be applied to unaffected areas as a barrier to help protect against ulceration. A disadvantage of topical 5-FU is that it is often poorly tolerated because of burning, pain, inflammation, edema, or painful ulcerations. For this reason, topical 5-FU has a limited role in the primary therapy of v

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I treat a wart after getting it burned off?
    About 3 days ago i had warts burned off of my foot, they told me to keep it covered and not get it wet for 3 days so that's what I've been doing. I'm now on the 3rd day and they are still bleeding and I'm not sure if that is normal. I still have to keep them covered because they bleed bad. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Check guide of how to deal with such situation... http://www.ehow.com/way_5332577_ways-heal-wart-removals.html

      The First 24 Hours

      The area will be tender, sore and covered with a sterile bandage. Keep the bandage in place for at least the first day to protect it from germs, dirt and other offenders that could infect this open wound.

      Bleeding is a possibility if you had your wart surgically removed. If bleeding occurs, apply light pressure to the area with a clean tissue or cotton cloth for 10 minutes to allow the blood to coagulate. Take acetaminophen if you experience pain or minor swelling.
      The First Few Days

      Continue bandaging the wound for the first few days. Wash the area with unscented soap and water and re-bandage using fresh gauze and tape. If your bandage gets wet, change the bandage immediately so you don't trap unwanted moisture around your wound which could cause infection.

      Use an antibacterial cream on warts that were burned off. However, if your wart was frozen, do not use anything on it other than soap and water.

      The area may itch as it heals but avoid scratching so you don't infect the wound. Lightly slap the area to relieve the itch or discomfort.
      Two Weeks of Healing

      Your wound will change and heal over a two-week period. If the wart was burned off, your wound will form a small scab and will fall off.

      A blister forms on warts that were burned off. Avoid picking or popping the blister as it will break open on its own, leaving a small scab which takes the remainder of the wart with it.

      You will still have a small tender area once the blister breaks or scab falls off so continue using antibacterial cream on the area. Cover with a Band-Aid or sterile bandage until the area is completely healed.

      Call the doctor if you experience discharge, redness, swelling or fever while your wart is healing. Any of these symptoms could be a sign of infection.

  19. QUESTION:
    do warts tingle when they are begining to die?
    I have been treating a wart on my finger with bazuka gel and it has started to tingle, does that mean it is beginning to work? or mean that i am having a reaction to the gel that i should not be having?

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  20. QUESTION:
    Is there any oral medications to get rid of warts on your legs? I have tons of warts on my legs.?
    I do not think I would be able to treat each wart seperately.

    • ANSWER:
      if you really want to remove warts forever then you should know that you can remove warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or with cream but warts can reappear again and again because warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!
      (No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea.)

      HPV is the virus that causes warts. And HPV virus has many strains. In your case you have HPV virus strain number 2. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      also you should use some herbal treatment!

      in that case Wartrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! it says that it is designed for Genital Warts but
      it does not matter because warts are warts and wartrol works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://thehpvvirus.blogspot.com/2009/02/wartrol.html
      The advantage of Wartrol over other natural treatments for warts is that, since it is taken orally, it can also act on invisible warts that can't be treated by other creams and natural remedies.

      good luck!

      Working in health + personal experience

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you tell if you have genital warts through a blood test?
    I would like to know if you can detect warts this way. Also, once they are treated, and the wart is no longer visible, can the disease still be transmitted to a sexual partner?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no blood test for genital warts. Unlike the herpes virus, HPV only lives in the dermal layers of the skin. It is not present in the blood. The skin must be biopsied to determine if HPV is present. I find it quite shocking that so many people are ill-informed, and answered this question incorrectly.

  22. QUESTION:
    What % of tricholaracetic acid concentration do doctors use?
    When they treat genital warts?
    10 pts best answer

    • ANSWER:
      somebodys been a dirty girl....

  23. QUESTION:
    Should I wash the shoes I wore barefoot with warts after the warts are removed?
    I am almost done treating the two warts I have on the bottom of my right foot (one on the heel and one on my pinky toe). I have about 3 or so pairs of shoes I wore barefoot when I had the warts. When I am cured of my warts, will they come back if I wear those shoes? Should I wash the insides of the shoes and how should I wash them? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      It is recommend to wash all your clothes after warts removal, especially after a genital warts treatment. There is a possibility that they come back if you don't wash the shoes.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the fastest way to treat genital warts?
    I am diagnosed with genital warts but I am wondering what is like the fastest treatment?

    I am using Aldara cream right now, and so far it's been a week. I am just worried it's not working. There is no sign at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Have them freezed off by a doctor who honestly isn't trying not to hurt you. I have tried that cream and it was awful I found, and my normal doctor was being too nice when it came to freezing them and basically not doing it enough to get rid of them. So i went to another doctor and yeah that cleared it up real quick!!!

  25. QUESTION:
    Can I still go in the sun while on Aldara to treat a wart?
    I was prescribed Aldara to treat one tiny genital wart. Well, it says on the package not to be exposed to too much sunlight. I know Aldara is used for warts on other parts of the body so is that what that warning is pertaining to? I know that my private area will be covered at the beach but I was wondering if the cream would just make me more sensitive to the sun in general or just that one tiny, specific spot sensitive?

    • ANSWER:
      Sunlight is fine if the wart is in your genital region, it will be obviously covered up, Aldara is warning you in case the wart is on your face or another region that will be directly exposed to sunlight.

      I would go back to a dermatologist and request it to be burned off. it is the most effective way and it will NOT come back in that area. The cream is a shot in the dark while hoping it goes away soon.

      I hope this helps friend! get out there and surf because it will not be affected!

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best method to treat genital warts?
    I've had it for 6 months and was able to treat it with apple cider vinegar but lately just got worse. I'm afraid i'll have to have surgery for it. Its not real thick on the skin but takes up a large area. Maybe 12cm square, but spread out. I haven't been to the doc yet, but just wanted to know if any men had experience with this. Was anyone successful enough to where it didn't come back?
    I am a man. no gyno for me lol. thanks for your thoughtful answer tho

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see the doctor. There's no single answer as to the best treatment.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to treat facial wart on nose?
    i have a wart on nose, it is skin coloured and soft. but it looks like a pimple. how to cure it? in frrm india and in college.

    • ANSWER:
      I think warts have spreading tendency especially on facial area.
      There are very good curative medicines available in Homeopathy.
      Meet a qualified or experienced Homoeo physician and get the treatment.

  28. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy trichloracetic acid?
    Where can I find trichloracetic acid (TCA) for purchase? What I would want is the same kind doctors would use to treat warts. Im not sure if there are different strengths out there or not. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There are different strengths, all sold here:

  29. QUESTION:
    How long will it take will to be cured/treated if ur a teen with HPV with genital warts?
    what are the odds of bing cure/treated for genital warts from HPV if your A teen and have a healthy immun system!if my body clear the virus how much time will it take to be treated for genital warts and not have it again!

    • ANSWER:
      There really is no "cure" for hpv/genital warts; since it's a virus it supposedly stays in your system forever. I have heard though, that your immune system can get rid of it...it really all just depends. The genital warts are more so "treatable", but HPV is the virus that caused them..so that's what stays in your system. I found out I had HPV/Genital warts in June and was prescribed Aldara cream. I was told to apply it every other night before bed and then to wash it off in the morning when I woke up. I honestly did this for about a week and a half and they were gone. I didn't have a severe case, just a small cluster but the cream did wonders for me. If you have genital warts they will probably have you try the cream first, if that doesn't work there are other treatment possibilities such as laser treatment, getting them frozen off like normal warts or even surgery. Those are usually only used in severe cases. Hope this helped and good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    How come American dermatologists don't dab liquid nitrogen to treat flat warts?
    I received treatments in Taiwan where this was the standard practice and they were very very effective with little scabbing. In the US my dermatologist would only use it to freeze my warts where it creates this huge red circle and the scarring lasts far longer. When I reacted to this he switched to salicylic acid with "bandaids" on overnight--but I have to wash my hands many times throughout the day and wash my hair everyday! WHY wouldn't he do things the "easy" way??

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe they never learned it that way or they found out that liquid nitrogen is bad for the body, I don't know. Maybe you should ask him the next time when another warts will be removed or treated..

  31. QUESTION:
    How much can it cost me to treat genital warts?
    If my husband has genital warts, how much would it cost us to have it removed? rough estimate would be fine...I just wanna have an idea before we go to a doctor. If had it too, how much would it cost me?

    HELP PLZ

    • ANSWER:
      If you do not have medical issurance yes it will cost alot...also the removal of warts is very painful if you go to the doctor their are many ways to treat genital warts the one that is pain free is a medication called Aldara it is a topical cream that you can put on them at home the process can take up 12-16 weeks till the warts are completly gone but this medications will cost 0-0 for a 16 week supply if you choose the doctor they use a solution to freeze them off I have no idea how much that will cost you but it usually takes 3 doctors visits for the complete removal of the warts and it is extremely painful and uncomfortable for the patient especially the recovery process and it may leave serious blistering and permenant skin damage (scars) also if your husband does have warts I recommend you get the Gardasil Vaccine that will cost you too it is a series of three vaccines that will also cost you 0-0 a vaccine its one vaccination every six months and your done I am just saying this to protect yourself from certain HPV diseases

      If you need more information on treatments go to www.webmd.com

  32. QUESTION:
    what can you use to treat genital warts caused by hpv thats over the counter?
    the doctor prescribed me a cream thats like 500 dollars and the time before i used this cream on another case of warts it made them worse..im just trying to find something safe and less exspensive.

    • ANSWER:
      if you really want to get rid of genital warts forever then you should know that you can remove genital warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or cream but genital warts can reappear again and again because genital warts appears when your immune system is weak!

      HPV is the virus that causes genital warts. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop genital warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It largely depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      Even after the warts go away, the person will always remain infected with HPV. That person can spread the virus even without showing symptoms.

      so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of genital warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities! (No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables.
      Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea)

      also you must use herbal treatment because you can not always live 100% healthy...!!!

      in that case Wartrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of genital warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! It works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts + it helps to prevent cervical, penile, anal and etc cancer because HPV virus in 70% cases can cause cancer!!!

      and of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).
      ( Wartrol is 100% safe because it contains 5 main ingredients which are safe - Black Sulphide of Antimony, Wild Yellow Indigo, Potassium Hydrate, Arbor Vitae (Tree of Life) and Nitricum Acidum (Nitric Acid) and those ingredients have no side effects!

  33. QUESTION:
    Urologist referral for genital warts removal?
    Hi, I live in flushing, NY.
    Looking for a urologist who is experienced in treating warts.
    It recurred even after costly surgery, so I am looking for a reputable doctor.
    Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You should seek the advice of a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a doctor that specializes in skin problems. External genital warts are a virus of the skin tissue. Genital warts are not a reproductive problem. If the warts are in the urethra it is best to consult a urologist. If the warts are of the anal canal seek a colon/rectal doctor.

      Also do some research on Aldara. Aldara works with your body’s immune system in building your immunity to your acquired HPV type. It is a home treatment.

      Most people treated for external warts do not have complete resolution even after several treatments. That is because most treatments destroy the HPV lesions but cannot eliminate any HPV in surrounding apparently normal skin. Until the individual's immune system responds and suppresses the remaining HPV, new lesions may appear.
      HPV infects the skin when cells from a partner's HPV lesions gain access to tiny breaks in the skin that often occur during skin to skin contact or intercourse. HPV does not infect tissue that lies underneath the skin, nor does it infect blood or other body fluids
      Treating HPV infected cells may help boost immunity by destroying the cells within which the HPV resides, thereby releasing HPV to disease-fighting dendritic cells and macrophages. A cream which is applied to warts (imiquimod or Aldara®) may directly boost immunity by stimulating these disease-fighting cells to produce natural disease fighting chemicals (cytokines, including interferon).
      http://www.asccp.org/hpv_history.shtml

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I effectively treat this wart?
    Hi! I have a wart on my inner knee. It's been there for a few years now. Does anyone know how to get rid of it? Preferably ways that don't include going to the store to by medicine for it. Also, if possible, please add how long it usually takes for it to go away using that method. Thank you so much in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      you can remove warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or with cream but warts can reappear again and again because warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!

      HPV is the virus that causes warts. And HPV virus has many strains. In your case you have HPV virus strain number 2. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      also you should use some herbal treatment!

      in that case Wartrol is a good (probably the best) product that gets rid of warts and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! it says that it is designed for Genital Warts but
      it does not matter because warts are warts and wartrol works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.wartrol.com/?aid=749165

      good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    How long does it take a planter wart to heal?
    I got a plantar wart treated with liquid nitrogen on Tuesday. This is the second treatment of this wart and this time it formed a black blister. It hurts constantly and I can't walk. It hurts if I put any pressure on it. How long will it take to heal?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you treat hardened warts?
    So i have this wart, that its very hard. I have recently started using TCA Acid at home to remove them. Problem is, the skin around the wart is getting burned and the wart pretty much stays the same. What are some things i can do to kinda soften it up a bit, and reapply the TCA Acid so it can effectively work this time?

    • ANSWER:
      I heard homeopathy works so go see a homeopathy doctor

  37. QUESTION:
    What should i expect for getting a wart removed?
    Im getting this thing on my nose removed with like burning it off or whatever?
    Its a bump but treating it like a wart or whatever? The doctor said it was benign, i dont know what that means!
    Anyway what should i expect to feel when he burns the bump off with that thing?

    Thank you soo much!

    • ANSWER:
      it's going to be a scar, that you have to wait to fall off.

  38. QUESTION:
    How effective is my doctor-prescribed Aldara cream for treating Plantar warts?
    I got the warts last summer and there was only one on my foot, so it didn't bother me. Then they started to multiply and now I have like 10, a few big and most of them small. I play many sports so I need to get rid of them really fast, because they hurt and I can't walk without pain in my foot.

    • ANSWER:
      The affectivity of dosing aldara for plantar warts can be seen in about 4 weeks of application. It depends on the skins reaction and to some; it may take up to 16 weeks until the plantar warts are gone. The effectiveness of dosing aldara for plantar warts varies from person to person, however half of the patients who were tested had their plantar warts cleared.

      This new cream works differently than other treatments. The way it works is that it doe not only get rid of plantar warts but it also helps the body’s immune system fight the virus caused by plantar warts. Dosing aldara for plantar warts gets rid of the warts from inside and out and it is convenient and can be applied by the patient at home.

      http://www.forces-of-nature.net/topics/warts/Duct_Tape_For_Plantar_Warts.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get my child to stop biting her nails since the has warts?
    My 9 year old bites her nails and recently developed a wart on her index finger. She kept biting and the wart spread around her fingertips and around her nails. I am worried if she keeps biting she will get warts around her lips.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello I am a Podiatrist so I will try and answer your question to the best of my knowledge with the information you provided. I would advise you to buy some Anti-nail biting nail paint. You can purchase this over the counter. Anti-nail biting paint is a topical liquid you apply to the nails, it tastes awful, after your child attempts to bite her nails with this on she will never do it again.

      In terms of treatment for the wart I would advise you to leave it alone. They will go on their own accord. She is still young and her immune system is still developing. Let her body fight the virus (Human Papillomavirus) itself and develop an immunity to it. Don't try using Salicylic Acid or anything because she won't develop immunity and they will keep coming back. You don't need to see a professional. Most doctors are reluctant to treat warts on children nowadays as it can do more bad than good.

      Despite what literature says there is no known cure for Warts. There are affective medications out there but nothing 100% full proof.

      If you don't want to use the Anti-nail biting liquid try using the scare factor to get her to stop. Say to her "if you keep scratching them they could spread all over your body and grow on your face and mouth". This will surly give her a reason to stop. It is possible that the warts could spread to her lips.

      I hope this helps. If you have any questions regarding feet do not hesitate to contact me.

      Kind regards

      Jake

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a wart that is on your ear?
    If you have a wart and it is near the top of your ear, how do you get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      You might not believe me on this but it's true. Recently scientists discovered that trying to treat warts are worse than leaving them because they end up growing back. All you need to do is leave it as you should with any warts. Yes, it takes a long time but not as long and frustrating as trying to treat them. I hope that helps.

  41. QUESTION:
    Who would my husband see to have a wart removed from his nose?
    He's had a wart on the inner/outside portion of his nose for a few years now. Who would he see about having it removed? Would it be a General Practitioner? A ENT doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not a dermatologist? We treat warts all day long

  42. QUESTION:
    Can keeping a bandaid on my big toe all the time cause foot problems?
    I've been treating a plantar wart on my toe with tea tree oil for a few weeks now and I've been putting a bandaid on it to avoid spreading. But I started noticing the top of my foot's been having weird throbbing sensations and the veins on top look enlarged. When I touched the spot where it hurt I noticed it felt like a little swollen/tender. I'm worried it might be a foot tumor but I'm really hoping its just poor circulation from wrapping my toe all the time. I don't wrap it on too tight though but I can't be sure, help anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd advise you to see either your doctor or a podiatrist, my friend, because plantar refers to the sole of the foot, and NOT the toes.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can keeping a bandaid on my big toe all the time cause foot problems?
    I've been treating a plantar wart on my toe with tea tree oil for a few weeks now and I've been putting a bandaid on it to avoid spreading. But I started noticing the top of my foot's been having weird throbbing sensations and the veins on top look enlarged. When I touched the spot where it hurt I noticed it felt like a little swollen/tender. I'm worried it might be a foot tumor but I'm really hoping its just poor circulation from wrapping my toe all the time. I don't wrap it on too tight though but I can't be sure, help anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have developed an allergy to the material in the band aid

  44. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me with my wart problem?
    Can someone explain to me what exactly a wart is?I have a few warts, does anyone know any home remedies to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Warts

      What causes warts?

      Warts are a type of infection caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. There are more than 100 types of HPV viruses. Warts can grow on all parts of your body. They can grow on your skin, on the inside of your mouth, on your genitals and on your rectal area. Some types of HPV tend to cause warts on the skin, while other HPV types tend to cause warts on the genitals and rectal area. Some people are more naturally resistant to the HPV viruses and don't seem to get warts as easily as other people.

      Can warts be passed from one person to another person?

      Yes. Warts on the skin may be passed to another person when that person touches the warts. It is also possible to get warts from using towels or other objects that were used by a person who has warts.

      Warts on the genitals are very contagious and can be passed to another person during oral, vaginal or anal sex. It is important not to have unprotected sex if you or your partner has warts on the genital area. In women, warts can grow on the cervix (inside the vagina), and a woman may not know she has them. She may pass the infection to her sexual partner without even knowing it.

      Will warts go away on their own?

      Often warts disappear on their own, although it may take many months, or even years, for the warts to go away. But some warts won't go away on their own. Doctors don't know why some warts disappear and others don't.

      Do warts need to be treated?

      Generally, yes. Warts are often bothersome. They can bleed and cause pain when they're bumped. They can also be embarrassing, for example, if they grow on your face. Treatment may decrease the chance that the warts will be spread to other areas of your body or to other people.
      How are warts on the skin removed?

      First of all, it's important to know that warts on the skin (such as on the fingers, feet and knees) and warts on the genitals are removed in different ways. Don't try any home remedies or over-the-counter drugs to remove warts on the genital area. You could hurt your genital area by putting certain chemicals on it. You also shouldn't treat warts on your face without talking to your doctor first. The following are some ways to remove warts from the skin:

      * Applying salicylic acid--You can treat warts on places such as the hands, feet or knees by putting salicylic acid (one brand name: Compound W) on the warts. To get good results, you must apply the acid every day for many weeks. After you take a bath or shower, pat your skin dry lightly with a towel. Then put salicylic acid on your warts. The acid sinks in deeper and works better when it is applied to damp skin. Before you take a shower or a bath the next day, use an emery board or pumice stone to file away the dead surface of the warts.
      * Duct tape treatment-- Covering a wart with duct tape may also help because it irritates the wart and the skin around it, causing the body to attack it. Cover the wart with duct tape for up to a week. Then remove the tape, soak the wart in water and rub it gently with an emery board or a pumice stone. Leave the tape off overnight, then repeat treatment until the wart goes away. If this is not successful after 2 months, see your doctor to try another approach.
      * Applying cantharidin--Your doctor may use cantharidin on your warts. With this treatment, the doctor "paints" the chemical onto the wart. Most people don't feel any pain when the chemical is applied to the wart. You'll experience some pain and blistering of the wart in about 3 to 8 hours. After treatment with cantharidin, a bandage is put over the wart. The bandage can be removed after 24 hours. When mixtures of cantharidin and other chemicals are used, the bandage is removed after 2 hours. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin of the wart. If the wart isn't gone after one treatment, your doctor may suggest another treatment.
      * Applying liquid nitrogen--Your doctor may use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. This treatment is called cryotherapy. Applying liquid nitrogen to the wart causes a little discomfort. To completely remove a wart, liquid nitrogen treatments may be needed every 1 to 3 weeks for a total of 2 to 4 times. If no improvement is noted, your doctor may recommend another type of treatment.
      * Other treatments for warts on the skin--Your doctor can also remove warts on the skin by burning the wart, cutting out the wart or removing the wart with a laser. These treatments are stronger, but they may leave a scar. Ask your doctor about risks and benefits before you decide what kind of treatment to have for your warts.

      How are warts in the genital area treated?

      Genital warts must be treated by your doctor. Warts in the genital area can be removed, but there's no cure for the viral infection that causes the warts. This means that the warts may come back even after they have been removed.The following are some ways to treat warts on the genitals:

      * Applying liquid nitrogen--Warts on the genitals may be frozen with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). Your doctor may have to apply the liquid nitrogen at a number of different office visits until the warts are completely gone.
      * Chemical treatments--Warts on the genitals may be treated with special chemicals that dissolve the warts. Some of these chemicals, such as podophyllin (brand names: Podocon-25, Podofin) or trichloroacetic acid (brand name: Tri-Chlor), have to be applied by your doctor. Chemicals such as imiquimod cream (brand name: Aldara), podofilox solution (brand name: Condylox) or fluorouracil cream may be applied at home, according to your doctor's instructions. These treatments may have to be repeated weekly until the warts are gone.
      * Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)--With this method for removing genital warts, the doctor passes a sharp instrument shaped like a loop underneath the wart, cutting the wart out of the skin.
      * CO2 laser surgery--For large warts in the genital area, laser surgery may be needed for complete removal.
      * Interferon injections--If genital warts don't go away after they've been treated with different methods, your doctor may try an interferon injection into the warts. Interferon is a chemical that our bodies make. It helps our immune system fight infection. An injection of interferon into the wart may help your body's immune system fight the virus that is causing the wart. Generally, interferon is injected into warts twice a week for up to 8 weeks, or until the warts are gone.

      Do warts ever come back?

      Most of the time, treatment of warts on the skin is successful and the warts are gone for good. Your body's immune system can usually get rid of any tiny bits of wart that may be left after a wart has been treated. Genital warts are more likely to come back because there's no cure for the virus that causes them and because warts are more difficult to control in a moist environment. If warts come back, see your doctor to talk about other ways to treat them.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to put a band-aid on a wart that has been recently frozen with nitrogen?
    My doctor has frozen a wart on my hand and put a band-aid on it.
    Is that okay to put the band-aid on it?

    It has been two days now, so how long will it take for the wart to fall off?
    Will the band-aid affect it at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.
      Research has shown that occlusion (covering) a wart at all times stimulates your immune system to attack it.

      I treat warts every day.
      One cryo (freezing) treatment helps but is unlikely to "cure" a wart.
      You should follow these instructions:

      1) Soak the wart in warm tap water for 5 minutes
      2) File off the loose surface wart tissue with a fine-grain file or emory board. Stop only when it starts to hurt or if you see tiny dark droplets of blood. That means you have removed the wart's "armor" and have exposed the living wart cells.
      3) place one drop of CompoundW, Duofilm or other acetosatecylic acid-based over the counter wart medicine on the soaked and filed wart.
      4) Cover with a bandaid or a piece of tape.

      Follow the above instructions twice per day for 2 weeks and you will have a good chance of winning your wart war.
      Good luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    How should I treat this stubborn wart?
    I have two warts on my right pinky finger located close to the nail. I've already had probably 3 freezing treatments done on them, and I've been in extreme pain and discomfort for days after each treatment, done months ago now. I don't know what to do to get rid of them. I've had them for two years ago and they're becoming increasingly painful. I just want a solution that is effective at stopping it once and for all and isn't painful.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to bleed a lot after planters wart surgery?
    I just had a painful planters wart removed. Ball of foot under the 2nd to last toe. It is bleeding through several layers of gauze. Is this typical? Could someone point me to more resources dealing with post planters wart surgery and recovery?

    • ANSWER:
      You should have ask this question to the doctor or surgeon that remove the wart. S/he went to medical school for this reason, to answer your questions, diagnose and treat your condition.

      If you are very concern, then I recommend you call your doctor up.

      But as long as you properly follow post-op direction, there is no need to worry.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have a wart in my middle finger of my right hand, what do I do?
    How can I treat a wart in my hand's finger?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    What does a plantar wart look like when it is starting to die and fall off?
    My son's plantar wart use to be flat to his foot but now it is starting to stick out a little and I was just wondering if that means it's getting worse or possibly this is what it does as it gets better. Thanks!
    I've been treating it with compound w for about 4 months.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like it is getting worse. It is not very common for them to go away on their own, you usually have to get them taken care of by a doctor. They just get bigger and bigger until they are removed. My friend had one about 15 years ago and had to get it cut out. It left a huge hole in her foot, but it eventually filled back in. She said they could have frozen it off, but it would have take three separate treatments whereas cutting it out took just the one. I asked a dermatologist about them last year and he said yes, they typically leave a big hole for a while, especially the longer you wait to get it removed, as they just keep growing. I'm not sure what the preferred removal method is currently, but you should take him to a doctor. Those suckers can really hurt.

      If you have been treating it for 4 months, and it is just getting bigger, then it is time to take him in and get it removed. Dermatologists and podiatrists are usually the best doctors for plantar wart removal.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to apply triple antibiotic ointment on a blister while trying to remove the wart underneath?
    So I purchased Compund W Freeze-Off to remove 3 warts i have on my fingers. I used it 2 nights ago and now the area that I froze is all blistered? Is this normal and is it okay to apply triple antibiotic ointment to the blister to help heal it although the wart is underneath? Does applying the ointment affect the removal of the wart?

    • ANSWER:
      you don't need to apply antibiotic unless it is infected. Signs of an infection is are redness and inflammation.

      As an aside, I have had very poor success removing warts with freezing, either the brand you mentioned, or even liquid nitrogen applied by a doctor. On the other had the chemically treated bandages have worked pretty well. I think compound W sells a bandaid-like product that dissolves the wart over several days.

      Good luck.


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