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Health Tip: Treating Plantar Warts

Posted 17 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Plantar warts stem from a common virus and are formed on the bottoms of your feet. You increase your risk of infection by walking in bare feet in public showers or locker rooms, the American Orthopaedic Food & Ankle Society says. Plantar warts may be painful, but they're easily treated or may go away on their own. The society suggests how to treat plantar warts: Your doctor may trim the wart ...

Health Tip: Prevent Warts on Your Feet

Posted 6 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Warts are caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on your skin. When warts develop on your feet, they are called plantar warts. Walking barefoot raises your risk of developing plantar warts, which generally arm harmless but may spread and cause pain. The virus spreads readily in warm and moist environments, such as in bathrooms and locker rooms. The American Podiatric Medical Association ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Warts

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Warts are small bumps, caused by a virus, that are highly contagious. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to reduce your risk of developing warts on the feet: Don't walk around barefoot. Each day, wear a clean pair of socks and alternate your shoes. Wash feet regularly, and dry them thoroughly. Regularly inspect children's feet. If someone else has warts, avoid direct ...

Health Tip: If You Have a Wart

Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Warts are skin growths that usually are harmless and can be treated without a doctor's care. But sometimes you should see a doctor about a wart. The American Academy of Dermatology explains these warning signs that an office visit is needed: Suspecting that the growth may not actually be a wart. Having a wart on the genitals or face. Developing a lot of warts, or warts that bleed, burn, itch ...

Dermatologist Offers Tips for Dealing With Warts

Posted 19 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Oct. 17, 2015 – No one is completely immune from warts, but some people are more susceptible to these unattractive skin growths, one expert says. Warts plague children and teens more often, along with people who frequently bite their nails, and those with weakened immune systems, said Dr. Adam Friedman, an associate professor of dermatology at the George Washington School of Medicine ...

Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

Posted 9 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 – Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly thought psoriasis – which produces widespread, scaly red skin lesions – looked contagious, and about nine in 10 said they would ...

E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates

Posted 19 May 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 – Using electronic health records to issue reminders about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for young females significantly increased the number of patients who got the vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer. That's the finding of a new study that included more than 6,000 patients who, along with their doctors, received reminders via electronic health ...

FDA Warns of Fires From Wart Removers

Posted 16 Jan 2014 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 – Flammable over-the-counter wart removers have started fires, injuring at least 10 people in recent years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Since 2009, the FDA has received 14 reports about some "cryogenic" wart removers that "freeze" the growths off the skin. In several cases, combustion occurred when the products – a mixture of liquid dimethyl ether and ...

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