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Molluscum Contagiosum is very common in children though it can be seen in adults as well

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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Molluscum contagiosum is the name of a virus.  This virus is Poxvirus. Molluscum Contagiosum is very common in children though it can be seen in adults as well. Molluscum presents as small pink to flesh color, dome-shaped bumps with a dimple in the center. The bumps are quite small 2 to 5 mm in size; […]

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How to avoid Genital Warts

Posted on 26. Jul, 2013 by .

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Genital warts also known as Condylomata acuminata or venereal warts are caused by the human papillomavirus or (HPV) there are more than 100 types of human papilloma viruses out there, different ones infecting different body locations. HPV 6 and 11 most common culprit.  The lesions are typically flesh-colored or hyperpigmented (dark) bumps or plaques in […]

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Does touching toads gives you warts

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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Grandma used to tell me that kissing or touching a toad caused warts!  So for most my life I steered clear of all amphibians for fear of getting a wart.  Truth be known, toads do not cause warts. Warts are benign growths attributed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are 100 strains of HPV […]

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Warts and All

Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by .

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I recently had a patient ask me where the saying “warts and all” came from. This saying isn’t as common as it used to be, but it means basically means not to conceal the less attractive attributes.

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Those Bothersome Warts

Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by .

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Although they are unpleasant to look at, warts are a common skin problem that is unlikely to cause serious problems. No, you won’t get a wart from holding a frog or toad, as you were told as a child.

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