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Posted on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 in General Health
Question: I need to know a wart that recently popped up in the last 6 months.
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need to have this checked in person:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

I am not sure that the lesion in the picture is a wart. If it has grown slowly it may be a basal cell, which should be removed. It looks a bit red a the base, and so I wonder if this is a small infection, or if it has just gotten irritated. But as it has persisted for 6 months, I think it should be looked at in person to make sure it is not a basal cell. Also because the top of the lesion is hard to make out whether it is rough or infected tissue.

If it is tender at all, apply very warm compresses to it a few times a day (such as a wet cloth or soaking). This can help with any underlying infection. But it should also be looked at in person by a doctor.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can provide further info/clarification.
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