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QUESTION: I asked a question a few days ago amount genital warts.  Initially I had a case of genital warts in 2007 and where treated at that time by freezing.  I'd like to check if this is a wart or not.  See the attached photos.  I'm not sure how long this is been here.  If it is not wart, is it just plugged up skin from sweat?  Also, I've read that it isn't like to just have one wart to pop up randomly, it would be a more obvious situation.  I'd like to stop questioning every little bump that I happen to notice.  Yes, warts is a virus but after a few years your body can clear itself (not cure, but the virus for all practical reasons is not contagious).  In the picture it is the white "shiny" spot at the center of the image.  Any other counseling information you can think is helpful.  Let me know if there is contribution link, so you don't have to do this for free, ha!

ANSWER: And I remember telling you that I think you're overreacting a little to much! Because I don't see anything in this picture either. I have no idea what you're trying to show me, because I would recognize a skin tag if I saw one. You are aware that you can test for HPV tissue at home using vinegar right? If you apply vinegar (I use white vinegar) to a skin growth and it stays its normal pink color, then its normal tissue. If it turns white, then its a sign of viral or pre-cancerous tissue. You could be testing yourself at home whenever you're uncertain about what something is instead of checking with me :-) AND not to mention paying bucks to see a physician before him/her telling you "its nothing." Try it out and get back to me buddy.

Cheers,

John

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QUESTION: I have a planters wart on my foot, I could put white vinegar on that and see how white it turns so I know what a positive test looks like?

ANSWER: A planter's wart isn't caused a virus :) Those are completely different skin conditions.

Cheers,

John

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QUESTION: Ok, I did the test looks like my skin stayed the same....it "lesion" or what I think is a lesion is pretty small so it's tough to tell if it turned color. I noticed other bumps and checked those too, and they didn t turn white.
I guessing if u do the vinegar test it should be real obvious right?

I went on this site because previously I d freeze them myself with Dr. Schols over the counter stuff and I Don t want to do that anymore if I don t have to.  Attached is a photo right after I did the vine
gar test.  I soaked a cloth and applied for a few minutes.

Again, thanks for your help if there s anything further u think I need to do let me know.

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Remember what I told you: if the tissue turns WHITE then its viral or pre-cancerous tissue, if it stays pink then its YOUR tissue (it belongs there). Get it? White for foreign, pink for you; at least that's a good pneumonic device. And Dr. Scholl's wont do diddly squat for HPV because it doesn't freeze enough of the wart to make a huge difference. It will come back again eventually; whereas the treatment at the doctor's is clinical strength and does a lot more damage to the foreign tissue.

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

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3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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