Cauterization

Cauterization is a surgical procedure, where the tissue is burnt to stop bleeding, prevent infection, or to remove tissue. It is commonly used during surgery to avoid bleeding and cut through the tissues, tumor removal, nosebleeds, and genital or other warts removal.

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What is the painless black growth on my knee?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male. There is a painless black growth on the left knee, and that has been there for around two years now. My doctor advised me to use Duofilm (Lactic acid and Salicylic acid collodion) topical lotion in a recent visit. This reduced the size of the growth a little bit....  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The growth is a viral wart. It is a form of superficial viral growth on the skin. Yes, it usually increases in size if left untreated and can spread to other body parts by direct contact. They are best dealth with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery d...  Read Full »

Can itchy warts be treated with medication and diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having warts below my chin and in my underarms. The warts are itchy, especially when they come out for the first time. During hot and humid weather conditions, warts cause irritation and itchiness. Of late, they are growing in numbers around the neck, shoulders, and underarms. I usu...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The best treatment for warts is cautery or fulguration. But you have recurrent warts, and these are not very big in size. I suggest you apply Duofilm lotion (a com...  Read Full »

Will laser cauterization help in overcoming allergic rhinitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe sneezing for 24 months. I have been taken during my pregnancy Aerius as it was the safest medicine, but it became worst after the delivery of my baby. I literally cannot stop sneezing. I took Dymista. It was working in the beginning, and then it stopped....  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would help if you got the following tests before we decide on any form of treatment, surgery, or medical: 1) Skin prick allergy testing to find out what you are allergic to. If this test is not available, then please do a comprehensive blood allergy profile. Based o...  Read Full »

How does genital warts look like and how is it treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two bumps in my genitals for two months. Do they look like warts?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the two photos attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I hope you are referring to the two small brownish lesions, which appear to be warts. Can you tell me about the symptoms, intercourse history, and partner history, if any?  Read Full »

Please suggest the most effective procedure to remove DPN from the face.

Query: Hi doctor,I am planning to remove the DPN present on my face. What is the most effective procedure? I heard that electrocautery and carbondioxide laser helps to manage it. Which of these two procedures has the best outcome? Is there a better procedure other than these two?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. DPN (dermatosis papulosis nigra) is often removed effectively using electric cauterization as it requires less number of sittings and it is cost-effective. DPN removal using cauterization takes around two sittings as they take only one side of the face at a time or ...  Read Full »

I have a large pink lump on the roof of the mouth. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have a large pink lump on the roof of the mouth that goes through my teeth. I have attached the photos for your reference. Please give your expert opinion regarding the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understand your concern regarding your dental health. From the picture, it looks like a pyogenic granuloma which is very common at this age and is easily treatable. But,...  Read Full »

What are the tiny bumps present on my penis and inner thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I have these on my penis, ears and inner thigh. I have had them for over 10 years and they did not get red or inflamed. Also, you cannot pick them off. I am married and it did not get spread to my wife. What is it?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please upload a picture? So that, I can review it. They may be simple skin tags, but it is hard to tell without a picture. Please also share if you have any history of STD (sexually transmitted disease) in the past and if you were tested for any recentl...  Read Full »

How are venereal warts treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed venereal warts under my penis foreskin. They are not painful and are non-itchy as well. As it is a matter of concern that how I developed it, my doctor on seeing it directly asked to go for a laser surgery. Kindly look over the matter and seek necessary help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Genital warts are usually acquired by sexual contact. If the lesions are small, you can apply Imiquimod ointment on them for few days and they will clear. If they are extensive, then you should undergo laser cauterization or cryocautery. If they are confined to...  Read Full »

Can allergy affect the penis head?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. I have two small affected areas on my penis head and it is not going away. They get dry as they regrow and sometimes, I peel off the dry part using a nail cutter. I am really concerned about this. It is not smooth as it used to be. I am going to attach photos for you...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question and I have also reviewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are most likely warts or condyloma acuminata which is an infection caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). The infection is usually acquired by sexu...  Read Full »

I have a painful white bump on my foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white bump on my right foot causing pain and stiffness. I am confused whether it is an abscess or ulcer. I have applied antibiotics ointment and taken some antibiotic tablets as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have a plantar wart on your feet. You do not need to worry as it is a harmless condition and effective treatment options are available. I suggest yo...  Read Full »

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