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The use of electricity to heat tissue to prevent or stop bleeding and to remove abnormal tissue growth is called electrocautery. It is also used to treat nosebleeds and removal of warts.

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I saw some boils on my face during shaving. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed some boils while shaving. I have attached the pictures, what can they be? How long will it take for them to go? Sometimes, shaving is painful because of them.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to By the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like facial warts. Warts are painless solid mass, which gradually increase in number. It will also increase if you shave again and again. You have to go to a nearby dermatologist and get it re...  Read Full »

I have a blood blister on my toe. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tiny red dot on the bottom of my pinky toe. It seems to be some blood blister. If it pops, it will bleed forever. It will not go away. What is it and how can I get rid of it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is called pyogenic granuloma which is a lobular capillary hemangioma. It is a collection of capillaries and is not contagious or infectious. Usually seen on hands, feet, and face. It bleeds on t...  Read Full »

What causes soft wart-like lesions seen in my left groin?

Query: Hello doctor, There are soft wart-like lesions in my left groin region. A picture is attached for your reference. It is itchy on and off and it is mildly painful. Is this a genital wart?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the image attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, they seem like warts. Regards.   Read Full »

I have small bumps on my penis. How can I cure them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I have these small bumps on my penile shaft. I know they are not STDs or anything like that but I have read that it might be hair follicles. Any recommendations or products that I could use? Also, there will occasionally be red pearly rashes that will appear every...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area so that I am able to have a look and guide you better.   Read Full »

There is something that looks like a mole at the back of my head. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a mole or something at the backside of my head. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have warts on the head. It is important to consult a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. They will be able to assess the warts and recommend the most suitable treatment options for your speci...  Read Full »

What is the reason for redness and itchiness on the left side of my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a weird itchiness on my face. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please provide the following information: Since when do you have this problem? Is there a history of an application of creams or threading or waxing of the face? Is it present over one side or both? Is this the first episode? Is any other body part involved?   Read Full »

I had my genital warts removed six months ago. Now I have noticed a scar or a recurrence. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my genital warts removed a few months ago. Is this a scar or a recurrence? Different doctors have different opinions, Please help. I have attached a few pictures taken on the same day. The pictures look a little different because of the camera lighting. It has been about six mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, at places it looks like a scar, but morphologically, it is active, meaning there is a recurrence. The images are a bit unclear. Can you please resend them so I can evaluate the condition in a better way? Please revert in case of further q...  Read Full »

Need to know whether genital warts are communicable.

Query: Hello doctor,I noticed genital warts two weeks after exposure and got confirmation from a dermatologist. They were very small and were removed by electrocautery. My doctor told me that I would be getting the vaccine as well. Can the immune system clear the human papillomavirus (HPV) after one or two...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no cure for human papillomavirus (HPV). Removing visible warts does not necessarily reduce the transmission of the underlying HPV infection. However, in addition to surgical treatment, topical antiviral medicines are recommended. HPV vaccination is required af...  Read Full »

Small white cysts on my penis have spread to my body. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a group of small, non-painful, non-itchy and white cysts on my penis shaft and body. They appeared a month back and they are spreading slowly. Also, I found the same on my body. But, I am not sure whether they are the same. Please help me out.   Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although photo of the lesion is not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), as per your description of problem it is looking like molluscum contagiosum. It gets spread by contact, either sexual or nonsexual. It is painless, small, pearl-like solid ...  Read Full »

Though I had HPV vaccine, I am getting warts. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a viral wart on my forehead. Is it caused by HPV? In my teenage, I had warts on my thumb. Even, my doctor gave me vaccine for HPV. Is that worth or useless?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is confirmative for a verruca plana, which is a plane viral wart. All warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV); however the strains causing it are different. On the face, it is usually due to HP...  Read Full »

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