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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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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 H... Read Full »
What Should I Do For Facial Warts?
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting facial warts again and again at the same place. I go for swimming every day. Is it because of that? I have undergone laser treatment twice and it went away with it. Now, again I have the same problem. What should I do? Is there anything that I can apply as I do not want to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Facial warts occur due to HPV (human papilloma virus) and some people are more susceptible to it due to some complex immunological parameters. They are too notorious to recur and avoid shaving for some time. Also, the probable treatment is electrocautery. Going to the... Read Full »
What is a blood blister and how can it be treated?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I have 12 warts on my scrotum that have darkened over time. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have about 12 warts on my scrotum that have not gone away for three years. Because of the length of time they have been there, it seems that they could only be molluscum or HPV. They vary in size from small dots to clusters of slightly larger dots. They have darkened over time, do no... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. I request you to upload a few clear images of the affected area so that I can have a look and guide you further. Read Full »
What could these small bumps on my penis be?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I have wart-like lesions in my left groin. Are they genital warts?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 a rough patch of hardened skin on my feet. Is it callus or corn?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a rough patch of hardened skin on the back of my feet. It has been a year since I had this. Is it called as callus or corn? Would you please give me your valuable suggestion? Regards. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per the report provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like verruca plantaris which means warts that appear on foot. It is a viral infection that usually transmits from perso... Read Full »
There are recurrent cluster of bumps on the penis every three months. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a cluster of bumps on the penis. This has been going on and off for two years. I have this recurrent cluster of bumps. They appear at the same spot about every three months. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be condylomata accuminata. It is a type of viral infection due to human papillomavirus. Do you have any history of unprotected sexual exposure? If yes, go for an STD panel investigation which includes: VDRL (venereal disease research laboratory). ... Read Full »
My son has a painless bump on his palm. Is it a wart?
Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 6 years old, has a bump on the palm of his hand. It is a hard bump, and he is on antibiotic Cefalexin 259 mg. Is this a wart? It does not pain on touching. He has had this for about a week and a half. His primary care doctor did not seem to know what it was so she prescribe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it seems like a viral wart You should go for electrocautery from some nearby hospital or from a dermatologist. I suggest giving him multivitamin syrup regularly for about a month to boost his i... Read Full »
A dermatologist removed my genital warts by electrocautery. Will they get transmitted to another person even after removal?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »