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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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 »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

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 »

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 »

Dr. Sandhya Narayankutty

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 pe...  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. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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? Revert w...  Read Full »

I saw some boils on my face during shaving. What are they?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Will DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra) decrease on using sunscreen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having black colored few tiny lumps on my face near my eyes. I think it is DPN. It is increasing. It started two years ago. What is the treatment for it? Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. If it is DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra), it will need electrocautery or CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the a...  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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 a...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pimples near my penis. I do not understand what problem I have. I am worried about that. Please explain my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very difficult to say what disease you have, because pimple does not come over penile area. It could be molluscum which looks like a pimple. If you can send me the photos, then I can definitely diagnose it. Explain the lesion properly like itching, pain, duration,...  Read Full »

How to treat underarm pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past 2 to 3 years, I frequently get pus-filled pimples. I consulted two different doctors, who told it is probably a gland infection. They suggested medicines for months. When I take the medicines, I do not get any pimples, but they come back as soon as I stop taking them. Fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Folliculitis or acne is basically bacterial infection affecting the sebaceous glands. Please send good quality images and revert. What medications were prescribed in the past? I suggest you try applying T-Bact cream (Mupirocin) twice daily. Revert with more information to...  Read Full »

How to remove my warts?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a wart developing on the face. I want it to be removed. Please help. I am currently taking one tablet of 100 mcg Thyronorm daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is a wart (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The best way to remove it electrocautery or radiofrequency. It is a method to remove wart by an instrument. For that you need to go to local dermatologist. It is a very simple and quick procedure. If you ...  Read Full »

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