Common "Podophyllotoxin" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Podophyllotoxin, otherwise called Podofilox or PPT, is a topical cream used to treat viral skin infections, such as genital warts and molluscum contagiosum. This cream or gel is applied to warts for three days. It can result in local side effects like skin redness, burning, swelling, and itching.

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What can I use for my genital wart other than Podofilox?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Podofilox for four weeks (adhering to the treatment plan) and my single wart has definitely decreased in size but it is still there. I am nervous that it will not go away. I have a genital wart on my shaft, it was never massive or huge, but noticeable on look. I noti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, please understand that proper treatment is very necessary for good results. Make sure that you have applied the Podofilox gel correctly that is twice daily for three straight days and then remaining four days of the week with no treatment, ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of overdose of Podophyllin?

Query: Hi doctor, I treated some HPV genital warts using cryogenic therapy, followed by applying a liberal amount of Podophyllin, which I left on overnight. Sometimes during sleep, I became very ill and agitated, had the chills and could not get warm, and when I got up I was very weak and lethargic, had n...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your concern is acute systemic toxicity due to Ligans in Podophyllin most probably. Have a single dose (half a teaspoon) of intravenous or intramuscular Pheniramine (Avil) along with a single (half a teaspoon) dose of Dexamethasone intravenous or intramuscular by consul...  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 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 yo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for a lump on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small lump on my penis. I have not had any unprotected sex and also have a steady partner. I have this for about a month. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very difficult to diagnose it without seeing it through photos. Here I mentioned the possibilities, which could be the lump. Wart lump- Rough surface, multiple, painless, hard, stucked and not going since long time. Molluscum - It also has hard, round, smooth s...  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy and inflamed lumps on the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few lumps on my vagina, which get itchy and inflamed and then go back down. I have had a herpes swab, and it is negative. I was wondering if it could be genital warts? I have had HPV infections.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from a few lumps on your vagina, which are itchy. According to the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may suffer from genital warts, small colored lumps. These may have a cauliflower-...  Read Full »

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