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Trichloroacetic Acid

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), a form of acetic acid, helps in the permanent removal of warts by destroying skin protein. It is also available in various concentrations as peels, which is used to enhance the appearance of the skin and also treats acne and melasma. It cleans dead skin cells and stimulates new cells' growth.

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I have plantar wart and undergoing freezing for it. What else can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting treatment for a plantar wart for a year now. Freezing it every two weeks at the clinic and then scraping the skin at home three times a week. However, I am still not getting rid of it. I have read that the treatment usually works way faster than that.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Plantar warts are hard to treat. Unfortunately, that is the truth. Because feet are always under friction and the skin is very thick compared to body skin. Treatment modalities are cryotherapy which you are undergoing, electrocautery removal procedure depends on the siz...  Read Full »

Please tell some home remedies for scars caused by skin allergy and acne.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a skin allergy and had immense breakouts. The pimples and acne have gone but have left too many icepick scars. So, please tell me about any home remedies which will do miracles for me and what should I add to my diet?  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Home remedies are not going to work on any acne scars since the pathology is below the dermis and topical applications will not penetrate till that depth. The procedure like TCA (trichloracetic acid) would help for icepick scars.   Read Full »

Do I need biopsy for genital warts on penile head?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with genital warts on the penile head. I was given Imiquimod cream to be applied for 10 to 15 minutes in the morning on alternate days and then wash off. The treatment went on for two months. Warts became lighter but did not go completely. They are definitely better tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Imiquimod is good medicine for genital wart. It has to be applied thrice a week for 16 weeks. If you see results with Imiquimod, I would suggest you stick to Imiquimod and complete the full course. Other options for genital wart are Podowart application (Podophyllotoxin...  Read Full »

What are the small flesh-colored bumps on my fingers?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had eczema on the inside of my right hand for about ten years now. It seems like it has slowly started to heal. But now I have a new problem popping up. There are small flesh-colored bumps on my fingers that are multiplying in clusters. They look and feel like small clauses. Afte...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your clinical picture (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You have rough raised slots on your fingers. These are palmar warts. Wart is a viral infection caused by the human papillomavirus. This is a contagious condition. It will spread to other ...  Read Full »

What are the treatments available for deep acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I have many deep acne scars on my face. I have shown to many doctors but did not get a good result. I have found now that lastly, I will have to go for laser treatment. Please suggest me what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Treatment of acne scar depends on the type of scar. There are various treatment modalities for scar for instance subcision, it is a surgical procedure to release the tight bands below the skin that is holding the scar, injection of platelet-rich plasma, TCA (trichloroac...  Read Full »

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