Verruca Plana

Verruca plana, otherwise called flat warts, are flat-surfaced and well-demarcated growths, measuring around 2 to 5 mm in diameter. They can be the color of your skin or reddish-brown in color. They can be commonly seen in the hands, legs, and face. These skin lesions are believed to be caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.

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Is the bump in the left side of my shaved penis a wart?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old male. On Monday night, I trimmed my pubic hair and while doing so, I felt a nick while trimming the bottom left side of my penis. After that, I shaved with a razor. On Tuesday morning, I noticed a bump and thought it might have been from the nick, but now I am startin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. From your description, the issue seems to be verruca plana or seborrhoeic keratosis. I suggest you go for cryotherapy. Until then, do not use a razor for shaving, as it might cause it to spread. For further queries consult a dermatologist onlin...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for dark colored genital warts becoming red and painful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a clear wart looking things pop up on my genitals for a few years now, never many I just burn them off and all is fine. However, a few months ago, I had three darker color things popped up and I burned one off but it did not heal fully. It actually got bigger and redder and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This does not seem to be herpes genitalis. In case of herpes, you would have got vesicles that would burst to leave erythematous erosions. These can be verruca plana variety of wart. The sec...  Read Full »

How to Remove Warts on Your Face?

Query: Hello doctor, Small skin warts are spreading on my face and neck drastically. Can you please suggest the cure for this kind of a virus infection? It started one and a half months back. But, I only recently realized that it is multiplying.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is verruca planae. It is caused by the human papilloma virus. Avoid shaving until you completely get rid of the virus. Start Zinfate or Zitcare tablets twice daily for three months. It is a pure zinc tablet which boosts up your immunity. I suggest you plan...  Read Full »

What are the little bumps on my genital area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have little bumps on my genital area that could be genital warts. How do I know for sure, and what do I do to remove them and prevent infection?  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I have seen the attached photograph also (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per details, these are the following possibilities for your symptoms: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection caused by Molluscum contagiosum ...  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 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 HPV 3...  Read Full »

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