Warts

Warts are small growths that can appear anywhere in the body, and usually look like a small blister with an uneven surface. They are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). In most people, a wart clears on its own in a few days, or it can take years. Other treatment options include cryotherapy, topical Salicyclic acid, and surgical removal.

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What could these skin tag like bumps be due to?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6 year old daughter has two skin tag like bumps on her skin near the underwear line. She has had them for several months now and not getting bigger in size. It has been of the same size since it appeared. She does not have any pain or itching. She does not complain about them. But,...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your child's problem. This may be due to molluscum contagiosum, if central umbilication (a depression similar to that of navel present at the center of any lesion) is present in each lesion and a white body is present inside the bump or these might be ...  Read Full »

How to treat a painful skin tag near my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got a skin tag near the anus. It is painful to excrete. There is a pain the whole day and there were even blood stains once. I am really scared and embarrassed too. Excretion has become a scary thing for me now. Please tell me how to solve this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it could either be an acrochordon (skin tag) or a filiform wart. It can be confirmed only after examining. For skin tags, no creams or tablet will help resolve the issue because a skin tag is an extension of the normal skin. The treatment opt...  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 »

What is the painless black growth on my knee?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male. There is a painless black growth on the left knee, and that has been there for around two years now. My doctor advised me to use Duofilm (Lactic acid and Salicylic acid collodion) topical lotion in a recent visit. This reduced the size of the growth a little bit....  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The growth is a viral wart. It is a form of superficial viral growth on the skin. Yes, it usually increases in size if left untreated and can spread to other body parts by direct contact. They are best dealth with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery d...  Read Full »

I have an itchy, tender, small growth in my hand. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very small growth-like in my hand for a month now. Actually, it started itching and the area surrounding is tender. I have attached the picture for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two diagnoses, which matches with your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and symptoms. The first one is infected nevus sebaceous and the second one is infected wart. Now let us differentiate the two diseases. Nevus sebaceous is a...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good treatment for my friend who has a lot of pimples, black spots, and warts.

Query: Hello doctor, I am sending the photos of my friend who has a lot of pimples, black spots, and many warts on his face and neck. He is not happy with the look on his face. He does not have any medical issues. Would you please suggest some better protocol for a complete cure and glowing skin? Thanks...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following; 1) Apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for 15 days on inflammatory lesions on the face and beard. 2) Ketoscalp shampoo (Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione) on an alternate day for two weeks. After that, twice weekly for six week...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a cream to manage skin rashes present below the lips.

Query: Hi doctor, From one month, I started to observe some rashes on the skin under my lips. I have been diagnosed before with dermatitis, but this is a different kind of rash. I have attached a picture of the rash. I have already tried applying moisturizing cream, Fisiogel, and Aciclovir. I thought it t...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have flat warts, and they are not herpes. These are not dangerous. However, they have a tendency to recur even after multiple removals. The growth which occurre...  Read Full »

Can itchy warts be treated with medication and diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having warts below my chin and in my underarms. The warts are itchy, especially when they come out for the first time. During hot and humid weather conditions, warts cause irritation and itchiness. Of late, they are growing in numbers around the neck, shoulders, and underarms. I usu...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The best treatment for warts is cautery or fulguration. But you have recurrent warts, and these are not very big in size. I suggest you apply Duofilm lotion (a com...  Read Full »

I have a smooth patch on my finger. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a smooth patch on my finger, which is pale pink or orange in color. It is not painful, and it is very slightly raised, but you can only feel it raised. If you see it, it appears flat. It had appeared overnight on a previously clear area of skin and has grown a tiny amount sin...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, there is a possibility that your lesion could be a wart. However, it would serve best if we can have a look at the lesion. Kindly upload appropriate images of the present condition, so that I can suggest you better. Revert with more information to a d...  Read Full »

Can skin tags be removed with cream or any topical medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small pimple-like skin tag grown under my beard. It is bleeding when trimmed. I do not have any pain or irritation, and also there is no discharge. Could you suggest any cream or medicine to get rid of it? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you sent. The growth looks like a wart (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Please send a clear, focused photograph with a camera flash on of the lesion. For now, I suggest you apply topical Tretinoin cream on t...  Read Full »

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