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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How to treat the pimples present on the foreskin of the penis?

Query: Hello I have pimples like appearance on my penis right from the age of 14. They haven't disappeared. They tend to present on the edge of the foreskin at the penis tip.They vary in size. Some are big and some are small. I'm not sure whether they disappear and new one appears. I haven't had any vagin...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: It appears that they are warts.They are contagious and get transmitted to sexual partner. vaccination is available. She can have vaccination at 28. For this age Starting dose,second dose after one month ,third dose at six months.(total 3 doses) Note:she will get immunity after second dose. unnec...  Read Full »

How are itchy bumps on the vagina treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried female. From last one year, I have been suffering from vaginal infection. A few small bumps have grown inside the skin of the vagina. Sometimes, I feel itching inside it. I am sexually active with my fiance. I have consulted a specialist. She told me due t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a contact dermatitis superadded on the warts. Use Panderm cream (combination of Ornidazole, Clobetasol, Terbinafine and Ofloxacin) on the affected area twice a day for 15 days. Also, put Clingen forte vaginal pessary (combination of Clotrimazole, ...  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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

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 »

Will excessive masturbation cause tiny bump in glans penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. A week ago, I have noticed a hard tiny bump under the skin of the glans penis (my penis is circumcised) while dry masturbating. I am not sure if this is due to excessive masturbation or HPV warts. It is almost flesh color with something that looks like a black...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be injury due to excess masturbation. Warts are soft painless growth which looks like a cauliflower. For confirmation get the STD panel test done. If warts HPV (human papillomavirus) are reactive then, local application of 20 percent Podophyllin should be rep...  Read Full »

What is the painless black growth on my knee?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 56 year old male. On the left knee, there is a painless black growth and that has been there for around 2 years now. In a recent visit, my doctor advised to use Lactic acid plus Salicylic acid based topical lotion. This reduced the size of the growth a little bit. However, after sto...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 dealt with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery done ...  Read Full »

What can cause skin problems above the ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some skin problem above my right ear. It is the place where a put my spectacles. It is neither itching nor painful. Blood is not coming from that. But, still I feel some difficulty to wear spectacles. I have been taking treatment for 6 months. I am using Fusiwal-B and I put cotton...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern. I also viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Does blood come out if it is touched repeatedly? Is the growth soft or firm? Does it move a bit around or is it fixed? F...  Read Full »

Can warts recur after 11 years?

Query: Hi doctor, 11 years ago, I had genital warts. As I embarrassed to go to the doctor I ordered Aldara online and it worked. My question is what if I missed a wart after all this time? I do have a few very tiny white specks on underside of the head on my penis. When I showed them to my regular physicia...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First I do want to make sure that recurrence of wart after 11 years is almost impossible. Now you can get genital wart only after exposure due to sexual contact done recently. The second possibility of untreated or remaining part of wart also impossible as in 1...  Read Full »

I have painless pimples in my groin area. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, In my groin area, there are some pimples, but there is no pain in that area. I feel uneasy. I am using Zincoderm ointment. I have attached the photos. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have gone through your query and understood your concerns. In my opinion, the picture you have sent may be either warts or molluscum. As both mentioned diseases are contagious you must be...  Read Full »

What are the flesh-colored bumps on my tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two yellowish tint flesh colored bumps are connected on my tonsil. They form an alphabet "B" if you look at the side of them. They do not hurt and it is smooth with no irritation. I have had allergies and stuffiness for months now. I am really scared of HPV. I am a hypochondriac. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the details you have given me your throat seems to be normal. The tonsils are seen very clearly in the picture you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do you have any other complaint anywhere else? HPV - human papilloma virus generally form papill...  Read Full »

I applied acid on wart and it is not healing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a wart on my foot. I used highly acidic vinegar on it. It burnt and became worse. I used ancient oil on it and it swelled and now it looks like a big black-brown in color. It is not recovering. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have burnt the superficial skin over the foot by applying the acid. The wart can be simply treated by co2 laser or cryotherapy like good treatment option. Now over burnt skin, you can apply moisturizer. No other specific treatment needs to be done. I suggest you ...  Read Full »

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