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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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 »

I have a wart near my breast. Kindly suggest a medicine to remove it.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small wart just near my breast, it is there from childhood, and it has grown with time. Please suggest some medicines that will remove it. I have attached a picture of the wart.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send few closeup photographs taken under natural light. Revert with more information to an allergy specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/allergy-specialist  Read Full »

I saw some boils on my face during shaving. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed some boils while shaving. I have attached the pictures, what can they be? How long will it take for them to go? Sometimes, shaving is painful because of them.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like facial warts. Warts are painless solid mass, which gradually increase in number. It will also increase if you shave again and again. You have to go to a nearby dermatologist and get it re...  Read Full »

What is the raised pink mole on my daughter's scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 20, has a raised pink mole on her scalp. It has been there for several years. The one in question now has a purplish line running through it. My thought is that it is a visible blood vessel.  Is it a change that requires seeing our dermatologist? Her dad passed away...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It can be nevus sebaceous. One of the differential diagnosis can also be viral warts.Nevus sebaceous can appear in the prepubertal age, which looks like solitary, yellow-orange smooth, velvety plaques on the scalp.In postpubertal age, they look thickened, larger, waxy and m...  Read Full »

What is your opinion regarding the lump present on my soft palate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52 year old male. I have a lump just on top of my soft palate next to uvula. The lump was pink or red, medium and painless without bleeding. Three weeks ago, I found it, and I did not notice anything before. There is no such history in my family. I visited my GP, and he referred me...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: If it is painful, I would have been a bit happy as inflammatory swellings are usually painful. As it is present since three weeks and there is no pain, I wo...  Read Full »

How does genital warts look like and how is it treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two bumps in my genitals for two months. Do they look like warts?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the two photos attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I hope you are referring to the two small brownish lesions, which appear to be warts. Can you tell me about the symptoms, intercourse history, and partner history, if any?  Read Full »

Can HSV1 cause pain while urinating?

Query: Hi doctor,I was treated with wart removal a year back and suspected it is HPV. From that date, I was experiencing a red bump on the tip of my penis after masturbation with painful urination. After consulting the urologist, they did not find any warts in the urethra, but they found an inflammation bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting us. Warts are skin conditions and will never be in the bladder or urethra. Inflammation of the bladder and painful urination could be secondary to STD, which is herpes simplex infection. I would recommend you to take tablet Acyclovir 40 g thrice...  Read Full »

What are the various treatment options for facial warts?

Query: Hello doctor, I have facial warts and they are really prominent. I have two tone skin and sometimes my skin will be dry and sometimes it will be oily.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no attached photograph in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

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