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I noticed some boils on my face while shaving. What can they be?

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Published At April 3, 2017
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Patient's 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.

Answered by Dr. Gaurang Gupta

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 removed by electrocautery or radiofrequency. Do not touch or shave it until you get it removed.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you so much.

I noticed them since five months and never cared about them. Shaved them numerous times without knowing. I should not have neglected this. I have scheduled a visit with a local demonologist, can they be permanently cured? What can be the causes?

Answered by Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, it can be completely cured. A dermatologist can remove it by electrocautery or radiofrequency.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Gaurang Gupta
Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Dermatology

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