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Blister Beetle Wart Treatment
My 3 and a half year old had a wart removal treatment yesterday and today she has a huge blister. Is this normal?
New - small wart-like abnormality (about 7mm diameter) on waist. Looks like blister - red and slightly irregular. No irritation. Gp or diy treatment?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
Should I pop a blood blister from wart treatment with liquid nitrogen? Its been 3 weeks, and if I pop it should I remove/cut all the skin has the virus?
I received treatment, cryotherapy, to my plantar warts. One of my three warts became a blister and it's really painful! Can I soak my feet in epsom salt to alleviate the pain and reduce the swelling?
First decide which: It is, they all get different treatments..... ...Read more
They sure can...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718). For excisions, I use radiowave surgery. ...Read more
Various: Warts are viruses and, although dermatologists use various treatments on them, such as liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, canthacur, etc., there is no guarantee that the virus will respond to any destructive method. There is a prescription anti-viral cream that is usually effective called imiquimod, but it is expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: Things like chemical cauterization if all are external and no internal warts. Aldara (imiquimod) can sometimes be effective for both internal and external. Surgical excision of both internal and external is also an option. See a colon and rectal surgeon for recommendations of the best method in your particular case. ...Read more
Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. The last painful is probably topical trichloroacetic acid, which still hurt. ...Read more
Please see your Dr.: There aren't any satisfactory home treatments for genital warts. Don't have unprotected sex to avoid spreading them. First application of Podophyllin or Trchloracetic acid must be applied by Dr. Larger warts may require surgery by freezing, laser, electrocautery or even surgical excision. You can not do this on your own. Your Dr. Must treat you in confidence & not inform parents unless you agree ...Read more
Dermatology: Warts are quite common on the hands, less so on the face. There are many excellent precription medications; however, these warts must be examined and visualized by a physician. I would advise avoiding over the counter wart removers until you are seen by a physician. ...Read more
Probably months: I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to have them treated. Without treatment, they might clear up in a couple of months, but more likely several months and sometimes they persist a couple of years or more. ...Read more
Topical: Gential warts are caused by hpv or human papilloma virus. Warts are benign but can be annoying. They can be surgically removed or treated with topical chemicals. Even if warts are treated, the virus never goes away. The real concern is if high risk hpv is present or not, which can present risk for cervical or other genital cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not be wart:
Warts usually do not bleed. It would be prudent to have a doctor look at it. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history and physical examination.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
No.: It is an abnormal skin growth. It will not go away with time, it has to be removed with medications, or skin procedures that can de done in the doctor's office. ...Read more
Topical acid rx for warts takes time, patience and care. Please follow the instruction of its application to avoid irritation to surrounding normal skin. It may take 2-4 weeks or longer depending how often and how long the agent is used and stayed on. Of note, all rx of wart carry a recurrence rate as high as 50%, and many men are hpv carriers with no symptom.
Detail? Ask doctor timely.
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