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How do I remove dark scars on penis do to burning off warts. Had genital warts years ago, burned them off myself. How do I get rid of dark scars (please)!

How do I remove dark scars on penis do to burning off warts. Had genital warts years ago, burned them off myself. How do I get rid of dark scars (please)!

Burn: Burn scars usually last a lifetime. The good news is that they lighten over time. There is a cream called Mederma that you can buy over the counter that may help lighten the scar. Read the instructions prior to buying to make sure this gel can be used on the genitals. Lastly please do not perform any more home medical procedures on yourself, this can be dangerous, and leave long lasting scars. There are other treatments for genital warts that would have resulted in no scars.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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I tried burning off a wart with a hot glue gun, and I've ripped it off even though it grows back. How do I just rid of this ugly thing?

I tried burning off a wart with a hot glue gun, and I've ripped it off even though it grows back. How do I just rid of this ugly thing?

Make an appointment: Depending on location of the wart, you may either see a dermatologist or podiatrist. There are other treatments that are less aggressive that can help the cure process be less painful. ...Read more

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I have facial flat warts for over two years and I have tried burning. Now they are swollen and sometimes itchy and red.?

I have facial flat warts for over two years and I have tried burning. Now they are swollen and sometimes itchy and red.?

See a dermatologist: For a definitive diagnosis of your warts see a dermatologist
Do not try burning them yourself. The itchy redness may be a hive like reaction or possibly a skin infection. ...Read more

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Frequently getting wart on face only from last year (4 till now) dr remove it by burning it and again it comes back, should I be worried?

Frequently getting wart on face only from last year (4 till now) dr remove it by burning it and again it comes back, should I be worried?

Probably not serious: Best see a dermatologist. First define it precisely. If not a wart another treatment may help. What, exactly, do you mean "burning it"? You may benefit from another opinion and another approach. ...Read more

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Applyi histofreeze directly in skin for warts, is swallow and red burning, is that normal?

Applyi histofreeze directly in skin for warts, is swallow and red burning, is that normal?

Histofreeze: Warnings and precautions: depigmentation of skin is a potential side-effect and may be considered cosmetically unacceptable, particularly with more highly pigmented skin types. Undesirable effects: a stinging or painful sensation during and after freezing, which will rapidly fade away after the thawing phase. Changes in the intensity of pigmentation may occur. ...Read more

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I hv to remove the warts frm my vagin tomorrow by burning after that will it be back ever and is the warts suppose to b in my bf penis since he gv me?

I hv to remove the warts frm my vagin tomorrow by burning after that will it be back ever and is the warts suppose to b in my bf penis since he gv me?

Common: Genital warts are very common and are caused by HPV. Most people will come in contact with some form of HPV in their lives (not always with the strain that causes warts, however). Removing might be permanent for you, or they can come back. He can't 'give' HPV back to you, as once you come in contact your body doesn't get re-infected with same strain. Different strain, yes, but not same one. ...Read more

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Do HPV oral warts cause pain or burning tongue?

Do HPV oral warts cause pain or burning tongue?

They can: Yes they can. There's not much you can do about it either, unfortunately. ...Read more

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Why did the warts on my hand multiply after I had them frozen off by a dermatologist? Tried burning, and now warts are on my other hand too...Argh!

Why did the warts on my hand multiply after I had them frozen off by a dermatologist? Tried burning, and now warts are on my other hand too...Argh!

Viral: Warts are viral and can spread if not eradicated fully

you should also check to ake sure the warts are truly that and not a vesicular or pustular form of a virus or are representative of a systemic problem. ...Read more

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A dermatologist froze off 3 warts on my left hand, and now I have 25+ smaller warts on my left hand. Tried burning, and got more warts then too. Why?

A dermatologist froze off 3 warts on my left hand, and now I have 25+ smaller warts on my left hand. Tried burning, and got more warts then too. Why?

Viral: Warts are caused by a virus, and occassionally this "rebound" activity will occur. See you doctor again and get a cream to use that will increase your own bodies immune response to fight the wart virus, called aldara (imiquimod). It might work to help your body clear the virus. Don't give up! ...Read more

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I get a burning sensation after sex. I do not normally get this however recently has become a problem. Me and my boyfriend suffer from genital warts?

I get a burning sensation after sex. I do not normally get this however recently has become a problem. Me and my boyfriend suffer from genital warts?

You may need to get: Checked for UTI or STD. Dyspareunia, or pain during or after sex, is not normal and will need some testing done to see what is causing the discomfort. Vaginal dryness can also cause some pain during intercourse, but if you are young that should not be an issue. See a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is warts in urethra likely when no warts are external of urethra. I have a little burning when I pee that comes and goes. No stds?

Is warts in urethra likely when no warts are external of urethra. I have a little burning when I pee that comes and goes. No stds?

See below: Urethral wart is not very likely. Is the burning related to sexual activity? It may be due trauma from sex.
You are young enough that you should take vaccination for HPV as it will protect from most warts and more importantly from most cervical cancers. ...Read more

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After treated for genital warts is being painful have sex with my husband it's like burning.... What should I do? Why is this happening that?

After treated for genital warts is being painful have sex with my husband it's like burning.... What should I do? Why is this happening that?

Make sure warts/gone: Have your MD check to be certain ALL the warts are gone. If the treatment for the warts was a chemical or freezing then it often takes some time to heal. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have genital warts? I haven't had any discharge or I haven't been itching or burning. I have bled one time after sex.

By examination: See your doctor, genital wart are contagious in female can cause cervical cancer, some times may not have any symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I believe I have salicylic acid burn from Compound W gel. The skin around the wart is red and irritated, hurts to be touched. Intense burning?

I believe I have salicylic acid burn from Compound W gel. The skin around the wart is red and irritated, hurts to be touched. Intense burning?

Stop using the gel.: Keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. See your doctor if things get worse or don't get better. ...Read more

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Yes I have a sore hard lump on the bottom of my foot tried wart off but the burning won't stop so know what can I do?

Yes I have a sore hard lump on the bottom of my foot tried wart off but the burning won't stop so know what can I do?

Bumps on feet: This could be a callous, a wart, or other skin growths. If it is painful or irritating your local podiatrist may be able to get you some relief quickly. ...Read more

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Doctor recommends burning (small) genital wart with acid. How is this safer than using Applecider vinegar at home? Can I get a second opinion please?

Acid?: There are a variety of topical agents that can be used for a genital wart. All the ones that physicians actually use are likely to work. Apple cider vinegar is promoted as curing everything. This alone should enable you to reach an obvious, correct conclusion. Having even one genital wart is a major personal liability. Ask whether a laser or cautery might not be your best move. ...Read more

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Does terrasil or wartrol really work to get rid of genital warts? I had no warts or any sign of HPV untill today when I felt a burning feeling when I was going to the restroom so I checked to see n I have genital warts.

Even: Even though over-the-counter wart treatments can be great for a wart on your finger or knee, when you have genital warts, you had better see a doctor for treatment. The over-the-counter medications were not developed for use in the genital area and can cause even worse burning and irritation. Give your doctor a call. Sometimes genital warts will resolve on their own, but it they are causing you discomfort, then your doctor can treat you appropriately. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have these red spots in the palm of my hand, most of the time I can't see them because they match my skin color but sometimes I get a burning sensation. Usually though they are not noticeable but when I touch them they feel similar to warts. Only they a

I have these red spots in the palm of my hand, most of the time I can't see them because they match my skin color but sometimes I get a burning sensation. Usually though they are not noticeable but when I touch them they feel similar to warts. Only they a

Get seen?: Based on your description, I think your intuitive diagnosis is probably correct. These are likely form of Wart. Other possible diagnosis are much less likely as they occur on palmar surfaces. I suggest you see your primary doctor or a dermatologist and biopsy one of these lesions and then treat the rest with one of a variety of treatments. Then you can stop worrying about them! Get well soon. ...Read more

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I saw my doctor for genital warts and was prescribed imiquimod 5% cream I used it 3 times. Now swollen and burning in the area is it a chemical burn?

I saw my doctor for genital warts and was prescribed imiquimod 5% cream I used it 3 times. Now swollen and burning in the area is it a chemical burn?

No: This isn't a chemical burn. It's probably a strong response to the medicine and this is fairly common. Since it's troubling enough to write us about, hold the medicine and phone your physician for guidance. ...Read more

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I have a itchy burning vagina. I have genital warts also. My vagina is really raw also. It's not a yeast or bacterial infection. What could it be?

I have a itchy burning vagina. I have genital warts also. My vagina is really raw also. It's not a yeast or bacterial infection. What could it be?

Must R/O herpes: As you can have herpes without the classic lesions or other conditions, please see your gyn or have your gyn refer u if the reason cannot be figured out. ...Read more

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Are warts painful?

No: Warts on the bottom of the feet are usually painful. ...Read more

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How to remove warts?

How to remove warts?

Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, I generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more

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Are body warts catching?

Are body warts catching?

Yes: Warts can be contagious through direct contact either with an infected individual or by contact to a surface that has presence of the virus. ...Read more

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How many types of warts are there?

How many types of warts are there?

Warts are same: Caused by hpv virus, with so many subtypes, each has its own behavior most of the genital warts are caused by type 6 ;11 but cx cancers by 16;18. Plantar warts are caused by 1, 2, 4, 27, ; 57 usually plantar warts will not infect genitals vice versa. Have their own fetish there are over 100 to 150 subtypes, of hpv virus ...Read more

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What could warts be the symptom of?

Virus: Warts are the symptom and result of a viral infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are warts pearlescent?

Pearlescent: luster: No, warts typical appear as raised cauliflower (with little black heads which can bleed) appearing lesions, on most body parts but plantar warts will have a callous cap to them. A glossy luster appearing skin lesion may be a epidermal inclusion cyst or other. See you local dermatologist or if on a foot, podiatrist. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Yes: Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus. If you have warts, you caught them from someone. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Absolutely: Yes, warts can be transmitted from one person to another. There are a number of different modalities for treatment - your physician can go over what is best for you. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Can be: Warts can be passed from person to person. ...Read more

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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How to treat flat warts?

Flat Warts: Warts often go away without treatment. Over-the-counter treatments that contain salicylic acid work by removing layers of a wart a little bit at a time.Imiquimod is a prescription cream may enhance your immune system's ability to fight hpv.Freezing with liquid nitrogen, electrocautery, which uses an electrical current to burn off warts or lesions, surgical or laser surgery. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more