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I washed my face last night after cautery procedure for face warts is there something to be worried about?

I washed my face last night after cautery procedure for face warts is there something to be worried about?

No: As long as the skin is intact, there's really nothing to worry about. It's better to keep the area clean, if possible. Good luck! ...Read more

Cauterization (Definition)

Cauterization is the term for the use of a device which uses heat to treat tissues, most commonly at surgery to diminish bleeding but also externally for bleeding such as nasal bleeding. It can also be used to remove lesions on the skin ...Read more


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Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Is it safe to have a facial and diamond peel before warts removal via cautery? How long does it take to heal?

Not safe if same loc: A diamond peel may increase the risk of spreading the warts, if the are in the same area. If different locations, the it does not matter. ...Read more

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Does punctual cautery help you retain more tears than punctual plugs?And when does a opthamologist normally want to try punctual cautery on a patient?

Does punctual cautery help you retain more tears than punctual plugs?And when does a opthamologist normally want to try punctual cautery on a patient?

Punctual plugs are : tried first to see if they can help retain tears. They usually are a temporizing procedure that last a few months, and eventually fall out or can go down the masolacrimal duct I'd missized. The cautery is a more permanent solution to keep tears retained. It's a very simple in- office procedure. ...Read more

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Good day, my 6 yo son had underwent nasal cautery about a week ago. I noticed this evening that he has a hole in his septum. Is this cause for concern?

Yes.: Septal perforation is a complication of bilateral septal cauterization. It can be a serious complication. Return to ENT doc for assessment. If not satisfied with explanation, get another opinion from pediatric ENT doc. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy (cautery) one week ago today, still EXTREMELY sore and unable to eat. How long will my pain last?

I had a tonsillectomy (cautery) one week ago today, still EXTREMELY sore and unable to eat. How long will my pain last?

10 days is usual: 1st 10 days after tonsillectomy is the worst for pain then gradually pain should lessen until 3 weeks at which time most of the pain is gone. ...Read more

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If i can't fall asleep or stay asleep very well and i had electro cautery surgery in 2012 and having a septoplasty soon and can't take sleep pills?

If i can't fall asleep or stay asleep very well and i had electro cautery surgery in 2012 and having a septoplasty soon and can't take sleep pills?

You may need a : Polysomnograph & sleep medicine evaluation to determine the cause of your sleep problems. One option to help sleep in the meantime is chinese scalp acupuncture & auricular (ear) acupuncture. Also - use scrupulously good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No >>>. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes and i'm thinking of punctal occlusion. What are the risks and complications of punctal plugs and punctal cautery?

I have dry eyes and i'm thinking of punctal occlusion. What are the risks and complications of punctal plugs and punctal cautery?

Generally very safe: Punctal occlusion can be very helpful for the symptoms of dry eyes. Punctal plugs can be temporary (dissolving) or permanent (non-dissolving), but are reversible in either case. Punctal cautery is generally more irreversible and may be a little uncomfortable to have performed. The main risks are a temporary overflow of tears (epiphora) or a rub causing a plug to dislodge which then may be felt. ...Read more

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I had a hysteroscopy , ablation cervical cautery and sterilisation done , the sterilisation was a success , but the rest had failed , why? Need answers

Check with your doc: Ablation works in 90-95% or women, so check as to whether there were circumstances in your situation that put your procedure in the failed category. Cervical cauterization is not a commonly performed procedure these days vs years ago, when it was fairly common. ...Read more

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Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?

Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?

Both are safe: Both laser and cautery work well to treat facial telangiectasias. When a large area of the face needs treatment, a laser is often easier and faster to do. When there are localized areas that need treatment, cautery is often more effective and is less likely to cause loss of pigment in the skin. It is helpful to use a topical numbing cream , so both treatments are more comfortable. ...Read more

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