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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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I had some warts frozen today with Liquid Nitrogen and they have gotten big painful blisters. How long will that last? Will they return?

I had some warts frozen today with Liquid Nitrogen and they have gotten big painful blisters. How long will that last? Will they return?

Liquid nitrogen tx: The blisters will eventually slough off in one to 3 weeks. New skin will appear beneath the scab. One treatment may or may not cure your warts. Time will tell if you need another treatment later on. ...Read more

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Used liquid nitrogen to freeze wart, is this normal?

Used liquid nitrogen to freeze wart, is this normal?

Yes: Using liquid nitrogen is a very common treatment for warts. ...Read more

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How long after liquid nitrogen treatment on a wart does the wart come off?

How long after liquid nitrogen treatment on a wart does the wart come off?

Layers: It takes several treatments sometimes, because each treatment takes a layer of skin off, and warts have many layers of affected skin, much like an onion, you need to kill off, then remove that layer of skin, to get to the base of the wart, for total removal ...Read more

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My 13 year old son had his warts frozen with liquid nitrogen however the skin around is badly burned. Pls help with best treatment option?

My 13 year old son had his warts frozen with liquid nitrogen however the skin around is badly burned. Pls help with best treatment option?

Just local care: Just wait, in couple of wks, warts are gone normal skin around will heal with minims scar, speak to your doctor and take him to follow up visit. ...Read more

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I had 4 warts treated with liquid nitrogen and only 2 have got big blisters around them. The others have a dark grayish color. What does this mean?

I had 4 warts treated with liquid nitrogen and only 2 have got big blisters around them. The others have a dark grayish color. What does this mean?

Treatment is working: Freezing treats warts by killing the wart tissue. It also kills normal tissues, with the same results as a burn. It souns like the liquid nitrogen also did a bit of damage to surrounding skin. This is normal with such treatment; it really can't be avoided. Just keep the area clean and dry. No worries, but if any concerns or questions, contact the doctor or clinic treating you. ...Read more

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For wart treated with liquid nitrogen, what happens if it blisters?

For wart treated with liquid nitrogen, what happens if it blisters?

Common: To blister after cryotherapy for warts. If a blister forms best to leave it alone. If it breaks, clean the area to prevent the possible spread of the wart virus. Avoid contact with the fluid, which may contain the wart virus. Often the blister will dry up over the next few days, and the wart may fall off. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many liquid nitrogen treatments do you need before my HPV wart goes away?

Can you let me know how many liquid nitrogen treatments do you need before my HPV wart goes away?

Varies: Although liquid nitrogen is effective in the removal of warts it sometimes takes multiple treatments. I tend to try another modality if the warts to not clear after the second treatment. ...Read more

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Warts on my toes were treated with liquid nitrogen, after two years they came back, I think it's spreading now to my hand, what else can I use?

Warts on my toes were treated with liquid nitrogen, after two years they came back, I think it's spreading now to my hand, what else can I use?

Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen again, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (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). ...Read more

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I've made regular visits to my doctor for about a year to get a wart sprayed with liquid nitrogen, but it's still not going away. What can I do now?

I've made regular visits to my doctor for about a year to get a wart sprayed with liquid nitrogen, but it's still not going away. What can I do now?

Need reason: Warts caused by hpv virus, usually in majority disappear on their own, some will resists, aso depends on ovation. Anal condyloma (warts) are difficult to eradicate in single sitting. Speak to your doctor why it is taking so much time, and you will get answer, or may try other alternative methods ...Read more

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I had liquid nitrogen treatment on a warts on my penis, 4 days and the area around my wart is darker the wArt has not changed worred about color?

Recheck with doctor: If the freezing treatment was effective, the warts themselves should turn white then darker like scabs, and in a few days should clear up or fall off. The skin around might change color somewhat as well. But maybe the diagnosis is wrong? If in doubt, contact the doctor or clinic where you were treated. ...Read more

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I have a wart underneath my finger nail. Will it go away when my nail grows over it? Should I get it removed with liquid nitrogen?

I have a wart underneath my finger nail. Will it go away when my nail grows over it? Should I get it removed with liquid nitrogen?

Depends: If you wait long enough (years?) it will go away. If you choose to treat it expect it to be difficult & painful. Consider one of the prescription creams. ...Read more

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Have a wart near eyelid. Will having it frozen with liquid nitrogen produce any risk in terms of causing damage to my eye?

Have a wart near eyelid. Will having it frozen with liquid nitrogen produce any risk in terms of causing damage to my eye?

Shouldn't: Liquid nitrogen is applied carefully with good shielding of the adjacent tissue. You should have no reason to fear visual dysfunction. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Blister from freeze: Take a sterile needle or pin, and clean the skin, and then poke the blister and try to push the contents out, without ripping the skin too much. The top skiin is likely already dead and the wart virus is likely not active or alive. ...Read more

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What is best product to fade away the dark spot on my face cause of liquid nitrogen? Its been 10 mons. Now.

What is best product to fade away the dark spot on my face cause of liquid nitrogen? Its been 10 mons. Now.

Dark spot: The dark spot may represent postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Products like retinoids, hydroquinone, and some bleaches may help. You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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After I had liquid nitrogen on my face, & peeled of the scab, I exposed from sun, the spot turned dark brown. What can I do to make it lighter?

After I had liquid nitrogen on my face, & peeled of the scab, I exposed from sun, the spot turned dark brown. What can I do to make it lighter?

Bleaching cream: Usually this type of postinflammatory hyperpgimentation will fade over time as long as you protect it from the sun. If this doesn't help, then a mild bleaching cream may be helpful. It is called hydroquinone and is only available by prescription. See a dermatologist and they can help you. ...Read more

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Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several peels (every 4 weeks) the sun spots, freckles, and pigmentation can lighten sufficiently. You can combine these peels with other topical creams and lighteners to get a better effect. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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How long this hydroquinon cream it take to see the result? Do you think hydroquinon cream will works for dark spot pigment@scar? After I had freeze with liquid nitrogen my pigment turned more darker spot. I will use hydroquinon bleach to my dark spot on m

How long this hydroquinon cream it take to see the result? Do you think hydroquinon cream will works for dark spot pigment@scar? After I had freeze with liquid nitrogen my pigment turned more darker spot. I will use hydroquinon bleach to my dark spot on m

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone can take a few months to slowly fade the dark spot. Sunscreen is very important as well. I would first follow up with your dermatologist to make sure that it deemed to be the appropriate treatment for the dark spot, though. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I got liquid nitrogen treatment for sun spots on my arms about 2 weeks ago my arms have just healed but healed with these pink spots will that go away?

I got liquid nitrogen treatment for sun spots on my arms about 2 weeks ago my arms have just healed but healed with these pink spots will that go away?

Yes: Generally the pink left after initial healing from cryosurgical treatment for sun damage spots will slowly fade over days to a few months, but often on the arms may leave permanent white spots, but hopefully they will heal with a normal skin appearance. Wearing sunscreens over the treated areas may help the cosmetic healing look better when it is done healing. ...Read more

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Is this still in healing process or it could be a scar. What should I do? Do I need an check up appointment or I have to wait mo I had treated age spots 2 1/2 weeks ago with liquid nitrogen. The scabbing fell off in 5 days. Now, the treated spots turned

Is this still in healing process or it could be a scar. What should I do? Do I need an check up appointment or I have to wait mo I had treated age spots 2 1/2 weeks ago with liquid nitrogen. The scabbing fell off in 5 days. Now, the treated spots turned

I: I would recommend that you follow up with your dermatologist since you are concerned. After treating with liquid nitrogen, there can be some hyper pigmentation. But, this could be some residual lesion, simple slow healing, or hyper pigmentation. Difficult to tell without a picture. I hope that helps a little. ...Read more

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I had some sun spots on my arm and hand. 4 days, ago my Dermatologist removed them with liquid nitrogen. Now the are darker and blistering, and some are darker and flat. Is this normal healing? How long will they take to go away?

I had some sun spots on my arm and hand. 4 days, ago my Dermatologist removed them with liquid nitrogen. Now the are darker and blistering, and some are darker and flat. Is this normal healing? How long will they take to go away?

Under 2 weeks: IT Is normal for the areas to blister become darker and look almost like bloody blisters, In the course of a week they will darken dry and in most cases peel off. It can take a solid 2 weeks for the areas to clear. Just keep them clean and don't pick at them ...Read more

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I've a red pimple-like spot on nose, near wart removal. I feel so anxious it's cancer. I have an apt soon, but what can I do/look for in meantime?

Probably nothing: Skin lesions that are malignant ie squamous Ca, basal cell Ca appear as areas of superficial ulceration, with some bleeding and rescabing. If there is a small red area near previous wart, probably inflammatory. Use A&D ointment q day for about 2 wks and see what happens. If progression to ulceration then try EFUDEX (fluorouracil). ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more