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Is Hpv Permanent
Usually not: HPV DNA may persist in tissues long after all visible signs of infection (warts, abnormal pap smears) are gone. But it isn't known how often this really happens. Most important, the immune system usually suppresses or cures the virus to a point that warts and abnormal pap smears do not return and the virus cannot be transmitted to partners. So for all practical purposes the infection is gone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Herpes: Nope. There is no cure. There is coming in the future hopefully a vaccine to prevent and possibly a vaccine process to suppress the viral shedding of those infected. ...Read more
Melasma cure?: Melasma is very challenging to treat and there is no cure. The goal is pigment control. Combination therapy is the typical strategy. Peels, topicals and laser treatments may be used to reduce pigment deposits. Daily spf use cannot be overstated. Consult with a facial cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in treatment of melasma and other pigment disorders for a regimen that's best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: on the cause. Many of the chronic cases without a known cause may subside in a few years. Of course drug-induced angioedema will only go away after the drug has been discontinued (the ACEI class of drug is notorious for this complication). In hereditary angioedema, only specific treatments can control it. ...Read more
Yes: A dermatologist can easily remove these.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scaly Skin: Scaly skin is a common symptom of dry skin and can occur anywhere on the body, although it is most common on the lower legs, arms and thighs. While scaly skin can be caused by a variety of conditions, most scaly skin will result from natural processes or environments, such as normal aging or cold, dry environments. See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Is the procedure for permanent makeup painful? How painful is the permanent makeup procedure, and is anesthesia used?
Sedation only: Permanent make up, such as eyeliner, is functionally a tattoo. It can be painful, but not as much as an operation. Most locations that do this do not require a general anesthetic for the procedure. The use of sedation is usually sufficient for your satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?
Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer