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Liquid Nitrogen Burns Treatment
Impossible: You had a burn from the liquid nitrogen which can happen. It is impossible to be allergic to nitrogen. Nitrogen is the predominant element in air so if you were truly allergic, you'd be long dead by now. Scientifically, you can only develop allergies to protein molecules which are organic compounds. Nitrogen is inorganic. ...Read more
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
After liquid nitrogen treatment for pre cancerous skin legions, is it safe to go into a public pool the same day?
Pool: That should'nt be a problem as long as the pool water is well maintained. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
Have a liquid nitrogen burn on my toes now for 5 days. Starting to have pain on top of my foot and is very sensitive. What would cause this pain?
Burns of any kind:
Are serious injuries and you need to be seen by a doctor. You need to know if your tetanus history is upto date, if not get a booster. Do not underestimate a burn.
Additionally, sometimes, antibiotics are required. ...Read more
Yes: Using liquid nitrogen is a very common treatment for warts. ...Read more
Blister: The only real risks with popping a blister induced by liquid nitrogen treatment is possibly introducing bacteria that might cause an infection and possibly causing a scar. Neither risk is very great, but are possible. If you keep it clean, use an antibiotic ointment, it should be ok. ...Read more
What is the best cream for residual lesion or hyperpigment without leaving any scar? I had freeze with liquid nitrogen.
Dr. Treated a sunspot with liquid nitrogen. How successful is this? Is there a chance of scarring? Can I try other remedies if this doesn't work?
Maybe: In time this area should turn back to its normal color. ...Read more
What is best product to fade away the dark spot on my face cause of liquid nitrogen? Its been 10 mons. Now.
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
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
A few days: After a few days it will crust over and dry up. ...Read more
It depends on the: Size of the mole, how deep it goes, how long he has to freeze it, your skin color. The bottom line is: if it requires extensive cryo, the more likely it is to leave a scar ...Read more
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
I'm asking for my fiancé. He delivers liquid nitrogen. A few days ago he accidentally had some go inside his boot. He had a huge blister that appeared?
Frost bite: Liquid nitrogen being very cold will cause instant frost bite on contact with skin. It would be prudent to see a doctor to check that deeper tissues are not affected. In the meantime, he should apply an antibiotic ointment, like neosporin, to prevent infection. He should have reported the accident in case he incurs any disability from the accident. ...Read more
Why is there: A problem? Did they not go away? Did the skin get burned? ...Read more
You decide: Nitrogen in liquid form is below -320 degrees Fahrenheit. Application to the skin freezes it immediately causing the water within to expand (like ice does) and when the skin warms the change from ice back to water causes the tissue to die. Application kills any skin within the range of this freezing. If you want to create little scar holes in the area of the zits, this is how you do it. ...Read more
I got a skin tag on my arm zapped w/ liquid nitrogen but some of my normal skin beside it was zapped as well. Will that skin go bak to normal?
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
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
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
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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