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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more