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Should I still have pain from laser wart removal 2 days later?

Should I still have pain from laser wart removal 2 days later?

Depends: It would not be uncommon, but it may depend on the exact location, size and depth. ...Read more

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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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Anal wart removal pain. How to relieve it?

Anal wart removal pain. How to relieve it?

Take pain meds given: Apply ice packs. Soak your bottom in warm water after each bm. It usually takes few days for the pain to go away. Take stool softeners as well so you dont have to strain which can make the pain worse. Goodluck! ...Read more

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Which wart removal remedies actually work?

Which wart removal remedies actually work?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Are there certain parts of the body where you should not attempt wart removal by freezing?

Depends on method: I believe there is a risk of some nerve damage if plantar warts (those on the bottom of the foot) are frozen using the liquid nitrogen method, which is super cold. The new nitrous oxide cryoprobe uses temperatures about half as cold & seems to avoid this problem.A physician may choose to avoid some areas or take down a leason in several stages to avoid problems & get yet acceptable results. ...Read more

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How painful is the removal of warts?

Depends: Depends on the location, size and technique used to remove them. ...Read more

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How painful is laser wart removal?

Painful: Laser treatment of warts is through it's high energy and burning mechanism. It also targets the blood vessels that feed the wart, thought to contribute to its efficacy. Your doctor may sometimes inject anesthetic into the area before the treatment to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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How successful are wart removal surgeries?

How successful are wart removal surgeries?

Because warts are : viruses I typically do not recommend excision, as they can recur even after cleared with any treatment. I prefer the armamentarium of treatments we as dermatologist have to treat them, with the most stubborn warts responding to intralesional Bleomycin ...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