Doctor insights on: Trichloroacetic acid for genital warts

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How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more

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What happens after you burn genital warts with acid?

What happens after you burn genital warts with acid?

Blister or peeling: There can be blistering followed by sloughing of the skin, peeling or scaling or exfoliation of the skin. There can be swelling, warmth and tenderness after treatment. The blistering forces up the viral particles underneath the skin which is the cause of the wart. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to fall off and heal up after acid treatment?

How long does it take for genital warts to fall off and heal up after acid treatment?

2-4 weeks?: Topical acid rx for warts takes time, patience and care. Please follow the instruction of its application to avoid irritation to surrounding normal skin. It may take 2-4 weeks or longer depending how often and how long the agent is used and stayed on. Of note, all rx of wart carry a recurrence rate as high as 50%, and many men are hpv carriers with no symptom.

Detail? Ask doctor timely.

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What to do if I have genital warts. I heard hydrogen peroxide works wonder but I'm using the acid method?

What to do if I have genital warts. I heard hydrogen peroxide works wonder but I'm using the acid method?

Genital warts: THere are various topical chemical agents used to treat genital warts; hydrogen peroxide is not one of them. Trichloroacetic acid is a commonly used treatment option, but should be used under the care of a physician. Genital warts have a fairly high recurrence rate after treatment, and it is very important that your treatment and post treatment course are monitored. ...Read more

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After you get genital warts burned with acid do they stay bumpy or go flat?

After you get genital warts burned with acid do they stay bumpy or go flat?

Warts: If they are gone they should be flat. A few reasons for bumpiness are that wart is still present or healing is still taking place or treatment created scar tissue. ...Read more

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Can you use prescription salicylic acid 27.5% on genital warts?

Genital Warts: Salicylic acid is not that effective at treating genital warts. Topic treatmens include prescriptions as in:
patient-applied:
podofilox 0.5% solution or gel
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imiquimod 5% cream
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sinecatechins 15% ointment. ...Read more

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I recently got treated for genital warts with acid, but had sex with a condom while still healing. Should I be concerned?

I recently got treated for genital warts with acid, but had sex with a condom while still healing. Should I be concerned?

No: Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) of which there are over 100 strains, though only several strains cause genital warts. Topical application of acid (usually bi- or trichloracetic) is commonly used to treat visible warts. Other than good hygiene with soap and water until the treated areas heal and use of a condom for protection, generally no other specific care is needed. ...Read more

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I treated my genital warts with acid and azot. I did a specific type of pap test to determine what type of HPV I got. There was no sign of hpv. Normal?

I treated my genital warts with acid and azot. I did a specific type of pap test to determine what type of HPV I got. There was no sign of hpv. Normal?

Good not on PAP!!!: So your virus did not infect the cervix. That is good. Now the specific type makes no difference except to get yearly paps. Is "azot" french for nitrogen? Have you been treated yet with Imiquimod cream? You may need many treatments to stop the warts. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole cream change the shape of genital warts and hard to identify? Please help! Is it something like salycilic acid?

Will clotrimazole cream change the shape of genital warts and hard to identify? Please help! Is it something like salycilic acid?

No effect: Clotrimazole doesn't affect genital warts. It is unrelated to salicylic acid or other treatments for warts. Any moisturizing cream might make warts temporarily softer, but otherwise no effect. ...Read more

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Why can't I use salicylic acid on a genital wart? I have genital warts and can't afford to go to a dr. To get a prescription for them.

Viral etiology: Unless you kill the virus with swomething like a course of veregen, (sinecatechins) Aldara etc the recurrance rates are higher and the virus will bersist in the normal skin. ...Read more

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What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?

See a doctor: See a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Over the counter chemicals and various folk remedies have not been studied scientifically and it isn't known how well they work, if at all. Some apparent warts actually are other skin conditions. Self treatment may change the appearince of skin bumps, without curing warts but making it harder to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?

Can you tell me if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?

Yes: Small warts are easily treated with cautery or laser and this is quick
they may return once or twice after treatment
there are creams that treat the disease over a period of time and will treat areas where the virus is not exhibiting itself as warts. ...Read more

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How fast do genital warts grow?

How fast do genital warts grow?

Highly vary...: Its pace of growth highly varies from (-) to zero to fast to reflect individual defense mechanism against hpv. So, it's hard to predict and just watch and work with doctor. Note: a recurrence rate of some 50% over time after rx is expected, and many hpv-infected persons are just its carriers with no symptoms or signs of hpv. ...Read more

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What does genital warts look like?

See below: Visit this site for images of genital warts.
https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=genital+warts&biw=1440&bih=704&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QmIXVP-qF4rn8gHFnoCYDw&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ ...Read more

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How large can genital warts become?

Large clusters: Unttreated genital warts can form clusters and masses that can be mistaken for a tumor, especially in the rectal area, where they might not be noticed. ...Read more

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Can I clear genital warts at home?

See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In addition, between visits prescription to use at home are often given including either Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel or other medications. Also, Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent some hpv infections. See a dermatologist to discuss options. ...Read more

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Do genital warts have a root system?

No: Herpesvirus and hpv are usually the cause of multicentric genital tract infection. Virus involves nuclear rna-dna of the invected cells and does not have any ' roots'.
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How can I put an end to genital warts?

Warts: Warts may be treated with a variety of topical creams, liquid nitrogen, or surgery to name a few, depending on the size, number, and location. See a dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Can I pass my genital warts to my baby?

Rarely.: Genital warts typically do not get passed to children during vaginal childbirth. As a result, the presence of genital warts are not an indication for delivery by c-section, and are usually not treated during pregnancy. The best option is to treat them following pregnancy. ...Read more

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