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Cauterization (Definition)

Cauterization is the term for the use of a device which uses heat to treat tissues, most commonly at surgery to diminish bleeding but also externally for bleeding such as nasal bleeding. It can also be used to remove lesions on the skin ...Read more


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Is cauterization of genital warts effective?And how many percent sure?

Is cauterization of genital warts effective?And how many percent sure?

Yes: Cauterization of a wart is quite effective at destroying that tissue. If the entire wart is treated, it will be gone. However, normal tissue around the wart can be infected with the wart virus and can eventually develop more warts. There are better treatment for warts than cautery. ...Read more

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How to remove warts?

How to remove warts?

Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, i generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more

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Are body warts catching?

Are body warts catching?

Yes: Warts can be contagious through direct contact either with an infected individual or by contact to a surface that has presence of the virus. ...Read more

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How many types of warts are there?

warts are same: Caused by hpv virus , with so many subtypes , each has its own behavior most of the genital warts are caused by type 6 ;11 but cx cancers by 16;18 . Plantar warts are caused by 1, 2, 4, 27, ; 57 usually plantar warts will not infect genitals vice versa . Have their own fetish there are over 100 to 150 subtypes, of hpv virus ...Read more

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What could warts be the symptom of?

What could warts be the symptom of?

Virus: Warts are the symptom and result of a viral infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are warts pearlescent?

Pearlescent: luster: No, warts typical appear as raised cauliflower (with little black heads which can bleed) appearing lesions, on most body parts but plantar warts will have a callous cap to them. A glossy luster appearing skin lesion may be a epidermal inclusion cyst or other. See you local dermatologist or if on a foot, podiatrist. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Yes: Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus. If you have warts, you caught them from someone. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Absolutely: Yes, warts can be transmitted from one person to another. There are a number of different modalities for treatment - your physician can go over what is best for you. ...Read more

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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How to prevent planters warts?

How to prevent planters warts?

No sure way: Since warts are caused by a virus there is no proven way to prevent them. Certainly good hygeine is a start and not walking bare foot in unfamaliar areas, such as shower rooms. ...Read more

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How to treat my daughters warts?

How to treat my daughters warts?

Depends: If your child will cooperate you can use otc wart liquids/duct tape/cuticle trimmers to take it down below the skin level.You must get the base of the wart out or it regrows.Physicians have access to liquid nitrogen or n20 applicators that can freeze the wart.After 1-2 treatments its gone in 1-2 wks. Some dermatologists apply material stronger than the otc stuff. ...Read more

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Are vaginal warts contageous?

Depends: If related to an infectious process like papilloma virus or other sexually transmitted disease yes. The person should see their ob_gyn who can examine and do appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a wart?

What do I do if I have a wart?

Wart treatment: 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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How to remove an irritating wart?

How to remove an irritating wart?

If it's a wart...: 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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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more