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Will Tca Remove Warts
Possibly...: Trichloracetic acid (tca) is a potent acid for topical treatment of warts. Like any modality, there are success rate ranges, it's just a matter of trying different modalities until you find one that works well for you. I generally reserve surgical intervention for the most stubborn cases, unless this is just what the patient wants. ...Read more
Can a bowenoid papulosis mimick gential warts after being treated with TCA? Change shape, color, texture? 1small Brown papulosis b4 TCA then changed?
Yes: Any treatment of any HPV lesion (warts, bowenoid papillosis, even early skin cancer) will alter the appearance for several weeks. With effective treatment, the lesion will go away enitrely. In the meantime, zltered lesions may mimick all sorts of other skin conditions, including warts. If any continuing doubt or concern, you'll need to return to the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Dermatologist said gential warts AFTER TCA changed the growth. MyOBGYN said 100% NOT gential warts. What do I tell my boyfriend? Thedocs still disagree
Don't do anything: This is at least your 3rd question on this. Clear answers not available from any forum. But this doesn't matter anyway. Either BP or warts means HPV, which you probably had for months or years, so bf has been repeatedly exposed. Nothing to do now and no point in changing sexual practices now. If he gets visible warts, he should see doctor. Otherwise no implications for his health. No worries! ...Read more
Can a gential wart rapidly change shape, size, color? Flattened out completely then raise again every few days as a reaction TO TCA acid treatment?
Wart treatment: This often occurs during treatment of warts. Expect increased inflammation (e.g. redness, soreness, enlargement) for a couple of days after each TCA treatment. But the overall trend should be shrinking and drying up. If that doesn't seem to be happening after 2-3 applications, ask your doctor about alternative treatments. Most treatments work about 70% of the time, and change is often necessary. ...Read more
Can a gential wart texturally change from a raised bumpy wart to Verrucae wart in appearance after TCA acid treatment?
Wart topical therapy: Sure - you're basically trying to destroy the thing with a chemical compound, so I would expect some morphological changes. What exactly that's going to look like on it's way to final destruction depends on the starting size, how much treatment you give it etc. The thing about warts is they 'hide' from the immune system, so they can be somewhat persistent. Sounds like you're making progress tho. ...Read more
I'm being treated with tca for hpv. I see growths that my gyn says are skin tags, not warts. But I didn't have them before hpv. What should I do?
Trust doctor: Trust your doctor or get a second opinion if desired. ...Read more
How does the skin underneath a gential wart scab become infected? Was it really a gential wart? It worsened with TCA fell off with herbal.
Genital wart sores: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make skin sores, and we dermatologists have one important tool to ...Read more
Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more
Lots of ways: There is no specific "best" way. You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (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
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Whatever you chose, have patience.
Duct tape is a home remedy. You can purchase sal acid in the store without an rx. ...Read more
Plan B, C, or D: Its not unusual for warts to require multiple treatments to get rid of them. There are also a variety of different treatment approaches. Rest assured, all warts can be made to go away, but some can be stubborn. ...Read more
How can I remove flesh growth that are similar to warts and how much can it cost or is it covered by medical aid?
Seborrheic Keratosis: A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. Cost depends how many are removed. ...Read more
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
A number of over the counter "removers" most contain salycilic acid.
Warts are caused by the Papilloma virus thus can be spread! I would strongly advise seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist who can remove your warts safely and quickly with advanced Dermatologic laser based equipment!
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