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Will tca be as effective as surgery to remove warts?

Will tca be as effective as surgery to 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

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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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What percentage is tca diluted to for genital warts and does it actually work?

What percentage is tca diluted to for genital warts and does it actually work?

Depends: Trichloroacetic acid is a physician administered treatment for genital warts. According to the cdc 2010 treatment guidelines, the concentration of trichloroacetic acid (tca) or bichloroacetic acid (bca) may be between 80% and 90%. ...Read more

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Can Seborrheic Verruca look like a filiform wart if irritated with TCA?

Can Seborrheic Verruca look like a filiform wart if irritated with TCA?

Explanation : Yes. It possible that seborrheic Verruca look like as filiform wart. I hope you have seen a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I stupidly put wartner tca gel on some tiny flat warts on my face they scabbed over they healed, but now it's been 2 months left with red marks ?

I stupidly put wartner tca gel on some tiny flat warts on my face they scabbed over they healed, but now it's been 2 months left with red marks ?

You probably: KNOW this NEVER NEVER NEVER use ANY medication on your FACE without a SPECIFIC direction by a Medical Professional! That being "said" Try VITAMIN E ( Get the GELS and put a pin into the gel then squeeze a small amount on the red marks! If this doesn't help..see a DERMATOLOGIST for eval and Treatment.. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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 weeks or so, ask your doctor about alternative treatments. Most treatments work about 70% of the time, and change if often necessary. ...Read more

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Can a gential wart texturally change from a raised bumpy wart to Verrucae wart in appearance after TCA acid treatment?

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

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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.

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

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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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How can I remove warts from my chin?

How can I remove warts from my chin?

Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. See a dermatologist who will most likely recommend freezing. ...Read more

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