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HPV Infection - Know More About It!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
HPV Infection - Know More About It!

What is HPV infection?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that causes skin and mucous membrane infections. There are more than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus (HPV). Some types of HPV infection cause plantar warts on the feet, while other varieties of HPV infection are responsible for the warts that most commonly occur on a person’s hands or face.

Symptoms of HPV infection-

  • Rough, raised bumps that usually occur on the hands, fingers or around fingernails
  • Slightly raised lesions darker than your regular skin color usually appear on your face, neck, hands, wrists, elbows or knees
  • Flat lesions, small cauliflower-like bumps or tiny stem-like protrusions most commonly on the vulva

Causes of HPV infection-

  • Sexual intercourse
  • Anal sex
  • Skin-to-skin contact in the genital region

Risk factors of HPV infection-

  • Multiple sex partners
  • Weakened immune systems
  • Damaged skin

Complications of HPV infection-

Diagnosis of HPV infection-

Diagnosis of HPV infection involves the following tests:

  • Vinegar solution test
  • Pap test
  • DNA test

Precautions & Prevention of HPV infection-

  • Reduce your number of sex partners
  • Using a latex condom, that may prevent some but not all HPV transmission
  • Keep your feet clean and dry, wearing clean socks, and wearing shoes or sandals in public pools and locker rooms.
  • Routine HPV vaccination for girls and boys ages 11 and 12 is available

For Treatment of HPV infection

  • Homeopathic Treatment of HPV infection
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of HPV infection
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of HPV infection
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of HPV infection
  • Surgical Treatment of HPV infection
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of HPV infection
  • Other Treatment of HPV infection


Treatment of HPV infection- 

Homeopathic Treatment of HPV Infection-

Homeopathy heals lesions and prevents further lesions. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of HPV infection are:

  • Merc
  • Nit Ac
  • Calc
  • Thuja
  • Dulc
  • Petro

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of HPV Infection-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of HPV infection-

Allopathic Treatment of HPV infection involves the following medications:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Imiquimod cream
  • Podofilox cream
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Surgical Treatment of HPV infection

Surgical Treatment of HPV infection involves one of the following surgeries:

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of HPV infection-

  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants such as blueberries, tomatoes, strawberries and cherries.
  • Eat sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, lettuce and tomatoes.

 

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What are Genital warts?

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What are Genital warts?

What are Genital warts?

Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. They are caused by a virus known as the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Symptoms of Genital warts-

  • Small, flesh-colored or gray swellings in your genital area
  • Bleeding from the warts during sex
  • Several warts close together that takes on a cauliflower shape
  • Itchiness and irritation

Causes of Genital warts-

  • Genital warts can be passed from one person to another during sex
  • It can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the wart virus

Risk factors of Genital warts-

  • Becoming sexually active at a young age
  • Having unprotected sex with multiple partners
  • Having had another sexually transmitted infection
  • Having sex with a partner whose sexual history you don’t know

Complications of Genital warts-

Diagnosis of Genital warts-

Diagnosis of Genital warts includes the following tests:

  • Viewing warts through a special microscope
  • Pap tests
  • HPV test

Precautions & Prevention of Genital warts-

  • Avoid Sharing of towels and undergarments
  • Using a condom every time you have sex reduces the risk
  • Vaccination prevents further complications

Treatment of Genital warts

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Genital warts
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Genital warts
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Genital warts
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Genital warts
  • Surgical Treatment of Genital warts
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Genital warts
  • Other Treatment of Genital warts

Treatment of Genital warts-

Homeopathic Treatment of Genital warts-

The homeopathic remedies can work well with your body’s immune system to help get rid of this virus. It acts by triggering a response of the immune system against the warts to kill them. Some of the homeopathic remedies used for treatment of genital warts are:

  • Calcarea
  • Nitric ac
  • Hepar
  • Nat S
  • Sepia
  • Thuja

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Genital warts-

Conventional or Allopathic Treatment of Genital warts include the following medications:

  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) – This chemical treatment burns off genital warts.
  • Imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara) – This cream appears to boost your immune system’s ability to fight genital warts
  • Podophyllin and podofilox (Condylox) – Podophyllin is a plant-based resin that destroys genital wart tissue.

Surgical Treatment of Genital warts-

Surgical Treatment of Genital warts includes the following surgeries:

  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy)
  • Electrocautery
  • Surgical excision
  • Laser treatments

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Genital warts-

  • Eat Foods high in antioxidants such as broccoli, strawberries, oranges, lemons, spinach and almonds
  • Eat food rich in folic acid such as nuts, whole grains and bananas

 

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Verruce Planna / Flat Warts!

Dr. Ravi Singh 92% (152 ratings)
M.D.Homeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Verruce Planna / Flat Warts!

Verruca Plana also known as flat warts. They are usually harmless and painless. Its said that many go away on their own after months to years. But most are often suffering since years. Moreover one can not wait for it to go on its own where there is uncertainty. They are just a cosmetic problem but can greatly affect person psychology. People tend to hide from the social gathering. Even during case taking many patients admitted suicidal thoughts due to this cosmetic trouble. They tend to stay small in size, but they can be numerous in quantity. They often spread to other places on the body by scratching or shaving. They are considered as caused by human papilloma virus.
In homeopathy we consider patients on an individual basis, sometimes therapeutic prescriptions are made according to location, color, shape type etc.

Skin Warts - How Can Laser Surgery Be Of Help?

Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar 89% (174 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS (Cosmetology)
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Skin Warts - How Can Laser Surgery Be Of Help?

Warts or verruca vulgaris refer to a type of a deformity in the skin, which refers to the formation of a small, hard, benign growth on the surface of the skin. It is generally caused by a viral infection and results in a feeling of discomfort or pain. Additionally, lasersurgery is a technique, which uses a sharp and strong beam of light to destroy the wart tissue from the skin. The surgical process is usually performed at a doctor's clinic or chamber, under proper medical supervision.

When should you consider laser surgery?
Ideally a laser surgery should be your last resort to remove a wart when all the other means of removing a wart have failed. You should opt for a laser surgery only under the following circumstances:

  • Medicines have not been able to remove the wart
  • Warts are large and widespread
  • Appearance of warts during pregnancy (only after consulting your doctor)

What should you keep in mind? Before opting for surgery:

A laser surgery is a quite complicated process, but its effects are rapid and effective. Some of the things to be kept in mind before you actually opt for a laser treatment are as follows:

  • Laser technology does not lead to scarring on the skin
  • The surgery requires a local anesthetic, which is used for making the affected body part numb
  • Laser treatments should not be used as an initial treatment
  • It is a sure shot way to remove warts

Post surgery:
After a laser surgery the wound is generally painful depending upon the intensity, location and number of warts that are removed. Some of the probable outcomes of a laser surgery are as follows:

  • Bleeding of warts lasting upto 1 week
  • Mild to severe pain
  • Short lived fever
  • Yellowish discharge, which is to be cleaned
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Warts!

Dr. Sandeep Gupta 92% (1387 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Warts!

1. It is caused by a virus - human papilloma virus.

2. It remains limited to skin and mucosa

3. It rarely can cause cancer.

4. Effective medicine are available for treatment. Recurrence in 10 to 20 percent cases.

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Warts - How To Get Rid Of Them?

Dr. Brinda David 87% (18 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Pondicherry
Warts - How To Get Rid Of Them?

Warts are benign growths on the skin. They are hard in nature and are caused due to virus infection. Warts usually infect the upper layer of the skin. This virus is generally passed through a cut in the skin or a damaged skin. If a person with a cut or a damaged skin comes in contact with another infected person, then the virus may spread rapidly. There are different kinds of warts depending on the areas they grow on.

Below mentioned are eight remedies to get rid of warts:

  1. Try to be hygienic: Warts may pass from one body part to another. So do not touch the infected parts of your skin several times. Make sure to wash your hands with clean water every time you touch the infected areas.
  2. Eat healthy: Make sure to eat healthy, exercise and sleep well as this will help you to develop a strong immune system. A strong immune system can help you to get rid of warts.
  3. Trichloroacetic Acid: Treatment via chemical cautery with a solution of 60 to 90 percent trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is most effective when treating few small, moist lesions, although TCA also can be used for vaginal or anal lesions. A small amount should be applied and allowed to dry until a white frosting develops. 
  4. Radio-frequency ablation: It involves the passage of radio waves into the skin to perform the removal or reshaping of a lesion. Radiofrequency uses low temperature, high frequency energy radio waves to cauterize warts. RF treatment can cut and coagulate simultaneously without any need for applying pressure.
  5. Using lukewarm water: Soaking the infected parts of your body in lukewarm water will soften the warts and help you to get rid of them too.
  6. Laser therapy: Laser therapy can also help you to get rid of warts. In some cases, it might require anesthesia.
  7. Oils: Applying essential oils on the affected areas can also prove to be very helpful. You can use oils like tea tree oil or bergamot oil.
  8. Acetic acid: Acetic acid can also help you to get rid of your warts, especially from the areas of your feet or hand.

Apart from the remedies mentioned above, you can also consider special surgeries for removing warts after consulting a dermatologist.

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Best Dermatologist in Mumbai!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Dermatologist in Mumbai!

Want to get a flawless and a radiant skin, consult these best dermatologist in Mumbai. Due to pollution, stress or genetic reasons one can get skin problems. Anyone may it be a children, infant, adults or old people can suffer from skin, nail or hair problems and would need to go to a dermatologist. Dermatologist can treat any kind of skin problem to small ones like warts, dermatitis, fungal infections, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis to some major problems like skin cancer and performing biopsies. 

Best dermatologist in Mumbai are:

1. Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹600

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi who practices at Dr. Shaurya's Skin and Hair Clinic, Mumbai. He has 10 years of experience as a dermatologist and Trichologist. His areas of specialization are psoriasis treatment, Mohs surgery, line and wrinkle smoothing, bleach and skin peel treatment, hair transplant and treatment of atopic dermatitis. He is reputed name in his fraternity and is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology. He is recipient of Global Education Award at International Congress of Dermatology.

2. Dr. Ruchi A. Gupta

MD - Dermatology, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Ruchi Gupta is a famous dermatologist with 11 years of practice. She is an active member of many associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL),Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India (CDSI) and Association of Medical Consultants. Her areas of keen interest are scar Treatment, Peels, Polishing, Laser treatments and treating hair loss problems. She currently practices at Kasturi Medical Centre.

3. Dr. Jeetendra Khatuja

DNB - Dermatology & Venereology, Fellowship in Cosmetology, DVD, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Jeetendra Khatuja runs his own practice at Aska Aesthetic Clinic. He is a certified injector of botox and fillers for anti-aging and face & body sculpting. In 10 years of experience he has treated several cases of hair loss and transplant. Some of the other treatments provided at the clinic are vampire facelift with I-PRP, cosmetic ear lobe repair, tattoo removal and face glow. 

4. Dr. Rameshwar Madhukar Rao Gutte

FCPS (SKIN & VD), MD (Skin & VD), DDV (SKIN &VD), MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹800

Dr Rameshwar Gutte is a consultant dermatologist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital. He has 15 years of work experience and is known for accurate diagnosis for any kind of skin disease. He has years of experience and has treated a number of cases for different skin ailments like psoriasis and vitiligo. He is also expert at cosmetological treatments like botox, fillers and hair loss. With more than 45 clinical publications in national and international journals, he has reputed name globally. He is recipient of prestigious Dr V. R. Mehta Award and has also received many other awards at various conferences and seminars.

5. Dr. Dipanjali Singh

BDS, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine, Fellowship in Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹500-1000

Dr. Dipanjali Singh is the medical director of expert aesthetics. She has an experience of 5 years and is a pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicines. Her areas of keen interest are cosmetic, anti aging treatments, hair loss treatment and weight loss treatment. She specialises in some of the latest and advanced procedures like PRP, Mesotherapy, Stem cell therapy, laser therapy, cyclical therapy and scalp micro pigmentation. She is also known for her anti aging treatments like vampire facelifts, plasma facials and microneedling facials. 

6. Dr. Swapnil Sanghavi

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Swapnil is a dermatologist, cosmetologist & trichologist. She has 11 years of experience. He is known for her personal touch and her counselling skills along with her treatments like hair loss treatments, removal of warts, acne treatment, laser tattoo removal, thread lift treatment, photo-facial and stretch marks treatment.

7. Dr. Vidula Kamath

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology

Consultation fees: ₹500 - 700

Dr. Vidula Kamath is a well established name with 18 years of experience and is associated with many clinics and hospitals. In these years, she has worked in different fields of photodermatology, vitiligo, psoriasis, contact dermatitis etc. Her forte is clinical dermatology, with a special interest in pediatric and geriatric dermatology. 

8. Dr. Sonia Tekchandani

DDV, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. Sonia is a senior dermatologist with 35 years of experience and co-founder of Tender Skin Clinics & Cosmetology center and academy which has centers in India & UAE. She is a certified Laser consultant by CEEP/CNEP France, Europe & Dubai Health Authority, UAE and a member of many prestigious organizations across the world like the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM), The British Academy of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology & World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-aging medicine, France. Her areas of special interests are aesthetic and paediatric dermatology as well as laser treatments. 

9. Dr. Sejal Saheta

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Sejal Saheta has several years of experience and practices at INURSKN - Skin & Hair Clinic. She specializes in cosmetic procedures like botulinum toxin treatments, fillers, PRP for hair growth. She is reputed name in her fraternity and is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology.

10. Dr. Nimesh D Mehta

MD, D.V.D, MBBS

Consultation fees:  ₹1000 - 1500

Dr. Nimesh D Mehta is a trusted name in the field of dermatologist with 27 years of experience. He is associated with many clinics and hospitals in different areas of Mumbai. He has undergone especial training in basic and advanced botox. Other than he specialises in lasers, mesotherapy, dermaroller chemical peels and advanced fillers. He is also a faculty member of National and State level Workshops in Dermatology  and has also written many articles in textbooks of Dermatosurgery.

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Best Skin Specialist in Bangalore

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Skin Specialist in Bangalore

Skin problems can be very common and can arise because of many reasons. Best skin specialist in Bangalore can help diagnose and treat any kind of problem or challenge that you are facing related to your skin. Don’t let any skin problem aggravate with time, consult these best skin specialist in Bangalore.

1. Dr. Shuba Dharmana

MBBS, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP), Diploma in Practical Dermatology, MRCGP

Consultation fees: ₹750

Dr. Shuba Dharmana is amongst the most popular name in the field. She has several awards in her 19 years of career including “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2012”. She is the founder and CEO of Lejeune Group of Medspas where she currently practices. She expertises in anti-ageing treatment, aesthetic medicine and Hair Transplantation. She has opened few clinics in different parts of London and UK and is a visiting consultant at different clinics at Bangalore, Vizag and Hyderabad.

2. Dr. Rashmi Ravindra

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Rashmi Ravindra and currently practices at Jagmohan Hospital. In 15 years of her practice, she has treated many cases of skin problem especially acne, scars and wrinkles. Her approach towards treatment is evidence based. Some of the other areas of her interest are CO2 pixel, laser, facial rejuvenation of the aging skin, skin lightening procedures.

3. Dr. Archhana Gullur

MBBS, MD

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr Archhana Gullur is a reputed dermatologist with 11 years of practice. She is an expert at derma roller treatment, anti-ageing treatment, and vampire face lift treatment. She also excels in different type of hair transplants and other hair issues like thinning and greying of hair. She is a reputed and active member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), Bangalore Dermatological Society, Indian Medical Association (IMA), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

4. Dr. M.K Shetty

MBBS, DVD, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹750

Dr. Shetty has been practicing from 32 years and currently practices at Dr Shetty's Medical & Aesthetics Skin Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. One of his greatest achievement is being among the early pioneers in the use of Lasers in Dermatology and Cosmetology in India. He is known for use of advanced procedures and techniques for hair transplant. Apart from hair disorders, he is also known for his anti-ageing treatments using lasers.

5. Dr. Pooja Devi Malipatil

MBBS, MD Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹400

Dr. Pooja Devi Malipatil has severals years of experience as a Dermatologist, Cosmetologist and Hair Transplant surgeon. She practices at Dr. Pooja’s Skin Solutionz: Skin, Cosmetology & Advanced Hair Transplant and Kaya Clinic in Bangalore. In 13 years of experience she has performed over 700 successful hair transplants. She is a Life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL), Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (ACSI) and Bangalore Dermatological Society.

6. Dr. Sushma Yadav

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Sushma Yadav, has 10 years of experience and is associated with Skinology Centre, Bangalore and is a member of International Society of Dermatology and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. SHe has treated many cases of skin problems using procedures like chemical peeling, anti-aging treatment, derma roller treatment, laser treatment for tattoo and facial hair removal.

7. Dr. Shilpa Bhat

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr Shilpa Bhat is a recipient of the gold medal for “Best outgoing student of KIMS” and is an expert are in the diagnosis and management of various dermatological disorders. She is practicing from 11 years in Bangalore. She is expert in cosmetic dermatology which includes procedures like chemical peels, Botox, fillers and lasers. Her areas of special interest are- Acne and its scars, Pigmentory disorders and treatment of ageing face.

8. Dr. Vignessh Raj

FRGUHS, DDVL, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹400-450

Dr. Vignessh Raj is a reputed dermatologist with 10 years of practice. He is a professional member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL). His areas of specialization are Anti-Ageing Treatment, Chemical Peel Treatment, Derma Roller Treatment, Hair Mesotherapy Treatment, Restylane Vital Treatment, Vampire Face Lift Treatment, Acne Treatment, Botox Treatment, Wart Removal, Electrocautery Therapy, Collagen Induction Therapy, Atopic Dermatitis Treatment, Skin Rejuvenation, and Facial Hair Transplant. He is associated with multiple clinics and hospitals. 

9. Dr. Nithya Raghunath

Fellowship in Cosmetology, MECAMS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Nithya is a dermatologist with 7 years of experience and currently practices at Contura Cosmetic Clinic, Bangalore. She specialises in treatment of vitiligo using esp melanocyte cell transplantation. His other areas of interest are CO2 pixel, laser, facial rejuvenation of the aging skin, skin lightening procedures.

10. Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS (Cosmetology)

Consultation fees: ₹400-450

Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar is a consultant dermatologist and a cosmetologist with 8 years of practice. He is currently associated with Dermaville Skin Clinic and Fostr Healthcare and Diagnostics, Bangalore. He is academically very sound and has presented many papers on national and international level and is member of many associations. His areas of keen interest are general dermatology, acne treatment, anti-hair fall PRP therapy, hair transplant, lasers for scars/ pigmentation and hair reduction, botox, fillers, thread lifts, chemical peels, and skin rejuvenation.

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Warts - Know The Diagnosis And Treatment!

Dr. Durgesh Sonare 87% (10 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bhopal
Warts - Know The Diagnosis And Treatment!

What are Warts?

Warts are infectious outgrowths that may appear on any part of the body. For example, the most common warts occur on fingers. They are caused by virus, most typically the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and several of its subtypes. They appear as dense painless rounded nodules of about 0.3- 1 cm in diameter. The mode of transmission of this virus is usually by contact. You can also contract warts by sharing objects like razors, towels or other personal items. They can be sexually transmitted if the warts are present on genitals.

Usually, they are benign outgrowths but sometimes, they may be cancerous if present on genitals.

How To Prevent Warts?

Earlier, the only way to prevent contracting warts was avoiding contact with infected people. But now-a-days, vaccines against HPV are present that are given in teen years to prevent genital warts and cancer caused by them.

How are they diagnosed?

Your doctor can easily tell if the outgrowth is a wart just by having a look at it. If it is not clear, your doctor may take a sample of your skin and look at it under the microscope to ensure that it is a wart.

Treating Warts-

CAUTERIZATION

Cauterization is a medical procedure wherein a part of the body is burnt in order to damage some tissue in order to prevent an outgrowth. Cauterization can be done by medicine, cryotherapy (using localised or general low temperatures to treat benign or malignant tissues), radio frequency cauterization or laser. The method applied depends on size and location of the outgrowth or the choice of you dermatologist as well.

It is recommended to get warts removed at its earliest to prevent spreading of the disease.

Several myths are present in the market that state cure to warts by various homemade remedies but these can do more harm than good. Treating warts must be done by practised medical personnel. Incomplete removal of warts can cause recurrence of warts due to secondary infection.

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Skin Warts - Laser Surgery For Removing Them!

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery)
Dermatologist, Pune
Skin Warts - Laser Surgery For Removing Them!

Warts refer to a type of a deformity in the skin, which refers to the formation of a small, hard, benign growth on the surface of the skin. It is generally caused by a viral infection and results in a feeling of discomfort or pain. Additionally, laser surgery is a technique, which uses a sharp and strong beam of light to destroy the wart tissue from the skin. The surgical process is usually performed at a doctor's clinic or chamber, under proper medical supervision.

When should you consider laser surgery?
Ideally a laser surgery should be your last resort to remove a wart when all the other means of removing a wart have failed. You should opt for a laser surgery only under the following circumstances:

  • Medicines have not been able to remove the wart
  • Warts are large and widespread
  • Appearance of warts during pregnancy (only after consulting your doctor)

What should you keep in mind? Before opting for surgery:

A laser surgery is a quite complicated process, but its effects are rapid and effective. Some of the things to be kept in mind before you actually opt for a laser treatment are as follows:

  • Laser technology does not lead to scarring on the skin
  • The surgery requires a local anesthetic, which is used for making the affected body part numb
  • Laser treatments should not be used as an initial treatment
  • It is a sure shot way to remove warts

Post surgery:
After a laser surgery the wound is generally painful depending upon the intensity, location and number of warts that are removed. Some of the probable outcomes of a laser surgery are as follows:

  • Bleeding of warts lasting upto 1 week
  • Mild to severe pain
  • Short lived fever
  • Yellowish discharge, which is to be cleaned
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