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Query from: Simran Khandelwal, India, 11/03/06
Topic: BEAUTY      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject: WARTS!!

Want to get rid of warts on my face soon..

1) What options are available for surgical removing of warts..(freezing, burning etc..) Also, its side effects and precautions.. 2) I heard surgical intervention for warts could leave behind scars. Is it TRUE??? IF yes, which of them? 3) Can any dermatalogist treat that or do u require a specialist..Where can i find a reputed doc in Hyderabad Thanx

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Response from: Pradeep Elavarthi,   
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Warts are a type of infection caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. There are more than 100 types of HPV viruses.

First of all, it's important to know that warts on the skin (such as on the fingers, feet and knees) and warts on the genitals are removed in different ways. Don't try any home remedies or over-the-counter drugs to remove warts on the genital area. You could hurt your genital area by putting certain chemicals on it. You also shouldn't treat warts on your face without talking to your doctor first. The following are some ways to remove warts from the skin:

Applying salicylic acid--You can treat warts on places such as the hands, feet or knees by putting salicylic acid (one brand name: Compound W) on the warts. To get good results, you must apply the acid every day for many weeks. After you take a bath or shower, pat your skin dry lightly with a towel. Then put salicylic acid on your warts. The acid sinks in deeper and works better when it is applied to damp skin. Before you take a shower or a bath the next day, use an emery board or pumice stone to file away the dead surface of the warts. Duct tape treatment-- Covering a wart with duct tape may also help because it irritates the wart and the skin around it, causing the body to attack it. Cover the wart with duct tape for up to a week. Then remove the tape, soak the wart in water and rub it gently with an emery board or a pumice stone. Leave the tape off overnight, then repeat treatment until the wart goes away. If this is not successful after 2 months, see your doctor to try another approach. Applying cantharidin--Your doctor may use cantharidin on your warts. With this treatment, the doctor "paints" the chemical onto the wart. Most people don't feel any pain when the chemical is applied to the wart. You'll experience some pain and blistering of the wart in about 3 to 8 hours. After treatment with cantharidin, a bandage is put over the wart. The bandage can be removed after 24 hours. When mixtures of cantharidin and other chemicals are used, the bandage is removed after 2 hours. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin of the wart. If the wart isn't gone after one treatment, your doctor may suggest another treatment. Applying liquid nitrogen--Your doctor may use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. This treatment is called cryotherapy. Applying liquid nitrogen to the wart causes a little discomfort. To completely remove a wart, liquid nitrogen treatments may be needed every 1 to 3 weeks for a total of 2 to 4 times. If no improvement is noted, your doctor may recommend another type of treatment. Other treatments for warts on the skin--Your doctor can also remove warts on the skin by burning the wart, cutting out the wart or removing the wart with a laser. These treatments are stronger, but they may leave a scar. Ask your doctor about risks and benefits before you decide what kind of treatment to have for your warts.

see the following links for more details http://familydoctor.org/209.xml?pri…

http://www.dermatologychannel.net/v…

http://dermatology.about.com/cs/war…

hope this will be helpful for you.. Good luck

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Response from: Mrs. Sai Sai,   
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Simran Khandelwal,

Please see this link

http://www.hindu.com/mp/2006/02/08/…

You can seek the advice of a dermatologist regarding the type of treatment for removal of warts Or, you can try homeopathy. Home remedies do not help to remove warts.

You can also see this link for Treatment of Warts

http://www.doctorndtv.com/topicsh/W…

What is the treatment?

Treatment depends on the age of the patient and the type of the wart. Applying salicylic acid gel, solution or plaster can treat young children for warts at home.

For adults, cryotherapy (freezing) is generally preferred. This treatment is not too painful and rarely results in scarring. Electro surgery (burning) is another good alternative.

Surgery may be preferred for cosmetic purposes. The doctor uses scalpels to cut out the wart and surrounding tissue. Laser surgery can be used to treat resistant warts that have not responded to other therapies.

You can also see these links

http://www.chennaionline.com/health…

http://www.classicalhomoeopathy.com…

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/…

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Response from: C. Raj, United Kingdom,   
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Simran,

You can go ahead with surgical removal of warts. It will leave a small scar, but over 4-8 weeks the scars get blended with the skin. You can also ask the doctor to explore laser treatment, if that scars lesser.

Here are some warts treatments.

Applying salicylic acid--You can treat warts on places such as the hands, feet or knees by putting salicylic acid (one brand name: Compound W) on the warts. To get good results, you must apply the acid every day for many weeks. After you take a bath or shower, pat your skin dry lightly with a towel. Then put salicylic acid on your warts. The acid sinks in deeper and works better when it is applied to damp skin. Before you take a shower or a bath the next day, use an emery board or pumice stone to file away the dead surface of the warts. Duct tape treatment-- Covering a wart with duct tape may also help because it irritates the wart and the skin around it, causing the body to attack it. Cover the wart with duct tape for up to a week. Then remove the tape, soak the wart in water and rub it gently with an emery board or a pumice stone. Leave the tape off overnight, then repeat treatment until the wart goes away. If this is not successful after 2 months, see your doctor to try another approach. Applying cantharidin--Your doctor may use cantharidin on your warts. With this treatment, the doctor "paints" the chemical onto the wart. Most people don't feel any pain when the chemical is applied to the wart. You'll experience some pain and blistering of the wart in about 3 to 8 hours. After treatment with cantharidin, a bandage is put over the wart. The bandage can be removed after 24 hours. When mixtures of cantharidin and other chemicals are used, the bandage is removed after 2 hours. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin of the wart. If the wart isn't gone after one treatment, your doctor may suggest another treatment. Applying liquid nitrogen--Your doctor may use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. This treatment is called cryotherapy. Applying liquid nitrogen to the wart causes a little discomfort. To completely remove a wart, liquid nitrogen treatments may be needed every 1 to 3 weeks for a total of 2 to 4 times. If no improvement is noted, your doctor may recommend another type of treatment. Other treatments for warts on the skin--Your doctor can also remove warts on the skin by burning the wart, cutting out the wart or removing the wart with a laser. These treatments are stronger, but they may leave a scar. Ask your doctor about risks and benefits before you decide what kind of treatment to have for your warts

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Response from: ariana jon,   
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Hi Simran,facial warts should be surgically removed,talk to your doctor about your concerns on scarring.I've known people who have surgically removed warts from the face with success,but results vary so talk to your doctor.You could try applying cauliflour juice to the warts regularly,this will cause them to fall off.Masking tape is also effective to remove warts,its not possible to use the tape on the face everyday though.There are creams and gels available,but they sometimes have side effects and are not very effective,warts are contagious too,so it's best to get them removed as soon as possible.If it's surgery that you opt for,make sure you get it done at a reputed clinic and have the surgeon explain to you if there will be any scarring.Wishing you all the best.

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My husband had wart on his face and chest area. Our skin specialist suggested salactin. This has to be applied using a small piece of cotton wrapped around on the tip of a toothpick eg. earbud. And has to be applied only of the tip of the wart without touching the suface of the skin. This treatment continued almost 10 days or above depend on the size and density of the wart. Sone of his wart fell after 10 days, so our doctor suggested to apply fudic cream. for the marks azeederm 20% thats at a later stage.......... please consult a good doctor before doing an self medication, its for your own good..Good luck

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Response from: Keep Smiling .,   
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During Your Wart Removal: The wart and the area around it will be cleaned. The doctor may give you numbing medicine so you will feel little pain. In electrocautery, a tool with a thin, needle-like, hot tip will be touched to the wart. The area around the wart may look as though it is ""bubbling.' In cryotherapy, an extremely cold fluid such as liquid nitrogen will be applied to the wart. You may feel a mild sting and the area may turn white. After the tissue has been killed, your doctor may remove the dead skin and may send a sample to the lab for tests. The doctor may cover the area with a bandage and give you instructions for taking care of the area. You may need another treatment if the wart reappears. The treatment will take from 15 to 30 minutes.

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Response from: Seetha Hariharan,   
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hi, Your doctor can also remove warts on the skin by burning the wart, cutting out the wart or removing the wart with a laser. These treatments are stronger, but they may leave a scar. Ask your doctor about risks and benefits before you decide what kind of treatment to have for your warts. http://familydoctor.org/209.xml…

Burning warts off with a CO2 Laser or electric needle is often effective, but scars. The CO2 laser is no better than burning with the needle. This can be used on one or two warts in difficult places. A more effective laser is the Pulsed dye laser, but this is not the laser most doctors have. The good thing about this laser is there is absolutely no downtime from pain, and scarring is rare. It is 60-75% effective (within 1-3 treatments spaced two weeks apart) for difficult warts. http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatolog…

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Response from: S.Rathinam Subramanian,   
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Response from: vaish reddy,   
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hi, go for wart removals by laser or farenheit treatment in parlours.I have done that and it worked.Its painless and doesnt leave behind any scares.sometimes tough ones do leave small marks but in few days time it sit disappears. any hospitals with dermatologists too can do the same but often parlours are easier coz of its easy to find and time consuming too.

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Response from: Mukundan Satyanarayanan,   
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Wart removal can be done easily.

It is better that you contact some dermatologist. Salicylic acid available in the pharmacies can effectively remove your warts. You need not go for a surgery. Dr.Scholls wart remover is an excellent wart remover available in the market. you can try out this

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Response from: Hari Rama,   
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Hi,

Burning warts off with a CO2 Laser or electric needle is often effective, but scars. The CO2 laser is no better than burning with the needle. This can be used on one or two warts in difficult places. A more effective laser is the Pulsed dye laser, but this is not the laser most doctors have. The good thing about this laser is there is absolutely no downtime from pain, and scarring is rare. It is 60-75% effective (within 1-3 treatments spaced two weeks apart) for difficult warts. http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatolog…

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Response from: Raj Manda,   
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If you go to a multispecialty hospital like NIMS or Care hospital, you will get very professional and very accurate advice as to the various options available, expected outcomes with each of those options etc.

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