Recurrent viral wart
It all started with a thorn pricking inside my left great toe. I got it operated after a month as it turned painful from a surgeon. Later an irregular growth surfaced again on the part of the toe which was operated. I got my biopsy done and got rid of that fibrosed tissue. Report said recurrent viral wart in left great toe. However after this surgery, the clout has surfaced again and is as painful as it was earlier. Thus no solution after two surgeries. I would like to know the actual reason of this recurrence and best possible solution to get rid of it for once and all Thanks in advance !
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Hello treatment for warts are mentioned below:- Stronger peeling medicine (salicylic acid). Prescription-strength wart medications with salicylic acid work by removing layers of a wart a little bit at a time. Studies show that salicylic acid is more effective when combined with freezing. Freezing (cryotherapy). Freezing therapy done at a doctor's office involves applying liquid nitrogen to your wart. Freezing works by causing a blister to form under and around your wart. Then, the dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so. This method may also stimulate your immune system to fight viral warts. You may need repeat treatments. Side effects of cryotherapy include pain, blistering and discolored skin in the treated area. Other acids. If salicylic acid or freezing isn't working, your doctor may try bichloroacetic or trichloroacetic acid. With this method, the doctor first shaves the surface of the wart and then applies the acid with a wooden toothpick. It requires repeat treatments every week or so. Side effects are burning and stinging. Laser treatment. Pulsed-dye laser treatment burns (cauterizes) tiny blood vessels. The infected tissue eventually dies, and the wart falls off. The evidence for the effectiveness of this method is limited, and it can cause pain and scarring. Der is no exact cause of recurrence...consult dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.
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