Cauterization /Cryotherapy

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Cauterization and Cryotherapy (freezing) are two common treatments for warts on the skin.

Cauterization is more often used as a treatment for smaller warts on the skin, like flat warts. Skin after cauterization treatment will form scabs of similar size to those under treatment.   After the falling off of the scab, the skin may show a certain degree of pigmentation, which will be gone within a few weeks to a few months normally, depending on the skin condition of individuals.




Cryotherapy, on the other hand, is more often used to treat larger or elevated skin warts. The doctor will apply liquid nitrogen of -196 ºC on the affected skin area to freeze the core of warts and to destroy infected tissues.

It should be noted that all related risks should be understood clearly before undergoing the treatment. Areas under treatment may incur side effects such as blistering or scab formation, pain, swelling or redness. These side effects will usually be gone within one to two weeks. If there is any problem before or after the treatment, consultation with the doctor is essential.

Cauterization /Cryotherapy
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