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Suggest treatment for warts on the neck and armpits

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Posted on Tue, 10 Jan 2017
Question: Hi i have some issues regarding warts which is present in my neck areas under arms and i must say some 10-12 warts are there small one though but i would like to remove it kindly suggest some remedies on the same
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
need to attach a picture

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query,

I have read through your query and from the description you have provided, you have two possibilities:

- it may be an acrochordon or also known as skin tags
- it may be viral warts

It would be better if you could attach a pic of the affected areas, so that I am able to guide you through the proper line of management.

You can upload the pic from the upload link seen on the top right side or you can also choose to upload it to YYYY@YYYY with attention to Dr. Remy.

Also brief on the following details:

- how long has it been since you had them?
- have you noticed any recent change in size or bleeding while probing?
- is the surface smooth or rough?

Kindly revert back with your answers,
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy (20 hours later)
I will be fwdng the photos of the area today by mail and the other details are
It has been many years now
No bleeding I guess
It's smooth doesn't affect my scratching or anything else
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
acrochordon

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
Thanks for writing back,

From your description, it seems like acrochordons or skin tags. These are just skin extensions which appear pedunculated. It can be skin coloured or hyperpigmented.

Please try to forward the pictures of the affected areas for a more clearer idea.

Meanwhile, I would suggest you to following solutions:

- Home remedies: apply a paste of garlic over the affected areas and if possible, tie a gauze around it, you can wash it off the next day or when you bath.

- other options include cauterization, liquid nitrogen therapy, chemical peeling.

- you can also try using ointments containing salicylic acid over the affected areas, which will eventually get rid of them. But you are required to use them only under medical supervision.

Hope this helps

Please feel free to discuss further or else kindly close and give your feedback.

Thanks


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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy (47 minutes later)
So please advice me the ointment name tht contains salicylic acid as I believe I am supervised by you
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
requires a photograph for further management

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Thanks for the follow up,

Yes, I would surely help you with the ointment name, but it would be for your best if you could provide me with the pictures that I had asked for earlier.

Kindly revert back soon,

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy (8 minutes later)
Ms Remy I had send the photos fm my Gmail in morning itself hope u had recvd it pls let me know it would have come fm YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Explained below

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

I was able to view the attached pic now only, though it was not clear enough, but it looks like skin tags only.

For this I would suggest you to use Saliderm ointment of 6% concentration only over the protrusions twice daily. You will be able to see the changes only in a month's time.

There is also an effective alternative SALEX-H which is a fluid based medicine, which I would suggest you consider only if the above does not work. This is a more concentrated one. This should be used only once in a day, only over the protrusions and not on the healthy skin.

Hop I have answered you query,
Keep me posted on the further outcomes

Please revert back for any further queries or else kindly close and give your feedback.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy (8 minutes later)
Thanks Ms Remy also advise how to apply also like with a cloth or cotton
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
May use cotton

Detailed Answer:
hi again,
Thanks for writing back,


You may consider using a cotton for applying saliderm ointment, although using fingertips does not do any harm. Just be sure to wash your hands after.

Salex-H comes with an applicator brush, which you can use accordingly.

Wear loose fitting clothes so that it does not stick onto the dress. There is no need to massage into the skin, just applying topically is enough. Make sure to cover the base of the protrusion taking care not to touch on nearby healthy skin.

Hope this helps

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy (8 hours later)
Thanks Ms Remy for ur guidance
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Warm regards

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for the feedback,

Will be pleased to assist you for any further queries.
Kindly close and give your feedback.

Warm regards
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Suggest treatment for warts on the neck and armpits

Brief Answer: need to attach a picture Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query, I have read through your query and from the description you have provided, you have two possibilities: - it may be an acrochordon or also known as skin tags - it may be viral warts It would be better if you could attach a pic of the affected areas, so that I am able to guide you through the proper line of management. You can upload the pic from the upload link seen on the top right side or you can also choose to upload it to YYYY@YYYY with attention to Dr. Remy. Also brief on the following details: - how long has it been since you had them? - have you noticed any recent change in size or bleeding while probing? - is the surface smooth or rough? Kindly revert back with your answers, Regards