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How to Get Rid of Warts with Electrocautery?

Removing warts with electrocautery is one of the most effective corrective treatments for treating these types of skin lesions, although this procedure cannot prevent their reappearance.

Warts caused by the Human Papillomavirus in some cases do not cause severe damage. However, in more advanced infections, they can cause pain or itching, especially in outbreaks close to friction zones.

In addition, the aesthetic consequence of these warts and the negative emotional impact they can produce is undeniable. So, channeling methods for their removal is very appropriate.

How can HPV warts be removed?

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Today there are several medically certified treatments to eliminate HPV warts. For example, through the application of laser on the affected tissue or through processes such as cryosurgery.

There are also specialists who decide to proceed with methods like electrosurgery. But one of the most relevant treatments currently is electrocautery.

How can warts be removed with electrocautery?

One of the most notable aspects of this process is the use of electricity to promote heat in a needle. For this, the specialist uses electrocautery, which has small tweezers with a sharp tip.

In this method, the electrocautery is brought close to each of the warts, and removes them. Simultaneously in the process, the wound is cauterized, generating a good aesthetic result.

Is this procedure safe?

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Although it is a method for the elimination of HPV warts that uses electricity, it is not perceptible to the body. Moreover, because of the maximum depth criteria that the electrocautery can reach, it is a safe process for the cervix.

Various studies have been able to prove that the method of electrocautery also does not have a negative impact on fertility.

This is a superficial treatment that does not frequently cause adverse effects, and it also does not require much post-treatment care. However, it is necessary to comply with the doctor’s recommendations, especially to prevent infection.

Is this method successful?

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Currently, removing warts with electrocautery is a significant therapeutic trend. And it is believed that the effectiveness of this method exceeds at least 90% success.

There is a percentage between 10% and 5% that may need a second application of this treatment. The appearance of HPV warts is also associated with a deficient immune defense system.

Therefore, it is important to comply with the doctors’ recommendations to prevent the reappearance of these types of skin lesions. Because, if the warts reappear 6 months after treatment, it is known as a persistence.

And if after the application of the second treatment with electrocautery, after six months they reappear, then it is a case of recurrence. In all applications, local anesthesia is applied.

In summary, this is a reliable method with a good success rate, the ideal is to comply with the suggested care. Finally, recovery time depends on the size of the lesions.

Can warts come back?

Warts can always come back if you do not strengthen your immune system with a diet. The latter is important in order to get rid of HPV, as remember that getting rid of warts does not imply eliminating the virus. If the virus remains in your body, warts can come back.

These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.

What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.

For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.

Click here to see what he did

I wish you great success in your recovery!


Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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