Cauterization of Warts Facts and Myths

Warts should be removed from the body at all costs. There is no excuse why warts exist in the first place. It is ugly and it is just plain yucky. In fact, if you have a wart in any part of your body, you should definitely have it removed right away because its removal will greatly improve your life. That is how bad warts are. Unfortunately, warts often take a lot of work to remove. If you have a wart, chances are, you’ve already done some research on how to remove them.

You may have also read about cauterizing your warts in order to effectively remove it from your body. However, it is very important that you understand the entire procedure completely first before you start thinking about whether it will work for you.


  • Cauterization Is Effective

wart CauterizationCauterization of warts is definitely a very effective procedure. Basically it means that the wart is burned off the skin. Burning is definitely a great way to remove any unwanted thing in this world. However, the cauterization of your warts requires a very precise motion and movement. As such, in order for it to be effective, you should only get cauterization treatment from an actual medical expert who is trained on the method. You should not go try cauterizing your warts all on your own.

  • It Will Be Painful

Fire burns and cauterization uses fire from a laser surgical tool or an infrared tool to burn the wart off. You will feel the heat from the tool and it will be a brief albeit burning sensation. You can try the option of an anesthetic if you are a person with a very low threshold for pain but most doctors’ advice against this as it may affect the effectiveness of the treatment.


  • It will not leave a mark

This is the most prominent myth regarding cauterization of warts. Many people end up being disappointed or regretful with their decision because they chose cauterization thinking that it will work like an eraser leaving only smooth skin. This is not true at all. You have to understand that burning off a wart is going to leave a scar. The scar would often be miniscule but it is still a scar.

  • It can be done on your own

As previously mentioned, cauterization should only be done by a doctor. It is not a good idea to do it on your own with a lighted cigarette. Of course, there are many who claim that they were able to do this successfully. However, you have to understand that doing this all on your own invites the risk of a botched job that can lead to infections and a very wide and ugly scar. Never cauterize your wart all on your own.

For the best wart removal advice, you should always go to a dermatologist or click the link for reliable sources. You should never listen to myths or “old wives’ tales”. Only stick with the facts and you will not regret it.


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