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Painful blister after CRYOTHERAPY for GENITAL WARTS. Treatment?

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I received cryotherapy on three genital warts last Thursday (6 days ago).
The two warts I have had removed before on the shaft of the penis and the base of the shaft. Their was another area that could have possibly been a mole that the dermatologist froze as well. I think she missed by quite a bit and in addition has burned the area. It did start as a blister but has since not done a lot.

I have attached some picture for review. The smaller ones that are a brighter red are the first two and the darker red is the blister on the lower pubic region. I have the following questions:

1) with regards to the two on the shaft that have now fallen off and a red mark remains, what can I do to rapidly change the color back to normal?
2) what kind of healing time should I expect on those two in terms of the color returning?
3) Is the blister infected?
4) Is there a way to increase the healing time of the blister (I have read ice therapy, tea tree oil to dry it up, etc. etc.)
5) if the answer is to wait it out on the blister, please let me know what kind of timeline I'm looking at for it to scab over and fall off.


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Thanks for your questions, here are the answers:
1. You cannot do anything! Cryotherapy results in the caurerization of the base so that there is now scar formation over the area. In the initial stages, the scar is immature meaning it is reddish but with time as it spontaneously becomes mature the color will fade to close to normal.
2. Around 4-6 months. However, complete fading will take around 1 year. This is the typical time taken for an immature scar to be completely mature.
3. Yes, seems there is a little bit of infection but it is restricted to the blister ( it is difficult to comment since the picture appears too hazy). The granulation tissue is angry looking and if it bleeds to touch then there is a focus of infection. However, this requires only dressing with an antibiotic ointment as of now.
4. Not really. Just wash the area daily with soap and water and keep applying antibiotic ointment (like Mupirocin) twice daily, it should heal by itself.
Feel free to discuss further,

Dr. Souvik Adhikari
Category: General Surgeon
MCh (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery): Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata.
MS (General Surgery): Medical College, Calcutta
MBBS: Medical College, Calcutta.
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