What We Don't treat
What We Don't Treat
Cairns Dermatology does treat certain types of skin condition. For the conditions listed on this page, we recommend seeing a different specialist as specified.
Common warts are caused by an immune reaction to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Although they often disappear on their own in a few months they may sometimes take years. Warts are contagious and are best covered to stop them from spreading and starve them from air and sunlight.
Your GP can treat warts with cryotherapy. This freezes the growth, killing the tissue and causing it to fall off. Sometimes warts are resistant to this treatment and Dr Tucker regretfully has no other treatment to offer for warts. In this case the patient must wait for them to resolve by themselves. Please see your GP for treatment of warts.
These can be very resistant to any intervention and regrettably we are no longer able to offer treatment. In nearly all cases they will eventually go away by themselves. Your GP can prescribe Upton’s Paste which if regularly applied, will thin down warts nicely.
This is a common superficial viral infection of the skin in children. It always eventually clears up by itself as the child becomes naturally immune to the virus. No treatment can speed up this process. Available treatments, which can only be administered to individual lesions, such as cryotherapy, scraping or electrocautery, are uncomfortable for the patient and can leave scars.