Curettage

Curettage is a treatment involving mechanical removal of skin changes.

Indications:

  • viral warts i.e. verruca
  • flat warts
  • seborrheic warts
  • molluscum contagiosum
  • epidermal nevi

Contraindications:

  • bleeding disorder
  • uncontrolled diabetes

Treatment description

After anticipatory anaesthesia of the change, it is mechanically removed with the use of curette of various sizes.

Post treatment indications

  • avoid solarium and sun exposure for a fortnigh
  • in case of changes with viral aetiology it is recommended to apply iodine tincture solution for 3 days on the changes treated

Convalescence time: In the place of mark removal appears erosive skin covered with crust, what is a proper remedial skin procedure. During daily care you should pay attention not to destroy it, as it enables a better healing process.
Time: depending on the amount of changes 15-30 minutes
Anaesthesia: yes (ethyl chloride or infiltrative anaesthesia e.g. Lignokaina)

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