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Let’s Talk About Warts (Harhar!)

Oh-kay. So this will be the last post about my face. I promise. This was supposed to be written yesterday but I was swaped by my disorder called laziness. Anyway, on to my first ever warts removal or cauterization.

A few years ago, I overheard this conversation about warts removal and how it was covered by our health card. Back then, I as vain as any single lady could be. Intrigued, I asked for the name of the doctor, and scheduled a trip to Borough Medical to have my face checked. It turned out that I don’t have any warts that time and what the good doctor did was to recommend a treatment to my pimples. After the session, she sent me home, happy with the discovery.

Fast forward to this week, I have been bothered by the break outs in my face. After my not so nice encounter with a dermatologist in Medical City, I decided to go back to the same doctor who took care of my face before. Her name is Dr. Rosario Alejandrino. I was happy that she still held clinic in Borough, I immediately signed up to be one of her patients that day. I had a chance to talk to her and decided to go back last Wednesday for the actual treatment.

Come Wednesday, I took a leave of absence to have the treatment. She explained the procedure and the what-to-expects so that I am prepared. She also checked my skin first to see the areas that needs to be treated so that anesthesia can be applied.

The areas with anesthesia, and a tape to help keep it in place

The areas with anesthesia, and a tape to help keep it in place

This was a small portion as I was only using the front cam of my phone. I’m sorry too if I look so haggard in the picture (hehe!). I had to wait for at least 30 minutes for the medicine to sink in because the cauterization process is done by burning the warts by electric current.

FYI, there are different type of warts. They are:

  • Common warts – usually grow on hands but could be on any parts of the body, are gray brown colored, and rough
  • Plantar warts – they grow in the sole of the feet and are usually painful when you walk. They are hard, big, and dark patches of skin.
  • Flat warts (which I have) – usually grows on the face, arms, or legs. They are usually small and flat and color can vary to pink, light yellow, or light brown.
  • Filiform warts – grows in the beard, mouth and nose area. This usually looks like a small bump on the skin, with the same skin color with a thread like growth.
  • Periungual warts – this grows under and around the nails which could affect nail growth. They look like rough bumps.

And so, after 30 minutes, she called me in again and started the procedure. She took out this tool connected to a machine with a sound much similar when you are getting a tattoo. Also, you can hear an electric hum as she zapped those warts off.

The procedure took only about 30 minutes as she also applied a peeling solution so that the scars will not be that visible after it heals. The doctor also mentioned that warts are common especially for mommies who just gave birth as there is a change in the hormones during the pregnancy process. I was told that I was lucky to have so few as this is very common for most moms.

Having said that, I guess, if time and budget permits, I suggest mommies to visit their dermatologist to have their faces checked so that options can be provided by professionals. One cannot be too sure, as after all, we still have to be beautiful for our hubbies, and for ourselves.

 

Dr. Rosario Alejandrino (Clinic schedule: Monday and Wednesday – 3 PM to 6 PM)
Borough Medical Clinic
Unit 2A 6th floor Cyberone Bldg, Eastwood City
Phone – 6870637/4392429/4391863

**Reference credits: http://www.webmd.com and www.google.com

A Baby Boy!

I haven’t been able to post in quite a while. I have been busy with work, especially now that we have been deployed in Operations for almost 2 weeks.
To start off, we were able to accomplish the Congenital Anomaly Scan for baby Gabe. The said scan aims to look for any abnormalities during the baby’s development, and at the same time, provide corrective measures or actions if still possible.
And so, we had it done in Borough Medical. Eversince, we have been aware of how slow their service was. However, we were left with no better alternative as it was a Saturday and there was a shortage of OB-Sonologist on duty. The cost was also higher than we prepared for, as we estimated only P900 (New World Clinic). We called in advance to check if there was going to be an OB-Sono on duty that day and were told that she was going to be on duty at 1pm – 3pm.
We got there at around past 12, and I think it was even almost 1pm. I immediately asked how many patients were waiting for the OB-Sono so that I could estimate the time we are to wait. The receptionist told me that I was the first one to be there, so we waited. And waited. And waited. The wait took 4 and a half hours of our time, with the receptionist explaining everytime that the doctor was on her way. Imagine, kung emergency yung reason for my being there, baka wala na ako, or sobrang naisugod na ako sa ibang hospital. Knowing that we already spent that much time, we just had to be patient.
The doctor arrived and had whatever equipment ready. Finally, we were ushered into one of the ultrasound rooms, and the procedure began. She began by telling us the measurement of the organs, head, heart, spine, major veins, as well as the visibility of the organs, kidneys, lungs, bladder, stomach. Then she showed us the face and the gender. At this point, I am so happy to share that baby Gabe is a BOY!!
All the wait was worth it. All the disappointments, frustration about the time, yung pagka-asar namin sa OB-Sono, and sa staff. Lahat un, lumipad sa kawalan. Literal na tears of joy. And did I mention na lutang kami ni Jeff sa kaligayahan about the news? We excitedly shared the news to our families, and they were also happy to hear about it. I would like to post the pictures now, kaya lang, I am currently in the office, walang powers to upload pictures.
I still have a lot of news to share. Maybe I will post the pictures later, when we get home. And then I will post another batch of stories. Some are of the happy nature, and some are not. But hey, who said life is always happy?