Kevin C. Kiley MD


Herpes Tests

Herpes tests are done to find the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful sores that look like blisters on the skin or the tissue lining ( mucous membranes ) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina. A herpes infection may cause only a single outbreak of sores, but in many…

Herpes Simplex

Herpes simplex is a virus that can cause painful blisters and sores. The virus usually affects the skin and the thin layers of tissue that moisten, lubricate, and protect certain parts of the body (mucous membranes). The two main types of herpes simplex viruses are type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Both types of the…

Electrocautery for Genital Warts

Electrocautery removes genital warts on the penis, vulva, or around the anus by burning them with a low-voltage electrified probe. Electrocautery is usually done in a doctor’s office or a clinic. The injection of a numbing medicine ( local anesthetic ) is usually used for pain control. Medicine that causes…