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How long does it take for over the counter wart removal to work

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
2-4 weeks: They work very slowly and gradually.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Unknown: It may take one treatment or it may take many.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Duct Tape: Apparently duct tape (duck tape) really works--cover the wart and change every few days until gone. I have seen, but not used, a wart freezer that sho... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Possibly anything: If your lesion is a wart, most anything may help. You can cut, burn, freeze and bite them off. You can wish it away or sell it. We colored a wart wi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Acids....: There are a number of otc acid preparations - look for the solution that has the highest concentration of salicylic acid and try that with daily scrap... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
None: There really aren't any. You should see your doctor. After-which..He can prescribe podofilox, Imiquimod or sinecatechin topically. I'm assuming your... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: But be careful because they burn when they get on your skin. Over the counter wart remover solutions are usually salicylic acid solutions. You can put... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Aspirin: Aspirin can be made into an over the counter wart treatment inexpensively by soaking Aspirin on water and making it into paste and applying it to wart... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Warts: Warts are hard to treat, and once over the counter treatment has failed then it time to see the Dr. for an eval for definitive treatment.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: While it is certainly possible to get a reaction from the over-the-counter treatments, genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection and warrant ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
This needs to be: done by a physician to prevent any complications. At least talk to your doctor about it first before doing anything.

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