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I have a big mark from salicylic acid. is it a burn?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Could be: Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in wart removal solutions. It acts in a direct "burn" like toxic effect on the wart & if spilled over normal skin will have the same general effect. Depending on the strength of the solution & time on the skin, it could burn several layers of skin at a time.

Answered 1/5/2019



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