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A 19-year-old male asked:

i believe i have salicylic acid burn from compound w gel. the skin around the wart is red and irritated, hurts to be touched. intense burning?

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Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sounds like it: That sounds like a local burn from the Compound W. It should go away after a few days sa long as you stop putting the compound W on it.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Stop using the gel.: Keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. See your doctor if things get worse or don't get better.

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