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A 46-year-old member asked:

will there be problems of applying verucca gel on a mosquitoe bite scar?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Questionable benefit: Although verrucas gel is primarily salicylic acid which can act as an antiinflammatories, I am not sure that it will help a mosquito bite. It probably will not do much damage if applied in moderation but it is an unconventional approach.

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Why is there a new lump on an old scar?

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Can anyone tell me what a macular scar is?

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