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How to remove warts?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Try Duct Tape: Some warts can be removed by placing duct tape pieces cut out to the size of the wart, and keeping the wart covered for several weeks. Replace the tape daily and gently scrub the wart off as it softens, and then replace the tape.
Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, i generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ).
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many ways: Topical acids, freezing, laser, surgical removal.
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 43 years experience
Deoends on location: Many can be removed via freezing, chemical destruction, cauterization and surgery.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many ways: The local pharmacy has many preperations on the shelf for self treatment.

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How can remove a wart?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many ways: There are many medications that can be bought at the pharmacy. No way to know how long it will take.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can you remove a wart at home?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: There are many good wart removers that can be bought from the pharmacy.
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How to remove warts and fungi?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Two different: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on where the fungus and warts are at! please provide a location and we can give you better advice.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can you surgically remove a wart?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
A few different ways: First the area needs to be anesthetized, then a number of different modalities can be used. I use radiowave surgery, but lasers and hyfrecation can be done as well. It can also just be cut out and sutured. See a podiatrist (if it's on your foot) or a dermatologist for the best options in your particular case.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How to remove an irritating wart?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ).

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