A 44-year-old male asked:
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Is it safe to remove a genital wart using over-the-counter freeze wart remover?

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Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Drug facts label?: Follow the package instructions. You might want to see your doctor to be on the safe side.
Answered on Feb 25, 2016
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