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What will a wart look like while using 5-fu?

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Dr. Eric Potter
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Inflammed: The purpose of 5Fu (fluorouracil) applied to a wart is to cause your immune system to react or inflame and destroy. The wart will become red, irritated, and potentially oozing. It may also be a little tender if large enough.
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