A 33-year-old female asked:
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common wart removal (salicylic acid). should the healthy skin be painful when applying the acid? needled&clipped the small wart flat then applied, then some skin came off with tape but no black thingy or hole in the middle and not sure when to stop?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Sounds correct: Give it -7 more days.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: A wart is something like an iceberg, with a significant portion under the waterline (skin surface). It is also like an onion with many layers & a root system. Whatever the treatment, to be successful you must get all the wart above/below skin line and the root system. You will usually create a bloody hole in your skin if you go far enough to get it all. Sounds like your not deep enough. Keep going
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
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