Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cantharidin

Share
1

1
What is cantharidin wart treatment?

What is cantharidin wart treatment?

Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat. ...Read more

3

3
Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

One of many: Ways of treating plantar wart. Discuss with your doctor could freeze it cryotherapy or use a laser but sal acid works on some. Discuss with podiatrist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

Over 50 percent: It is effective in over 50 per cent of cases up to about 80 per cent. Typically it is applied three days a week for four weeks. If not totally effective other treatments may be necessary to destroy warts. Regular follow up may be necessary in resistant cases. ...Read more

5

5
Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

It can be...: That is one of the many ways that doctors treat warts. You just need to use it regularly and remove the dead skin occasionally for it to work best. ...Read more

7

7
Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Beware: I would strongly encouraged you to avoid over the counter wart removers, whether it be salicylic acid based or cold based when addressing genital warts. That area is quite sensitive and is best addressed by your primary care doctor or dermatologists. Remember you can do more harm than good trying to treat these at home. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can molluscum be treated with OTC wart freezing products?

Can molluscum be treated with OTC wart freezing products?

Yes: Yes, but please note that warts are viruses and may not respond to physical means of removal (such as freezing or surgery). ...Read more

10

10
How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more

11

11
How effective is aldara (imiquimod) cream to cure my warts?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Quite effective, usually about 80% of time. However it may take 3 months or so and is expensive. There are numerous other treatments available for foot warts- see your local podiatrist! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can condylox (podofilox) solution be used to treat genital warts?

Yes: This medication is a topic gel used to treat warts, among other things. Warts can also be treated by a physician using liquid nitrogen, laser, or surgery. ...Read more

14

14
Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more

15

15
Are there alternative treatments for HPV besides condylox (podofilox) gel?

Are there alternative treatments for HPV besides condylox (podofilox) gel?

Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara (imiquimod) is a prescription cream used 3x/wk x 12 weeks and is very effective treatment for condyloma. It is an immune modulator which amps up your immune system which in turn destroys the hpv virus. Also quit smoking as smoking acts as a cofactor in allowing the virus to thrive. Thus, the combination of Aldara (imiquimod) and smoking cessation should be very effective treatment for condyloma. ...Read more

18

18
What is aldara (imiquimod) used for?

What is aldara (imiquimod) used for?

AKs and warts: Aldara (imiquimod) is used most commonly for treatment of aks (actinic keratoses which are precancers). It's also used for treatment of superficial skin cancers such as superficial basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in-situ but it does not have as high a cure rate as surgery so it is not considered the gold standard for skin cancer. Aldara (imiquimod) is also used for treatment of genital warts. ...Read more

19

19
Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

Burning or redness: Aldara (imiquimod) may cause some local burning or redness if applied to sensitive areas. ...Read more

20

20
Is aldara (imiquimod) cream safe to be used in infants with molluscum contangiosum?

Is aldara (imiquimod) cream safe to be used in infants with molluscum contangiosum?

Not approved: Aldara (imiquimod) cream isn't currently approved for use under 18 years of age. That really just means studies weren't done to see if it's safe in kids. There were some studies done on using it to treat molluscum and they failed to show that it even worked. Thee is commonly irritation of the skin at the application sites, and I would be very concerned this would be worse on thinner more sensitive infant skin ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers