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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
Very: I have had patients use it for years. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In my: Experience it is about 50% effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more
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
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
Genital herpes itching topical remedies beside steroids containing topical agents which made the lesions grow?
Steroids will not: work on herpetic lesions. You must get anti-viral drugs from your doctor ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers