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Will applying duct tape to warts remove them?

Will applying duct tape to warts remove them?

Maybe: This has worked for some people, but do not use if you are diabetic or if you hhave bad circulation. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


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How should I duct tape plantar warts?

How should I duct tape plantar warts?

Carefully: You bascially just want to cut the duct tape so that you cover the warts. You also don;t want the tape to bother you so you can cut it in a shape that is conducive to the anatomical area. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid multiple partners
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How can I get rid of warts with duct tape?

How can I get rid of warts with duct tape?

That is one way: There are many over the counter preparations to try. Your podiatrist will have several options for treatment including topical care or possible excission of the wart. ...Read more

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What's the signifagance behind duct tape on a wart? Derm wants me to put ?Salysalic? Acid then duct tape for 3 warts. When will I know their gone??

What's the signifagance behind duct tape on a wart? Derm wants me to put   ?Salysalic? Acid then duct tape for 3 warts. When will I know their gone??

Questionable.: Duct tape has been reported (anecdotally) to work on warts, but no one knows why. Salicylic acid is sometimes effective, but I prefer liquid nitrogen, cantharidin, and other, better-proven treatments. You'll know they're gone when they're gone. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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My deep plantar wart is gone! 6 weeks of aldara/duct tape occlusion at night + 900 mg tagamet per day (3 x 300). Thank you for all your help.

No problem?: On behalf of all the docs on health tap, thanks for the update! it's great to get the feedback! good luck! ...Read more

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Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more


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