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Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Which OTC wart removal products really work well?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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Does the use of bloodroot or a product that contains bloodroot like dermatend successfully, safely and permanently remove moles?

Does the use of bloodroot or a product that contains bloodroot like dermatend successfully, safely and permanently remove moles?

Moles: It is a bad idea to use a cream to remove moles. Any mole or growth that is removed from a person should be examined pathologically under the microscope. There are too many cases of people that had a spot removed but not examined and later show up with metastatic cancer of unknown primary. ...Read more

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Does laser hair removal actually work in reducing/killing hair growth & if so does the home remedy tria laser work just as well?

Does laser hair removal actually work in reducing/killing hair growth & if so does the home remedy tria laser work just as well?

Laser Hair Removal: Yes, laser hair removal can be very effective in reducing unwanted hair. At home hair removal products do not really work well compared to the top of the line laser hair removal machines you find at physicians' offices. ...Read more

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What OTC product will be most effective in lightening of the skin on hands?

What OTC product will be most effective in lightening of the skin on hands?

Porcelana: Put this product(porcelana) to work tonight to perfect and even your skin tone while you sleep. Fortified with hydroquinone, which is clinically proven to be the most effective lightening ingredient, this formulation is the ideal treatment for fading dark spots, blemishes and discolorations caused by sun exposure, acne, pregnancy or oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?

Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?

Marks left from: eczema are typically not scars but rather postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. both glycolic and salicylic acid work, with glycolic being more irritating (which could ignite your eczema to flare) but you likely need to add a lightener to your regimen ...Read more

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Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it leave scars?

Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it leave scars?

Be specific: You will not want to use this on or near the labia. You could try it on the pubic area. Any irritation can speed the clearing of molluscum. Mild irritation will leave no scars. These are not true warts. They are a pox virus with 2 types. One type infects mostly children, the other is sexually transmitted. If you do nothing they will usually clear in a few months. If you need help, the best is derm ...Read more

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Can using benzyl peroxide or salicyclic acid actually irritate your skin more sometimes than do it any good?

Concentration issue: You may have more delicate skin and require a lower percentage of active ingredient (w/b.P.). The salicylic acid is usually used to remove dead skin (and fungus or other problems along with it), so need to understand how it works and what is "acceptable" response. If worried, see your dr or a dermatologist for advice, or ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use OTC wart freezing products on molluscum that is on the penis?

Is it ok to use OTC wart freezing products on molluscum that is on the penis?

Molluscum: Otc freezing can be used on the penis with caution. However, otc freezing is a minus 55 while the doctors freezing is a minus 320 so it is not as effective. A product on the internet that is very effective for molluscum is molluscumrx and it is not as painful. ...Read more

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Is retin a (tretinoin) effective for permantly eliminating pimples and acne? Does it work like accutane, shrinking the oils glands? Or does it just expholiate.

Is retin a (tretinoin) effective for permantly eliminating pimples and acne?  Does it work like accutane, shrinking the oils glands? Or does it just expholiate.

Yes: Retin A (tretinoin) is the topical form of Accutane. It does much more than exfoliate. Accutane for 20 weeks is often a permanent cure. Retin A (tretinoin) takes much longer and is less dramatic but also may clear acne. ...Read more

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Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?

Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?

Doesn't sound right : Salicylic acid is a drying agent. Your findings could mean that you're drying the skin of the face too much. Lessen the potency of the formulation or try another product altogether. ...Read more

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What food will work against fungas in skin?

What food will work against fungas in skin?

Probiotics: Fungus lives off of sugar. If you restrict your carb intake it is easier for your body to clear the fungus. Also try taking a mixed flora probiotic to restore the balance of bacteria in your gut. ...Read more

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Can the liquid wax paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Can the liquid wax  paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks

Paraffinum: liquidum is a form of mineral oil. It is a common ingredient in cosmetics including hair products. It has been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and in the amounts found in common hair products can be considered safe. I doubt it would measurably affect vitamin absorption. Good wishes:) ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more