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Duct Tape Cures Warts
Duct tape for warts: There is no scientific indication for the use of duct tape for warts (verruca). Occusion by duct tape cause irritation to the surrounding skin which increase inflammation and may cause resolution of the wart. If the wart does not resolve with otc medications seek professional help from dermatologist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Unknown...: It is a treatment recommendation that has spread over the internet. As far as i know, there are no scientific studies to show any degree of effectiveness. You are basically just tearing the upper layers of the skin away as the tape is removed. There are better ways... See a podiatrist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I heard u can put duct tape on your finger to eliminate a wart. Can you please explain this to me and how long it takes?
Might not work.: You can try over the counter wart removers or duct tape, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Used duct tape for verucca wart on foot. I didn't read to leave on till it falls off and ripped off. How should I treat now? Partially open & painful.
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