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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Is that true that duct tape can remove warts?

Sometimes: It can act as a irritant and get your body to attack the warts in some people, sometimes. ...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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Will using duct tape work on facial warts?

Will using duct tape work on facial warts?

It may: There is conflicting evidence for the use of duct tape on cutaneous warts. This would include facial warts. Nonetheless, it likely will not hurt you to try! choose the stickier and the silver colored type for maximum effectiveness! all the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
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What can you do to use the duct tape remedy to treat 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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. David Hettinger
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Plantar warts and duct tape method. How effective is this?

Plantar warts and duct tape method. How effective is this?

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 more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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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??

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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Dr. Libby Putnam
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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?

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 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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