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Duofilm For Warts
Yes: The topical medications will usually cause a blister. ...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 more
I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?
Continue.: Yes. The duofilm is innoculated with a high level of salicylic acid which is helpful to eliminate warts but it can take many episodes of dead skin removal and many weeks to months of treatment to resolve them. Consider seeing a dermatologist for possible additional destruction modalities like liquid nitrogen. ...Read more
I had wart on the underside of my toe I used duofilm stop after it started to hurt after 2 days I picked off skin was yello it has a lot of black spot?
That's normal: You may have to re-treat. Sounds like there's a bit of the wart left. Warts often appear as you described, due to coagulated blood in the tiny vessels in the wart. ...Read more
Doctor I have a wart on my finger, I contacted dermatologist he gave me duofilm lotion and fucidin ointment how to apply both at the same time?
How apply wart med: I don't know your wart or you. So the prescription should have said how to apply. Contact your Derm to be sure. ...Read more
Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, I generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more
Warts are same: Caused by hpv virus, with so many subtypes, each has its own behavior most of the genital warts are caused by type 6 ;11 but cx cancers by 16;18. Plantar warts are caused by 1, 2, 4, 27, ; 57 usually plantar warts will not infect genitals vice versa. Have their own fetish there are over 100 to 150 subtypes, of hpv virus ...Read more
Pearlescent: luster: No, warts typical appear as raised cauliflower (with little black heads which can bleed) appearing lesions, on most body parts but plantar warts will have a callous cap to them. A glossy luster appearing skin lesion may be a epidermal inclusion cyst or other. See you local dermatologist or if on a foot, podiatrist. ...Read more
Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more