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Does fluorouracil 5% cream work fast on warts?

Does fluorouracil 5% cream work fast on warts?

Not necessarily: 5 Fluorouracil is an excepted treatment for warts but not necessarily any faster than some other treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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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Hello how does fluorouracil works on viral plantar warts?

Hello how does fluorouracil  works on viral plantar warts?

DNA & RNA synthesis: 5 fu or 5 florouracil an anti cancer antimetabolite drug will interfere with hpv virus , dna & RNA synthesis , there by preventing replication and multiplication of virus , will need 12 to 16 wks of treatment. ...Read more

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Fluorouracil 5 cream for plantar warts, is this okay?

Yes...: 5 FU is great for warts. I use it all the time. It sure better than burning them out. Have to be very persistent on putting it on. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me fluorouracil cream for warts. Are there any risks?

My doctor gave me fluorouracil cream for warts. Are there any risks?

Not many...: Excessive inflammatory reaction, subsequent persistent white marks or scarring, irritant contact dermatitis, secondary infection, recurrence. ...Read more

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Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?

Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more

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I have tiny warts under my breasts. Is it wise to use 5% fuxex on them? If I do use fudex do I need to cover the warts? How often should I apply?

I have tiny warts under my breasts. Is it wise to use 5% fuxex on them? If I do use fudex do I need to cover the warts?  How often should I apply?

No not indicated: You mean Efudex is ointment of 5 Fluorouracil a cancer drug, specifically indicated for superficial basal cancer, some times actinic or solar keratosis. First you should see your doctor or dermatologist to make sure it is a wart , and let him ( or her ) treat. If you want to treat by yourself use some available, over the counter ointment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of plantar's warts and why do the cause so much pain?

What is the best way to get rid of plantar's warts and why do the cause so much pain?

There is no : Magic way, but there are many ways. You can try the over the counter topicals like salicylic acid, but be careful not to get it on normal skin. They hurt as they are growths that are being stepped on so the pressure is painful. You may want to see a podiatrist or dermatologist as they usually have a bag of tricks to get rid of these faster than you could on your own. ...Read more

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What is the least painful way to get rid of plantar warts?

Duct tape: It is very slow but can work in many cases. Generally warts eventually go away but not always and it is best to treat before they become more painful. The more effective therapies are typically more painful. ...Read more

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3 years ago i got a wart on the bottom of my foot. I have tried almost everything to get rid of it. What else can I try?

3 years ago i got a wart on the bottom of my foot. I have tried almost everything to get rid of it. What else can I try?

Family practice: You probably have a planter wart. These are difficult to treat without medical supervision. They usually need excision and/or cryosurgery. It may take several treatments to get to the core. ...Read more

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I've a red pimple-like spot on nose, near wart removal. I feel so anxious it's cancer. I have an apt soon, but what can I do/look for in meantime?

I've  a red pimple-like spot on nose, near wart removal. I feel so anxious it's cancer. I have an apt soon, but what can I do/look for in meantime?

Probably nothing: Skin lesions that are malignant ie squamous Ca, basal cell Ca appear as areas of superficial ulceration, with some bleeding and rescabing. If there is a small red area near previous wart, probably inflammatory. Use A&D ointment q day for about 2 wks and see what happens. If progression to ulceration then try EFUDEX. ...Read more

Dr. Isaac Francis
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Fluorouracil (Definition)

Fluorouracil is a topical cancer agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Efudex (Definition)

Efudex is a topical cancer agent which is a ...Read more