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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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