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What's the best way to treat a wart once the liquid wart remover has turned white and hard?

What's the best way to treat a wart once the liquid wart remover has turned white and hard?

New bottle: The otc sal-acid solutions can be used even when they are like a thick paste. If if is "dry and hard" it has completely dried up and you need to buy a new bottle. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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4yr old with molluscum on abdomen for 6 months. Do not want to do freeze or anything that will hurt him. Would liquid wart remover work?

4yr old with molluscum on abdomen for 6 months. Do not want to do freeze or anything that will hurt him. Would liquid wart remover work?

Wart magic: Molluscum warts like all warts caused by viruses. They are difficult to control. You can try a liquid wart remover. Another trick is to cover the wart with a square of duct tape and secure the duct tape on the skin with any tape designed for the skin as duct tape does not stick well to skin. Cover it for about and week or until irritation is noted. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My bf has a wart on his hand. He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there. What's left to try?

My bf has a wart on his hand. He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there. What's left to try?

Freeze: Freezing with nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen will destroy most, but may require several treatments. The wart has layers like an onion, and some are below the skin surface. If you only destroy the top part, it regrows from below. I routinely freeze them, cut the dead skin off and freeze again and recheck them in a week for final touch up as needed. ...Read more

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I am getting rid of my seed wart with Dr scholls liquid wart remover and I took of the patch after all day and there was raised hard white skin around?

I am getting rid of my seed wart with Dr scholls liquid wart remover and I took of the patch after all day and there was raised hard white skin around?

Not Unusual: What you are describing is the normal reaction of the surrounding normal skin to the acid treatment. You should be able to file away the dead skin painlessly before your next application. ...Read more

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Are the 40% salicylic acid wart remover pads safe to use on a 3 year old?

Sorta.: Side effects are that it is going to burn off the wart. Local irritation and some pain are sorta guaranteed. Other options of surgical removal or doctor done freezing and removal are not going to be less traumatic. Waiting and seeing if they go away are one option.

Running ALDARA (imiquimod) by the pediatrician is the most expensive and least traumatic method to treat warts BUT it is NOT FDA approved for it ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic keratoses: can I freeze it off myself with a wart remover freeze?

Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more

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Are salicylic acid 40% wart remover pads safe for use on a 3 year old? There is no age on the box and he has had the wart for over a year.

Please read-depends.: This is very toxic if there is contact with mouth/oral mucosa.
The location of the wart matters.
On the planter surface of feet, it is safe, since it is kept covered.
On hands it would be ill advised at that age, since itcan get to the mouth.
Nighttime usage with a bandage can be attempted if you are comfortable. ...Read more

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Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

Can Duofilm be used as genital wart remover?

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

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Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Is it ok to remove a wart on my arm with plantar wart remover?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, 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. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?

Can I use Dr. Scholl's freeze wart remover for my plantar wart? Its painful, Is this a very good treatment?

Ans: You can. However remember the root goes deep the freeze usually will get just they'll portion. Actually duct tape works great. Put that over the wary and you may have better success ...Read more

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How to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

How to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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What's to be done about burn scars from wart remover?

Laser resurfacing: These type of scars usually fade over time, but laser resurfacing may help if the scars become permanent. ...Read more

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Need to know is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcers?

Need to know is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcers?

NO!!!!: You should not use otc acid wart removers on an ulcer. That will only make matters worse. See a doctor for typing and classification of your ulcer and then treat it. ...Read more

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Please tell me, is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcer's?

Please tell me, is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcer's?

NO: These medications will make an ulcer worse. If you have an ulcer on your skin, see a skin doctor and determine the cause and proper solution. ...Read more

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My 5yr old has a wart on his forehead. Can I treat with OTC wart remover gel? Any recommendations appreciated. Thank You

Wart: Warts tend to go away by themselves in 6 months to two years. I wouldn't use wart removal on the face. If there is a lot of warts, using Zantac (ranitidine) helps ...Read more

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Is wart remover (40% salicylic acid pad) safe while breastfeeding? Any side effects for baby?

Is wart remover (40% salicylic acid pad) safe while breastfeeding? Any side effects for baby?

Topical tx is safe: This should be safe since it is a topical treatment. Just curious where are you using this? If not on the breast near the nipples I do not see an issue ...Read more

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Can you use the over the counter "wart remover" to do cryotherapy, or does it need to be done by a physician? Thank you

Can you use the over the counter "wart remover" to do cryotherapy, or does it need to be done by a physician? Thank you

Just do it.: The reason it's allowed to be over the counter is because testing has shown that a typical consumer has the ability to use it safely and effectively. Now get out there and give it a try. ...Read more

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Molluscum has returned, had them scraped 4 months ago. This area is new. Her skin under the bumps is cracked and red. Can I still use wart remover?

Pox virus: Molluscum is not from the same virus as genital warts (hpv). Molluscum is a pox virus infection. If the skin surrounding is red and cracked, I would not use wart remover. See your gyn as the underlying skin might have a skin infection. ...Read more

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I used wart remover with salicylic acid while 30-32 weeks pregnant. Is this safe?

No problem: You will not absorb anywhere near any amount that could do any type of harm to your baby. Nothing to fret about! ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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