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Maximum Strength Wart Remover Medication
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
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
Hello. I have had a wart on my inner thigh for a few months now and it has only recently turned pointy and black. Can i still use a wart remover?
First make sure: It is only a wart , not a pigmented mole , by seeing your doctor. ...Read more
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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
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
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
When i put on the facial wart remover on it sings like heck and my whole chin pulses. Is this normal?
Facial warts: May be the medication is too storng for delciate facial skin.Dermatologisst can freeze them for you. ...Read more
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.
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
Laser resurfacing: These type of scars usually fade over time, but laser resurfacing may help if the scars become permanent. ...Read more
Very: I have had patients use it for years. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.Whats 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
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
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
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
No: I believe if you look at the label that it is not indicated. ...Read more
I have a very large and really painful wart on my foot I have tryed freeze wart remover many times what should I try? It very painful large it under my second toe
Try : Try contacting a podiatrist to have it removed. ...Read more
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
:(sorry but a few years ago i used scholls wart remover onmy agespot on hand.Now its a raised and also used acv and garlic so its red and dark.Cancer?
See a dermatologist: With this history it would be best to see a doctor. ...Read more
I have about 10 warts in a cluster on my big toe. I have done liquid wart remover, cryotherepy. What else can I do with out going to my doctor?
Duct Tape: Cover the wart this sometimes works.Get a more detailed answer ›