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Doctor insights on: Over Counter Remedies Treating Warts

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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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What is the best over-the-counter wart treatment?

What is the best over-the-counter wart treatment?

Aspirin: Aspirin can be made into an over the counter wart treatment inexpensively by soaking Aspirin on water and making it into paste and applying it to wart. Cover with duct tape amd this will peel amd macerate the wart without pain. It will gradually peel away. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help

What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help

Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could there be a good over-the-counter wart creme?

Could there be a good over-the-counter wart creme?

Acids....: There are a number of otc acid preparations - look for the solution that has the highest concentration of salicylic acid and try that with daily scraping of the area. ...Read more

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What are some good over-the-counter wart removers?

None: There really aren't any. You should see your doctor. After-which..He can prescribe podofilox, Imiquimod or sinecatechin topically. I'm assuming your talking about genital warts? ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

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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Are over-the-counter wart removers safe for small children?

Are over-the-counter wart removers safe for small children?

Yes: But be careful because they burn when they get on your skin. Over the counter wart remover solutions are usually salicylic acid solutions. You can put vaseline on the good skin around the wart to keep the salicylic acid away. Covering the wart (after applying medicine) helps. Multiple treatments are usually necessary depending on the size of the wart. ...Read more