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Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, I generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A number of over the counter "removers" most contain salycilic acid.
Warts are caused by the Papilloma virus thus can be spread! I would strongly advise seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist who can remove your warts safely and quickly with advanced Dermatologic laser based equipment!
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Possibly...: Trichloracetic acid (tca) is a potent acid for topical treatment of warts. Like any modality, there are success rate ranges, it's just a matter of trying different modalities until you find one that works well for you. I generally reserve surgical intervention for the most stubborn cases, unless this is just what the patient wants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not known: Like most other wart creams there is no definative answer to how many applications will get rid of the wart. ...Read more
See below: It helps to eliminate excees perspirtaion and elimnate one of the problems that causes warts. ...Read more
Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/warts-and-plantar-warts-home-treatment
Please consult the site listed above for home treatment. Warts a viral infection, HPV, and some strains of the same virus cause cervical and throat cancer.
You are young enough that you should get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
None: If you wait long enough [months to years] warts will usually go away without a trace. That is the easiest treatment. If you want a faster result you will need to do something painful. There are numerous approaches because there is no single, reliable, easy therapy. The exact treatment depends on the Dr. There are OTC salicylic acid preps. Sometimes tape [any kind] helps. ...Read more
YOU don't!: See a dermatologist for this. Even some dermatologists refer face issues to a plastic surgeon, since scaring is a known risk. Please don't even think of using some over-the-counter acid wart remover on your face! ...Read more
Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc. ...Read more