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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 more
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!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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 more
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
A few options...: 65% of warts resolve on their own within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, you can try home remedies such duct tape (hair is a problem), rubbing raw garlic over then cover, tea-tree oil application etc...Have been reported with success. Otc med such as compound -w etc. If severe or persistent, consult your doc as there many treatment options. Topicals vs freezing/electrodesication etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Do family doctors (gp) still remove warts? Or would they just say get something otc? Thank you in advance for your answer.
Yes: Most family doctors I know still remove warts depending on the location and size. ...Read more
Look for a salicylic acid product. I think the liquid ones work best. Paint onto wart nightly, EVERY night, keep beating on it over an over again. Wart will get white and mushy, its ok to pare it down. Just keep beating on it til gone.
The at home freezing thing you can get now is a waste of money. Its not as cold as liq nitrogen we use in office.
In office, we get best results with Canthacur PS ...Read more
Lots of ways: There is no specific "best" way. 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 Cimetidine (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). ...Read more
Wart treatment: Remedies readily available to the public for the treatment of cutaneous warts are: 1) topical salicylic acid 2) freeze applicators or 3) duct tape. Some warts will go away on their own, but can take up to 2 years to do so. Warts can also be treated effectively in a doctor's office. All the best. ...Read more