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Salicylic Acid Wart Remover
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
Very: I have had patients use it for years. ...Read more
I have a 5 year old cluster-like keloid scar on my jawline from acne. Can I use 17% salicylic acid wart remover to slough off the layers?
Keloids: The treatment you propose will do little to impact Keloidal scarring. These scars are a build-up of dense collagen in the dermis and little effected by the kind of exfoliative surface treatment for a wart, which is an epidermal process. A good plastic surgeon may be able to help guide you on better options, surgical or medical. ...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.
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
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 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
Acid on wart: Most likely inflamed and swollen and working on wart. Wait a few days and see if it shrinks. ...Read more