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Are the 40% salicylic acid wart remover pads safe to use on a 3 year old?

Are the 40% salicylic acid wart remover pads safe to use on a 3 year old?

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

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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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?

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

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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

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Need to know is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcers?

Need to know is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcers?

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

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Please tell me, is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcer's?

Please tell me, is wart remover or salicylic acid safe for ulcer's?

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

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Is wart remover (40% salicylic acid pad) safe while breastfeeding? Any side effects for baby?

Is wart remover (40% salicylic acid pad) safe while breastfeeding? Any side effects for baby?

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

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I used wart remover with salicylic acid while 30-32 weeks pregnant. Is this safe?

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

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Can you tell me what you suggest if you put salicylic acid on a wart will it grow back?

Can you tell me what you suggest if you put salicylic acid on a wart will it grow back?

Depends: Warts grow. Usually warts are treated with different methods, over the counter, and doctor medical procedures like cauterizing and cryosurgery. The response of the warts to OTC medications usually depend on how large they have gotten, small warts are more likely to respond to OTC. Warts can grow back if they aren't completely destroyed by either medication or the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more