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How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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How to prepare a 1.53m trichloroacetic acid from solid tca?

How to prepare a 1.53m trichloroacetic acid from solid tca?

TCA: If you don't know how to measure and prepare TCA, you should not be handling it. ...Read more

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Can Bowenoid papulosis be treated with Trichloroacetic Acid? Is it recommended to treat with acid or this type of acid?

No one: No one preferred therapy. Many available. How you are treated is a function of which Dr you are with. If initial treatment is not successful or not tolerated there are many options. ...Read more

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Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

It can be...: That is one of the many ways that doctors treat warts. You just need to use it regularly and remove the dead skin occasionally for it to work best. ...Read more

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What should I do after acid treatment for warts?

What should I do after acid treatment for warts?

Acid and scraping: A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use). 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). ...Read more

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How does a acid reducer remove warts when is taken orally.

See below: It helps to eliminate excees perspirtaion and elimnate one of the problems that causes warts. ...Read more

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I have a planters wart, I've used salysic acid, didn't work what do I do?

I have a planters wart, I've used salysic acid, didn't work what do I do?

More aggresive: There are many weapons against warts. When one doesn't work, try another. Cryotherapy (freezing) can be a very effective method. See your primary doctor to discuss all the options then try them until you find the right one for your wart. ...Read more

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What is best and fastest way to get rid of warts. Cryotherapy and salacidic acid is not cutting.

See derm for treatmt: If those don't work your dermatologist may use cautery, lasers, injections... But warts are viruses so they can reappear if they want even after treatment ...Read more

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I have had HPV genetal warts for 3months and being treated with an acid solution which isn't working and it's extremely painful. Any suggestions pleas?

I have had HPV genetal warts for 3months and being treated with an acid solution which isn't working and it's extremely painful. Any suggestions pleas?

Treatment Failure: You need a new treatment. There are other options. Please let your physician know that the acid is not working. ...Read more

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Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. ...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?

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

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Is it dangerous to combine different types of wart removal (freeze + acid + laser. Etc)?

No: In fact, some large warts are very hearty and grows back quickly after a single treatment. For the thick large warts, I often alternate freeze and laser treatments every other week, and instruct otc salicylic acid home treatment between office visits. ...Read more

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Hi I have 4 warts that have resisted treatment against multiple rounds of cryo and strong sycliac acid and dcp and apple cider vinger. The warts need?

Hi I have 4 warts that have resisted treatment against multiple rounds of cryo and strong sycliac acid and dcp and apple cider vinger. The warts need?

Details matter: EXACTLY where are the warts? Have you seen a dermatologist or a different practitioner? Are you sure they are warts? Warts can be difficult to cure. In order to be very aggressive against warts, I inject lidocaine first. With the target numb I can freeze deeper and then use electrodessication followed by curettage and application of ferric subsulfate. ...Read more

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I put salicylic acid on a wart and now it is red and bigger. What should I do?

Acid on wart: Most likely inflamed and swollen and working on wart. Wait a few days and see if it shrinks. ...Read more

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What's the signifagance behind duct tape on a wart? Derm wants me to put? Salysalic? Acid then duct tape for 3 warts. When will I know their gone??

What's the signifagance behind duct tape on a wart? Derm wants me to put? Salysalic? Acid then duct tape for 3 warts. When will I know their gone??

Questionable.: Duct tape has been reported (anecdotally) to work on warts, but no one knows why. Salicylic acid is sometimes effective, but I prefer liquid nitrogen, cantharidin, and other, better-proven treatments. You'll know they're gone when they're gone. ...Read more

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What happens after you burn genital warts with acid?

Blister or peeling: There can be blistering followed by sloughing of the skin, peeling or scaling or exfoliation of the skin. There can be swelling, warmth and tenderness after treatment. The blistering forces up the viral particles underneath the skin which is the cause of the wart. ...Read more

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Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

Is salicylic acid effective prescription for removing plantar warts?

One of many: Ways of treating plantar wart. Discuss with your doctor could freeze it cryotherapy or use a laser but sal acid works on some. Discuss with podiatrist. ...Read more

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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

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After you get genital warts burned with acid do they stay bumpy or go flat?

After you get genital warts burned with acid do they stay bumpy or go flat?

Warts: If they are gone they should be flat. A few reasons for bumpiness are that wart is still present or healing is still taking place or treatment created scar tissue. ...Read more

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Should I put a waterproof bandage over plantar wart when using acid treatment?

Read instructions: If you are using over the counter medications, which may be effective to relive symptoms, if medication enter eye may cause injury, so you have to prevent spillage, follow the instructions, best way is see your doctor and get rid of it for ever. ...Read more

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I have warts on the top of my hand. Freezing them off and acid doesn't seem to do much. What should I try next to get rid of them?

Hypnosis: Hypnosis has been used to cure warts for over 100 years. It is safe. It only requires that you make a personal commitment. You can try this before you go on to more invasive and dangerous treatments ...Read more