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How long does it take for compound w to get rid of a wart? What will the appearance of the wart be in the process?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varied...

Over the counter remedies (like compound w) are used for the treatment of simple warts.
The wart may have an initial reddened exterior as you treat it; and should eventually simply fall off. If you'd rather you can take an uncoated 325mg Aspirin and use a little water to make a paste and apply it topically to the wart(the same as compound w).

In brief: Varied...

Over the counter remedies (like compound w) are used for the treatment of simple warts.
The wart may have an initial reddened exterior as you treat it; and should eventually simply fall off. If you'd rather you can take an uncoated 325mg Aspirin and use a little water to make a paste and apply it topically to the wart(the same as compound w).
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can take a bit

Compound w is one of several treatments for warts which works by trying to irritate it chemically to break it down.
2 weeks to 1 month is typical. Sometimes the wart will get red, black, irritated or inflamed. While there is no perfect method for wart removal, i find the most effective is having a doc use liquid nitrogen which is colder than the otc versions and may clear it faster.

In brief: Can take a bit

Compound w is one of several treatments for warts which works by trying to irritate it chemically to break it down.
2 weeks to 1 month is typical. Sometimes the wart will get red, black, irritated or inflamed. While there is no perfect method for wart removal, i find the most effective is having a doc use liquid nitrogen which is colder than the otc versions and may clear it faster.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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