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My 3year old sons doctor gave him imiquimod5% for warts on his belly and arms.... Can I use freez off.... Is that cream bad for him?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Irritating

It works over a several week period bit is irritating.
If these re molluscum molluscumrx can work in a few weeks with far less irritation. Of there are a few residual warts they be curettes off in a quick visit by dermatologist, .

In brief: Irritating

It works over a several week period bit is irritating.
If these re molluscum molluscumrx can work in a few weeks with far less irritation. Of there are a few residual warts they be curettes off in a quick visit by dermatologist, .
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Dr. Indu Lal
Duct tape on small warts 6days on 1 day off also works, does take few weeks to go . Make sure it is clean before you apply tape, and let it dry totally for 24 hours before you put new one. If any sign of irritations, please make sure to get it checked by MD
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes/no

Yes you can try freeze off but chance of it working are close to zero.
The cream is like a super compound W, can work over time but can also burn normal skin if you don't limit the application to the warts.

In brief: Yes/no

Yes you can try freeze off but chance of it working are close to zero.
The cream is like a super compound W, can work over time but can also burn normal skin if you don't limit the application to the warts.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics

In brief: Mollusum contagiosum

It sounds like this 3 year old has molluscum contagiosum.
My recommendation is wait and watch. Shoud use very mild soap and 1% hc once a day to prevent itching which results in spreading of the warts. Molluscum is self-limiting and therefore no need for harsh measures.

In brief: Mollusum contagiosum

It sounds like this 3 year old has molluscum contagiosum.
My recommendation is wait and watch. Shoud use very mild soap and 1% hc once a day to prevent itching which results in spreading of the warts. Molluscum is self-limiting and therefore no need for harsh measures.
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