Wart Treatment and Removal
Common warts are local growths in the skin that are caused by human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Although they are considered to be contagious, it is very common for just one family member to have them. In addition, they often affected just one part of the body (such as the hands or the feet) without spreading over time to other areas. Salicylic acid and Lactic acid are commonly used for a variety of warts.
Trichloroacetic Acid for Warts
This ingredient is commonly used for cosmetic treatments. TCA is a clear liquid that is applied by a health care professional at specific time intervals on the surface of the wart until it turns white and shrinks.
Patients should make sure that a health care professional or dermatologist is the one applying the TCA, to prevent irritation. Treatment might take at least six to ten weeks for warts to be completely removed.
Squaric Acid Dibutylester (SADBE) for Cutaneous Warts in Children
Warts are a common paediatric skin infection and clearance may be enhanced by contact sensitizers, such as squaric acid dibutylester (SADBE). Contact immunotherapy with SADBE is relatively safe and an effective alternative in the management of multiple and resistant cutaneous warts in children. This ingredient is used only by the physician in his/her office or a prescription is given with carefully followed instructions.
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