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Do home remedies for warts work?

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People try countless home remedies for warts, including using duct tape, but most don't help -- including the duct tape.

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Stephen Webster, MD, dermatologist, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.; clinical professor of dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Nanette Silverberg, MD, director of pediatric and adolescent dermatology, St. Luke's--Roosevelt Hospital; assistant professor of clinical dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

American Academy of Dermatology: "What are warts?"

Linda Stein Gold, MD, director of clinical research, department of dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Silverberg, N. , May 2000. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Focht, D. October 2002. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 05, 2018

SOURCES: 

Stephen Webster, MD, dermatologist, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.; clinical professor of dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Nanette Silverberg, MD, director of pediatric and adolescent dermatology, St. Luke's--Roosevelt Hospital; assistant professor of clinical dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

American Academy of Dermatology: "What are warts?"

Linda Stein Gold, MD, director of clinical research, department of dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Silverberg, N. , May 2000. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Focht, D. October 2002. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 05, 2018

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