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Do salicylic acid products work for wart treatment?

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Salicylic acid plasters or solutions that peel away the wart can be very effective when used correctly. Follow directions carefully. Use a pumice stone, emery board, or nail file to remove dead skin from the wart the day after each application of wart remover. Don’t use the file for anything else or it could spread the virus to another part of your body.

SOURCES: American Academy of Dermatology: “Warts.” American Academy of Family Physicians: “Warts.”

Robert Brodell, MD, Warren, Ohio.

Conway Huang, MD, associate professor of dermatologic surgery and cutaneous laser surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sandra Johnson, MD, Fort Smith, Ark.

Nemours Foundation: “Warts.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 05, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Dermatology: “Warts.” American Academy of Family Physicians: “Warts.”

Robert Brodell, MD, Warren, Ohio.

Conway Huang, MD, associate professor of dermatologic surgery and cutaneous laser surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sandra Johnson, MD, Fort Smith, Ark.

Nemours Foundation: “Warts.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 05, 2018

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