Common warts can be annoying to anyone. It is worth considering that in normal people half of all warts, on average, spontaneously resolved within about 18 months. The information in this article is about the treatment of common warts. It does not apply to genital warts. Over-the-counter treatment for common skin warts has long been based on the use of products containing salicylic acid. Newer nonprescription wart treatments use aerosols to freeze warts.

Salicylic acid-preparations

These are available as drops, gels, pads, and plasters. They are designed for use on all types of warts, from small to big ones large, lumpy ones. Salicylic acid is a keratolytic medication, which means it dissolves the protein (keratin), which makes up the majority and the wart and the thick layer of dead skin that often surpasses ga.

Nonprescription freezing method

Aerosol wart treatments available over the counter use sprays that freeze warts at a temperature of minus 70 F (minus 57 C). This compares with the liquid nitrogen used by most dermatologists, which is much colder (minus minus or minus 196 C). C

Duct Tape

She claimed that warts can be "suffocated" by covering with tape or other nonporous tape, like electrical tape. This treatment requires that the tape must remain in place all the time, and remove only a few hours once a week. Almost always, the bar falls and must be replaced frequently.

Is using the over-the-counter wart treatments safe?

You can not be damaged with OTC treatments. If you get a salicylic acid on normal skin, it can cause burning or redness, but never infection or scarring. All you have to do is stop using the irritated areas of the skin returns to normal. Yet, it is probably better not to use salicylic acid on sensitive areas such as the face or groin, where it is likely to be close to the skin raw and embarrassed.

It is generally recommended that salicylic acid can not be used in people with diabetes or in areas where there is poor circulation (because of concerns about how the skin can heal normally, however, in practice, salicylic acid is retained only when there are clear signs of ongoing inflammation of the skin) .

Also, Nonprescription freezing products are also quite safe, but should be used with caution and only as directed by the package because they work by destroying living tissue.

What are some types of common warts?

There is a familiar type of dome-shaped warts on the back of the fingers, toes, and knees.

Plantar warts are on the bottom of the foot. (The "plantar" of the foot.'re Not "Founder's warts.")

Flat ("plane") warts may arise on the face, legs, and other parts of the body, often in large numbers.

Periungual warts are warts around or under the nail.

To learn more about the virus that causes warts HPV visit or this presentation on plantar warts