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Rashes on the skin after using a duct tape. What to do?

I heard that duck tape would remove a wart if left on for long enough. I tried it for about a week and then took it off cause nothing was happening. I ended up getting this rash that is in the shape of the duct tape that I used. It is like a patch and itches pretty bad. What can I do and should I be really concerned about it?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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hi...thanks for your query.
First i would like to mention that a wart is a viral infection of is important to get that removed by a trained doctor by one of the several methods like electrocautery, cryo, lasers etc.Else it persists and gives rise to many more similar growths in the surrounding areas.A duct tape cannot remove it.
You have probably developed a contact allergy to the adhesive material in the duct tape.You may apply a mold topical steroid on it once daily for 5-7 days.It should subside .Have an oral anti-allergic to reduce the itching and avoid itching as this might spread the wart in the same area.
hope this helps..take care!
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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