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Is Imiquimod cream safe for viral warts?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Nov 2016
Question: Hi ive read on the net that immiquad is not a safe cream for viral warts? If this is true what are the alternative remedies - i have viral warts on the chin which appear when my immunity is low
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Imiquimod safe in viral warts, can go for radiofreqency ablation

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
Imiquimod is safe in viral warts. You can use it for the warts on your face.
If you want to avoid using it you can consult a dermatologist and get it removed by radiofreqency ablation.
It is a minor office procedure requiring 15-20 minutes.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Is Imiquimod cream safe for viral warts?

Brief Answer: Imiquimod safe in viral warts, can go for radiofreqency ablation Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist. Imiquimod is safe in viral warts. You can use it for the warts on your face. If you want to avoid using it you can consult a dermatologist and get it removed by radiofreqency ablation. It is a minor office procedure requiring 15-20 minutes. Regards Dr Asmeet