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    Suggest treatment for warts

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Suggest treatment for warts
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Warts, salicylic acid & lactic acid lotion combi lotion, electrocautery

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be wart.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply a lotion containing combination of lactic acid and salicylic acid on the affected areas twice daily for 3-4 weeks.
Alternatively you can consult a dermatologist and get them removed by electrocautery.
It is a minor office procedure which will take 20-30 minutes.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
thank you so much doctor for your information
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
All the best!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
sorry sir can you tell me directions for use
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Apply the lotion twice daily for 3-4 weeks

Detailed Answer:
Apply the combination - lactic acid and salicylic acid (like salex L lotion or duofilm lotion) twice daily on the affected areas. After few days of usage the skin over warts will become soft and then with a scrubber try to scrape off the dead skin.
Continue this for 3-4 weeks.

Hope this helps.


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