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Have verrucas-i. Using sudocreme and antibac gel. Will vitamin C tablets and zinc help in boosting the immune system?

Hi, my son has a couple of veruccas - i have been rubbing them down slightly and putting sudocreme and antibac hand gel on with a plaster. i ahve heard this might work, am i wasting my time? also i have started to give him vitamin c tablets with zinc to boost his amune system - is there any evidence this might help? i dont want to have to take him to the doctors to start a lengthy process if its not nessesary.
many thanks
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Verrucas or warts in children usually resolve spontaneously in two years time. Treatment is required if the lesions are increasing in size or number.
Treatment can be offered in form of topical creams like tretinoin or salicylic acid. Definite treatment would be cautery of the lesions.
The treatment that you are following( creams and gel) may not help much. Zinc being an immunomodulator and immunity booster may be beneficial.
Hope that helped. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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