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I would like to know how to get rid of periungual warts, my…

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Hi, I would like to know how to get rid of periungual warts, my 3 yr old son has them on his toes?

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Pharmacist: Dr. Sone, Pharm.D. replied 1 month ago
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Hi there,
Thank you for your question. There are OTC medications that can help remove the warts. Have you tried any of those?
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Pharmacist: Dr. Sone, Pharm.D. replied 1 month ago
OTC options that can be used have Salicylic acid as the active ingredient that is a type of acid that is applied directly to the wart. It comes in different forms, such as a liquid or patch.
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Pharmacist: Dr. Sone, Pharm.D. replied 1 month ago
Some examples are Compound W, Duofilm, and Occlusal HP. You can find these in the OTC section of skin conditions pretty much anywhere including Walmart and Target.
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Pharmacist: Dr. Sone, Pharm.D. replied 1 month ago
If this answers your question and you have no further questions, then please kindly rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!
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Pharmacist: Dr. Sone, Pharm.D. replied 1 month ago
Often times doctors use Cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy refers to a treatment where your doctor uses liquid nitrogen to freeze off your warts. It may require fewer treatments than salicylic acid, often only needing three to four treatments. Success rates for salicylic acid and cryotherapy are about the same, with reported success rates in 50 to 70 percent of cases. Cryotherapy can also be used in combination with salicylic acid.
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Pharmacist: Dr. Sone, Pharm.D. replied 1 month ago
Hope this helps. :)
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