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Wart Treatments Reviewed

Sunday, December 17, 2017 09:01

 What Treatment Works? What does Not?

 

Consumer Health Reports has reviewed over 100 of the top selling treatments for Wart conditions and based the products on these important criterias: Effectiveness, Value, Quality, Safety, Reorder Rates, Customer Service

Consumer Health Reports has conducted research on many of the different Wart treatments online and over-the-counter. Below is an overview based on the results of this research. Of the 100 Wart treatments, we found only 3 products that are effective and would recommend. We have taken the confusion out of the shopping experience by narrowing your search to the elite products in the industry. Here is our researched list of products:

 

Top 3 Wart Treatments

 
Cantharidin  

Warts are a harmless but often annoying skin condition. They are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which enters through a break in the skin and causes the skin cells to grow too quickly. There are five different types of warts, each identified by its appearance and location on the body. Genital warts are a separate condition that requires different treatment.

Many people choose not to treat warts at all. Over time, the immune system is often able to gain control of the virus, causing warts to disappear. However, some people prefer to treat warts in an attempt to get rid of them more quickly.

Cantharidin is an experimental wart treatment that has not yet been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The medication is made from a chemical taken from the green blister beetle. It is believed to be effective against stubborn warts that have resisted other treatments.

Because Cantharidin has not been evaluated by the FDA, claims made about the product must be considered suspect. Nonetheless, it is quite possible that it works as claimed. However, it should not be used on anyone who suffers diabetes, circulatory problems or other underlying medical conditions. It should not be used in conjunction with any other medications, as possible interactions are not yet known.

Cantharidin shows the possibility of being an excellent choice for wart removal. Until it is evaluated by the FDA, however, it cannot be recommended. Talk to your doctor before considering this type of wart treatment.

 
Compound W  

Warts are an annoying but harmless skin condition. Warts are caused by the Human Papillomavirus or HPV. There are over 100 known types of HPV, which generally enters the body through a break in the skin. The virus causes the skin to grow rapidly, forming the wart. There are five different types of warts, identified by their appearance and their place on the body. Genital warts are a separate condition, requiring different treatment.

Many people choose not to treat their warts at all. Over months or years, the immune system will generally overcome the virus and the wart will go away. However, many people prefer to seek treatment in order to remove the wart more quickly.

Compound W (http://www.compoundw.com/) is an over the counter wart remover based on salicylic acid. Many experts agree that Compound W is just as effective as prescription medication in wart removal. However, not all warts can be removed with medication.

Compound W is related to aspirin. It is used to soften the wart’s tough skin and making it easier to gently exfoliate the wart’s cells. It is an effective treatment in many cases, but is not right for everyone.

Never use Compound W on any growth that you are not certain is a wart. It should not be used if you have diabetes, peripheral arterial disease or other circulatory disorders. Be sure to protect the surrounding skin with a doughnut shaped pad or covering before beginning treatment.

Compound W may cause irritation and redness. Use the medication less often or discontinue use if irritation persists. Side effects are rare, but occasionally serious. Tell your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms. Also check with your doctor before using this product if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking any prescription or nonprescription medications.

Compound W is a safe and reasonably effective wart remover for many people. However, only your doctor can help you decide whether it is right for you.

 
Tretinoin  

Warts are an annoying but harmless skin condition caused by the Human Papillomavirus or HPV. There are five types of warts, classified according to location and appearance. Genital warts are a separate condition that requires different treatment.

Warts are created when the HPV virus enters the skin through a break. The virus causes the skin cells in that location to grow quickly. Warts are contagious, and can be transferred from one skin location to another. Nonetheless, many people choose not treat warts. Over months or years, the warts will generally go away.

Treatment can help to remove warts more quickly, although no treatment is guaranteed to be successful. Over the counter treatments such as Compound W are based on salicylic acid and are believed to be just as effective as prescription ointments. Nonetheless, some doctors prescribe retinoids such as Tretinoin for stubborn warts.

Tretinoin is most commonly used to fight acne, but can be effective against warts as well. However, it is not right for everyone. It should not be used by pregnant women or those who have certain underlying medical conditions. Review your full medical history with your doctor before beginning treatment.

Tretinoin can cause dryness and irritation as well as sun sensitivity. Interaction with a wide variety of skin care products can dramatically increase these effects. Talk to your doctor about all medications that you take - both prescription and over the counter, and your normal skin care regimen. You may need to vary your skin care routine while taking tretinoin. You should also check with your pharmacist before adding any new products.

Tretinoin can be effective against stubborn warts. However, the potential interactions and side effects can be severe. Only your doctor can help you decide whether this medication is right for you.

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