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aliva
07-24-2008, 09:42 PM
My uncle is 53 years old, suffering from psoriasis for several years, for which hes using prescription ointments containing Bethamethosone and Salicylic Acid. While on the medication, he develop several viral warts on both legs and hands, which are embarrassing. The doctors say that there is no treatment for warts. Any advice.

Dr.Deepak
07-25-2008, 02:22 PM
yea its an infection from human papilloma virus(HPV)..and some may resolve on its own.. medical treatment dosent have much effects on warts.. some home treatment might help..

Salicylic acid are considered the best treatment ...

For best results from Salicylic treatment:

Before applying salicylic acid, soak the wart in water to help loosen and soften skin. This helps the medication penetrate the skin more easily.
Apply salicylic acid to the wart when you go to bed. Cover the area with a bandage or sock and wash off the medication in the morning.
Avoid getting salicylic acid on your unaffected skin. Salicylic acid should touch only the wart.
With repeated application, salicylic acid causes the wart tissue to become soft so that it can be rubbed off easily.
Remove dead tissue daily or once or twice a week with careful use of a file or pumice stone or as instructed on the medication package. Dead tissue contains living wart virus, so dispose of the dead skin carefully. The pumice stone or file will also have living wart virus on it. Don't use the file or pumice stone for any other purpose, or you may spread the virus.
If treatment causes the area to become too tender, stop using the medication for 2 to 3 days.


You should be careful.Warts might be infected from person to person in contact.

Generally it doesn't need treatment.But for cosmetic prupose you can do the following..

Freezing (cryotherapy, or liquid nitrogen therapy). Your doctor may use liquid nitrogen to destroy your wart by freezing it. This treatment isn't too painful, and is often effective, although you may need repeated treatments. Freezing works by causing a blister to form under and around your wart. Then, the dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so.

Cantharidin. Your doctor may use cantharidin — a substance extracted from the blister beetle — on your warts. Typically, the extract is mixed with other chemicals, painted onto the skin and covered with a bandage. The application is painless, but the resulting skin blister can be uncomfortable. However, the blister has an important purpose. It lifts the wart off your skin, so your doctor can remove the dead part of the wart.

Minor surgery. This involves cutting away the wart tissue or destroying it by using an electric needle in a process called electrodessication and curettage. However, the injection of anesthetic given before this surgery can be painful, and the surgery may leave a scar. For these reasons, surgery is usually reserved for warts that haven't responded to other therapies.

Laser surgery. Laser surgery can be expensive, and it may leave a scar. It's usually reserved for tough-to-treat warts.