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Comment from: Casey, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 14

I have had dozens of small mosaic palmar warts on the palms of my hands, and all over the palm side of all of my fingers for about 6 months. I had been using salicylic acid to treat them, but while it did work to remove a few of them at a time, more were growing than were going away, and my hands were really starting to fall apart from so using much of the acid for so long. I went to a dermatologist, who said she could remove a few at a time if I wanted, but I knew that removing a few wasn't going to help, as more just kept growing. After much research, I finally came across someone's post on a forum somewhere that mentioned that multivitamins might help. I needed a break from the pain of the acid, and needed to let what good skin I had left heal for a few days, and figured multivitamins certainly couldn't hurt, and that I probably should be taking them anyway. It has been 8 days since I started taking one multivitamin per day, and my warts are almost all gone, and I haven't seen a single new one appear this week. Most areas of my hands are almost totally healed, as I haven't applied any acid this week. Anyone else out there suffering with this condition, please just give multivitamins a try; it is the only pain-free treatment that I have come across, and, for me at least, it has worked better than any other option. I hope this helps you, as it has certainly helped me.

Comment from: Pimples Care, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 27

Without any type of treatments, common warts will normally go away on their own. However it can take up to 18 months for them to disappear. Since warts are usually easily seen, many people have them removed. Treatments include freezing spray and salicylic acid, purchased over the counter. If it is not effective, visit dermatologist for professional treatment. Treatment includes cantharidin, cryotherapy, curettage and electrosurgery.

Comment from: Val, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I had a small but annoying wart on the side of my middle finger for two years. I tried using over-the-counter treatments, but none worked. Recently, I started noticing two more growing on the same hand, so I went to my doctor. He froze them with liquid nitrogen (three times each). I was not expecting them to get big blisters! Once the swelling came down, they turned into scabs, and I scratched them off.

Comment from: al, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 10

I am reading your wart treatments with a view to removing the many hundreds of warts that have almost covered the insides of my thighs, under arms, over my eye lids and many other places since I have worked on a roof last winter which had all sorts of horrid things thrown on it from the inhabitants who lived above. I have tried cream, but it is sold in so small of quantities that is not worth buying. I need serious help here. They are horrible and getting worse.

Comment from: Mary E, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 13

There is now a new treatment for warts available in the US! The device is called 'Swift' it was developed in the UK and used there since 2016 but just got to the US January 2019. It is an immune therapy.

Comment from: Fiona, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

I'm 26, I'm pregnant and I have warts on my genital area. But I am too scared see the doctor.

Comment from: 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I developed numerous (10+) warts on my hands and one on my face over a 2-year period. Cryotherapy didn't work, so my dermatologist prescribed Aldara, as she speculated my immune system needed help to get rid of the virus. Within three months they were all gone (happily, the one on my face went first).

Published: June 28

Wart cream works best.


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