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WART REMOVAL

Posted by @larrysteel, Tue, Feb 19 4:54pm

My Grandson has a Wart about a quarter inch in diameter on his left index finger knuckle and has had it frozen off twice and it has returned! Any suggestions on what might work to permanently remove it?? He is 17 and teens can be mean! He has had it for some time now! Thank You!

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Hi @larrysteel and welcome to Connect. It must be annoying that these warts keep coming back.

I wanted to introduce you to fellow Connect members @IWantToBelieve @mollyv and @cehunt57 as they have experience with warts and may be able to offer some suggestions for you.

Back to your grandson @larrysteel does the wart always come back as the same size?

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Hi @larrysteel and welcome to Connect. It must be annoying that these warts keep coming back.

I wanted to introduce you to fellow Connect members @IWantToBelieve @mollyv and @cehunt57 as they have experience with warts and may be able to offer some suggestions for you.

Back to your grandson @larrysteel does the wart always come back as the same size?

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I don't see him everyday, but it appears the same to me!

@larrysteel I’m Cheryl @cehunt57 that Ethan McConkey mentioned. My experience with warts involves planters warts on my feet when I was 11 years old and again last year. (I’m 62) When I was 11 my mom took me to the Dr. and it was cut out, packed with antibiotics and I had an oral antibiotic. It took me out of jump rope for a week but I was fine after that. My best friend had the same thing and she ended up being tortured with freezing and acid treatments for a long time (because it kept coming back). What happened last year was a little different. I am post pancreas transplant and I’m on immune suppressant medication. I have to have a skin cancer screening once a year. Last year the dermatologist diagnosed planters warts on my feet. He gave me a self care treatment plan called soak, scrape & tape. I soaked in hot water with Epsom salts, scraped the warts with an Emory board or pumice stone, applied over the counter wart gel and then taped them up. I faithfully did this for a couple of months and it didn’t help at all. (In fact the warts spread.) Maybe it would help with a different kind of wart in a different area? I was repeatedly told that warts can be stubborn and that my problem was the immune suppression meds. I went to a podiatrist after a couple of months and begged for the things to be just cut out like when I was a kid. I was promptly told that that isn’t done anymore. So I went all spring, summer & fall with alternating freezing and/or acid treatments. I finally decided I couldn’t take it anymore. The podiatrist referred me back to the dermatologist to consider some sort of injections. He had issues with that because of the immune suppression. He had one more suggestion. It was a topical gel that is part chemo and part acid. It wasn’t covered by insurance and only 1 pharmacy in my state has it. I believe it was called NuCara. It was about $100 out of pocket. I used it for a couple months. It seems to have killed the warts but also some of the healthy tissue around where the warts were. It turned hard, white & plastic like. It is supposed to slough off as it is replaced by new skin. That hasn’t happened yet. I go back next month to dermatology for my annual check up and will ask about it then. Hope your grandson’s warts get resolved.

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