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The drugs indicated to eliminate warts must be specific to the region where they are located and in most cases, they have keratolytic action, slowly promoting skin scaling.

Most of these products can be easily purchased from pharmacies, without the presentation of the medical prescription, but they must be used according to the indications of the dermatologist and with caution, as the majority of them can injure the skin that is found around the wart.

1. Genital wart

Genital warts are those where you should be more careful in the application and selection of the product, because they are found in a delicate region.



A drug that can be indicated by a dermatologist to treat genital warts is an antiviral cream for local application, whose active ingredient is podophyllotoxin, as in Wartec.

Genital warts are lesions that can appear in the female or male intimate region and are generally soft and pink in color. Find out how to identify genital warts.

2. Common and flat wart

Some of the drugs indicated for common and flat warts contain salicylic acid and others, in addition to this, they also contain lactic acid such as Duofilm or Sigermel Antiverrugas Isdin, for example, which have a keratolytic effect, producing scaling of the skin. skin helping to reduce the thickness of the wart. These products can be found in liquid or gel form and must be used under medical advice.

There is also a product with liquid nitrogen, known by the name of Pointts, which acts by freezing the center of the wart, eliminating it quickly and effectively.



Common warts are generally skin-coloured, firm and have a rough surface, and can be rounded or irregular, while flat ones occur more frequently on the face, they are small and smooth. See what are the main types of warts.

3. Plantar wart

Generally, the products indicated to treat common and flat warts can also be used on plantar warts. However, there are products in gel, which contain a greater amount of salicylic acid in their composition, specifically indicated for these cases, as is the Duofilm plant or Dermo Prada.

The plantar wart is also known as fish eye, it usually appears on the feet and has a yellowish appearance with black spots in the interior. Learn more about the treatment of plantar warts.

4. Filiform wart

Filiform warts can be removed with a scalpel, scissors, curettage or cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen using Pointts, which freezes the center of the wart for rapid and effective elimination.

Care must be taken when treatment is carried out in sensitive areas, such as the face, because the treatment with liquid nitrogen can change the color of the skin.

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