- Using applicator, apply one drop at a time to sufficiently cover each wart.
- Let dry.
- Repeat this procedure once or twice daily as needed (until wart is removed) for up to 12 weeks.
How long do you leave Compound W on?
Peel off the protective covering and place the patch/bandage over the area. Leave in place according to package directions. Remove and place a new patch/bandage as directed (usually every 8 to 48 hours depending on brand). Repeat this procedure for up to 2 weeks for corns and calluses and 12 weeks for warts.
What does Compound W do?
Compound W (for the skin) is used in the treatment of acne, dandruff, seborrhea, or psoriasis, and to remove corns, calluses, and warts. There are many brands and forms of salicylic acid available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet. Compound W may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How do you use liquid wart remover?
If you are using a liquid/gel, apply a few drops or a thin coat of the medication to cover the entire wart, callus, or corn using the applicator if provided. Be careful to apply it only to the affected area and not the surrounding skin. Let dry for 5 minutes.
How does salicylic acid remove warts?
Salicylic acid works to remove warts by exfoliating the skin cells until the wart is gone. The acid may also trigger an immune response to build healthy skin cells in the area. With continued daily application, the salicylic acid solution will often remove the wart.
Should I cover my wart after using Compound W?
At-home salicylic acid wart treatment
A common brand name is Compound W. This will help the treatment sink in more effectively. An alternative to application after the shower or bath is to soak the wart in warm water for five minutes. Some people cover a wart with duct tape as a bandage.
Is a wart dead when it turns white?
Since it’s an acid, avoid getting any near the eyes or mouth. Also try to keep it off the normal skin. The acid will turn the wart into dead skin (it will turn white).
How do you know a wart is dying?
The wart may swell or throb. The skin on the wart may turn black in the first 1 to 2 days, which might signal that the skin cells in the wart are dying. The wart might fall off within 1 to 2 weeks.
Is Compound W safe?
Compound W can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction or severe skin irritation. Stop using Compound W and get emergency medical help if you have: hives, itching; difficult breathing, feeling light-headed; or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Why does Compound W turn white?
Yes, this is normal.
Salicylic acid (the active ingredient in Compound W) is a keratolytic agent and works by peeling off the outer layers of the skin. This can look unsightly and by all means cover it but it is not entirely necessary.
What kills warts fast?
Apple cider vinegar is a mild acid that may help to burn off the wart while attacking the virus. Create a mixture of two parts apple cider vinegar and one part water. Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply to the wart. Tape or bandage it in place overnight.
Does hydrogen peroxide kill warts?
First, soak the affected foot in warm water for at least 10 minutes—this will soften the skin. Then coat the wart with hydrogen peroxide using a cotton ball or swab, and let dry for about 15 minutes.
Are you supposed to peel off Compound W?
This dead skin removal is only to help the medication work better. Do not try to rub the wart or callus off.
How do you get rid of a wart in one day?
To treat a wart, soak it for 10 to 15 minutes (you can do this in the shower or bath), file away the dead warty skin with an emery board or pumice stone, and apply the salicylic acid. Do this once or twice a day for 12 weeks.
When should you stop using salicylic acid on a wart?
- Depending on the product, either: Apply plaster and repeat every 48 hours as needed, or. Apply plaster at bedtime, leave in place for at least 8 hours, remove plaster in the morning, and repeat every 24 hours as needed.
- Repeat for up to 12 weeks as needed, or as directed by your doctor, until wart is removed.
Does salicylic acid hurt on warts?
Salicylic acid peels the skin away in layers, which removes the wart over time. The acid also irritates the wart area, which encourages the immune system to respond to the virus. Salicylic acid is an affordable, accessible, and safe treatment option for getting rid of warts and has very few side effects.