Warts on Legs - Salicylic Acid and Duct Tape Method

Remove Warts on Legs Using Common Items

It is much more common to find warts on legs in women than in men. As well, they are more commonly found in children and teenagers than in older people. Leg warts are flat warts that appear on the legs. It is common for one wart to spread to nearby areas and create new wart growths. The longer the wart is left untreated, the more likely it is to spread. The most common over-the-counter wart removal medication is salicylic acid. It has been used historically, and it is very effective in treating various skin problems. Salicylic acid slowly peels the wart off. It needs to be applied on a daily basis and it will take several weeks or months for a complete cure.

Here are the procedures to follow:

  • Apply the salicylic acid paste or gel on your leg warts.
  • Cover the warts with a bandage.
  • On the next day, remove the bandage and washed off the area.
  • Dry with a towel. Do not use a towel for any other part of the body. Keep it separate or put it to wash.
  • Repeat this procedure daily until the leg warts are gone.

Instead of using a bandage. duct tape can be used. If so, you can change the duct tape every third or fourth day instead of changing the bandage daily.

Advantages and Disadvantages...

One of the advantages of using this method is that the products are easy to obtain and are very cheap. As well, you can do this in your own home without any visit to a doctor.

What are the disadvantages? This procedure may cause irritation to the skin and possible scarring. You also need to follow this procedure for several weeks or months.

If the leg warts return afterwards, you may repeat this procedure again. For more severe cases of warts on legs, you may need to see a doctor.

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November 6, 2010

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