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Old 01-24-2010, 03:46 PM
Rucksinator Rucksinator is offline
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Can I use Liquid Corn/Callus Remover on warts, and vice versa?

I was looking for come Compound W (or something generic) for a wart on my foot. The cheapest was $6.99 for about a third of an ounce. But then I found this "Liquid Corn/Callus Remover" for $3.99. The active ingredient for both is "Salicylic acid 17% w/w", but there were some differences in the inactive ingredients. There in nothing on the corn/callus medicine regarding warts.

Are these 2 things basically the same, with different packaging?
Can I use them interchangeably?
Old 01-24-2010, 05:15 PM
Bam Boo Gut Bam Boo Gut is offline
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Can't answer this, but I've just removed a wart from my hand using ..... banana skin. I still can't believe it. Just take a small piece of the skin (I cut a tiny square) and I sellotaped it over the wart, skin side out. I could feel it taking action. If I'd been consistent it would have probably been gone in a week, as it was it took about ten days.
Old 01-24-2010, 08:15 PM
JKilez JKilez is online now
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Based on the following, I think you are good:

Dr. Scholl's Liquid Corn & Callus Remover 0.33 fl oz (9.8 ml) $6.49
Active Ingredients: Contains: Salicylic Acid (17% w/w)
Inactive Ingredients: Castor Oil, Ethyl Lactate, Flexible Collodion, Polybutene, Alcohol (18% v/v), Ether (53% v/v from flexible collodion)

Dr. Scholl's Clear Away Liquid Wart Remover System 0.33 fl oz (9.8 ml) $9.49
Active Ingredients: Contains: Salicylic Acid (17% w/w)
Inactive Ingredients: Castor Oil, Ethyl Lactate, Flexible Collodion, Polybutene, Alcohol (18% w/w, Ether 53% v/v) (from flexible collodion)

Also, you may want to try generics. The equate brand of Wart Remover at Wal-Mart was less than $4 for 1/2 ounce.

ETA: The inactive ingredients will vary by manufacturer. I was just pointing out above that Dr. Scholl's sells the same liquid in two different packages for different prices.

Last edited by JKilez; 01-24-2010 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Clarification
Old 01-24-2010, 10:28 PM
GilaB GilaB is offline
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If you have access to liquid nitrogen, that can be more effective, much more quickly. Dip a q-tip in the liquid nitrogen, then hold it on the wart until you see a whitish ice ball form underneath the skin to the radius of the wart. (This will hurt.) If, after the scab falls off, there's still a little wart left, repeat.
Old 01-25-2010, 12:27 AM
panache45 panache45 is offline
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I was on vacation last summer and noticed the beginning of a wart on one of my fingers. I hadn't brought any wart medication with me, but remembered that it contains salicylic acid . . . which is similar to aspirin. So I crushed a piece of an aspirin, made a paste from it, applied it to the area and covered it with a bandage. It worked.

You can also use a piece of duct tape.


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