I’ve recently (meaning I just noticed them - I’m not sure when they actually became noticeable) developed two warts, one on a knee and one on a finger. They’re both relatively small at this point, and I need to treat them to get rid of them. I’ll probably try the ‘cover it with a small piece of duct tape’ method before moving on to other methods if necessary. But that’s not the question.
I was looking at treatments at the drugstore recently, and noticed one specific treatment had a single active ingredient: salicylic acid. Now, I know that aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid, and I know they’re in the same family, the salicylates.
My question is this: could I produce a similar wart eliminating effect by crushing aspirin, mixing it with, say, water to form a paste, and then applying that to the wart and covering it with some type of bandage to keep the paste on it?
Would it work or is acetylsalicylic acid enough different from salicylic acid that it would just (potentially) irritate my skin without affecting the wart?