Liquid nitrogen and salicylic/lactic acid paint in the treatment of cutaneous warts in general practice

K Steele, W G Irwin

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Abstract

Patients with common hand warts and simple plantar warts attending a general practice wart clinic in Northern Ireland were assigned to one of three treatment groups - liquid nitrogen applied weekly, daily application of wart paint (lactic acid one part, salicylic acid one part, collodion four parts), or a combination of the two. Combination therapy cured 87% of common hand warts over a six week period, and was significantly more effective than either agent used separately (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-8
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume38
Issue number311
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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