What strength TCA for warts?

Treatment via chemical cautery with a solution of 60 to 90 percent trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is most effective when treating few small, moist lesions, although TCA also can be used for vaginal or anal lesions. A small amount should be applied and allowed to dry until a white frosting develops.

Can tretinoin be used for warts?

Tretinoin (Retin A) and other retinoids besides vitamin A have been successfully used in limited studies for the treatment of warts [13-17].

How long does bleomycin take to work on warts?

A total of 82 (96.47%) of the 85 warts treated with intralesional bleomycin in a dosage of 1 mg/mL in group A showed complete resolution after one or two injections within 12 weeks.

How long does salicylic acid take to work on warts?

Salicylic acid may take weeks to months to cure a wart. For best results: Before applying salicylic acid, soak the wart in water to help loosen and soften skin. This helps the medicine penetrate the skin more easily.

Can TCA remove warts?

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a treatment for genital and anal warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). It is a powerful chemical that kills warts by destroying the proteins in the cells. After repeated application, it will cause the warts to shrink and eventually disappear.

Does vitamin D help get rid of warts?

Cutaneous and genital warts have been successfully treated by the topical application of vitamin D3 derivatives and intralesional vitamin D3 injections (7,11-13).

What vitamin is good for warts?

There have been several studies which have shown that a simple supplement of zinc can improve and clear warts. Zinc supplements (usually tablets) can be bought over the counter at most pharmacies. They have been shown to be safe and effective, in particular in people who have not previously responded to treatment.

Is trichloroacetic acid painful?

TCA usually causes a few minutes of mild to moderate discomfort at the site where it is applied. Other common side effects that you may experience with TCA treatment include: Mild to moderate skin irritation.