Can it be used on any type of wart?
WartStick® is for use only on Common and Plantar Warts.
WartStick® should not be used on Flat or Genital warts.
Warts on Fingers (Common Warts)
Nobody wants to extend a friendly handshake only to have the recipient see an ugly wart, nor would you want to pass the HPV to someone else through touch. Eradicating warts on fingers becomes a priority for many patients.
The first assault on a finger wart is often salicylic acid, a topical compound readily available over the counter. Part of the aspirin family, salicylic acid helps remove the cells that make up the wart (it does not treat the HPV specifically, though). Studies show that salicylic acid is one of the most effective treatments. Other over the counter treatments such as freezing are also available, but all treatments have pros and cons.
Warts on Feet (Plantar Warts)
With summer already here, you’re seeing more bare feet, sandals and flip-flops on the beach, around the house, and even in the workplace. That’s why summer is prime wart season for feet and toes – the increased exposure to dirty surfaces causes skin nicks and scratches that can pick up HPV. Though they can be painful and annoying, foot warts are not generally dangerous. Common warts can appear on the top of the feet and toes, and can be uncomfortable at the point of contact with shoes. Plantar warts occur on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot, and are sometimes painful when walking.
Preventing warts on feet involves keeping your feet as dry, clean, and avoiding nicks and scrapes, even during the rush of summer activity.
- Wash and dry your feet thoroughly after bathing, swimming or showering.
- Wear shoes, sandles or flip flops when outdoors.
- Wear flip flops or similar when using public showers.