WartSTICK: Common and Plantar Wart Remover
WartSTICK® is a topical compound that is FDA-approved for the removal of common and plantar warts. Its active ingredient is salicylic acid, a compound that helps remove the cells that make up the wart. Studies show that salicylic acid is one of the most effective treatments available for common and plantar warts.
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. Other over-the-counter treatments such as freezing are also available, but all treatments have pros and cons.
Plantar warts occur on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot, and are sometimes painful when walking. With summer already here, increased exposure to dirty surfaces causes skin nicks and scratches that can pick up the human papillomavirus (HPV), leading to an increased risk of developing plantar warts. Preventing warts on feet involves keeping feet as dry and clean as possible, and avoiding nicks and scrapes, even during summer activities.
Directions for Use
- Wash the affected area and dry it thoroughly.
- If desired, soak the area in warm water for up to 5 minutes.
- Dry the area thoroughly.
- Apply a thin layer of WartSTICK to the wart or cover with a bandage.
- Repeat the procedure every 24 to 48 hours until the wart is removed (for up to 12 weeks).
WartSTICK is not intended for use on flat or genital warts, moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, or warts on the face or mucous membranes. It should not be used on irritated or infected skin, or by diabetics or individuals with poor blood circulation. If discomfort or condition persists, discontinue use and consult a healthcare provider. Store WartSTICK at room temperature, and keep it out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, call poison control or seek medical help immediately.
For more information, please refer to our Drug Facts and Terms and Conditions of Use. If you have any concerns about your condition, please consult your healthcare provider.