Salicylic acid, bichloroacetic and trichloroacetic acid are just three of the active ingredients found in the best medicines for warts which could be bought over the counter, or without prescription. Salicylic acid is the most commonly found and considered the most effective. All three require consistent applications each day for several weeks to three to four, even six months.
Then there are the home remedies like apple cider treatment, banana peel treatment, and pineapple, papaya and lemon treatments. These are the five most popular and considered the best medicine for warts which has been practiced for millennia. They are all effective as well.
Now, for those who would wish to use the OTC treatments, it is very important to consult the physician before using them, especially the salicylic acid topical applications. These usually should not be used on warts which grow on the face, lips, genital area, and anal areas. The acids can burn the skin when not used according to directions and could lead to infections. This is also true for skins which are irritated due to sunburn, windburn, broken or have cuts or just dry.
If there are any underlying conditions like diseases of the kidneys, liver, diabetes, poor blood circulation or the wart is on a child, it is important NOT to buy an OTC medicine BEFORE consulting with a doctor. There may have to be some special monitoring or dosage adjustment in these cases. There is also precaution for pregnant women to not use the medicines for it is not known how the active compound can affect the unborn child. Nursing mothers should also not use the OTC preparations for there may also be some complications that the baby may develop.
If all of the precautions are in effect, the use of the natural therapies may just be the course to take. Don’t worry they are all safe and very effective. Just choose which is the best, make sure to take the proper precautions.