Rodney Sinclair, Professor of Dermatology, University of Melbourne and William Cranwell, Doctor, Melbourne Health look at the evidence: theconversation.com/health-...
Note particularly (and these warnings are for healthy people!):
'Never try to remove the wart yourself as this carries a high risk of infection, bleeding and scarring. Self-surgery also increases the risk of the wart spreading. Avoid scratching and picking the wart for the same reasons.
Any topical treatment (from the doctor or a home remedy) may cause an allergic skin reaction. If you see redness or a rash, stop using the treatment immediately and see your doctor.'
I know from personal experience in my first year after my CLL diagnosis, how warts can take advantage of our CLL compromised immune system. I found a salicylic acid over the counter remedy worked fairly well, but I had to be careful to avoid skin infections, given I was neutropenic. Strangely, despite my neutropenia and immunoglobulin levels worsening over time, I haven't had a subsequent outbreak of warts.
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