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13.12 Warts and Calluses

Viral warts and verrucas are benign and self-limiting and can be managed within primary care; treatment may be required for up to three months.

Cryotherapy is not appropriate for viral warts on the feet since it is usually ineffective; it can cause significant scarring and can exacerbate warts. Surgical treatment is also inappropriate.

Salactol® and Verrugon® are suitable for self-care and can be bought over the counter

Pack
8 gram
Pack
6 gram

For external genital warts. Applied weekly in genitourinary clinic (or at a general practitioner’s surgery by a trained nurse after screening for other sexually transmitted diseases)

Pack
10 ml

For external genital and perianal warts. May damage latex condoms and diaphragms. Excipients include benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, hydroxybenzoates (parabens), polysorbate 60

Pack
12 sachet

Silver nitrate sticks are used for cauterisation in theatre and umbilical granulomas in primary care

Pack
1 applicator
Pack
1 applicator
Pack
100 applicator
Pack
100 applicator
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