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Subject: How does salicylic acid work to remove warts?

Date: Thu Aug 19 16:06:36 1999
Posted by Jeff Higginson
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: Kent State Univeristy
City: Kent State/Province: Ohio Country: USA
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 935093196.Me

I have used preparations containing salicylic acid to remove plantar
warts.  It turns the skin and wart tissue white - why? It seems to work 
very slowly, and also effects the surrounding skin tissue.

Re: How does salicylic acid work to remove warts?

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