|MadSci Network: Medicine|
Salicilic acid is used to moisten and swell the corniferous layer of the skin,this is the dead cell layer that is the most superficial one. When you apply this via a soaked plaster,this layer can be pealled off painlessly. This exposes the living cell layer. Here is where you need to remove the "seed pods" of the wart. once this is done the wart disapears. This takes a few weeks, depending on where the wart is and how diligent one is. The cause of the wart is a virus. RM
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