WARTS AND MOLLUSCUM


Warts are generally harmless skin growths. They are very common, affecting around one in 10 children. Warts can come up anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes (eg mouth, genitals) however, most commonly on the hands, fingers, feet and face.

Warts can spread, usually due to direct contact with someone with warts. Picking or scratching may lead to spread of warts on the same person.

Half of all warts will disappear within 2 years, but this is not predictable.

Warts can be very difficult to treat and many of the commercial products have been discontinued.

We compound a range of wart treatment products including:

  • DCP ointment and solution ( with or without salicylic acid )
  • Podophyllin ointment and paint
  • Cantharadin paint

Molluscum contagiosum in children is common and results from close contact with other children who have the infection. The lesions are smooth, round, pearly lumps with a central core. There is usually a number of lesions present and they can be located on or around the genitals and other areas of the body.

The Royal Childrens Hospital has been using Imiquimod cream to treat this condition for a number of years. We currently compound this item.

To order or for more information on Wart Compounding, please speak to one of our pharmacists in-store or contact us.



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