Worried About Warts?

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School is starting up and there's energy in the air. Kids are excited to get back to school and see their friends and are nervous about the amount of work they'll have this semester. With all that excitement and nervousness, there's no need to have the added stress of their appearance and, specifically, warts.

Warts are common, affecting up to 12% of the general population, and can cause embarrassment and even pain in some instances. They are a viral infection caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is transmitted through an open would and can be transmitted directly from person to person or from inanimate objects if the immune system is susceptible to warts.

There are a few over-the-counter treatment options available for warts, but each has it's own limitations. Some treatments, like salicylic acid, take a long time to see any results and others, like cryotherapy, can be painful and lead to discontinuation of therapy. That's where compounding can help!

Flourish compounds two wart therapies that have been shown to have good results. Both of these options are available with a prescription from your doctor.

The first is cantharidin.

Cantharidin is a blistering agent and, once applied to the wart, causes a blister to form around it. This allows the wart to separate from the skin and fall off.

The second is DCP.

DCP (diphenylcyclopropenone) works by immunotherapy (or sensitization therapy). In this case, DCP is applied to the wart and the body recognizes the wart as foreign to the body and begins an immune response to attack the wart. This is often a quick and painless treatment.

So if you or your child have a wart that just won't go away, reach out to us today. We'd be happy to contact your doctor on your behalf or help connect you to a doctor who can help. This is just another way Flourish can help you feel better faster.


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