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Instant Glue Against Warts

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Q. I had a wart on my right ring finger for years. Although the dermatologist had frozen it and cut it off several times, the wart still was there.

I needed nerve surgery on that finger but the wart was in the way. My hand surgeon told me to put nail polish or instant glue directly on the wart and keep it on for three weeks. That would cut off the air supply a wart needs to survive and grow.

I did that religiously. When I returned for my pre-op visit, the wart had died and popped out when hard pressure was applied. This was so simple and painless it was amazing. The glue I used caused no ill effects to the surrounding tissue on my finger and the nerve surgery proceeded.

A. You are not the first person to tell us that instant glue can be successful against warts. We're glad this remedy worked for you.

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I have 8 warts on one hand and another at the top of my forehead. The glue idea is one I would like to try, but how do you keep the glue from washing off? Do you reapply it after washing or is there some brand that won't wash off?

An oddity to the wart issue: I know that warts are viruses, but on two separate occasions in the last year I have been on intravenous antibiotics at home through a PICC line. All but two of the warts have markedly decreased in size or disappeared on each occasion. They came back in between courses.

How does this work if viruses are not supposed to be cured by antibiotics?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: INSTANT GLUE, ALSO KNOWN AS SUPER GLUE, SHOULDN'T WASH OFF EASILY, THOUGH IT DOES WEAR OFF.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE RESPONSE YOU FOUND WITH THE ANTIBIOTICS WAS A CONSEQUENCE OF AN IMMUNE RESPONSE. IF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM GOT ACTIVATED, IT WOULD KNOCK OUT THE WARTS.

Could you please elaborate on the term "instant glue?" Is this the Krazy Glue type of product you can buy at the dollar stores, or is a more special type of glue?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: KRAZY GLUE AND SUPER GLUE ARE TRADEMARKS, BUT THAT IS THE TYPE OF PRODUCT INTENDED.

my dermatologist has frozen some seborrheic dermatitis on my face with no results. Has anyone used a home remedy with success?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: SOME READERS HAVE REPORTED SUCCESS PUTTING MILK OF MAGNESIA ON THE AFFECTED SKIN OVERNIGHT, AND WASHING IT OFF IN THE MORNING.

Might the instant glue suggested for removal of warts work on seborrheic keratosis? I'd be interested in hearing of any treatment that others have found to be beneficial. I have a number of these and with age, that number continues to increase!

Would this remedy work for plantar's warts? If not, is there another remedy?

Thanks to The People's Pharmacy, I used instant glue on a seborrheic keratoses on my face. In a couple of weeks this unsightly growth was removed. I covered it at night and rubbed it off the next morning. It seems that the glue hardened and by rubbing it off, I rubbed off the dead skin of the seborrheic keratoses.

Could the glue be used for skin tags, large ones and many of them in unmentionable areas? I have had them burned off and frozen and it is difficult and painful for that many at one time. I hope and pray someone will have something easy and productive. Thanks

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: WE HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO USED THIS TYPE OF GLUE ON SKIN TAGS WITH GOOD RESULTS. WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY STUDIES TO SUPPORT THIS PRACTICE.

Would the nail polsih on foot warts work?

When I was a boy, 65 years ago, I contracted in-growing warts "planter warts" on the bottom of my feet. There were 6 or 8 and they hurt so bad I was having trouble walking. We went to the old family doctor who had made many house calls when I was very ill. He prescribed something I was to put on each wart each day and to peel this dried stuff off the next day and replace it.

I made model airplanes and this stuff smelled and acted just like model glue. I think it was glue. The warts were holes in my feet. Each day I pulled the glue off the hole became shallower. After about a week the wart stuff came out stuck to the glue. It was Great!! I've forgotten a lot, but I haven't forgotten that. I now have an in-growing wart on my thumb.

I think it's the result of a metal splinter. I have frozen it twice and put acid on it many times, but I don't think I'm making much progress...so I'm now trying super glue and epoxy and if I can find the old model glue I might do that. I really think the super glue is going to do it.

Thank you very much for this web site! You are helping many, many people.

Love to all,...Tom

The best cure is getting a Dr. to electrically burn them off. My Dr. did mine for $20 per wart. Leaves a small scar but gets rid of them and they don't come back where they're burned.

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