Ointments for warts

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Last reviewed: 25.06.2018

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If the warts, benign neoplasms on the skin, do not cause discomfort or aesthetic discomfort, it is better not to touch them. Moreover, with time, warts can disappear on their own.

However, often these formations bring inconveniences and even painful sensations, in particular, plantar warts. Sprains on the skin of the face and on the hands also do not please their owners, especially large ones or when there are several. In these cases, it is better to remove the warts.

Modern methods of getting rid of warts are various - from alternative means to radical interventions. Still, it is better to start with the use of conventional pharmacy ointments from warts, it is very likely that before the surgical intervention it will not come.

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Indications of the ointments from warts

Indications for the use of ointments from warts are ordinary (vulgar) and adolescent warts on any parts of the body, genital warts, papillomas.

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Release form

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Antiviral ointment from warts

Radical methods of getting rid of warts are not as effective as ointments of anti-viral action, cleaning not only the formations themselves, but also the cause of their occurrence. In particularly large and painful warts located in places that cause inconvenience and therefore require immediate removal, antiviral drugs are used after surgery to prevent relapses.

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Oksolinovaya ointment

The active component of the ointment is the viksotsid oxolin. It is intended for application to the skin and mucous membranes.

Oxolin destroys viruses and protects cells from penetrating into them the virus, preventing the virus from connecting to the cell membrane cover.

The drug has no toxic properties, does not concentrate in the tissues. When applied to the skin, approximately 5% of the preparation is absorbed. Excreted in the urine within 24 hours.

Available in tuba - 30 g.

Use of Oxolin Ointment during pregnancy and lactation is allowed.

Contraindicated with oxolin intolerance.

Side effects after the use of oxolin ointment are extremely rare. This is a single case of allergic dermatitis, as well as the surface of the skin from the ointment can acquire a blue tint (it is easy to wash it off with water).

Way of use: lubricate the wart and healthy skin around 3% oksolinovoy ointment before the disappearance of the build-up (treatment course from 2 weeks to 2 months). Can be used on any part of the body. When treating plantar warts, it is recommended to steam up the legs and remove the necrotic tissue for more effective treatment.

The effectiveness of this ointment has not yet been proven, there are more effective means. Its positive quality is safety due to low absorptivity and lack of a common effect on the body.

Do not store more than three years in the original packaging, observing the temperature regime of no higher than 10 ° C, in a dark place. Keep away from children.

Viferon ointment

The active ingredient of ointment interferon alpha-2 human, immunomodulator, suppresses the growth of body tissues and the development of viruses in their cells. Among the auxiliary components of the tocopherol ointment is acetone and peach seed oil, antioxidants that relieve inflammation and restore normal skin balance.

Systemic influence on the body is practically absent due to low absorbability of the ointment with local use.

Produced in the bank - 12g, tuba - 6g and 12g.

Use of Viferon Ointment during pregnancy and lactation is allowed.

Contraindicated in infants and intolerance of its ingredients.

Side effects from the use of Viferon are practically absent, in cases of mucosal processing, there may be slight rhinitis, sneezing, burning, which themselves disappear when the drug is withdrawn.

Ointment is applied to the wart and the area around it three or four times a day. Duration of treatment from five days (until the effect is achieved).

Viferon ointment can be used concomitantly with any means used to treat infection with skin and mucosal viruses.

Store in accordance with the temperature regime of 2-8 ° C, in a dark room for one year.

Panavir ointment

The active substance of the gel Panavir is an extract of potato shoots (hexose glycoside), an antagonist of the human papillomavirus.

The hexose glycoside has an immunomodulatory effect, activating the synthesis of interferon. Interrupts the process of biosynthesis of a daughter DNA molecule in infected cells, which has a harmful effect on the development of viruses.

It has the ability to resolve scars and scars, is used in a complex of therapeutic measures after surgical intervention to remove warts in order to prevent relapses.

Available in tube - 3g, 5g, 10g and 30g.

Studies of the drug on laboratory animals have not shown a negative effect on reproduction and fetal formation. Use of Panavir during pregnancy is allowed provided that the benefit to the mother exceeds the possible risk of pathologies in the fetus. Since the pharmacokinetics of the gel have not been adequately studied, when breastfeeding mothers are prescribed during the use of this drug, breastfeeding is discontinued.

Contraindication to use is sensitization to gel ingredients and age 0-17 years.

When using Panavir, there may be a slight reddening and slight itching in the area of application of the gel.

It is used twice a day from five to ten days. About cases of overdose of this ointment from warts and the negative consequences of interaction with other drugs are unknown.

Store three years at a temperature of 2-25 ° C in a dry, dark place inaccessible to children.

Interferon Ointment

Includes two active ingredients: interferon alpha-2 human and complex immunoglobulin preparation, combined on the basis of lanolin.

The antiviral effect of human interferon alpha-2 is to penetrate into cells and synthesize there a protein that stops the development of viruses at any stage. Activates its own immunity against bacteria, viruses, protozoa.

The second ingredient is the lyophilisate of the protein collodion of immunoglobulins IgG, IgM, IgA, extracted from human blood plasma. In the complex immunoglobulin preparation, part of IgM and IgA is from 15 to 25%, which increases its effectiveness in topical application.

The interaction of constituents of the ointment provides a good antimicrobial effect inside the cell and outside it due to the direct destruction of virulent organisms and the activation of their own immunity. Due to a significant increase in the protein mass in the ointment, interferons remain resistant to an aggressive environment at the sites of infection.

Produced in tubes and cans - 5g, 10g, 30g.

Contraindicated with intolerance of ingredients. Use of interferon ointment during pregnancy and lactation is allowed.

Use once or twice a day for one to two weeks. In the case of a large number of genital warts and papillomas, ointment can be combined with destructive manipulation, using both before and after them to prevent relapses.

Joint use of the ointment together with antibiotics and other drugs is acceptable.

Keep, observing a temperature regime of 4-10 ° C, in a darkened place for not more than one year.

Acyclovir Ointment

Monopreparation with the same active ingredient, synthetic analogue of purine nucleoside deoxyguanidine, a natural element of deoxyribonuclease.

The similarity of acyclovir to its original allows it to interact with viral enzymes, interrupting the process of reproduction of the virus. In infected cells, the addition reaction of a phosphoric acid residue occurs and forms acyclovir monophosphate. Guanylyl cyclase catalyzes the conversion of monophosphate to diphosphate, and several more cellular enzymes into active acyclovir triphosphate, which integrates into the daughter deoxyribonuclease of the virus, stops the process of its reproduction.

The action of acyclovir is targeted selectively on the biosynthesis of the virus deoxyribonuclease. Acyclovir does not affect analogous processes in human cells.

Ointment applied to the healthy surface of the skin is not detected in the blood and urine, on the infected skin - there is a slight absorption. Excreted by the kidneys (up to 9.4% of the amount applied).

Available in tubes weighing 10g.

Contraindicated with intolerance of ingredients, pregnant and lactating women, children under two years.

Causes side effects in the form of irritations and swelling of the skin and mucous membranes, which disappear after stopping the use of the ointment. With prolonged use, the skin may be flaky.

Application is the same for all ages - apply to the infected surface at intervals of 4 hours from five to ten days.

Minor absorption of the ointment virtually eliminates the possibility of an overdose.

Simultaneous use with immunomodulators increases antiviral activity.

Ointment is not applied to the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, eyes, vagina.

Keep in accordance with the temperature regime of 8-15 ° C, in a dry dark place inaccessible to children no more than two years.

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Ointments for wart removal

Salicylic ointment

This ointment is a well-known remedy for the removal of warts. The active component of the ointment is salicylic acid, which removes inflammation, disinfecting areas of application, removing the keratinized particles of the skin.

Issued in the bank - 25g.

During pregnancy, salicylic ointment can handle small areas of the skin in a volume of not more than 5 ml (1g). Before starting treatment, you should consult your doctor.

Salicylic ointment is spread on warts once every two to three days with a daily volume of 10ml (2g), a sterile bandage is applied to the treated area and fixed. Before each treatment, the surface of the warts is released from necrotic skin particles and disinfected. Use the ointment until the build-up disappears completely. Plantar warts are treated after softening them in warm water.

Contraindicated in renal dysfunction, sensitization to aspirin, in infancy. It is not used to remove moles, warts on the face and genitals, warts on which hairs grow.

Salicylic ointment can cause irritation of the skin in the application area, a slight increase in body temperature.

Salicylic acid when combined with other external agents increases their absorption, exacerbates the side effects of methotrexate and antidiabetics, based on sulfonylureas. Ointment is not recommended together with resorcinol (react with formation of a melting mixture) and zinc oxide (react with formation of insoluble zinc salicylate).

Store at a temperature of not more than 20 ° C for not more than two years. Keep away from children.

Zinc ointment

The active substance of the ointment is zinc oxide, its suspension in petroleum jelly has antimicrobial, astringent, softening and simultaneously drying properties. Protects the surface of the skin from adverse effects, reduces exudation.

Changes the natural properties of proteins, forming their connections with zinc. Promotes the process of collagen synthesis, giving the skin strength and elasticity.

Available in cans, in tubes - 20 g.

The use of pregnant and lactating women is entirely acceptable.

Contraindicated in the case of acute purulent lesions of the skin surface and / or hypersensitivity to the components of the ointment.

Do not get ointment in the eyes, first aid - rinse well with water.

In cases of prolonged use, there may be itching, redness, rashes, and isolated allergy cases.

Use two to six times a day, after cleaning the place of application. You can apply bandages with ointment. The duration of the course of therapy is individual.

Signs of an overdose from the use of Zinc ointment are not known.

Data on the effect of joint use of ointments with other drugs are not available.

Zinc ointment is stored for no more than five years in a dark room with a temperature of not more than 15 ° C, inaccessible to children.

Ointment is pure

Juice celandine since time immemorial remove warts. But this tool is available only in the summer. At any time of the year, you can use the Cleanser Balm, which provides analgesic, healing, disinfecting effect. Stops bleeding and inflammation, the development of benign neoplasms.

It is produced in a tube with a volume of 20 ml.

Purity is toxic, so use ointments on its basis during pregnancy and lactation should not be.

With increased sensitivity to celandine ointment is contraindicated.

Ointment can cause burns.

To remove the warts, apply balm on them once or twice a day for two to three days, first steaming the warts and treating them with a scraper or pumice stone to remove the coarse skin.

Do not store more than a year in a cool dry place.

Vishnevsky ointment

The active substances of the ointment are xerobes and tar in equal parts, which have a disinfectant, irritant and anti-inflammatory effect. It has healing properties, stimulating the process of blood supply in tissues.

Supplied in cans - 100 g, tubes - 40 g.

Use during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.

Contraindicated in case of sensitization to phenol and preparations based on it, as well as to any ingredient in the ointment.

Long-term treatment with Vishnevsky ointment can lead to allergy manifestations at the site of application, as well as to photosensitivity.

Ointment Vishnevsky two or three times a day smear on the wart Above put a bandage, doing dressings once every two to three days. Treatment continues until the wart disappears.

Getting the ointment on the mucous membranes is not recommended, after the dressing, you should wash your hands well to prevent contact with the mucous membranes.

Overdose can lead to allergies.

Sharing with other external drugs can lead to negative consequences.

Store no more than five years, observing a temperature regime of 8-15 ° C, in a room protected from light. Keep away from children.

Ichthyol ointment

The active ingredient is ichthyol (ammonium bituminous sulfonate), which has an anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and analgesic effect. In the circulatory system with external application does not fall.

Produced in tubes - 30 mg, containers and cans - 25 mg.

In pregnancy Ichthyol ointment is used only as directed by a doctor. Breastfeeding mothers need to ensure that the ointment does not get in the mouth to the baby.

Contraindicated in hypersensitivity to the components of the ointment and at the age of 0-11 years.

Occasionally may cause an allergy.

As a rule, the ointment is applied to the wart two or three times a day, it is not rubbed, it is closed with a gauze dressing. After the procedure, it is recommended to wash your hands well to avoid contact of the ointment with mucous membranes.

The joint use of Ichthyol ointment with other external agents, especially those containing iodine, heavy metals, alkaloids, can lead to negative consequences.

Store no more than five years, observing a temperature regime of 15-20 ° C, in a dark room with low humidity.

Betadine ointment

The active substance - povidone-iodine, has a bactericidal and fungicidal action. Active against viruses and protozoa. Getting on the skin or mucous membranes, iodine is released from its binding iodoform and forms with the proteins of the cells of the pathogenic microflora iodamines. By damaging the cellular membranes of pathogenic microorganisms in this way, they contribute to their destruction. Has a powerful antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria (other than the causative agent of tuberculosis).

When using an ointment, iodine is practically not absorbed.

Available in tubes - 20g.

Pregnant and lactating women should not be used.

Contraindicated in hyperfunction of the thyroid gland and its adenoma;

Dühring's disease; children under 1 year; sesibilizatsii to iodine and other components of the ointment. With kidney dysfunction - with caution.

May provoke an allergy.

Use two or three times a day, applying a thin layer on the warts.

Frequent use on a large surface area of the skin and mucous membranes can provoke systemic reverse absorption of iodine and temporary distortion of the results of thyroid function testing.

Not used in conjunction with other antiseptics, especially alkaline, enzymatic and mercury; with preparations of radioactive iodine.

Store no more than three years, observing the temperature regime of 15-25 ° C. Keep away from children.


Wart ointment for children

Neoplasms in the child must be shown to the doctor, it is dangerous to remove them without diagnostics. Usually, children have warts themselves and it is better not to touch them. However, if they make the child uncomfortable, you can try to get rid of the warts with the help of an ointment.

When removing warts at home you need to observe a few simple conditions. Children are not recommended to handle several skin areas at once. You can not get rid of the warts on the face of the child - to avoid an ugly scar is almost impossible. Also it is necessary to consider, that for elimination of a wart some time (approximately two weeks) should pass. You need to be patient and not experiment with different means. However, if for two months no visible changes have occurred, ointment should be canceled.

The ointment from warts for children should have a gentle effect and to its components the child should not have allergies. When choosing ointment, you need to carefully read its composition. It is advisable to consult a doctor. Apply the ointment only in accordance with the instructions.

To remove warts from children, you can use salicylic ointment. Children's dose of ointment is not more than 1ml a day. You can treat the skin to children older than a year.

Oksolinovaya ointment also has a gentle effect and can be used for warts in children older than two years. Treatment will be long, up to three months.

Tebrofen ointment is also used to eliminate vulgar warts in children. Also from antiviral ointments for children you can choose Viferon ointment and Interferon ointment.

Currently, there are many remedies for warts, many of which can be used at home. Nevertheless, it is recommended to consult a doctor before starting treatment, no matter how innocuous the chosen remedy may seem to you.


Ointments from warts by the way of action are:

  • removing the wart, causing necrosis of its tissues, nevertheless, not eliminating the causes of its appearance - the human papilloma virus;
  • antiviral ointments that stop the reproduction and growth of HPV not only in the skin's surface cells, but also in deeper ones.


Dosing and administration

All ointments from warts are applied directly to the neoplasm, antiviral - also to healthy skin around 2-4 times a day (as stated in the instructions). Ointments act more gently than liquid cautery. From the application of ointments there are no scars and scarring, with the help of most of them you can clean warts on the face.

For a more effective action of the ointment before removing the warts on the soles, they are previously steamed in a bath.

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To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Ointments for warts" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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