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Cutis. 1978 Dec;22(6):673-6.

Don't excise--exorcise. Treatment for subungual and periungual warts.


I offer yet another modality from that "bag of tricks" used in the management of the common wart, primarily the subungual and periungual varieties, where treatment can be painful, and where the undesirable sequelae of scarring and nail deformities may occur. My method is safe, easy, simple painless, inexpensive, and highly effective. It leaves no scarring or deformed nails. When there are multiple warts on different digits, occlusion of only one wart by this method often results in cure of all. The mystery remains: How and why does this method work? I cannot offer any reasonable or logical explanation. It cannot be all "hypnotic" or "suggestive." Could it be that the airtight occlusion and a chemical reaction set up by the adhesive in the tape might combine to release a chemical or "toxin" causing the formation of antibodies? Whatever it may be, it works. I recommend that you try it.

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