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  • Lactic acid & salicylic acid for warts and verrucas

    Posted by em88 on July 25, 2017 at 10:21 am


    As you may know already, most of topical formulations for the treatment of warts and verrucas have Salicylic acid and Lactic acid, where salicylic acid is around 10% while lactic acid is around 2-4%.
    I was wondering if a topical formulation with 10% Lactic acid and 2% salicylic acid would be efficient for warts and verrucas too? What do you think?

    Thank you

    drbobverdient-biz replied 6 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • em88

    July 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    The closed case I found is a study with glycolic acid and salicylic acid 2% where they mention it has effect for warts. 
    All three ingredients have keratolyic effect which is the main mechanism effect thought till now for warts. 
    The main problem I found with lactic acid is that is has the lowest keratolytic effect compared to the other two ingredients due to the fact it does not penetrate very well the skin. 

  • drbobverdient-biz

    July 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I would go with glycolic and  SA for keratolytic effect so I agree.

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