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July 11th Newsletter- Compounding Corner

The goal of any wart removal treatment is to destroy the troublesome growth without causing scarring. We commonly compound cantharidin for wort removal.

Cantharidin is a chemical compound secreted by many species of beetles. The advantage of using the cantharidin treatment is that it doesn’t leave behind any scar tissue. Treatment involves a doctor painting the compound over the wart and then covering the area with a bandage, which is worn for 24 hours. A blister forms and when it dries the wart comes off with the skin. The procedure is painless, although the cantharidin blister may be painful for several hours.

Question about compounding? Call us at 660 699 2432.