A wart is an infection in the top layers of the skin. It is caused by a virus.
- Warts can be spread when the virus touches damaged skin.
- It is more likely to spread in places which are warm and moist. This is why one of the most common places to catch warts is swimming pools.
- It can take from a few weeks to several months for the wart to appear
Directions for Use
Use Duofilm once a day, preferably at bedtime, using the brush in the pack.
- Keep using Duofilm until the wart has completely gone. When it has gone you will be able to see the lines of your skin again (called ‘ridge lines’).
- It may take 4 to 8 weeks to completely remove your wart. Speak to your doctor if the wart has not cleared after 12 weeks.
How to use Duofilm
1. Remove any plasters.
2. Soak the warts in hot water for five minutes.
3. Dry the area with your own towel.
4. Rub the top of the warts carefully with a nail file, pumice stone, emery board or coarse washcloth, with care taken not to cause bleeding.
5. Then put on enough Duofilm to cover the warts. Try not to get it on the normal skin around the warts.
6. Let the Duofilm dry thoroughly.
7. Cover the wart with a plaster if it is large or on your foot.
The active substances are lactic acid 15.0% w/w and salicylic acid 16.7% w/w.
The other ingredient is flexible collodion (contains pyroxylin, colophony, virgin castor oil, ethanol and ether).