wineluvr1962

Q:

What can a diabetic person use if they have a wart on their thumb?

Patty Bonsignore

A:

Skin infections are more common for people with diabetes, particularly if their blood glucose levels are not well controlled. This is why we are cautious with any treatments that cause breaks in the skin, such as over the counter wart or corn removers. These over the counter products contain acids that break down the wart, causing an open irritated area at the site of the wart. The problem is that these acids can also break down the healthy skin around the wart and increase the chance for infection. To avoid a skin infection, it’s best to get warts treated by a healthcare professional who can use more powerful treatments on the wart and target the treatment more precisely so that only the wart is treated and not the healthy skin around it. Also, the treatment for warts will vary depending on the size and type , so in the end having a healthcare professional look at it may cost a bit more, but is probably much more effective than trying to do it yourself.

July 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm