- Brand: Stiefel
- Product Code: SF_DOF
- Availability: In Stock
Contains the active ingredient: Salicylic acid 16.7%, Lactic acid 16.7%
These are medicines called keratolytics. They work by breaking down keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure.
The paint is applied directly to the warts. It causes the skin cells of the wart to soften and shed. It can take up to three months of treatment for the affected skin to be removed completely. If successful, the new skin that grows underneath will be healthy.
What is it used for?
Warts in adults and children aged two years and over.
How do I use it?
It should be applied to the wart(s) once a day, preferably at bedtime, using the brush provided.
Each night before applying Duofilm you should remove any plasters and soak the wart for five minutes in warm water. Then dry the area with your own towel (sharing towels can spread the virus that causes the warts to other people).
After soaking and drying the wart, rub the top of it with a pumice stone, emery board or nail file. Rub carefully to avoid making the wart bleed. Then paint on enough Duofilm to cover the wart.
Take care to avoid getting the paint on healthy areas of skin as this can cause blistering and peeling.
Let the Duofilm dry, then cover the wart with a plaster. Try to leave this on until you repeat the treatment the next day.
Stop treatment when the wart is completely gone and you can see the ridgelines of healthy skin.
You may not notice an improvement in the wart for one to two weeks and it can take up to 12 weeks for it to disappear altogether. It is important to persevere with the treatment every night.
If you can still see the wart after 12 weeks of treatment you should consult your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
Size : 15 ml / bottle (0.5 oz)