Duofilm Wart Treatment 15ml

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  • Effective Treatment for Warts
  • Quick and easy to use at home
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Duofilm contains two medicines called salicylic acid and lactic acid. It works by softening the skin of a wart, causing it to peel off. Duofilm is used to treat warts.

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Duofilm Wart Treatment

What is Duofilm Wart Treatment 15ml

Duofilm contains two medicines called salicylic acid and lactic acid. It works by softening the skin of a wart, causing it to peel off. Duofilm is used to treat warts.

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.

See more information on warts and verrucas on the NHS website

Before you use Duofilm Wart Treatment

Do not use Duofilm if:

  • you are allergic to the salicylic acid, lactic acid or any of the other ingredients of Duofilm
  • you have warts on your face, around your back passage or genitals, moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them or other sensitive areas
  • the area of skin is irritated, reddened or infected
  • Do not use on open wounds
  • the child being treated is under 2 years of age

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using Duofilm:

  • Do not inhale the vapour
  • Do not use with other medicines on the affected area
  • Duofilm is not recommended for patients who suffer from diabetes, poor blood circulation or nerve damage to the hands and feet
  • Duofilm contains colophony, which may cause allergic skin reactions (contact dermatitis)
  • Avoid contact with eyes, other sensitive areas and healthy skin. In case of accidental contact with the eyes or other sensitive areas, rinse well with water.
  • If you apply Duofilm to healthy skin, you may experience blistering. Stop use and talk to your doctor or pharmacist
  • Duofilm is not recommended to be used during or immediately after a viral illness
  • Do not use in children or teenagers during or after chicken pox, influenza or other viral infections
  • Duofilm is not recommended to be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • If used during breast-feeding, take care to wash off all traces to avoid accidental swallowing by the child

Duofilm Wart Treatment Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Duofilm may cause allergic skin reactions (allergic dermatitis), rash, dryness, scaling, irritation, itching, swelling, burning sensation, redness, excessive skin growth, discolouration of the skin, blistering, pain and hypersensitivity at the site of application.

How to use Duofilm Wart Treatment

Using Duofilm

  • Use Duofilm once a day, before bedtime, using the brush in the pack
  • It may take 4 to 8 weeks for visible improvement
  • Keep using Duofilm either until the wart has been treated for 12 weeks or until you can see the lines of your skin again (called ‘ridge lines’)
  • Speak to a pharmacist or doctor if warts last longer than 12 weeks or if skin irritation develops
  • Avoid smoking or being near an open flame whilst using Duofilm, or immediately after use

How to use

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 pumice stone, nail file, coarse washcloth or emery board

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 possible to help the ingredients get to work

To stop warts spreading to others Remember that warts can spread to others

  • Only use your own towel
  • If your warts are on the bottom of your feet, do not walk around bare foot

Children

  • Duofilm is not recommended for use in children under 2 years of age
  • Children under 12 years should only use the medicine with help from an adult
  • If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

 

Ingredients

• 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)

See our other skin care treatments.

Further Information

Patient Information Leaflet