Can you use Compound W on genital warts?

Patient

Q: Can you use Compound W on genital warts?

Doctor

A:   It is not recommended to use compound W.  The product does not usually reach a low enough temperature to freeze the warts and if treated incorrectly, you risk spreading - instead of killing - the virus.
If you visit a physician, they will use liquid nitrogen or another form of cryotherapy. Often more than one visit is required to fully eradicate genital warts and treatments should be spaced out 1 week apart.

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