Salatac Wart Gel 8g
Salatac Wart Gel 8g
Salatac Wart Gel is used for the treatment of warts, a verruca, a corn or a callus.
Warts often occur on the fingers or on the back of the hands. You can recognise the common wart by the rough ‘cauliflower-like’ appearance of the surface. Verrucas occur only on the sole of the foot, and are recognised by their tenderness and the interruption of the footprint pattern.
Salatac softens the skin growth, thus assisting removal of the excessive skin with an emery board or pumice stone. Salatac also helps to kill the virus within the wart or verruca.
What are warts?
Warts are small excessive growths of skin caused by a type of virus. They often occur on the fingers or on the back of the hands. They can be recognised by their rough "cauliflower-like" appearance of the surface. They can be painful and often look like a small white ring of skin with a black dot in the center, and can grow and spread, particularly if left untreated.
What are verrucas?
Verrucas are small excessive growths of skin caused by a type of virus, they occur only on the sole of the foot. They can be painful, and often look like a small white ring of skin with a black dot in the center. They can be spread by direct contact and are caused by the same virus that causes warts.
What are the active ingredients in Salatac Wart Gel and how do they work?
Salatac Wart Gel helps treat warts, verrucas, corns, and calluses with help of the active ingredients salicylic acid and lactic acid. These ingredients work by softening the hard skin growth, making it easier to remove with a pumice stone or emery board and also help kill the virus that causes warts and verrucas.
- Salicylic Acid 12.0% w/w
- Lactic Acid 4.0% w/w
Usage and Instructions
Adults, children and the elderly:
Salatac Gel should be applied once daily. The gel should be applied once every night. Treatment can take up to twelve (12) weeks for resistant lesions to disappear, and it is necessary to persevere with treatment.
- Every night, soak the affected site in warm water for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Dry thoroughly with the patient's own towel.
- Carefully apply one or two drops of the gel to the lesion and allow to dry over its surface. Take care to avoid spreading on to surrounding normal skin. No adhesive plaster is necessary.
- The following evening, carefully remove and discard the elastic film formed from the previous application, and reapply the gel. Occasionally, if removal of the elastic film proves difficult, carefully reapply the gel over it and allow to dry. This should help thicken the film to assist removal. If necessary, such re-application may be made on two or three successive days.
- Once a week, gently rub away the treated surface using an emery board, as provided, or pumice stone used only for this purpose, before re-applying the gel.
- The wart, verruca, corn or callus may take up to twelve (12) weeks to disappear and it is important to persevere with the treatment.
- At the end of treatment, if the elastic film is difficult to remove, it may be allowed to remain on the skin until it sheds.
Not to be used on or near the face, intertriginous or anogenital regions or by diabetics or individuals with impaired peripheral blood circulation.
Not to be used on moles, birthmarks, hairy warts or on any other skin lesions for which Salactol is not indicated.
Not to be used in cases of sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Keep away from the eyes and mucous membranes.
The gel should be applied carefully to the wart, verruca, corn or callus only, to avoid possible irritation of surrounding normal skin.
Some mild, transient irritation may be expected, but in cases of more severe or persistent pain/irritation, the treatment should be suspended and/or discontinued.
Salatac may be irritant in certain patients, which in rare instances may appear as a temporary blemish on the skin.