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Skin Care Author: FDA Consumer Health Information Last Updated: Jan 16, 2014 - 9:38:45 AM

Some Wart Removers are Flammable

By FDA Consumer Health Information
Jan 16, 2014 - 9:32:50 AM

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( - Some cryogenic wart removers-which remove warts from the skin by freezing them off-have caught fire during use at home, harming consumers or setting fire to items around the house.

Since 2009, FDA has received 14 such reports about over-the-counter (OTC) wart remover products. Ten patients have described singed hair, blisters, burns or skin redness.

Learn how to use these products safely and about alternative ways to remove warts.

Read the Consumer Update to learn how to use these products safely and about alternative ways to remove warts. 

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