Asked by: Oghogho Albuquerque
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020

Is cantharidin treatment painful?

Cantharidin is a medication which is most often used in the treatment of warts and 'wart-like' bumps known as molluscum contagiosum. The main advantage of Cantharidin is that it doesn't hurt when applied. This is in contrast to other methods (like freezing with liquid nitrogen) which can be quite painful.

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Similarly, how long does it take for cantharidin blisters to heal?

Topical cantharidin treatment causes formation of blisters within 24 to 48 hours. Healing is complete 4 to 7 days after application. The degree of blistering is controlled by instructing the patient to wash the treated site with soap and water after a specified length of time, usually in the range of 2 to 6 hours.

Also Know, should I pop a cantharidin blister? After application of Cantharidin, the area should be left dry for 4 hours to 6 hours before bathing. If the child complains of pain at the treated sites, remove the tape and wash the area with soap and water. Don't pop any blisters as they will spontaneously rupture as the medication works.

Keeping this in consideration, when can I wash off cantharidin?

Remove tape (if used) and then wash the cantharidin off thoroughly with soap and water no longer than FOUR HOURS after it was applied in the office. WASH OFF SOONER if there is any any pain, burning, or discomfort. 2. Expect blistering within 24 hours.

Does Beetlejuice for warts hurt?

Cantharidin is a substance that comes from the green blister beetle. It is sometimes used to treat warts if salicylic acid or freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy) has not been useful. Although Cantharidin does not hurt when applied, it may cause mild tingling, itching, or burning within a few hours.

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