Nonetheless, a research study indicates the extract from Japanese Shiitake mushrooms called Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) shows promise in treating HPV – the virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts.
So is HPV treatment among the benefits of readily available AHCC supplement?
Comparing Duofilm vs another popular Salicylic acid based wart removal product, Compound W Wart Remover Gel also has the same rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on good feedback received from 478 customer reviews.
For those who are not comfortable with Acid-based over the counter products (like Duofilm and Compound W above), then Nevi-Skin cream is a good option.
Nevi-Skin by DermalMeds is a topical treatment cream formulated with natural herbal extracts – for removal of plantar foot warts, common warts on hand and fingers, genital warts, moles on the skin and face, skin tags and syringoma.
Other Wart Ointment That Do Not Make Top Recommendations List
#4. Trichloroacetic Acid Solution (TCA) is commonly used by dermatologists and physicians as chemical skin peel. However, TCA is less used due to its corrosive action on skin, while its high concentrations of 80% requires administration by a doctor or trained medical personnel to avoid damage the healthy skin. >> Find out more
#5. Wartrol wart remover was a popular OTC liquid wart remover containing 17% salicylic acid as active ingredient, while its inactive ingredients are Ethyl Alcohol, Flexible Collodion, Menthol, Polysorbate-80, Ascorbic Acid, and Hydroxypropylcellulose. >> Check out full reviews
#6. Wartrin is another salicylic acid based OTC wart cream in the market which is formulated to treat plantar / common warts as well as genital warts. The other ingredients in Wartrin include Vitamin E, apple cider vinegar, and tea tree oil. Wartrin has a relatively lower concentration level of salicylic acid – at 5%. >> Check out full reviews
#7. Salicylic acid based Bazuka gel is available in a range of 4 products with different formulation / contents, namely Bazuka Gel, Bazuka Treatment Gel, Bazuka Extra Strength Gel, and Bazuka Extra Strength Treatment Gel – all come in tube containing clear colorless gel. >> Check out full reviews
#8. Wartamine‘s proprietary formula contains natural active ingredients like Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, olive leaf extract, garlic, and Vitamin E. Similar as Wartrin, Wartamine is formulated to treat plantar / common warts as well as genital warts. >> Check out full review
#9. H-Warts Formula is a wart removal product by Amoils Healing Natural Oils, which contains homeopathic & essential oils ingredients. H-Warts Formula received mixed user reviews with 3.3 rating out of 5.0 based on 45 reviews. >> Find out more
OTC Wart Remover Type #2: Wart Pen, Stick, Application Kit.
Unlike the typical wart ointment, this type of OTC wart removers come together with product-specific specialized tool / kit that the users need to follow the application instructions per product information leaflet for wart treatment.
The Top 3 wart removal products in this category are:
Other Wart Pen / Kits That Do Not Make Top Recommendations List
#4. Bazuka Sub Zero freeze kit adopts the Cryotherapy method, similar to Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away. Manufactured in UK, Bazuka Sub Zero comes with a freezing kit that comprises of an aerosol can containing a freezing agent, disposable foam applicators, and a special dome-shaped safety cap. This product is used to freeze the wart at fortnightly intervals. >> Learn more
#5. Compound W Freeze Off applications kit is part of the Compound W Cryogenic wart removal product line, that delivers a concentrated freeze / cryogen through its tip applicator. It has a specific application instruction on how to attach the applicator into the handle then insert it into the top of the canister, follow by pressing the foam applicator on the wart that is to be frozen. >> Learn more
#6. WartStick is a 5.1g stick wart remover that contains 40% Salicylic Acid, for the removal of common and plantar warts. Its inactive Ingredients include Castor Oil and Chlorobutanol in a waxy base. To use this OTC wart remover – apply thin layer of the product to a bandage, then apply the medicated bandage and position product over wart. >> Learn more
#7. Terrasil Wart Removal Stick Max by Activated Minerals contains 12% Salicylic acid as its active ingredient, while its inactive ingredients are organic and natural ingredients like Beeswax, Volcanic Clay (Bentonite), Magnesium Oxide, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Peppermint oil, Silver oxide, and Zinc Oxide. >> Learn more
#8. EndWarts PEN by Meda Ireland contains Formic Acid solution. By following the EndWarts PEN instructions and apply it onto the wart regularly once a week, the EndWarts Formic Acid topical solution is absorbed directly into the wart. >> Learn more
OTC Wart Remover Type #3: Wart Pads / Strip with Discs
Users basically use these OTC wart remover to conceal the wart, while the wart removal product has medicine in the pad / strip / discs formulated for wart treatment.
#1. Compound W Wart Remover Pads are cushioned and self-adhesive pads that resemble bandages to conceal, protect and remove plantar / common warts. This is part of the Compound W Salicylic Acid wart removal product line. Using Salicylic Acid 40% as its key ingredient, Compound W pad also consists lanolin, polybutene, and rosin ester as its inactive ingredients.>> Learn more
Supplements with AHCC mushroom extract (like AHCC Kinoko Gold and NOW Foods AHCC below) have received positive customer reviews that testify AHCC supplement do help to fight cancers and reduce adverse effects of chemotherapy –
nonetheless there are still very limited reviews that prove AHCC mushroom supplement can effectively cure HPV wart virus – which requires further clinical studies.