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Propolis treatment for warts

Propolis treatment for warts explained by dermatologist in New York, NY

Warts are a common affliction that can affect both children and adults, and they are often unsightly and embarrassing. Unfortunately, warts can be difficult to treat because they are resistant to many common over-the-counter treatments or home remedies. Propolis is an over the counter (OTC) product made from honeycomb resin. It has been reported to have some positive effects on the immune system and was shown in a medical paper in the International Journal of Dermatology to be helpful for many patients with warts. Dr. Stephen L. Comite, dermatologist at SkinProvement Dermatology in New York, NY, offers more insights on the use of propolis for warts below.

What is propolis?

Propolis is an immunomodulator that has antiviral properties.  It is collected by honeybees from trees, where they then take the material to their honeycombs to varnish and seal them. It has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a versatile therapy that is helpful in treating a number of conditions by expediting the healing process.

How to use propolis for warts

Since propolis is inexpensive and causes few side effects, we recommend taking one pill, 500 milligram (mg) daily for 3 months. You can purchase propolis at GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe, and similar stores. It should cost about $20.

There are a few things to keep in mind when taking propolis for warts:

  • You should not take propolis if you are allergic to bee stings or any bee products
  • As propolis comes in a variety of doses, be sure to check the label in order to purchase the 500 mg size, which is the correct dose
  • Propolis can be used to supplement other wart treatments that have been recommended by your dermatologist

Schedule a consultation

If you have one or more warts that have been resistant to over-the-counter medications, there are other effective treatments available to eliminate them. Call Dr. Stephen L. Comite at SkinProvement Dermatology in New York, NY at (212) 933-9490 to schedule a consultation today!

| Dara L.

I was just on here getting Dr. Comite’s information to refer a coworker to him. He treated my acne about a year ago with Accutane. I was very apprehensive to try this course of treatment since there are a lot of misconceptions about the drug. I only trusted Dr. Comite to ease me through the process. He was extremely thorough. He even does his own blood work which makes the Accutane process a lot easier. His staff in the office is also very attentive and professional.

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SKINPROVEMENT DERMATOLOGY in New York is committed to providing patients world-class treatments for skin, hair, and nails. They understand and acknowledge the diversity among all patients to treat them more efficiently using state of the art technology and decades of professional expertise.

DR. STEPHEN COMITE is a board-certified Dermatologist with an impeccable academic background and he is valued as one of the best Dermatologists in NY due to his expert skills and his compassionate nature towards all of his patients.
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