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Silver nitrate

BMJ Group Medical Reference

Silver nitrate is a hard substance. It comes as a sort of pencil. You wet it before pressing it against your wart. It is used to kill the cells in the wart. One brand name is Avoca.

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Last Updated: June 21, 2012
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