Duct Tape Occlusion Therapy for Wart removal


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Duct Tape Occlusion Therapy (DTOT) is a wart treatment that is easy to perform at home, which is why many people are interested in using it. If you are curious about DTOT then this article will answer some of your questions about the treatment.  

What is DTOT (Duct Tape Occlusion Therapy)?

DTOT is basically a regime of applying a piece of duct tape on top of warts, usually for about 6 days, before taking that bit of duct tape off to remove dead wart cells by means of a pumice stone or other similar tool. This regime needs to be repeated until the wart is completely removed, and you can expect DTOT to take up to and around 2 months to get rid of a wart.

Does Duct Tape Occlusion Therapy work?

There remains some debate as to whether or not the Duct Tape Occlusion Therapy technique actually works in comparison to tried and tested treatments like cryotherapy. Some evidence indicates that the procedure is very effective and can achieve much better success than other options, while other studies have shown no significant advantage to using DTOT for wart removal.

Is Duct Tape Occlusion Therapy for me?

With so much uncertainty still surrounding DTOT, it’s difficult to suggest whether or not the procedure is a good choice. As always a discussion with your doctor will give you the benefit of medical expertise and knowledge, and help you decide as to which of the many wart removal options suits you best. DTOT is certainly not a good idea for genital, oral, and facial warts because of the abrasive nature of the treatment.  


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