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Cantharone is extract from beetle juice that is a blistering solution used to treat viral conditions like warts and mollusca. It comes in a suspension and looks just like the over the counter preparations Compound W and Duofilm. It is a ‘blister former’ called an acantholytic and will make a water blister between the epidermis and dermis layers of skin. It will be applied in the office during your appointment. You will be happy to know that Cantharone does not hurt when it is applied to your skin. Continue reading