Canthrone is an excellent treatment for warts, molluscum and other growths in the skin.  It is painless and therefore preferred by many of our pediatric patients and adults who are adverse to even a little discomfort.  It is usually applied with a Q-tip (for children we refer to it as a tickle stick) and then covered with paper tape or a bandaid.  Patients are instructed to wash it off between twenty minutes to one hour later.  Although several treatments may be required, Canthrone is the kindler and gentler treatment for these ailments.