Used to remove warts, Compound W can be thinned with water. The key ingredient in Compound W is topical salicylic acid. This powerful ingredient can cause skin to dry. If you have sensitive skin, diluting Compound W before applying it enables your skin to gradually adjust to the drug. The liquid and gel form of Compound W can be thinned gradually by adding a couple drops of water with an eyedropper, stirring, then repeating the process until the Compound W is diluted.
Wash hands with warm water and soap. Dry thoroughly. Squeeze desired amount of Compound W gel out of the tube and into a clean bowl.
Take a clean eyedropper and suction water into the vessel. Release a couple drops into the Compound W gel by squeezing the top of the eyedropper. Stir gel and water with a spoon. Gradually add more water as needed to attain desired consistency.
Pour desired dose of Compound W liquid in a clean bowl. Add a couple drops of water. Blend water with Compound W. Add more water until Compound W has been thinned to desired consistency.
Wash and dry skin before applying Compound W.
Do not use Compound W if you are diabetic. Do not apply Compound W in or around eyes, mouth or nostrils. Never apply Compound W to a wart with hair extruding from it.