I used black salve to remove some itching warts and moles and regret it. It left huge scars, and a few months later the scars and the skin around the scars began to itch. That is when I began to cleanse my system and take bloodroot internally. This is what saved my life, not using bloodroot topically. If I had to do it over, I would simply take bloodroot internally and skip the horrendous eschar treatment. I do not recommend black salve. I recommend systemic cleansing.