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Suggest treatment for warts

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: what is a good way to treat warts
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (1 hour later)
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About warts:

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Hello again!

One of the best way to treat warts, if there are only a few of them, is to go in to your doctor to have liquid nitrogen treatment. The doctor will either use a cotton swab dipped in liquid nitrogen or spray it directly on the warts. The warts will "freeze" and later form a scab and fall off. There is some burning sensation with the freezing. It is one of the most effective ways to treat warts.

If you want to try to treat warts yourself, you can go to the drug store and buy a type of mild acid (salicylic acid) used specifically for warts by buying a wart removal kit. This can be effective but requires patience.

If you are interested, below is an article with a variety of wart treatments including the "duct tape method", but freezing with liquid nitrogen or home care with salicylic acid are the most common ways to treat warts.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC0000/
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: About warts: Detailed Answer: Hello again! One of the best way to treat warts, if there are only a few of them, is to go in to your doctor to have liquid nitrogen treatment. The doctor will either use a cotton swab dipped in liquid nitrogen or spray it directly on the warts. The warts will "freeze" and later form a scab and fall off. There is some burning sensation with the freezing. It is one of the most effective ways to treat warts. If you want to try to treat warts yourself, you can go to the drug store and buy a type of mild acid (salicylic acid) used specifically for warts by buying a wart removal kit. This can be effective but requires patience. If you are interested, below is an article with a variety of wart treatments including the "duct tape method", but freezing with liquid nitrogen or home care with salicylic acid are the most common ways to treat warts. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC0000/