usually go away after a certain period of time without any treatment.
Proper treatment becomes necessary if your warts get painful,
bothersome, are not responding to home remedies or are a cosmetic
concern. Your doctor’s aim will be to remove the warts completely, so as
to reduce the chance of them coming back.
treatment method may depend on the location of the warts, your symptoms
and personal preference. Your doctor will start with the least painful
method, especially in cases that involve children. These include:
acid which is applied to the warts in the form of liquid, gel or a
patch. This works by removing the layers of a wart one at a time until
it is fully removed. It is non-painful, yet time-consuming process that
may take weeks to show results.
in which the warts are frozen by applying liquid nitrogen to them. A
blister forms around the warts. When the blister peels off, the warts
are peeled off completely as well. The procedure may be carried out in
your doctor’s office. This procedure may be painful and used on children with the help of topical anaesthetic creams.
acids such as bichloroacetic or trichloroacetic acids may be used in
case salicylic acid or freezing fails to work. The acid is applied with a
wooden toothpick after the surface of the wart has been shaven of. The
procedure can be painful with burning and stinging sensations.
cautery, which burns the tiny blood vessels causing the infected tissue
to eventually die and the wart to fell off. This procedure is also
painful and can cause scarring.