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Wart Treatment by Drug and Procedure

Although the most common treatment for warts is simple removal, there are many situations where treatment calls for a different approach. Destruction of warts, unfortunately risks scarring, and in some cases, avoidance is not possible. In other cases, the affected area is too sensitive for painful treatments to be appropriate.


The go to treatment for warts. This treatment involves applying liquid nitrogen using a Q-Tip, and less commonly by spray. The extremely low temperature freezes the water within the cells, causing death. It is a painful procedure, but a very effective treatment.


Electrodessication is a way of excising the wart by using an electric needle to burn the warts. It is a variant of surgical excision. This procedure is usually conducted under local anaesthetic.

CO2 Laser:

The CO2 laser is a powerful laser that vaporizes the water content in the skin. The blood vessels that feed the warts are targeted with yellow light, which is specifically absorbed by the red of the vessels. Scarring is common with this procedure.

Salicylic Acid and Vitamin Acid:

Salicylic acid and vitamin acid can be applied onto the warts. Both of these ingredients have the effect of regulating the skin surface, treating the warts. These treatments can both irritate the skin.


Aldara is a new type of therapy called immune response modulation. It helps to boost the user's immune response to the HPV virus. Although irritation and inflammation is associated with use, it can be a good alternative for treating sensitive areas like the genitals, when treating genital warts.

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