What Are Warts?

Warts are skin growths caused by a virus.

What Are The Treatments For Warts?

There are a number of different treatments for warts. Some go away on their own. Some over-the-counter treatments, such as salicylic acid products (in the form of drops, gels and pads) can get rid of some warts by dissolving the keratin protein that makes up the wart and the dead skin above it. Other treatments may include prescription topical medications or cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen). Surgery may be recommended for painful or large warts that do not respond to these treatments.

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