Removal and Treatment of Warts

Warts are generally harmless, but genital warts should be taken seriously. There are many treatment options for warts, although often warts reappear after treatment, and sometimes multiple types of treatment are necessary.

Treatment options include the following:

  • Freezing: In this treatment, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart. A blister forms around the wart, and the dead tissue falls off within about a week.
  • Medications: Some medications can be applied to try and remove warts  such as salicylic acid and cantharidin. Imiquimod is a prescription cream used to treat genital warts.
  • Intralesional immunotherapy for common warts is effective and safe and may be considered in refractory cases.
  • Minor Surgery: When other treatments fail, minor surgery may be considered. The wart will be cut away, and then the base of the wart will be destroyed using an electric needle or by deep freezing (cryosurgery).

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and around the world. While dangerous, skin cancer is treatable with early detection.

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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that involves two steps: the use of a light-sensitive drug and the application of a light source to destroy abnormal cells.

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Moles

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REMEMBER you may have multiple types of bumps and bumps and some that may not be listed here:

  • Small, hard, white bumps (milia)
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