Sometimes warts disappear without any treatment. Otherwise, treatment depends on the type of wart and its location on the body. Treatment may include:
- Cryotherapy (freezing): This kills the common warts by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. Multiple treatments may be required.
- Electrodessication (burning): This process works for common, filiform and plantar warts.
- Curettage (scraping): Often used in conjunction with electrosurgery, this is the process of scraping off the wart with a knife of spoon-like tool.
- Excision (cutting): Your physician may need to cut out the wart.
- Laser surgery: A narrow beam of intense light may work on warts that aren’t responding to other treatment.
- Chemical peels: Daily application of medicine that causes the skin to peel off may be useful for groupings of flat warts.
- Immunotherapy: Topical treatments can use your body’s immune system to kill the HP virus.