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Wart Treatment Overview

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Care Plan

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First steps to consider

  • Warts can usually be treated at home with various methods.
  • Try softening the wart by soaking it in warm water for 10–15 minutes. Then use a pumice stone to gently file it down.
  • Use OTC wart medication, like salicylic acid, or OTC freezing medication daily.
2

When you may need a provider

  • You have several warts in one area or deep warts on the bottom of your feet (plantar warts).
  • The wart has not gone away after 4 weeks of OTC treatments.
  • You have genital warts.
  • You are immunocompromised.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Spreading redness or pus drainage around the wart with fever

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