Some physicians say that the ideal treatment for warts is not any remedy at all. Many men and women develop an immune response which causes warts to go away by themselves. One-fifth of all warts disappear within six months, and two-thirds are gone over a couple of decades. But if your wart doesn’t disappear, or if it is uncomfortable or unsightly, you can attempt self-treatment or seek support from your doctor. If you have diabetes or a weak immune system, it’s recommended to prevent self-treatment and instead follow up with your doctor.
In case you decide to treat your own rash, then your first-choice treatment should be an over-the-counter medication in liquid, gel, pad, or ointment form. Most of them contain salicylic acid, which softens abnormal skin cells and dissolves them.
First, soak the wart in water for five minutes to help the medicine penetrate the epidermis. Then lightly rub off dead skin cells using a washcloth or pumice rock. These compounds require daily treatment, often for at least a few weeks. You shouldn’t reuse the same washcloth or pumice rock or perhaps you keep reinfecting yourself with all the wart virus. After employing the more complex salicylic acid treatment, the area should be covered with a bit of duct tape. This will help to both adhere and penetrate the salicylic acid to the epidermis.
If over-the-counter therapy fails, your Physician can remove a rash by:
1. Freezing it with liquid nitrogen.
2. Injecting a medication called bleomycin into the rash (which kills the virus), used for acute cases.
3. Injecting candida antigen to trigger the body’s immune system to fight off the wart.
4. Prescribing a topical medicine called imiquimod (Aldara), which improves the body’s fighting capacities. This is mainly beneficial for genital warts.
Getting rid of warts takes persistence. It’s in the rare case that a wart is gone with a single treatment. There is not any treatment that your doctor can do this has been proven to be more powerful compared to over-the-counter treatment with salicylic acid and duct tape. Oftentimes, your physician will do a remedy at work while you continue to do at-home treatments.