Warts are harmless and disappear on their own after a few weeks or months. But warts are unattractive and can cause discomfort. Some warts can be painful such as plantar warts under the feet. Different treatment options are available to help warts go away faster.
The virus Human papillomavirus HPV causes warts. Warts more commonly appear on hands, face, feet, genital and anal areas. Many treatment options are available for warts, but they do not always work. Warts can spread from one body to another even after successful treatment due to infected cells.
Keep reading to find 7 effective methods for removing unwanted warts.
Cryosurgery uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart off, also known as cryotherapy. Liquid nitrogen is very cold and will destroy the top layer of warts. There are different methods of application of liquid nitrogen. Your doctor does it by using a cotton swab. Dipping the cotton swab in liquid nitrogen, gently holding it on the skin against the wart tissue.
The duration of cryosurgery is months, and it is repeated many times with a break of one week between each session. A small nozzle spray can spray liquid nitrogen on the wart. A review of the research shows that with the help of cryotherapy, approximately more than 49 people out of 100 did not have any warts. Cryosurgery helps you to get rid of warts quickly.
Cryosurgery is not approved as an effective treatment for plantar warts. It may cause stabbing pain, so it is not recommended for young children.