How to Get Rid of Warts

Warts, also known as verruca, are small tumors that appear on the skin. There are a number of prescription and over-the-counter treatment options available to help people get rid of warts. Often, warts may return after the skin heals following a wart treatment.

Fast Facts:

  • Prescription wart treatments include: Keratolysis, cryosurgery, laser treatment, injections, or various topical creams.
  • The most effective over-the-counter treatments involve topical treatments containing concentrated salicylic acid.
  • Home treatments involve using a file to remove skin from the wart and then covering it with duct tape or nail polish daily.
  • Warts are generally caused by viruses, and as a result each method to get rid of warts may require multiple treatments.