Plantar wart treatment

Wart treatments are determined by a physician based on:

  • Age, overall health and medical history
  • Extent of the growths
  • Tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the growths
  • Opinion or preference

Warts often disappear without treatment. Treatment of warts depends on several factors, including the following:

  • Length of time on the skin
  • Location
  • Type
  • Severity
  • Wart treatments include:
  • Application of salicylic and lactic acid (to soften the infected area)
  • Occlusion
  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen
  • Electrodesiccation (to destroy the wart with an electrical current)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Laser therapy