Different Treatments of Different Kinds of Warts
Treatment must be effective if you want to treat warts. For each type of wart different treatment is available: liquid nitrogen, homeopathy (WARTROL), wart vaccine, etc…
Warts treatment should be chosen according to certain criteria. Appropriate treatment for warts always depends on:
Some warts disappear after a single treatment while others require a lot of time and efforts.
When a wart is persistent, it is advisable to consult the GP who will then refer you to a dermatologist. It is important to seek the advice of your dermatologist, because he is a specialist in skin diseases.
Your doctor can also prescribe some medications which are not freely available in pharmacies.
Warts Treatment: several options
Here is a summary of the different treatments depending on the type of warts:
Verruca Vulgaris treatments
- products containing salicylic acid. For example, cream to remove the superficial layers of the skin;
- liquid nitrogen that burns the wart;
- interferon proteins injection to enhance the immune response to the virus.
- Laser destruction of the wart without bleeding.
- Local retinoic acid cream with vitamin A.
- Dermabrasion (Skin Abrasion);
- Treatment with electrocoagulation alternating electric current through a needle.
- laser CO2destruction of the wart without bleeding.
- Removal of wart by surgery.
- Acitretin derivative of vitamin A prescribed in certain affections of the skin.
- Usage of radiation therapy to destroy target cells.
- Injection of interferon proteins to enhance the immune response to the virus.
- Salicylic acid;
- liquid nitrogen;
- Treatment with electrocoagulation;
- CO2 laser .
Warts on Hands
- Salicylic acid is most effective for the wart which is localized around the fingernails and toenails;
- Treatment with electrocoagulation (alternating electric current through a needle).
WARTS on FACE AND SCALP
- Fluorouracide creams;
- Verrucide or tretinoin;
- liquid nitrogen;
- Homeopathy (Wartrol, for example).
WARTS on MOUTH and TONGUE
- Surgery followed by electrocoagulation in case of significant flooding. In this case, your doctor will perform a histological analysis of the removed tissue. You should know that recurrence is possible if all infected tissues were not removed.
- Locally, chemotherapy may be effective.
- Creams containing podophyllin (chemical treatments are effective against genital warts). But these creams should not be used for treating genital warts on male genital area, anal and vulvar areas.
- Trichloroacetic acid can be applied on the genital wart in the clinic by a physician.
- Imiquimod cream is easy in use.
- Treatment with electrocoagulation.
- Laser Surgical Treatments ( especially in the case of a large number of warts and failures of chemical treatments.
- Surgery: excision of the lesion.
- Homeopathy (Wartrol)
- No treatment. In most cases, the dermatologist may choose not to treat warts. Especially when the lesion is typical and if the patient does not experience any difficulties.
- Surgical curettage followed by electrocoagulation.