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:

  • the type of wart
  • the age of the patient,Different Treatments of Different Kinds of Warts
  • site of the wart.

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 treatmentsDifferent Treatments of Different Kinds of Warts

  • products containing salicylic acid. For example, cream to remove the superficial layers of the skin;
  • cryotherapy;
  • liquid nitrogen that burns the wart;
  • surgery;
  • interferon proteins injection to enhance the immune response to the virus.
  • Laser destruction of the wart without bleeding.

Flat Warts

  •  Cryotherapy;
  • 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.

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis

  • 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;
  • Cryotherapy;
  • 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;
  • Cryotherapy;
  • Treatment with electrocoagulation (alternating electric current through a needle).


  • Fluorouracide creams;
  • Verrucide or tretinoin;
  • liquid nitrogen;
  • Aromatherapy;
  • Homeopathy (Wartrol, for example).


  • Laser;
  • Cryotherapy
  • 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.


  • Cryotherapy;
  • 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)

Seborrheic wart Different Treatments of Different Kinds of Warts

  • 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.
  • cryotherapy.
  • Surgical curettage followed by electrocoagulation.