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How can I tell if my wart is healing

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
What treatment?: It would depend on what was done to it. Medications like condylox (podofilox) take several weeks to work. Cryotherapy can take a couple of weeks to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Judy
43 years experience Internal Medicine
It goes away: If it is a wart, and not thickened skin as a result of trauma or constant pressure, it results from a viral infection. The outer layer of the skin do ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Depends : There are several different treatments available. Freezing typically takes 7-10 days to heal acid-type treatments takes 7-10 days as well. Top ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Nitrous oxide???: Nitrous oxide is a gas used for low level anesthesia and analgesia in dental surgery. Perhaps you mean 'liquid nitrogen'? That gas, at very low temper ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
It shrinks.: The wart will get smaller as it dies off.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Wart: If it doesn't come back. It may take a week or two to heal entirely. If it persists go back and see the dermatologist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: There are multiple ways to treat warts and they respond to all of them including freezing, acid, burning, prescription creams, or laser. If it only on ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Wart removal meds: A wart, verruca vulgaris, is a viral infection of the epidermal cells caused by human papilloma virus, hpv. There are about 30 kinds of hpv, which ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Salicylic acid is effective in treating warts as are other remedies such as duct tape and antacids such as tagamet (cimetidine). Duct tape is probably ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart ... Read More
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