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How can I tell if my wart is healing

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Gone: If the wart was treated the healing wart will dissappear when healed.

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Judy
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
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
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
How does it feel?: Depending on your age sometimes warts will go away on their own. If you have had the wart treated somehow then it should eventually peel off or shrink... Read More
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
See your doctor. : You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryot... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 27 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 43 years experience
It shrinks.: The wart will get smaller as it dies off.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 53 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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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