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how long does it take for a wart to grow?

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Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 34 years experience
Depends: I have seen warts that have taken years to grow into a large lesion and I have seen some that have developed in weeks. The good thing is that their average lifespan is about 1 and 1/2 years!

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for over-the-counter wart removal to work?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
2-4 weeks: They work very slowly and gradually.
A member asked:

What is a wart looks like?

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Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
Bump: A raised, cauliflower-looking bump.
A 22-year-old male asked:

What is the quickest and painless way to move a wart?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Get it taken off: By using a laser.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my wart is healing?

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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 heal.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How to tell if I am supposed to keep applying wart remover after the wart has fallen off?

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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
You can stop: Once the wart is gone all the way, it probably won't come back.

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