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Whats the best way to get rid of warts on hands? Should I be concernd about them spreadin elsewhere?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Doctor freezes them

Warts on the hands, or on most other parts of the body, can be frozen off by a primary care doctor or a dermatologist.
Usually, it takes 3 visits or so. After each freezing part of the wart dies, until finally all the remaining warty skin is gone. Painting over-the-counter wart removal acids on ones warts is a lot more work than having a doctor freeze them.

In brief: Doctor freezes them

Warts on the hands, or on most other parts of the body, can be frozen off by a primary care doctor or a dermatologist.
Usually, it takes 3 visits or so. After each freezing part of the wart dies, until finally all the remaining warty skin is gone. Painting over-the-counter wart removal acids on ones warts is a lot more work than having a doctor freeze them.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Use a topical OTC

And yes you should be concerned about them spreading.

In brief: Use a topical OTC

And yes you should be concerned about them spreading.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: See a dermatologist

Best chance for cure with dermatologist but may be difficult.
Unless you have defective immunity, they probably will not spread much (but sometimes do). There is no single best treatment. If you wait long enough, could be 5 years, they will probably go away with no scars. Keeping tape (any kind) on warts all day every day for a few weeks sometimes seems to help but is irritating.

In brief: See a dermatologist

Best chance for cure with dermatologist but may be difficult.
Unless you have defective immunity, they probably will not spread much (but sometimes do). There is no single best treatment. If you wait long enough, could be 5 years, they will probably go away with no scars. Keeping tape (any kind) on warts all day every day for a few weeks sometimes seems to help but is irritating.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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