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Wart Removal

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More information about Wart Removal

Warts are a common skin condition that is caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). You may notice an area of skin that becomes rough and raised. Although common warts are generally not harmful, they can be bothersome and contagious. Anyone may experience warts, but they are more commonly seen in children and people who may be immune compromised. Luckily, there are many products offered at Walgreens in stores and online to help remove warts.

What are the different types of wart removal products available?

Although warts may go away without treatment on their own, there are many different products available over-the-counter to help get rid of them. Walgreens offers a variety of wart removal products for purchase in stores and online. Many of the gel, liquid, and adhesive strips available for wart removal contain salicylic acid, which is an ingredient that helps slowly peel away skin layers affected by the virus. Some products may use chemicals such as nitrous oxide to “freeze” the wart, which may help the wart fall off after a period of days. You should follow all instructions included with each product since some products are not intended for use in children under a certain age. Your Walgreens pharmacist can help you choose which product may be most appropriate.

How do over-the-counter wart removal products work?

Most over-the-counter products for wart removal are formulated to peel away affected layers of the skin. Both salicylic acid wart removal products and freeze away products are intended to work in the same manner, by causing the affected skin to slough off.

How long does it usually take for wart removal products to be effective?

Some wart removal products may help a wart fall away in a matter of days but most take at least 10 to 14 days to work. Even if you use wart removal products as directed and without breaks, it can take weeks for the product to work, depending on the product.

When should I consider seeking professional medical treatment for warts?

If a wart doesn’t go away with over-the-counter products or if it gets worse, you should see your healthcare provider. Also, if you are not sure if an area on your skin is a wart or not, it’s best to get an evaluation from your healthcare provider. Other skin conditions can mimic symptoms of a wart, and they may require different treatment.