What are the treatment options for nongenital warts?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Philip D Shenefelt, MD, MS; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Multiple modalities are available for the treatment of warts, but none is uniformly effective. [9, 10] Start with the least painful, least expensive, and least time-consuming methods. Reserve the more expensive and invasive procedures for refractory extensive warts. Immunosuppressed individuals often are refractory to wart treatments. Various treatment methods are available. The British Association of Dermatologists has treatment guidelines for cutaneous warts. See British Association of Dermatologists' Guidelines for the Management of Cutaneous Warts 2014 for more information. [11]


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