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Treatment

Do warts and verrucas need to be treated?

About 50% of warts and verrucas disappear within two years without any treatment. As these growths are caused by a virus, the body will eventually build up resistance over a period of time and this will cause them to disappear. This may take months or sometimes years. However, warts and verrucas are contagious and are likely to spread to other areas of the body or to other people. This is why they should ideally be treated immediately. What's more, warts can be annoying and embarrassing. Verrucas can be painful due to the pressure of walking. Treatment decreases the chance of them spreading.

How do you treat warts and verrucas?

Compliance is often a problem during treatment because many of the treatments available without prescription contain salicylic acid, which can take up to 12 weeks to be successful. Wartner is the latest innovation in wart and verruca removal. It allows consumers to use a "freezing" treatment, similar to that used by GPs, in the comfort of their own home.

Do warts and verrucas ever come back?

Warts and verrucas do not normally re-occur. Your body's immune system can usually get rid of any tiny fragments of the wart or verruca that may be left after treatment.