Warts are skin growths caused by a virus. There are a number of different treatments for warts. Some over the counter treatments, such as salicylic acid products (in the form of drops, gels and pads) can help get rid of some warts by dissolving the keratin protein that makes up the wart and the dead skin above it. Other treatments may include prescription topical medications or cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen). Surgery may be recommended for painful or large warts that do not respond to these treatments.
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