Wart Treatment


Warts are caused by a virus, and consistent treatment is required to fully eliminate them. Expect to have multiple in-office treatments, with home treatments in between.

Related: How to Identify a Wart


Warts may spread to other areas of the body or to other people with direct contact. Covering warts with a bandage may reduce risk of contagion.

Treatment Methods

Cantharone (blister beetle)



Mediplast Home Treatment

Mediplast is an over the counter treatment for warts. It contains 40% salicylic acid in a sticky plaster that can be applied directly to the wart. Although it treats the wart slowly, it is often very effective if used consistently.

You may apply Mediplast or other topical treatment approximately one week after in-office treatment, after warts have healed from treatment.

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