Removal of warts

Alternative names
Wart removal

Information

Question:
Can warts be safely removed without seeing a dermatologist?

Answer:
Over-the-counter medications are often effective in removing warts. Recent studies have also shown that keeping a wart loosely covered with duct tape for many weeks may help it to disappear. See Warts.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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