Warts do not always require treatment. In some cases, the wart may disappear on its own over time. Some patients may elect to treat warts if they are bothersome, cause discomfort or if they are embarrassing. More stubborn warts that do not disappear on their own may also benefit from treatment.
Your doctor may use liquid nitrogen to destroy your wart by freezing it. The procedure causes mild discomfort and may need several treatments. In very rare cases, minor surgery may be needed to remove a wart. Mercy’s dermatologists will help you determine if this is necessary.