While warts are non-cancerous or non-life-threatening skin growths, they are contagious and can spread from one person to another or from one part of the body to another either by touch or direct contact. These rather unsightly skin growths are caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) and can also spread indirectly through contact with contaminated surfaces.
Several types of treatment include surgery, cryotherapy, tape occlusion, and topical treatments. Probably the most used substance in home or topical treatments for warts is Salicylic acid. Remedies with higher Salicylic acid concentration are proven to cure warts. However, these treatments are not always applicable to every type of wart.
Based on features, ease of use, efficiency, price, customer ratings, and real user experiences, we have come up with a list of the top five wart removal treatments in the market today. If you are looking for a topical cure, this list should help you make your purchase decision. Take note, however, that these remedies are typically for common and plantar warts not for skin growths on sensitive parts of the body.
Rank No. 5. Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away
Contains dimethyl ether and propane, Freeze Away kit contains 7 disposable applicators and 1 reusable activator. Treatment causes the wart to naturally shed off in as little as 10 days but usually works fast for warts under 5mm. Easy to use.
Rank No. 4 Curad Mediplast Corn, Callus, and Wart remover
These cut-to-fit pads are not only formulated to eliminate warts but also corns and calluses. The pads can be cut according to the size of the area being treated and should be replaced every 48 hours up to 14 days for corns and calluses, and up to 12 weeks for warts or until the wart is removed. With 40% salicylic acid, it is expected to effectively remove skin growths. The same component may also cause allergic reactions. This treatment is, however, not applicable for warts on the face or on mucous membranes such as inside the mouth, nose, lips, and genitals.
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