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Oct 30 2010

Cryotherapy is one effective treatment for warts

Filed under Anal Warts,Penile Warts

Cryotherapy is one effective treatment for warts

Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen to remove common warts may be more effective than salicylic acid or a wait-and-see approach, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported online September 13 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

“Cryotherapy is widely used for the treatment of cutaneous warts in primary care,” write Sjoerd C. Bruggink, MD, from Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, the Netherlands, and colleagues. “However, evidence favours salicylic acid application. We compared the effectiveness of these treatments as well as a wait-and-see approach.”

This is a great treatment for warts – but not the only one.  Many more options exist than were tested by this study – so be sure to review all of your options for treating warts with your doctor.

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Dec 29 2008

Treating Warts: A True Balancing Act.

Treating Warts: A True Balancing Act.

Treating penile warts presents several problems to the patient and to the treating physician.  The ideal treatment would be non-invasive, non disfiguring, quick, painless and it would eliminate the risk of any wart recurrence.

The ideal treatment does not exist.

Most treatments offer some sort of balance between expedience, invasiveness, and recurrence.  The correct treatment really depends on patient preferences, patient medical history, and the doctor’s experience.

Treatment options include:

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