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Follow-up Wart Care
Follow the home care plan or treatment given to you by your doctor. Several of the wart-removal treatments, such as liquid nitrogen and laser therapy, may require repeat visits.
Avoid touching warts on others or touching them on yourself (refrain from rubbing a warty finger across your face). Wear shower shoes in the gym locker room to lower your risk of picking up the virus that causes plantar warts from the moist environment.
The prognosis for warts is usually good. Most warts will disappear without treatment in six months to three years. Home remedies are often effective. When home treatment does not work, there are several medical options that remove the wart. However, warts tend to reoccur.
Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/18/2016
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