Solutions for Warts

These growths, which are caused by HPV infection, can be raised or flat. They can be small or large. They may be pink or the color of your skin. We present various products according to the type of warts: genital, plantar, palmar, flat, ungual and common.

Talk to your GP about these products


To eliminate warts are typically applied directly to the lesion and usually take many applications before they’re successful.

OTC Products

Salicylic acid

Over-the-counter treatments that contain salicylic acid work by removing layers of a wart a little at a time.
For use on common warts, salicylic acid can cause skin irritation and isn’t for use on your face.


Podophyllin is a plant-based resin that destroys genital wart tissue. Podofilox contains the same active compound, but you can apply it at home.


Cooling involves creating a blister under and around the wart. The dead tissue is then shed within about a week.

Stimulate the immune system

This method uses solutions to stimulate the immune system to fight viral warts.

Prescribed Medication

  • Imiquimod. This prescription cream might enhance your immune system’s ability to fight HPV. Common side effects include redness and swelling at the application site.
  • Trichloroacetic acid. This chemical treatment burns off warts on the palms, soles and genitals. It might cause local irritation.

Surgical and other procedures

If medications don’t work, your doctor might suggest removing warts by one of these methods:

  • Burning with an electrical current (electrocautery)
  • Surgical removal
  • Laser surgery

NOTICE: OTC products available without a prescription (Paid affiliate link).

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