What most people don’t know is that behind a simple wart is a virus that is very contagious and persistent. It’s called HPV or Humanpapilloma Virus. The US Department of Heatlh and Human Services Office estimates that about 20 million Americans ages 15 to 49 currently have HPV!!! Besides warts HPV can cause more serious conditions like cancer. There’s no effective treatment that can kill the virus, so it’s very important to promote prevention to avoid getting the virus.
Here are the most common ways to remove warts:
- Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)
- Burn warts off
- Cut them out
- Apply cantharidin
- Use duct tape
- Apply salicylic acid
From all these above it seems that applying salicylic acid may be the best option. Why? Well… because it’s cheap, easy to use and effective!
How long does the treatment take? It depends on the type, size and location of the wart. It can take a few days to several weeks.
Does the treatment hurt? The use of Wartrol (salicylic acid) is painless. This is one of the main advantages of this solutions when compared to the others listed above.
Does salicylic acid kill HPV? As mentioned before there is no known effective product or treatment that kills the Humanpapilloma Virus, but the use of Wartrol can easily eliminate the wart and help minimize the effects of the HPV.