No one likes warts, except perhaps the Wicked Witch of the West.
Finger warts. Plantar warts. Genital warts.
They’re all caused by HPV – some strain of human papilloma virus. It would be nice if you could take a pill, like penicillin, but so far there is no equivalent antiviral to do the job.
So, what’s it worth to get rid of a wart? Ten bucks? $100? A grand?
The trouble with warts is they tend to come back. The trouble with treatment is neither you nor your doctor can tell if every wart particle has been abolished. The virus can lurk in adjacent, normal-looking skin, or even elsewhere on your body.
If you have no co-pay on office visits or medications, it’s probably cheapest to seek professional treatment. For anyone who pays, however, self-treatment is worth considering.
For hand warts or plantar warts, OTC treatments are often effective, from … Read More