Quick Answer: What Happens If A Wart Is Not Treated?

Are warts harmful if not removed?

ANSWER: If left untreated, it is possible for warts to spread and for the virus that causes warts to be passed to another person.

Fortunately, most adults have developed immunity to the viruses that cause warts..

Will a wart go away on its own?

Warts are generally harmless and often disappear on their own over time, but they’re unsightly, and some, like those found on the soles of the feet, can make walking and exercise painful. Wart removal can be a challenge, but fortunately, the most effective treatments are the least invasive.

Is it possible for a wart to never go away?

Without treatment, some warts go away in months to years, but some warts will never go away on their own. So, if your symptoms have not improved over time, I suggest getting help. As with any skin finding, it’s always best to have your health care professional see it in person.

What happens when a wart is removed?

Most of the time, treatment of warts on the skin is successful and the warts are gone for good. Your body’s immune system can usually get rid of any tiny bits of wart that may be left after a wart has been treated. Genital warts are more likely to come back because there’s no cure for the virus that causes them.

What is the best wart remover?

Peeling medicine (salicylic acid). For common warts, look for a 17 percent salicylic acid solution. These products (Compound W, Dr. Scholl’s Clear Away Wart Remover, others) are usually used daily, often for a few weeks. For best results, soak your wart in warm water for a few minutes before applying the product.

Are warts a sign of a weak immune system?

Weakened Defenses Some people are at increased risk for warts due to weakened immune systems. Teenagers and people who have conditions that weaken their immune systems, like HIV, are at increased risk for warts. So are people who take biologic drugs that suppress the immune system.