Topical medications containing salicylic acid or other wart-removing ingredients can be applied directly to the wart to gradually remove it.
Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart, causing it to blister and eventually fall off. This procedure is often performed by a healthcare professional.
A laser is used to destroy the blood vessels supplying the wart, effectively eliminating it. This treatment is typically performed in a medical setting.
In some cases, surgical removal of the wart may be necessary. This can be done through excision, electrosurgery, or curettage.
A blistering agent derived from a blister beetle, cantharidin is applied to the wart and covered with a bandage. The blister forms underneath the wart, causing it to detach.
Certain medications or treatments can stimulate the immune system to recognize and attack the wart, such as application of immune response modifiers or injections of antigens.
Applying duct tape over the wart and leaving it in place for several days can help weaken the wart and prompt the body's immune response to fight it.
This treatment involves applying a photosensitizing agent to the wart, which is then activated with light, destroying the wart tissue.
Some people have found success with using natural remedies like tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, or garlic on the wart. However, scientific evidence supporting their efficacy is limited.
A dermatologist or healthcare expert should diagnose and treat periungual warts depending on severity and location.