Best Wart Treatment: Cryotherapy, Salicylic Acid, or Nothing? If you have warts in your hand or in your feet, you should not worry too much about them because they cannot kill you. But if you want to get rid of them, you have three treatment options to choose from: kill the warts with cryotherapy, use salicylic acid, or simply ignore them.
Interestingly some researchers, who recently published their study in the Canadian Medical Association Journals or CMAJ, experimented on these three methods to find out which one of them is the most effective in the war against warts.
They applied the three methods to a group of 240 Dutch people with wart problems. In the “cryotherapy” group, the researchers froze the warts using liquid nitrogen.
They applied salicylic acid to the other group and the last group, who received no treatment, was called the “wait-and-see” group.
Results showed that 39% of the “cryotherapy” group were cured of their warts. The figure for the “salicylic group” is 24% while that of “wait -and -see” group is 16%.
This concludes that treating warts with cryotherapy is the most effective.
Researchers also noted that the result of each treatment depends on the type of warts a person has. Plantar warts for example, which grow on the foot, showed no statistical difference in the three types of treatment.
Thus, if you’ve got the early bonus, better use the cryotherapy. You may use also the “wait-and see” treatment for it can also remove warts (without effort).
We hope this post gave you an idea on what to pick when you are wondering about what to do when it comes to your warts. Cryotheraphy is, according to the research anyway, the best wart treatment when it comes to effectiveness.
Now, when it comes to cost, well, you could save money by not doing anything at all. However, only 16% get to have their warts disappear with their “wait and see” treatment procedure.
Best Wart Treatment: Cryotherapy, Salicylic Acid, or Nothing? Posted 28 September 2010. Last updated 28 September 2010.