- No single therapy for warts is uniformly effective or superior; thus, treatment involves a certain amount of trial and error.
- Since most warts in children tend to regress spontaneously within 2 years, benign neglect is often a prudent option.
- Conservative, nonscarring, least painful, least expensive treatments are preferred.
- Freezing and other destructive treatment modalities do not kill the virus, but merely destroy the cells that harbor HPV.
- For filiform warts, a small mosquito hemostat dipped into LN2 for 10 seconds and then used to gently grasp the wart for 10 seconds is a relatively painless treatment option.
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