Warts are a common occurrence in both children and adolescents. Virtually everyone will experience a wart (or several) in their lifetime. Most warts will go away on their own without treatment; however this process can take months, or even years. Warts are not harmful, but they can become bothersome depending on their location.
Here at South River Pediatrics, we use a form of liquid nitrogen to freeze problematic warts. This treatment, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, can cause slight discomfort during the application process. After the application, a blister will form around the wart and the dead tissue will fall off. The treatment will be repeated every 3-4 weeks until the wart disappears. This process may also stimulate your immune system to fight viral warts in the future.