When you have bothersome warts that you need to get rid of your doctor may suggest cryosurgery. This is a great option for people who have tried other wart removal methods with no real success. This is a two step surgical process that removes the wart from the skin without hurting any of the open skin around it. Part one of the process is removing the ingrown wart. Part two involves freezing the wart so it doesn’t spread the infection into surrounding areas of the skin. Your doctor will most likely perform both of these procedures. The freezing part may take a few treatments depending on the size and location of the wart on the body.
There are a few things you can personally do to help increase your odds of successful removal and limit the number of freezing treatments you need to clear up your skin. For about two week’s time be sure you consistently clean the wart with a mixture of water and soap. Applying a small amount of salicylic acid onto the wart is highly suggested, as this will help to start to contain the infection at the wart site. Be sure to cover the wart once you apply the acid so that it doesn’t rub off. This cover or pad should stay on for a full day before removing it. If the area around the wart starts to become irritated than you should stop using the acid and seek medical attention from your doctor about the next steps you should personally take for treatment. Replacing the pad every day is a great routine that will keep the rest of the skin surrounding the wart sterile.