How long do warts last?


Warts can last for different periods of time, depending on the type of wart, its location, and how it is treated. In general, warts can last from a few months up to two years or more.

Common warts, which usually appear on the hands and fingers, can last from six months to two years or more if left untreated. However, they can often be treated with over-the-counter remedies or medical treatments that can speed up the healing process.

Plantar warts, which appear on the soles of the feet, can be more persistent and may last for several years if not treated. These warts can also be more difficult to treat because of their location.

Flat warts, which usually appear on the face, arms, or legs, can last for several months or longer. These warts can sometimes be treated with over-the-counter remedies, but medical treatments may be necessary for more persistent cases.

Genital warts, which are a type of sexually transmitted infection, can last for several months or longer if left untreated. These warts can be treated with medical treatments, but it’s important to see a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

It’s important to note that even after warts have been treated, they can sometimes recur. To prevent warts from coming back, it’s important to practice good hygiene, avoid sharing personal items like towels and razors, and avoid touching warts on yourself or others.

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