How to Get Rid of a Warts on Your Leg

A doctor visit will have you wanting to show off your legs again.

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Warts are caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus, more commonly known as HPV. The virus is transmitted through contact with another person who has it. So if your friend with a wart on her hand slaps you on the leg, you might get a wart there. While warts can be stubborn, there are several ways to get rid of them.


Use an over-the-counter wart treatment. These medicines are either a liquid brushed on the wart or a patch you place on the wart. They usually contain salicylic acid, which causes the wart to slough off gradually. Follow the directions on the box carefully and use only as directed.


Stick duct tape over the wart. Placing duct tape on the wart triggers a response by the immune system, which speeds up the wart's healing process, states the Wart Information Center. Just using the duct tape, you can cause warts to go away in six to 10 weeks. If you combine the duct tape with an over-the-counter wart remover, you can eliminate them can heal in an even shorter amount of time.


Visit your doctor. Doctors can do several things to remove warts, from freezing them off to using a laser to zap the wart. While some of these treatments require several doctor's visits, they can get rid of the wart much more quickly than home remedies.

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