Cryotherapy involves freezing a wart using a
very cold substance (usually liquid nitrogen). Cryotherapy is a standard
warts and can be done in a doctor's office. The liquid
nitrogen application usually takes less than a minute.
Your doctor may
pare the skin over a wart before applying liquid
Cryotherapy is painful. A numbing
local anesthetic is usually not necessary but may be
used in some cases.
Your doctor applies the liquid nitrogen to the
wart using a probe or a cotton swab. Liquid nitrogen can also be sprayed
directly on the wart.
Most warts require 1 to 4 treatments, with 1 to 3 weeks
between each treatment.
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