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Wart Removal Side Effects

Wart Removal Side Effects

Let’s face it, warts are ugly and can be embarrassing and painful, depending on the location and type of wart you have. Most of us would do just about anything to rid our bodies of these unsightly bumps. There are many treatment options for today’s wart sufferers, including natural, surgical, and medication-based treatments, but you may be wondering how safe are they and what the possible side effects may be.

We’ve all sat through the pharmaceutical commercials where the list of side effects is long and sometimes seem to be more dangerous than the condition the pill is supposed to treat! If death or deformity is a side effect of our cholesterol meds, well, we would most likely prefer to take our chances with natural treatments and avoid the pills altogether! In the case of the common wart, however, while there are wart removal side effects, they aren’t cause for alarm.


Salicylic Acid Wart Remover Side Effects

This acid is used to burn away the wart, and while salicylic acid wart remover side effects are rare, they can include hives, itching, and swelling, as well as feelings of lightheadedness.


Icy cold liquid (such as nitrogen) is sprayed onto the skin, freezing away the wart. Liquid nitrogen wart removal side effects can include blistering, hair loss, bleeding, and headaches.

Laser Wart Removal Side Effects

Larger warts or warts in difficult-to-reach areas may require laser therapy for treatment. Laser therapy is very safe and the only laser wart removal side effects that are commonly seen include redness of the skin, swelling, and the occasional blister.


With electrocautery, the wart is burned off with an electrical current. Possible side effects of this type of wart treatment include pain, swelling, redness, or drainage.

Photodynamic Therapy

Light therapy can destroy a wart when it has absorbed a chemical that is activated by the light. Side effects can include moderate pain, redness of the skin, and the occasional blister.

Duct Tape

No true side effects have occurred with this home remedy other than issues removing tape that has become stuck and frustration over the length of time it takes for the wart to be treated.

Laser Lipo & Vein Center

Generally, no matter what type of treatment you partake in to treat your warts, there will be side effects of some sort. Schedule your consultation with our helpful staff at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center and learn more about how to safely and quickly treat your warts.