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How do I manage my flat warts on a daily basis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Unless your flat warts are painful or make you uncomfortable in some way, there is not much to do on a daily basis. If you are treating your warts, the important thing to remember is to be patient. Many non-surgical treatments can potentially take weeks or months to be effective.

If your flat warts don't bother you or cause pain, you do not need to do anything to them on a daily basis. If you leave them alone, there is a good chance they will go away in one to two years. Be sure not to shave over them or pick at them though, as that may spread warts to other parts of your body. If you do want to remove them, you could try an over-the-counter treatments or talk to your doctor about other options.

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