The common wart is a problem that affects many people, most
of whom are between the ages of 12 and 16. Three fourths of warts
will disappear within two years, but most people want to get rid of
them as soon as possible because warts are socially unacceptable. Two
common ways to get rid of a wart are by freezing it off (cryotherapy)
or using a weak liquid acid brushed on the top. Each treatment method
has its pros and cons, but there is no scientific proof that either
way of getting rid of a wart is better than other. Since neither way
is better than the other, patients are able to pick which one they
would prefer without getting a less effective treatment.
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