Is the treatment for mouth warts painful?


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The pain associated with mouth-wart treatment varies with the method, as laser treatments can be quite painful, while using cantharidin to dehydrate the wart is less painful. Over-the-counter treatments for hand and foot warts should not be used on mouth warts, notes UK Health Centre.

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Is the treatment for mouth warts painful?
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Surgical excision and cryotherapy are frequently recommended for oral warts. Cryotherapy involves applying liquid nitrogen to freeze the warts off, and excision involves cutting the wart out. Cryotherapy makes the mouth wart turn into a blister that falls off a week or so later. The most painful choice is laser therapy, due to the sensitivity of the skin in the mouth. Laser therapy can cause scarring as well, according to UK Health Centre.

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