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How to Get Rid of Warts on the Neck

author image Lillian Downey
How to Get Rid of Warts on the Neck
Close up view of a wart. Photo Credit: Aunt_Spray/iStock/Getty Images

Warts are caused by a virus. Although they commonly appear on appendages like the hands and feet, you can get them on any skin surface, including your neck. You should turn to over-the-counter treatments as your first line of defense, according to MedlinePlus. If those treatments fail, your doctor can prescribe or perform more advanced treatments to remove stubborn warts.

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Step 1

See your doctor to make sure you have a wart and not another common skin lesion called a skin tag. Skin tags commonly occur on the neck and can look like warts. They're treated differently than warts.

Step 2

Wash your your neck with mild soap and warm water. Pat it dry with a clean towel.

Step 3

Hold a warm, wet wash cloth to your wart for 10 to 15 minutes to soften the top layer of hard, dead skin.

Step 4

Scrape away the top layer of skin with a pumice stone or emery board to help the medicine penetrate deeper into your wart. Don't scrape too hard or too deep to avoid bleeding and to prevent infection.

Step 5

Apply a this layer of the salicylic acid gel that comes with your wart treatment kit to your wart, then cover it with the wart removal pad. Purchase a wart remover pad that comes pre-treated with salicylic acid if it's more convenient and cost-effective.

Step 6

Repeat the cleaning, scraping and treating process about every 24 hours for several weeks until the wart is gone.

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