Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the efficacy of commonly used treatments for non-genital warts?

Highest quality primary care evidence finds warts resolve with cryotherapy (39 percent) and salicylic acid (24 percent) more than no treatment (16 percent) at 13 weeks. Cryotherapy has more pain and blistering (up to -80 percent)^ but greater patient satisfaction (-70 percent). Evidence for duct tape is limited and inconsistent.

Publication Date: 2016-10-24
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 13:37:46