Wart treatment

Wart treatment

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Credit: ANTONIA REEVE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Wart treatment. Wart on a finger being killed by liquid nitrogen on a cotton bud. The use of cold to kill tissue is known as cryosurgery. The liquid nitrogen freezes the wart solid. As the wart thaws, a blister forms, lifting it off the skin. Warts are growths on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Photographed during a wart clinic at a general practice doctor's surgery.

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Keywords: cold, cotton wool bud, cryosurgery, diseased, finger, freezing, frozen, hand, healthcare, hpv, human papilloma virus, infected, infection, killing, liquid nitrogen, medical, medicine, skin, treating, treatment, viral, wart

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