Warts are medically harmless, but for some they can inflict emotional harm — More than 50 percent of time, warts disappear within two years without any treatment. But for the one who dosen’t want to wait, there are various options available at your local dermatologist’s office. With modern treatments we are able to eliminate warts and that helps prevent the spread from family member to family member and friend-to-friend, says Joshua L. Fox, a dermatologist and founder of Advanced Dermatology and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in New York.

Dermatologist can try freezing warts with liquid nitrogen, Cantharidin is another option. Doctors mix the extract with other chemicals, slather it on the wart and cover the area with a bandage. If cost isn't an issue, dermatologist Randall Coverman recommends imiquimod cream (sold under the brand name Aldara) ''a great treatment.'' It boosts the immune reaction to warts. Tough warts might require more invasive options. One infrequently used treatment involves injecting the diluted chemotherapy drug bleomycin into the wart, which kills the virus. Lastly, wart-sufferers can try laser surgery, expensive and potentially scarring, or minor surgery to excise or destroy the wart.