Can warts come back after being treated?

There is no definitive way to keep any type of wart from occurring again. A wart may reappear near the location of the one that was treated, may show up on another part of the skin, or may never occur again.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/04/2016.


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