By Gary M. White, MD

Regressing Warts

The immune system may suddenly attack a patient's warts, causing them all to regress.


Spontaneous blackening of a wart is a sign of imminent regression [AD 1982;118;47]. Erythema and pruritus may precede this color change. After turning black, the wart just peels and falls off.

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First the wart turns black and then falls off. Shallow holes are left for a brief period of time. Usually, no scarring occurs.
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