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How Long Does it Take to Heal After Wart Removal?

Cauterization is a procedure where warts are “burned” off your body. Recovery after a cauterization requires a series of care and a healing process that can take more or less time depending on the person.

Wart cauterization usually heals between 2 and 6 weeks. Although the final healing time will vary depending on several factors.

Those factors are:

  • Your age.
  • Generally how quickly your body acts in the healing process.
  • How much tissue has been cauterized.
  • What was the cauterization technique (electrocautery or chemical cauterization).
  • Whether or not you follow post-cauterization care to the letter.
  • The diet you follow during recovery.

The younger you are, the less tissue that has been cauterized, and the better your care, the faster the healing process will occur. Here are some VERY IMPORTANT tips to speed up the healing process.

What can I do to heal faster?

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As we have mentioned, there are a series of post-cauterization cares that, if you follow to the letter, will contribute to better and faster healing. These cares are:

  • Avoid tight clothing that can cause friction with the cauterized area.
  • Perform daily washes with water and soap in the area.
  • Avoid moisture in the area, the drier the faster it heals.
  • At least for the first two weeks, avoid high-demand physical activities.
  • While healing, it is recommended to avoid sexual intercourse, especially in cases where the cauterized warts were found in the genitals or the cervix.
  • In the case of women, tampons and vaginal douches are contraindicated after cervical cauterization. Don’t use them without consulting a specialist first.

Can I use healing creams after a wart cauterization?

Healing creams are an option. However, you should not use them without medical prescription.

This is because there are many healing creams on the market, but not all of them serve the same type of wound. So incorrect use or a bad choice of cream could have a counterproductive effect on healing.

Foods that help you heal faster

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Another way to help wart cauterization heal faster is through diet.

Foods rich in vitamins A, C, and K contribute to the healing process. Similarly, a protein-rich diet is recommended, as these are essential for tissue regeneration processes.

Furthermore, these vitamins will help you strengthen your immune system, which is very important to get rid of HPV and in this way ensure that warts do not come back.

Finally, foods rich in minerals such as zinc and iron also have a positive effect on the healing process.

This is a list of some foods you can include in your diet to heal faster:

  • Pork and beef.
  • Eggs.
  • Chicken and turkey.
  • Seafood, crabs, and clams.
  • Liver.
  • Peas.
  • Lentils.
  • Chickpeas.
  • Beets.
  • Cabbage.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Mango.
  • Spinach.
  • Lettuce.
  • Asparagus.
  • Kiwi.
  • Grapes.
  • Carrot.
  • Citrus fruits.

Finally, to improve the healing process, it is recommended to avoid foods with high sugar content, such as sodas, ice cream, jam, chocolate milk, sweets, and cookies.

These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.

What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.

For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.

Click here to see what he did

I wish you great success in your recovery!


Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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