I’ve heard competing claims about (plantar) wart treatment. Some doctors say freezing it with liquid nitrogen is to kill the wart, while trying to minimize the damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Other doctors say it is just to irritate the body enough to stimulate the natural immune system response, and that’s what gets rid of the wart. Can the body’s own immune system be enough to get rid of the wart?
The wikipedia article has a small note, in a confusing section, that reads
This last point implies that in the case of plantar warts it was likely the patients own immune system responsible for resolution and not the specific treatment.
To me this sounds like scientists don't really know which it is?