One of the most vivid childhood memories I have is of my cousin Jim. I don't remember ever seeing him without a wart, or warts. Hand wart, foot wart - he always had them and felt very bad about them.
We tend to view warts as something bad, something we need to hide. There is no reason for this, as 4 out of 10 people will experience this problem in their lifetime.
What causes warts?
Warts are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are numerous kinds of warts this virus causes, ranging from vaginal warts, plantar (foot wart), hand warts to face warts... This viral infection can spread from one part of the body to other, but usually not by contact with other people. Human Papilloma Virus easily penetrates the skin through cuts. At risk are people who walk barefoot or somehow get exposed to the virus.
What do warts look like?
They look like a cauliflower; they are rough and have a pinkish/red spot that are actually capillaries that nourish that wart. If they are not treated, they spread in clusters.
There are many over the counter wart treatments.
One of those is a use of salycilic acid that is applied topically on the affected spot.
Cryotherapy is also used by podiatrist in plantar warts removal. It freezes the spot with sodium nitrite that destroys the virus and allows the wart to fall off.
How to get rid of warts: Home remedies for wart removal
Lets see what kinds of wart remedies are available:
Tea tree oil wart treatment
Tea tree oil has a multitude of good uses, one of them certainly is in treating warts. It is an antiseptic that prevents any possible infections that might arise, and almost immediately soothes the skin and clears out the ongoing infection.
For this, you need good quality tea tree oil. Use a cotton pad to dab the spot twice a day. The warts usually disappear in a week time or so.
Duct tape warts removal
The famous duct tape remedy!
Cut a piece of duct-tape and place it on the wart. Replace it daily. What it probably does to the wart, is that it creates warm environment that soften the skin, and make it possible to remove the wart. Peel the tape gently and apply until the wart is gone.
Garlic warts treatment
Not only can garlic be used as a hair loss remedy, it is also very good as a wart cure.
It is as simple as this: peel and cut a clove in half. Rub the spot several times a day.
Rub the spot with banana peel and then use a duct tape to attach the banana peel to the spot. Leave it on overnight.
Dip cotton ball in vinegar and attach it to the spot with tape or Band-Aid. Leave on overnight and you should notice the wart disappear in a week or so.
This could be also done with alcohol or limejuice, they work the same way.
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