Have you been trying to get rid of an unsightly wart? Read on to learn of some different at-home treatment options you could try.
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Verrucas and warts have higher chances of gaining access to your skin or other body parts in the form of HPV. Though there are more than a hundred types of HPV, it is believed that verrucas and warts are caused explicitly by specific types, which are few.
Moreover, verrucas and warts are contagious, meaning that they can spread from one person to another through simple skin contact. It is also important to note that there are various types of verrucas and warts, some of which grow towards interior body parts and the one which grows outwards.
So, what causes verrucas and warts? Well, when you get infected by HPV, your skin keratin will likely grow in excess, creating a hard, rough texture, which is in the form of a wart.
When warts are left untreated, they can subside with time, and all will be okay. However, if that takes a longer time, then you can try the following home-based treatment options which will, of course, come in handy.
6 At-Home Remedies for Warts and Verrucas
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar will effectively put the spread of warts on check thanks to its anti-effective properties, which are more of antibacterial.
With time, when the possible outbreak is handled, warts will subdue. However, there is still further research to establish whether ACV can be used to remove warts in a one-time session. Hopefully, that option will soon be out!
Salicylic acid is known to shed dead or rather extremely dried skin and giving room for new skin development. Since you cannot access Salicylic acid as a different component, you can get it in acne-treatment drugs and wart ointments.
Soak the affected area in lukewarm water to soften the area so that salicylic acid can penetrate deep into the skin. This option is very effective as a five-week daily application can completely get rid of all warts on your body. Moreover, shedding of the skin around warts prevents further spread into other body parts.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has a long history as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds and a perfect home-based remedy for fungal and viral skin infections, especially when applied at higher concentrations.
Though there are no confirmed reports that tea tree oil can actually cure verrucas and watts, it can be a great path to the healing process by subduing the spread and suppressing any physical pains caused by wars.
Remember, when you effectively put warts under control, they’ll quickly fade off.
You should apply tea tree oil at least twice a day on affected areas. However, please make sure that you dilute the same in either olive or almond oil because it can be very corrosive at times.
Well, it sounds outrageous, but believe it. Dandelion weed can actually be the most real cure for most skin diseases, including warts.
Ancient China and the Middle East have used this weed’s extracts in the form of sap or milk to treat all sorts of fungal, bacterial, and viral skin infections.
All you need to do is use the dandelion mils on the wart and any other affected area at least twice a day for better results. However, it would be best if you only use dandelion weed that has no contact with any chemical spraying. It is common to spray weeds with herbicides, which can corrode your skin or even worsen the verrucas and warts infestation.
Although Aloe Vera may not specifically get rid of warts on your skin, it is an effective control measure, especially when you often experience itching accompanied with pain.
Moreover, Aloe Vera has been proved to treat HPV type 1, so if you have warts from that kind of infection then the gel may actually subdue it.
However, it is best when you apply the natural gel from the plant itself other than aloe-based lotions and creams. It is simpler and less contaminated that way.
For better results, you need to do it at least twice a day, for an indefinite period, until you see changes. Also, with time, warts should fade off.
Vitamins C and E
Finally, you might consider putting your diets on a check by eating food rich in Vitamins E and C.
While vitamin C will directly boost your immunity to fight HPV directly, Vitamin E will improve the immune’s reaction system, which may include producing more antibodies.
However, it is also important to note that food-based vitamins may take a little longer to get synthesized in the body. Therefore, you can get both Vitamins E and C pills, puncture them, and directly apply to warts. It is also essential to keep the part covered to enhance maximum contact.
It is best applied at night when there are fewer activities so that the vitamins can penetrate warts accordingly.
Another source of vitamin C is lemon juice, but it can be irritating and painful, so you’ll have to apply it with caution.
Be sure to give one of these at-home remedies a try the next time you experience a wart.
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