Our skin is affected by many factors such as environment, the food we eat, health and many more. Warts are the stubborn growths that may appear on any part of the body and can be embarrassing, irritating and depressing. They are generally caused by viruses. Most of the warts come from HPV (Human Papillomavirus) which is commonly found in 80% of people. You may catch this virus through towels, razors and other personal items and even by touching someone affected by this virus or by having a cut in your skin.
Although anyone may develop warts, some people specifically teens, children and people with weak immune system are at more risk. There are many different types of warts – each varying in size and shape and the risks. Let’s have a brief outlook at some of the Warts types:
- Common Warts: These are rough, dome-shaped and gray-brown in color and mostly occur on the hands.
- Plantar Warts: These type of warts develop on the soles of the feet and are thick and hard with dark flecks. They can be painful while walking
- Flat Warts: These type of warts are very small and have flat tops. They can be light yellow, pink or brown and can grow on the face, arms and legs.
- Filiform Warts: These type of warts are similar to the skin color and have thread like growths coming out of them. These usually grow on the face, around the nose, mouth or chin.
- Periungual Warts: These types of warts generally grow under or around the finger nails or the toe nails.
Mostly, warts go away on their own, but some stubborn ones stick around for longer time. There are many medical treatments, freezing solutions and standard techniques available for the wart removal. But, to avoid the critical conditions, you may take some preventive measures like – avoiding to walk bare feet, avoid sharing personal care items, avoid touching your and anyone else’s warts.
Natural Solutions for Wart Removal
- Boosting Up The Immunity : Warts are caused by the virus, so the best way to get rid of them is to boost your immune system and increase the body’s ability to fight them. It is noticed by many people that they got warts while they were sick or tired. Ensure to have enough sleep, exercise regularly and utilize some potent immune boosters like elderberry, Vitamin C, Zinc, astragalus,Olive leaves, cat’s claw and turmeric.
- Prevent from Spreading: Warts can not only pass from person to person, they can also be spread around your own body through touching. For instance, if you touch a wart and then touch any other part of the body without washing hands, you may notice the wart oin that part also after some days. Moreover, avoid using the personal hygiene items of the affected person.
- Freshly crushed Garlic : Mix freshly crushed garlic with some water and apply the paste on the affected area. Firmly tie a bandage on it. Continue this every few hours, until the wart dries and falls off.
- Using pineapple: Pineapple has natural acids and enzymes to fight with the warts. You may apply fresh pineapple directly to the wart or soak the affected area in the fresh and organic pineapple juice for 10-15 minutes.
- Baking Powder and Castor oil Paste: Mix some castor oil and baking powder to form a paste. Apply this paste at night and cover it up with a bandage. Carry out this process until the wart dies.
- Vitamin C or E: Crush a Vitamin C tablet and mix it with some water to get a thick paste. Apply this paste and cover it with bandage and leave it overnight. You can also try Vitamin E capsules – by breaking the capsule and rubbing on the wart and covering it with the bandage.
- Aspirin: Just like Vitamin C tablet, you can use crushed aspirin tablets with some water and apply the paste and cover overnight. Repeat this for several nights until the wart has gone.
- Tea Tree Oil: This is very effective antibacterial oil that has strong germ-fighting capabilities and is popularly known to help treating the critical skin diseases. Apply it directly on the wart and cover up with bandage. You can also mix with clove for some additional power.
- Aloe vera: Fresh leaf from the actual Aloevera plant is the most effective. Break the leaf and apply the gel directly on the wart. Aloe contains malic acid, that can help you burn the affected tissue. If you don’t have the plant, you may get the purest form of aloe you can find. Cover after each application.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that helps fighting the warts and other skin lesions very effectively. Dilute 2 portions of apple cider vinegar in 1 portion of water. Soak a cotton ball in this solution and apply on the affected area, cover the area with the bandage. Repeat this remedy for a few weeks and you’ll notice that the wart starts turning black and dried, and soon it will fall off leaving a small mark and eventually vanish.
If you have any other natural tips or remedies to remove warts, please share them!