Warts are ghastly; it makes me think about the witches that I have seen as a child in cartoons and movies. They appear almost anywhere in the skin and can cause embarrassment or depression if not treated properly.
What are warts?
Warts are caused by viruses that make up benign skin growth. These warts mostly come from the human papillomavirus which affects the top layer of the skin. It then appears to be thick and bulbous which become warts. Warts are usually contracted if you cut or damage your skin in some way and then touching someone who has it. It can also be caused by sharing of personal care items like razors, shave, towels and the likes.
Children and teens are among the most common people who are mostly at risk for warts. However it can also affect adults. This happens when the immune system is weak and cannot fight the viruses that cause warts.
Kinds of warts
Periungual warts – these warts are found to grow on fingernails and toenails.
Common warts – they are usually gray or brown in color, rough and often found in hands.
Filiform warts – these warts grow in the face, particularly in the noise, chin and mouth. They have the same color as the skin and usually have thread-like growths that stick out of them.
Plantar warts – by its name, plantar warts are usually found in the feet. They are usually thick and hard with dark specks. It is also very uncomfortable as it causes pain when walking.
Flat warts – these warts can grow in the arms, face, legs and are usually light brown, pink or yellow in color.
This amazing plan has been used for thousands of years in treating wounds. This can also treat warts especially if you are using fresh ones. Break off an aloe vera leaf and rub it into the wart. The acid found in this plant called Malic acid helps in burning tissues of the wart in the affected area. Cover the wart after applying aloe vera and repeat as needed.
Tea Tree Oil
Is a potent antibacterial oil that can fight off germs. It is also known for helping treat skin conditions making it one of the best ingredients used in beauty products. Apply this oil to the wart and cover it with bandage. Repeat as often until the warts are gone.
Applying fresh pineapple directly to the wart can help remove it. The acids and enzymes found in this fruit play a big role in eliminating these ugly warts.
Use fresh garlic and minced them until they have a pasty texture. Apply this on the wart and cover it with a bandage. Re-apply every few hours until the wart is removed.
Find a dandelion growing in your yard, break the stem and squeeze the liquid of that stem into your wart. The sap or liquid may cause a mild irritating sensation but this is because it stimulates the immune system to do something about the wart. However, don’t use dandelions if you have been treated with herbicides otherwise it won’t work.
Papayas contain enzymes that digest dead tissues so what you need to do is collect sap from unripe papaya and mix it with water. Apply this mixture to the wart every morning and night until it removes the wart.
Banana and lemon peel
Tape this peel inner side down and over the wart before you go to bed. The chemical component found in banana peel can cause the wart to dissolve. Lemon peels on the other hand can also be used to remove warts with the help of the oil found in its skin. Do the same procedure and repeat if needed.
Of course there are many other ways to remove warts either naturally or by surgery. Make sure to pick one that’s convenient for you just as long as the warts are removed immediately.