What Are Warts?
Warts refers to small, hard growths in the skin consisting of dead skin cells. We get warts when viruses, mostly the human papilloma type affect our skin. They are usually painless and harmless but can be unsightly.
Types Of Warts:
Warts are called by different names depending on the area it is found. Warts can appear on the fingers (common warts), scalp, face, thighs, arms (flat warts) elbows, knees, genitals, around mouth (filiform wart), under finger and toenails (periungal wart) and on feet (plantar wart).
Warts that appear on the scalp and on our feet can be problematic as they sometimes bleed when we comb our hair or walk. Genital warts are caused by a different type of virus which is more serious than other warts.
Warts Conventional Treatment:
Conventional treatment includes applying ointments, burning with chemicals, using liquid nitrogen and cauterizing with an electric needle.
If you are planning on using liquid nitrogen, please talk to your doctor about side effects as it does not agree with everyone.
If you are considering homeopathy, thuja pills are very famous for treating warts, consult a homeopathic doctor before consuming them.
If you tend to get plantar warts, wear sandals when you visit common places like swimming pool and spas as they spread faster in moist floors.
Warts usually develops when our immunity is very low so try to improve your immunity by eating healthy, improving your intake of vitamin C rich foods and getting plenty of rest.
Also consider taking multivitamin after consulting with your doctor to improve immunity. Stress also can contribute to warts as it lowers our immunity so try your best to keep your self relaxed and happy to prevent warts.
10 Top Home Remedies For Warts We Should Know:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar For Warts:
Apple cider vinegar compresses are great for getting rid of warts. To use, take a small piece of cotton, dip it in apple cider vinegar and apply as a compress. Secure it with a bandage, leave it on overnight and remove it the next day morning.
2. Garlic For Warts:
To use garlic, take a small piece of garlic, pound it well in a mortar and pestle and apply as a compress on warts. Secure it with a bandage, leave it on few hours everyday.
Garlic has wonderful microbial properties that treats the infection fast. But raw garlic burns skin so try to apply it only on the warts and if you experience burning sensation please don’t use the remedy.
3. Aloe Vera For Warts:
Aloe vera contains malic acid which is said to be effective in getting rid of warts. Try to apply fresh aloe vera gel on warts daily. To use, take a fresh aloe vera leaf, cut the thorns on both sides of the leaf and split into two. Now rub the inner gel on the warts.
4. Vitamin E Oil For Warts:
Vitamin e oil is also effective against warts. Every day break open a vitamin E capsule and apply the contents on the warts. Try to do it daily to see good results….
5. Tea Tree Oil For Warts:
Essential oils are great for treating warts and tea tree essential oil is the best. Apply 1 drop directly on the wart daily. For children below 12 years mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil and use.
Cypress, lavender and lemon are some of the other essential oils that are also effective in getting rid of warts.
6. Cod Liver Oil For Warts:
Like vitamin E oil, cod liver oil also can be used to get rid of warts. Everyday break open a cod liver oil capsule and apply the contents on the warts. Try to do it daily to see results….
7. Banana Peel For Warts:
Another remedy that might surprise you is rubbing with banana peel. Banana peel has anti microbial properties and helps treat the virus. After eating banana, rub the inner side of the banana peel on the wart everyday. Do it everyday to remove warts fast.
8. Amman Pacharisi Sap For Warts:
Amman pacharisi is an amazing herb for treating warts. If you break any part of amman pacharisi plant you will find white milky sap flowing out. Apply this sap on the wart daily to get rid of it.
9. Raw Potato For Warts:
Rubbing with raw potato is another home remedy for treating warts. To use, take a slice of raw potato and pierce with a fork few times. You will find potato juice flowing out, rub the juice on the wart everyday.
10. Onion Juice For Warts:
Onion juice has amazing anti microbial properties and helps get rid of wart quickly. To use, take a small onion, peel the outer skin and pound it in a mortar and pestle and apply as a poultice. You can also apply the juice too….
Thanks Ramya, I have a mole on my upper lip. can you please suggest some home remedy that actually works? thanks again for your time! Gauri S
My 5 year old has many small warts around his eyes. Is this spreadable???Canapply apple cider vinegar directly near eyes??