Some of you may be teased about having hands that look like bubble wrap. Others may have a nasty scar as they burn-off those warts from hand to hand. These stubborn growths called warts, mostly appear anywhere on the skin. It can be irritating, embarrassing and depressing.
What Are Warts?
Warts are benign skin growth caused by viruses. It commonly infects the top layer of the skin. These viruses can be obtained by sharing razors, towels and other personal care items as well as if you cut or damage your skin and then touch someone else who has it. Also, children, teens, and people with a weak immune system are at high risk of developing warts.
Kinds of Warts
Common warts: These are rough, dome-shape and gray-brown warts that often occur on the hands.
Filiform warts: These usually grow around the nose, chin, and mouth. They have thread-like growths sticking out of them and as the same color of the skin.
Flat warts: These are small warts with flat tops and maybe colored light yellow, pink or brown. It grows on the legs, face, and arms.
Periungual warts: These occur under and around the toenails and fingernails.
Plantar warts: These are hard and thick warts with dark specs. It grows on the soles of the feet and can be painful when you walk.
Though warts will go away on their own, some of them may be stubborn and stick around much longer.
Natural Solutions for Warts
Here are some of the wart removal tricks and tips you can try:
Stop The Spread
Warts can not only be passed from person to person. You can spread them around your body by touching. You may spread the virus once you touch your wart and then touch another part of your body before washing your hands. After several days you will then notice new warts popping.
Boost Your Immune System
Get rid of warts by boosting your body’s ability to fight them. Warts often show up when you feel sick, tired or worn down. Always see to it that you exercise regularly and have enough sleep. You may also use some immune boosters like elderberry, olive leaf, vitamin C, cat’s claw, zinc, and turmeric.
Make a paste using some fresh garlic and water and apply to warts. Put some bandage on top. You may re-apply it every few hours until the wart is gone.
Pineapple’s natural acids and enzymes will help in removing warts. Apply fresh pineapple directly to the wart several times a day.
Apply propolis directly to the warts several times a day or you can try applying it at night covering until morning.
Tea Tree Oil
Regularly apply tea tree oil directly to the wart. Cover it with a bandage. For additional power, you may mix it with some clove and/or Frankincense oils.
Break off a fresh leaf of Aloe Vera. Rub the gel onto the wart. Cover after each application. However, if you don’t have the plant, get the purest form of aloe you can find.
Make a thick paste using a crushed up vitamin C tablet and water. Apply it to the wart and cover with a bandage. Also, you can opt to try vitamin E. Break a capsule, rub on the wart and cover.
Mix baking powder and castor oil into a paste and regularly apply it to the wart at night. Cover it with a bandage.