What Are Home Remedies for warts?
Warts are harmless growth spots on the body that are caused by HPV infections.
Warts are contagious; they can be cured on their own, but they can take several weeks, months, or even longer to disappear.
conventional treatments for acne may involve applying chemicals, undergoing surgery, using cryotherapy, or having a treatment performed by a dermatologist. These treatments may be costly and cause some degree of skin damage.
If you’re looking for natural home remedies for warts, there are several things you can try,
NOT FOR GENITAL WARTS OR WARTS ON YOUR FACE
If you have warty patches on your genitals (or anywhere else), don’t even consider trying these remedies. You could get hurt if you use them. Instead, see your doctor for treatment.
Home Remedies that Work
Natural remedies include using certain types of food, plans, or other things that contain antiviral or acidifying properties, or enzymatic properties that prevent the HPV virus from growing.
There are some natural ways to treat warts, but there’s not enough scientific evidence to suggest they’re effective.
Some common folk remedies have little or no scientific basis but some people say they help get rid of warty skin.
Home remedies from your kitchen
1) Apple cider vinegar
It may help by stimulating cell regeneration.
Vinegar also has antimicrobial properties which may be helpful against HPV. However, more research is needed.
To treat warts, mix two parts apple juice (cidre) vinegar and one partof warm liquid soap. Soak a piece of clean cloth in the solution. Place thecloth directly onto a wart. Allow the cloth to remain on the warty area for about 30 minutes. Remove the cloth and gently wash off any remaining acidified mixture. Repeat as needed until the warts disappear.
Diluting vinegar with water is necessary because it has an acidic pH – which might cause skin irritations and even damage some types of fabrics. It shouldn’t be applied on open cuts though since it could potentially burn them.
2) Banana peel
It appears that banana peels may be effective for treating warts.
There isn’t really any research connecting bananas and their peels to treating warts or viral skin conditions, nor is there scientific proof that bananas help prevent HPV.
Put a slice of peeled potato over the wart and leave it overnight. Repeat nightly until the wart goes away.
Garlic, a traditional remedy for infections and inflammation, has
Some studies suggest that garlic may stimulate the immune system and help prevent heart disease. But others say it can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.
Garlic contains an essential oil called alliin which has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It’s often used to treat viral infections, including colds
To cure warts, try rubbing crushed garlic onto them. Or, if your doctor says so, you may put a raw clove into warm water and let it sit for about 15 minutes before applying it to the warts. Wash off after 20 minutes.
4) Orange peel
Orange peels may be a cheap alternative for warts; however, there aren’t any scientific studies to support their use.
Warts usually go away after one week without treatment. You might want to rub some lemon juice on them if they don’t disappear within a few days.
Bromelain, which is found mainly in pineapple, is rich in protein digesting enzymes that may benefit people who want to shed some weight.
There isn’t any evidence that supports the claim that taking bromelain could help treat someone who has genital warts.
Warts can be removed by applying fresh pineapple directly onto them. Another way is to use pineapple juice to bathe the warts for up to three days.
There aren’t any studies proving whether potato juice can “dehydrate” warts; however, there are plenty of anecdotes from people who swear by it.
To use this method, peel a small potato and rub its skin on your warts until they’re covered in potato juices. Do this twice daily.
7) Dandelion weed
Many people consider dandelion plants annoying weeds. But, ancient Chinese and Middle East medicines used them for their medicinal value.
Dandelion has antimicrobial property, so they might help fight warts. However, there isn’t enough evidence yet to support that claim.
Next time you see a dandelion, pull off some of its leaves and rub them against your wart. If the sap gets on there, then repeat the procedure every few days until the wart starts to shrink.
Use organic alternatives whenever possible.
From your medicine cabinet, here are some home remedies for common warts
1) Aloe vera
Aloe vera gel helps treat certain types of warts, including those that itch or hurt. If your wart hurts or itches, use aloe vera gel to help relieve the pain.
Aloe vera has been shown to help prevent colds and flu by reducing inflammation, which may help protect against infections caused by bacteria. However, there have not yet been any studies published regarding aloe vera’s effectiveness at preventing human papilloma (HPV) infection.
Cut open an aloe plant and squeeze out its juice onto the wart. Then repeat every day until the wart disappears.
Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs contain an ingredient called aspirin, which is made from salicylic
To treat warts, salicylic acids helps remove the damaged skin. As a result, the wart eventually falls off.
It may be worth trying an antihistamine cream for treating warts. However, if you don’t get any relief after applying it, then crushing an analgesic tablet will probably help too.
3) Clear nail polish
Clear Nails Polish is an anecdote wart treatment that some people claim works. There doesn’t appear to be any scientific research supporting these claims.
Clear nail polishes can act as a protective layer for your nails.
You can use this technique by applying clear nail polish to the wart twice a day.
4) Vitamin C
It’s been suggested that vitamin C may help prevent HPV infections. However, there isn’t enough reliable evidence to support this claim yet.
If you want to use vitamin C topically to treat warts, crush a vitamin C pill into a paste and then spread it onto the wart. Put a bandage over the treated wart and let it sit overnight before repeating the procedure every day until the wart disappears.
If some people say that using lemon and/or vinegar makes a better toothpaste than just regular toothpaste, they’re probably right because the acidic nature of these ingredients might help remove stains from enamel. However, if you have sensitive teeth, you should always test out any new product before applying it to your mouth.
5) Vitamin E
A second way to get rid of warts is by taking vitamins E and C; however, no scientific evidence supports these claims.
If you want to use vitamin E oil for warts, you can take one vitamin E capsules and rub the oil onto the spot where the spots appear. Cover the spot with a bandage and leave it on overnight. Do this twice per week for two weeks.
From your local store
1) Bee propolis
Bees use propolis to seal cracks and holes in their hive. It’s composed of plant materials, wax, pollen, and honey bee enzyme.
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Research shows that propolis has anti-viral properties and helps promote the health of human cells. It’s commonly applied to treat acne, wounds and the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Those uses may also benefit people who are battling HPV infections.
First, apply propolios directly onto the wart. Cover it with a bandaid and leave it there overnight. Then repeat daily.
2) Castor oil
Castor oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is oftenemployed for treating various skin conditions including warty patches, ringworms,
Place castor oil directly onto the warts several times per week. After a few weeks, they may fall off.
3) Duct tape
Wart removal involves applying duct tape to the wart and leaving it for several hours before removing it.
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While cryotherapy was found to be more effective at curing plantar wart than topical salicylic acid ointment in adult patients, topical salicylic acid is an acceptable treatment option in certain situations.
To remove warts, apply an ice cube wrapped in aluminum foil to the spot once every four to eight hours until the skin turns red. Then soak the area in warm water for 15 minutes. Scrub the affected areas with a washcloth dipped in rubbing alcohol. Rinse thoroughly. Cover the treated areas with antibiotic ointment and wrap them with transparent adhesive bandages. Let dry overnight before removing the bandages. You can also try laser treatment.
If you have sensitive (or allergic) ears, be careful when using duct tape. Duct tape may cause redness, itching, and/or bleeding.
4) Tea tree oil
Tea tree essential oils contain powerful antimicrobial properties that may be helpful for treating fungal infections like athlete’s feet and warty lesions. However, they haven’t been studied extensively enough to know if they would be effective against viruses like HPV.
There are some methods that suggest applying diluted natural ingredients such as olive leaf extract and aloe vera juice directly onto the wart; however, undiluted ingredients can irritate the wart. It’s best to use them diluted first.
To prepare a massage blend for yourself, mix one drop each of tea tree andcastor oils with two tablespoons of coconut butter.
For warts, add 3 to 4 drops of an anti-fungal cream containing salicylic acid on a cotton swab. Then place it on the wart for five to ten minutes. You may repeat 2 or 3 time daily.
If you experience severe itching, you may need to dilute it further by mixing it with water.
5) Castor Oil
Castor oil is one of the oldest home remedies for warts. The oil contains ricinoleic acid which helps destroy the virus. To make castor oil, boil 1 cup of organic raw castor beans until soft. Strain out the beans and let cool completely. Add 1 tablespoon of castor oil to the cooled beans.
Medical treatments for warts
If natural treatments don’t seem to be working for wart removal, you might want to consider going through conventional medical treatment with a dermatologist.
Some of the most effective and popular methods for removing warts include:
- If your warts start causing pain or discomfort, your physician may remove them using cantharidin – a white powder derived from beetles. A few days later, your physician will be able to remove the dead tissue without having to dig deep into your skin.
- Cryotherapy (also known as cryosurgery) is one of the most common types of wart removal procedures. It causes dark spots in patients who have dark skins.
- Curettage involves removing the top layer of skin with a scalpel; electrosurgery burns the skin after a local anesthetic has been applied. Both methods are usually done together.
- If you have a skin tag (also known as an “excoriation”), your doctor may remove it by cutting it off with a surgical blade.
- Laser treatment. It’s an alternative for warty lesions that haven’t responded to other treatments. You might feel numb during the procedure.
- Chemical peels. This type of skin care treatment uses an exfoliating agent to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin. These chemicals may be applied using a cream, lotion, gel, or even a cotton pad.
- Bleomycin injections may hurt and can cause nail loss.
- The immune system can be used to treat warty skin conditions. A person has an allergic reaction to the wart causing the wart to disappear.
- Wart Removal at Home
Natural home treatments for warts may be helpful if they don’t disappear by themselves.
Some home remedies for warts don’t have any scientific support, but others say they’ve helped them.
Always do a patch trial before using any new product. Even natural products may be irritating for certain people.