The Common Warts


Those warts sure ain't pretty! No wonder tons of people search for ways to get rid of them every day. Experimenting with some of your own treatment methods could be a bad idea. Why? Because of two main reasons:

 

1) Your wart may not actually be a wart but something else. Applying treatment for warts on a non-wart could be dangerous.

2) Warts can only be removed safely using well-known treatments.

In the end the best way to treat a wart is by going to your doctor and telling him/her that you need a wart removed. They've done it hundreds of times because of how common warts are. The procedure usually takes less than 20 minutes and involves freezing the wart. After a few days it should fall off on its own. This option is usually the most effective and the chance of the dreaded wart returning to haunt you is quite low.

Before you decide on what treatment method to use let's first take a look at what we call “common warts”. Obviously as the name implies, these warts are the most common. These warts can be safely removed using proven techniques. If you have any doubt about what kind of wart you have it's best to consult a medical professional. In general common warts are not dangerous, or require specialised treatment. One important warning though :

If you have warts in your face then make sure you DO NOT use products that are meant for your feet or hands. This stuff is dangerous to your eyes, and the skin on your face isn't as thick as on your feet. You could cause scarring on your face if you do use products that aren't meant for that area. So don't. Common warts are very often found on hands and feet. They love dry and cracked skin to make themselves comfortable in. Warts are caused by the well known HPV virus (the human papilloma virus) - to get rid of your warts you must exterminate this tough and annoying virus. Do note that since this virus is really resilient it is quite common for warts to reappear. Also do NOT damage the wart(s) because what you are basically doing is helping the HPV virus to spread by infecting neighbouring skin.