Removing warts the natural way
I have never come across anyone who loves warts. Everyone hates the darn things and wants to get rid of them as soon as possible. The biggest mistake people make is damaging the wart by opening it up. Infection will spread and you'll be in a worse place once more warts pop up! Fortunately there are plenty of ways to remove those damned warts. And if you prefer to use natural methods then you should read this article carefully as we will review some of the natural options available to you.
Just a short introduction, in case you haven't read the other pages on this site : Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV for short. HPV can spread quite easily if no attention is paid to restricting the movements of this virus (by keeping the area around the wart clean, and by NOT damaging the wart). Depending on the location of the wart, it could hurt. You can image that a wart on one of your toes can really make walking uncomfortable. Some of the methods that can be utilised to remove warts are rather aggressive and can cause scarring to occur. Natural wart removal techniques usually take longer to do their job effectively, but will result in a smoother and better healed skin. Do note that the most efficient way to remove a wart is by freezing it.
A dermatologist or your doctor can provide you with details on the procedure. It usually only takes 15 minutes. And after some time the wart just falls off!In case you'd rather use natural method then read on. Some of the techniques described below have not been scientifically proven, however, they have been in use for a long time. The first method involves a potato. Before you go to bed you take a slice of potato and rub it over your wart, perhaps leave it on the wart for a minute or so. It may take a few weeks for the wart to get loose. DO NOT scratch the wart, leave it to come off on its own.Another favourite natural remedy for warts is garlic. Now garlic is quite a bit more aggressive than potato so make sure you protect the surrounding skin. It is known to cause irritation on healthy skin. Cut up some garlic and use the flat side of the garlic on your wart. There may be a stinging sensation, this means that the garlic is penetrating the upper layers of your skin to reach the core of the wart. Usually the garlic treatment will result in a quicker removal of the wart than the potato method.
Make sure you put a bandage on the wart because it can fall off any moment!If at any time you experience pain, or the wart starts to look more aggressive - stop your treatment and request help from your doctor. Also if you aren't sure you are dealing with a wart, then DO NOT use any of the techniques on this page before your doctor has confirmed that it is, in fact, a wart.