8 Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid of Warts
While warts generally are not painful, they are irritating and unsightly. Benign skin growths, warts are caused by viruses which infect the upper layer of skin and increase the growth rate, resulting in one or more warts. Most warts come from HPV (the human papillomavirus) and are contracted after cut or damaged skin encounters the virus on someone else’s skin. You can also contract the virus from indirect contact like sharing towels or razors.
Anyone can be susceptible to warts, but some people are more so than others. Children, the elderly, and anyone else with a weakened immune system are particularly at risk.
Each kind of wart looks a little different and will manifest in different physical locations. Check out what type of wart you have below.
Common warts – These are rough, grayish brown and dome-shaped. They generally manifest on the hands.
Flat warts – These can be tricky to identify because they vary in appearance and location. They are small, flat topped warts that may appear brown, pink, or yellow. They show up on the arms, legs, and face.
Plantar warts – These can be painful when you put pressure on them and, since they grow on the bottoms of the feet, it’s hard not to put pressure on them. They’re thick and rough and have dark specks.
Periungual warts – These warts are restricted to the areas around the fingernails and toenails.
Filiform warts – These flesh-colored warts generally show up on the face, near the nose, mouth, or chin. They have thin, string-like growths that grow out of them.
Now that you can identify them, you are ready to learn how to treat them. You don’t have to live with the embarrassment and discomfort of these unsightly blemishes on your hands, legs, face, or anywhere else. There are plenty of easy, effective tricks for getting rid of them.
Head over to page 2 to see 8 effective home remedies for wart removal.