Warts are unsightly benign on the skin. This condition is caused mainly by a virus, the Human Papilloma Virus commonly known as HPV. Now that we have defined it as scientifically as possible, it is important to know the cause of this unsightly skin condition.
Simply put, it is transmitted when a person’s broken skin comes into contact with any material that has the virus. Therefore, it is also concluded that Warts can be transmitted from one part of the body to another. However, even though the condition is contagious, there is a positive answer to the question: How to get rid of warts?
Treatment can range from doctor recommended prescriptions to home remedies. What will be discussed here though will be more about home remedies. It is important that you seek advice from a dermatologist if you feel that you would rather choose a prescription over these.
Treatment 1: Vitamin C Cover Treatment
Step 1: In this treatment, what you first need to do is to take a tablet of vitamin C and pulverize it.
Step 2: Add a few drops of water to turn it into a pasty mix.
Step 3: Spread the mix onto the wart and cover it with Band-aid.
This treatment will also help in destroying the virus causing the wart.
Treatment 2: The Duct Tape Treatment
Step 1: Cut a small, square, piece of duct tape, just enough to cover the growth.
Step 2: Cover the wart with the cut duct tape for about six days.
Step 3: After around 6 days, remove the duct tape patch, then dip the covered part in water for around five minutes.
Step 4: Using a dedicated pumice stone, remove the dead skin by scraping it off. Leave the part exposed overnight then apply a new patch the next day and repeat procedure until the wart is gone.
Treatment 3: The Vitamin E Wrap Treatment
Step 1: Break a vitamin E capsule.
Step 2: Apply contents onto the wart.
Step 3: Bandage gauze for about 15 minutes.
Step 4: Remove bandage gauze and let it breathe. Repeat process for about twice a day for several days until warts disappear.
Treatment 4: Dandelion Drop Treatment
Step 1: Get a few stems of dandelion.
Step 2: Break the stems and place the sap that oozes out over the wart. Be warned that this may sting, however, it will trigger an immune response from the body to remove the wart.
Step 3: Repeat treatment daily as needed.
Treatment 5: The Garlic Spread Treatment
Step 1: Crush a clove of garlic to for it to release its sulfuric acid.
Step 2: Spread the crushed garlic over the wart, but be careful and put petroleum jelly over the surrounding skin to avoid irritating them.
Step 3: Use a new piece of garlic every day and the wart may fall off in just about a week or so.
These home remedies are quick and relatively easy treatments, however, always consult your dermatologist as well. Always practice good hygiene and wash your hands. Never pick on your warts as they can spread throughout your body.