How to Get Rid of Warts

by Terri Bennett - Date: 2007-01-08 - Word Count: 639 Share This!

Treatment helps prevent common warts from spreading to other parts of your body or to other people, but common warts may recur after treatment, and they may be a problem.

Warts are a type viral infection; there are more than 100 types of HPV viruses. Warts can grow on any part of your of your body. They can grow on your skin, on the inside of your mouth, on your genitals; female genital warts are as common as male believe it or not.

Some people are more naturally resistant to the viruses and don't seem to get warts as easily as other people. However, the virus likes warm and very moist environments, including the shower floor and swimming pools, so they are spread very easily. Athletes have the highest risk of planter's warts, and diabetics are also at high risk to them. Types of warts affect different parts of your body, Some can be found all over the body where as some are found around genitalia.

Flat Warts: These warts are smooth and small, with a round shape. They appear in large numbers and can be up to 100 at a time - anywhere on your body. Touching and scratching the area can cause the warts to spread very quickly.

Common wart: These are thickened bumps. They have a rough surface and usually will have small tiny spots which are from blood vessels that have clotted. They are most commonly seen on the hands, elbows and knees.

Genital Warts: These only appear in the genital area. They have a variety of appearances. They can look like common warts or sometimes they are skin coloured. They vary in size from tiny papules to much larger warty growths.

Plantar Warts: These are seen on the feet. They are thickened. They can be confused with corns or calluses. They may have tiny specks which look black but they are actually blood vessels, which is what causes you discomfort. They can be quite contagious involving large surfaces. They tend to grow into the skin rather than being raised as most other warts.

It becomes easier to get rid of the virus once you have distinguished what type you may have. Look no further; there are many Home Remedies for Warts. These are the top 5 home remedies to get rid of warts to choose from;

1. Tape. Cut a piece of duct tape. Keep the tape on for six days, take it off and soak your wart in water. Then with a pumice stone or emery board file the dead skin on your wart down. Leave over night then reapply another piece of duct tape in the morning. Continue this until your wart is gone. This will work because the irritation that is causes push your immune system to fight off the virus.

2. Garlic. Crush fresh garlic, rub it directly on your wart, and cover it with a plaster. Apply new garlic every day and your wart will blister and fall off, usually as little as a week. Make sure though that the healthy skin is protected from the garlic, by using something like petroleum jelly to act as a barrier.

3. Vitamin C. Make a paste out of ground Vitamin C tablets and water. Pat it onto your wart and cover it with a plaster. The high levels of acidity of Vitamin C will eliminate your wart.

4. Castor oil. Rubbing castor oil on your wart every day will break it down, because the oil keeps the wart moist, causing the tough skin to just come fall apart.

5. Hot water. Plantar warts are very sensitive to heat, soaking your feet in hot water for 15 minutes a day can eliminate your warts.

So before you rush to the chemist, try one of these home remedies to permanently get rid of the virus. Because over the counter remedies can sometimes take up to 12 weeks of continuous application of products.

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Terri Leigh Bennett

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