common warts

Get Rid of Common Warts Naturally

Warts are caused by the more than 60 varieties of the human papillomavirus or HPV. You get warts from coming in contact with the virus, even from something as simple as a handshake with someone who has an obvious wart on their hands! There are three common varieties, common, plantar and flat. Common and flat warts can be found all over the body, while plantar warts are found on the bottoms of the feet.

 

How do I know if I have warts?

Though many warts have varying symptoms, in most cases these symptoms will all be the same:

  • Typically round or oval in shape
  • Usually hard to the touch
  • Skin around the wart may change color
  • Can occur under and around the nails

Common Warts:

  • Small
  • Flesh colored
  • Hard
  • Seedy and rough
  • Raised
  • Often found on kids

Plantar Warts: 

  • Found on the foot
  • Grey or brown
  • Seedy and rough
  • Hard
  • Flat
  • Painful
  • May grow alone or in clusters

Flat Warts:

  • Found in clumps
  • Tiny
  • Flat
  • Smooth
  • Flesh colored, grey or brown

 

How do I prevent warts?

  • Most warts are caused by variations of HPV or the human papillomavirus. As such there is no real cure for them except washing your hands and sanitizing anything that has been held by someone with warts on their hands to prevent transmission of the virus.
  • Also, avoid going barefoot in community showers or at pools
  • Keep yourself nice and dry; especially your feet.
  • Cover your scrapes.

 

How can I treat warts?

  • Wrap the wart with four layers of tape that are snug but not too tight. Leave on for six and a half days, remove for half a day, and repeat for three to four weeks or until the warts disappear.
  • Make a baking powder and castor oil paste, apply it at night and cover with a bandage. Repeat as necessary.
  • Soak in a baking soda wash.
  • Eat foods that help boost the immune system like garlic, whole-grains, etc.
  • Rub garlic or onion on the wart to kill off the virus.
  • Cover in vitamin C paste to help combat the virus.
  • Wrap in vitamin E or A during the day to help soften the skin, let breathe at night, and then repeat the next day until the warts are gone.
  • Apply castor oil. It’s just acidic enough to irritate the virus and convince it to leave.
  • Make a carrot and oil paste; apply twice daily for 30 minutes. It’s high in vitamin C!
  • Soak in pineapple juice. Pineapple juice has an enzyme that helps to dissolve warts.
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