Warts are extra skin growths caused by viruses which infects the top layer of skin and induces it to rise quickly. You can get this virus if you reduce or damage your skin in some direction, and then touch someone else who receives it. You can likewise get the virus by sharing towels, razors, or other personal care items.
The ultimate goal of wart treatment is to destroy it without leaving a scar .However, the treatment depends on the type of wart and its location.
Some of the home remedies for treating the warts are given below:
- Garlic and Onions
Garlic is one of the best ways to get rid of the warts naturally. Before applying crushed garlic to the wart, wash the area with soap and water. Wrap the affected part with a bandage to let the garlic do its magic, repeat as needed. Same process could be followed with onions as well.
- Soak the wart in vinegar
Vinegar due to its acidic properties acts as a great natural agent in treating off wards. It breaks down cell membranes and kills the virus being a diluted acetic acid. When a cotton ball soaked in white vinegar and applied to the wart, covering the ball with a duct tape would prove really effective. Repeat as necessary.
- Boost your immune system
The best path to fight the wars is to increase your body’s immune system, as the principal reason of warts is a virus. Make certain you receive enough rest and exercising regularly, and use some influential immune boosters like olive leaf, vitamin C and turmeric.
4 .Stop the spread
Warts not only pass from one person to another but can also spread around one’s own body through touch.When an unaffected area is touched immediately after touching a wart, it may spread virus ,hence new wart starts popping up.
- Use pineapple
Pineapples natural acids and enzymes helps in fighting off warts by applying a fresh pineapple piece directly to the wart.
- Baking powder and Castrol oil
A paste of baking powder and castor oil when applied to the wart at night and covered with a bandage shows miracles.
7. Vitamins and aspirins
A paste of the vitamins C capsule and water when applied to the wart at night and covered with a bandage shows visible results. Same could be done with the aspirin tablets for great results .
8. Tea tree oil
Apply tea tree oil directly to the wart twice a day helps not only in fighting off the wards, but also clears of the scar left after the ward has been shredded.
9. Aloe Vera
Fresh from the actual plant is first-rate for fighting off the warts due to the presence of malic acid. Break off a leaf and rub the gel onto the wart or use the purest form available in the market.
10. Banana peel and Fresh Basil
Banana peels contains various enzymes that may break down the cell membrane, carotenoids which are the substances from which Vitamin A can be synthesized and has anti-viral effects. Place the banana peel with the inner part of the peel on the wart. Cover the peel with a bandage or duct tape and leave it on overnight.
Fresh basil also has same enzymes and would play the same role as a banana peel.
Apart from the above, there are some over the counter treatments which could be done. Salicylic acid easily variable as your nearest drug store as a patch or liquid acts by breaking up and killing the virus cells. You may even use freezing the wart medicines like dimethyl ether and propane
A word of caution
If you have warts around your genitals do not use home remedies or over the counter treatments yourself. Consult a physician.