Warts, one of the most common skin problems, is defined as the unusual outgrowth of hardened skin, generally caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. Contagious in nature, they are prone to spread through touch or contact. Most commonly, they have been found to affect the hands and the feet, though they occur on other parts of the human body as well.
HOME REMEDIES FOR WARTS
Here are a few easy-to-follow Home Remedies to treat Warts
1 . Garlic
-Enriched with anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, garlic has been found to cure warts within weeks.
-Mash a clove of garlic and apply the paste over the wart/s with a band aid or duct tape.
-You can also place cotton ball dabbed with garlic oil/juice over the warts.
2 . Banana
–Banana is found to have proteolytic enzymes, that gradually eat away the warts.
-Alike the papaya mask, scrape the slippery white insides of a banana peel and apply it on the warts.
-Use this remedy twice a day for as long as the wart stays.
3 . Honey
-Pure organic honey is a very potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent, besides being beneficial for the skin.
-Once every day, soak the warts affected hands/ feet in water for some time and with gentle hands rub off the excess skin.
-Apply a small quantity of honey over the wart and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. This treatment will soften and kill the wart by depriving it of nutrients.
4 . Green Papaya
-Papaya serves as a source of an enzyme that eats away the dead skin and helps in getting rid of warts
-Cut a green papaya in half and collect the white sap that runs out from the skin. Mix that with a teaspoonful of the papaya pulp mash and water to make a smooth paste.
-Apply this paste on the warts twice every day and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. This mixture grazes the dead tissue and gradually make the wart disappear.
5 . Aloe Vera
-Aloe Vera has a whole host of skin-benefits, warts removal is one of them. It acts as a natural anti-oxidant and anti-infective.
-Apply the Aloe vera gel on the warts and let it stay for 30-45 minutes before washing it off.
-Repeat this every day till the wart disappears.
6 . Duct Tape
-Cover the wart with a piece of duct tape and let its stay like that for a week then remove the tape and gently scrub off the excess skin with a pumice stone or scrubber.
-Let it breathe for 8-10 hours before repeating the process. This method can cure the wart within a couple of months.
-This may sound odd but this remedy is definitely worth a try. Incase of sensitive and fragile skin, make sure you remove the tape very gently.
7 . Toothpaste
-Surprisingly, applying toothpaste on warts makes the warts to slowly dry out and die by cutting off the oxygen supply.
-Take any non-gel toothpaste and put it on the wart before covering it with band air or duct tape and leave it overnight.
-Remove the tape in the morning and scrub the dead skin away.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
In addition to these home-remedies, you must take note of these precautions:
-Keep the warts clean and dry, as much as possible.
-Avoid touching the warts often.
-Wash your hands every time you touch the warts as they are contagious.
-Cover cuts and bruises on your skin, as these are vulnerable to infection by HPV.
-Maintain distance from people who have warts.
-In case the warts persist and do not go away, consult a doctor at the earliest.
So, go ahead and try these natural remedies to get rid of warts. Stay Happy, Stay Healthy!