Warts are a skin infection caused by viruses from the Human papillomavirus (HPV) family. It is also a known cause for sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 100 variety of warts of which many are harmless. In this community of harmful warts, 30 are spread by sexual contact. They can grow on any part of your skin, inside your mouth, on your genital, penis, rectum, vagina, cervix and vulva. Many a times these warts are harmless looking bumps, sometimes pink or flesh colored with a rough texture.
Different types of warts affect different parts of your body. Some can be found all over the body where as some are found around genitalia. Gender does not contain this disease; anyone can be infected by it. The most affected are children and young adults. Direct contact is more than enough to spread this disease. There can be complication due to warts. They can cause cervical, vulvar, anal and penis cancer (rare occurrence). Genital warts get large during pregnancy, making urination difficult. Warts make the vagina less elastic which obstructs the delivery process. When irritated these warts can bleed and can cause pain. Many a times they disappear on their own without much hassle.
There are different types of warts such as common wart found on fingers, hands, knees and elbows. Flat warts are also known as juvenile warts, plantar warts, filiform warts and venereal warts known as genital warts. The chance of spreading the warts increases if your skin is damaged or wet. Public swimming places are a common place to catch this disease. People with weak immune system (AIDS or chemotherapy patients) are more susceptible to warts.
Home Remedies for Warts
Use enough garlic to cover the wart. Cover it with a bandage and keep it overnight. After having your bath remove the bandage, a small blister would appear, let it be absorbed by your body again. By continuing this procedure your warts may leave your body within two weeks.
Dip apple cider vinegar similar to garlic (as mentioned above) cover it with a bandage. If you continue this for week you may surely see the results.
Apply clear nail polish every morning and evening.
Use vitamin A oil from fish oil or fish-liver-oil by applying it on the wart. Apply this once a day, it takes lot of time but the results would be positive.
Make a paste by crushing vitamin C tablets with water. Apply this on the wart and cover it with a bandage.
Always wrap the warts to avoid it from spreading.
Use castor oil over the wart and tape it. Do it twice daily.
Stay dry and prevent any kind of moisture.
Have garlic capsules or tablets.
Apply vitamin E oil, clove oil, aloe vera juice, milkweed juice, the milky juice of the sow's thistle plant, or milky juice of unripe figs on the wart.
Douse lemon slices for two weeks with little salt in apple cider vinegar. After two weeks apply the lemon slices on the wart.
Rub the wart with a piece of chalk or a raw potato
Inner side of banana can be also used to treat wart by taping it on the wart.
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.