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Warts Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Warts

Warts Home Remedy

Warts are benign skin tumors that can appear on almost any part of the body but are commonly found on the hands or feet. They are usually pale, skin-colored growths with a rough surface and dark borders (see picture). They can grow either as single protrusions or in clusters.

Warts are very common in the general population, with almost 75% of all people experiencing them at least once in their lifetime. They can also develop at any age, with both men and women being equally susceptible.

Most warts that appear on the surface of the skin are usually not serious or painful, and as a result they are more of a cosmetic concern. However, you should still consult with your doctor if warts suddenly appear on some part of your body, if they are painful, or if they continue to reoccur.

Genital warts are also very common, particularly among young people in their early 20s. They typically occur around the genital area such as the anus, penis, scrotum, vulva, or vagina. These types of warts usually cause an itching or burning sensation, particularly during intercourse. For some women, genital warts occassionally cause abnormal vaginal bleeding, while others don't experience any symptoms for months or even years.

Causes of Warts

Warts are caused by a viral infection known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the infection is on or close to the surface of the skin, the virus is contagious and can be spread when infected skin makes contact with uninfected skin. Therefore you should avoid touching a wart since it can easily be spread to other parts of your body. For the same reason, warts can also be spread when sharing clothing, towels, or other objects with an infected individual.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Warts

Duct Tape

Duct tape has been known to help cure warts. The remedy takes a few days, but it has been found to be over 80% effective when treating warts on the hands and fingers:

  • Place a piece of duct tape over the wart.
  • Leave the tape over the wart for at least 6 days.
  • After 6 days, remove the tape and soak the wart in warm water for a 5 minutes.
  • Dry the wart, and repeat the 6-day process for up to two months until the wart disappears.

Many people find that a single six day cycle is usually sufficient for small warts. NOTE: It is important to avoid using this remedy on sensitive skin areas such as the genital area.

Vitamin C

Research has shown that some warts can be treated with Vitamin C. Simply take a single Vitamin C tablet, crush it into a powder, mix it with a few drops of water, and then apply the mixture directly to the wart. While the infected area is still wet, cover or wrap it with a bandage for one day. The high acidity from the Vitamin C will help to destroy the papillomavirus that is causing the wart.

Tea Tree Oil

A very effective treatment for genital warts is using Tea Tree Oil. Simply dab a cotton swab into the tea tree oil and gently apply it to the wart. Repeat this once a day for 10 days. If the treatment is effective, the wart will eventually turn white and then fall off. Note that the tea tree oil may causing a slight stinging sensation, but this is normal. Also, be sure to dispose of the used cotton swab to avoid spreading the infection to other areas.

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  1. on said:

    Can oil be replaced with citronella oil or any other oil with very sharp smell?

  2. on said:

    Iodine would not cause any negative thyroid problems, especially any swelling because iodine is a necessary component for thyroid health. In other words, your thyroid and other glands need iodine to function properly.

  3. on said:

    I would not recommend the use of Iodine. This remedy caused my thyroid to swell giving me goiter for a few weeks. Please choose a different treatment.

  4. on said:

    @ Anne on Jan. 31, What did you use because the Aldara cream didn't work for me.

  5. on said:

    Tea tree oil can be applied directly onto the warts without dilution. I think Tea Tree Oil is one of the only essential oils that can be applied direct without dilution. I say no to the E oil and let the tea tree oil do its thing. TTO will make your skin smoother too.

  6. on said:

    What type of potato should I use please? Is it the sweet potato or irish?

  7. on said:

    Do you use only TTO (Tea Tree Oil) without mixing with vitamin E or anything else?
    Any burn sensation after applying TTO?

  8. on said:

    Duct Tape is a complete waste of time!

  9. on said:

    I had warts for 3 years and my doctor prescribed me aldara cream. Now in a week they are already gone. I don't even feel pain in the area. It really worked.

  10. on said:

    I've had a GW for a few months now and boy was i made as hell that i got it. anyway I used ACV but it did not do to much for them so I thought I would try tea tree oil and I noticed within a few days it was smaller. I drop the bottle of TTO and it smashed before i had completely removed it and i noticed that when it was that time of the month the wart would activate and begin to grow... i bought some more TTO and this time I used it until the GT was gone. once I could not feel or see the wart anymore, I kept applying the TTO for another two weeks. (just to be safe it had gone) I also ran the TTO everywhere down there lightly every 3rd day, just incase there was one I had but could not see.

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