Warts are small rough bumps on the skin and usually they appear on the hands and feet. Usually they are harmless, although in some cases, they may cause mild irritation or even pain.
Warts are benign tumors of the epithelium of the skin or mucosal (genital warts) arising keratinocyte infection with HPV. They occur mainly on the hands and feet and very rarely on the face, shoulders and knees. Warts are contagious, but it does not mean that in every person infected with HPV warts will show up.
There are over 70 different subspecies of HPV viruses that cause warts and warts on the foot. Different types of the virus cause warts on different parts of the body. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the skin or through a wet surface such as the floor in a pool or in the changing rooms, which have been in contact with someone who has warts or wart on the foot for example.
There are several types of warts and like we mention, which will type occur it depend on the type of virus that causes an infection. Most common types of warts are:
Verruca vulgaris, which usually are caused by HPV 2 and are mainly located on the hands, fingers and around the nails. They are brown or skin color;
Verrucae plantares, most common caused by HPV 1, and can be found on the feet, and the parts exposed to increased pressure. Usually are whitish are embedded in the surface of the skin, very often they are very painful and can have black dots caused by thrombosis of capillaries;
Verrucae planes, caused by HPV 3, 10 and 28, commonly found on the upper surface of the hands and the limbs, in the form of painless, light brown flattened surface.
Today, with nowadays medicine warts can be easily removed and no not represent big issue. Treatment of warts depends primarily on the type and place as well as how much time has passed since their formation. Methods which are used for their removal include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocoagulation, laser removal, surgical and wart removal radiowaves. Less aggressive treatments, which do not leave scars on the skin are keratolytics (salicylic and lactic acid) and caustics (trichloroacetic acid, tretinoin, podophyllin). It is especially important to early detection and monitoring of warts in women that would not cause cervical cancer.
If you want to remove warts or at least try to remove them in natural way, in this article we present you some natural ways and natural remedies.
How to remove warts on hands, neck etc. – Natural remedies and tips for wart removal:
– Warts are often the result of a weakened immune system. Good health and strong immunity are essential in the fight against all types of infections, a proper and balanced diet rich in nutrients (particularly magnesium and vitamin C ), the main contributor to good health.
– Rub the wart with a piece of chalk, raw potatoes or banana peel.
– If have warts on foot: Every night soak them in hot water .
– Twice a day on the wart, apply a drop of castor oil and cover with a bandage.
– Make a thick paste of one tablespoon of castor oil and baking soda. Apply this paste a couple of times a day and cover with a bandage. Repeat till wart completely fall off.
– Use juice from leaves and flowers of dandelion: Apply on wart daily (few times per day). Wart will first begin to get dark until eventually it dries and falls off.
– Fresh juice from houseleek: Same as dandelion, Apply few times per day until they are dry and fall off.
– Fresh juice of figs is also a good tool for removing warts from skin. Few drops every 1-2 hours. Everyday till warts start to fall off. Usually have slower effect in comparison with houseleek and dandelion, but highly effective.
– Squeeze juice of fresh lemons, apply on the wart, leave for 20-30 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeated process twice a day.
Propolis has lot of healthy benefits and is also proven to be very effective for this kind of problem. Apply few drops of propolis on wart and cover with a bandage. Keep the bandage for few days, then remove it, scrape top of wart and repeat the process again. Repeat until you destroy the entire wart.
Salt seawater is also proven for wart removal thanks to minerals, salt and iodine. If you are on vacation on sea, then spend as much time possible in water, in all other cases, you can buy seawater. Pour water in a bowl and place your arm (if wart is on arm for example) inside for 20-30min. You can heat the water for more effective treatment. Bandage the wart and repeat this next day. Follow this process until wart fall off. For this kind of treatment you will need approximately 10-14 days.