Home Remedies for Warts

Skin problems are worrisome and can be very irritating sometimes. Warts are one such problem that is a nightmare for many. People do not get to know how to deal with it and end up in frustration sometimes. Warts are very ugly and it is an infection, so it has to be treated immediately. Some ugly facts about warts are that they are contagious; they spread from one part of the body to the other and from one person to another. Children get affected more easily with warts than adults as their immune system is not yet built up completely.

home remedies for warts

It is very important to treat it effectively, as it spreads easily. So we have to choose the treatment more wisely. Often we use creams and lotions available in the market to treat warts, but they may end you up in side effects and undesired results. It is better to adopt home remedies to treat warts. Warts can be treated with the usual ingredients that we find at home. Let us have a look at few home remedies to get rid of warts.

Home Remedies For Warts

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Proven to be one of the best remedy you can adopt to remove warts. You would find apple cider vinegar in your home or it is an easily available product. Many people have expressed that it works well to remove warts. It does not kill the virus, as we all know warts is spread by a virus that attacks skin, But it actually attacks flesh and makes the physical wart peel off from the skin after some time. After this the skin turns blackish and then the wart drops away. All you have to do is take a few drops of apple cider vinegar and dip cotton ball into it. Saturate the ball and place it on the wart area, and put a bandage or tie a gauze cloth around it overnight. Remove it in the morning or you can have it in the day too if you are comfortable. Usually it should work in a few days.

It can be mildly irritating sometimes, but if it burns too much, better avoid after first use.

2. Milk of Milkweed

Milkweed can be found anywhere as it grows wildly all over. Sap of milkweed can work excellently against warts. It is believed to be toxic in its effects, but only when it is consumed internally. It has a toxin called cardiac glycoside which can be lethal and poisonous. So make sure you keep it away from children. But the sap is believed to digest and dissolve the wart. Collect sap from the end of the stem and dab a few drops onto the wart and reapply if required. File the wart a little, do not over do, just scrape the top layer and apply sap from fresh leaves. It can be mildly irritating. If it burns too much, wash off immediately and avoid after first use. Proteolytic enzymes in the sap can dissolve the wart and show impressive results.

Wash your hands after application to prevent warts from spreading.

3. Banana Mash

Similar to milk of milkweed, the whitish inside a banana peel has proteolytic enzymes that can help to dissolve the warts. Scrape a little banana peel from the inside, to take out a little whitish, and apply it on the warts. Wash your hands nicely after applying to prevent spreading of warts. Do it regularly to see the difference.

4. Lemon Juice

Take a vitamin C tablet and crush it. Add a dab of lemon juice and apply it in the area of wart. It is observed that lemon juice, Vitamin C in it, can kill the virus causing the wart effectively. It can be mildly irritating. If it burns too much, wash off immediately and avoid after first use. Wash your hands after application to prevent warts from spreading.

5. Dandelions

Milk of dandelions is observed to have the same effects on warts as milk of milkweed. If you have them in your garden, don’t throw them away, but use it effectively. Collect sap from the end of the stem and dab a few drops onto the wart and reapply if required. File the wart a little, do not over do, just scrape the top layer and apply sap from fresh leaves. It can be mildly irritating. If it burns too much, wash off immediately and avoid after first use. Proteolytic enzymes in the sap can dissolve the wart and show impressive results. Wash your hands after application to prevent warts from spreading.

6. Honey

Just like vitamin C, honey has antiseptic properties that can help to kill warts. Take raw honey and apply it in the area of warts. It is observed that it can kill the virus causing the wart effectively. It can be mildly irritating. If it burns too much, wash off immediately and avoid after first use. Wash your hands after application to prevent warts from spreading

7. Potato

Take a slice of fresh potato and place it on the wart for as long as possible. File the wart a little, do not over do, just scrape the top layer and apply sap from fresh leaves. Do this two to three times and if you are resting, put the other side of potato for as long as possible. It can be mildly irritating. If it burns too much, wash off immediately and avoid after first use.

8. Pineapple juice

Soak the wart in fresh pineapple juice for five to ten minutes. It will sting and pain, but your wart will drop off finally. Acidity in pineapple juice is high and is observed to kill warts. If it burns too much, wash off immediately and avoid after first use. Wash your hands after applying to prevent infection

Freshly crushed garlic, birch bark sap, basil, papaya, vitamin E oil, Castor oil, Aloe Vera Soaking in hot water are some home remedies that can be added to the above list.

Never prick your warts and take care to prevent further infection and maintain a dirt free body.

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