Discover how to get rid of warts.
A wart is a skin infection linked to the presence of papillomavirus on the surface of the skin. These small, rough growths that preferentially lodge on the hands and under the soles of the feet are benign, but they are often very annoying. So how do you get rid of a wart?
Warts are small, benign growths on the skin caused by a virus from the papillomavirus family (types 1, 2, and 3 in general). Warts are viral, so they are contagious.
The first is done directly, by skin contact with an infected person.
The second is done indirectly, via swimming pools, changing rooms, sports halls, collective showers, etc. They appear after several months of incubation, so it is difficult to determine the origin of a wart.
Common warts (also called common warts): in general, they are round and rough, located mainly on the fingers or the back of the hands, sometimes also under the fingernails and around them. They can also, in rarer cases, have a more elongated shape, these are called filiform warts. They are found more on the face and around the mouth.
Flat warts: these are small elevations of the same color as the epidermis or a little darker. Grouped in plaques, they are frequently found on the face and the back of the hands.
Plantar warts: form on the soles of the feet. There are two kinds: the single plantar wart, which is deep and often painful when walking, and the multiple plantar warts, which are superficial and less painful.
Warts are unsightly and sometimes painful. If you have developed these little skin growths, you can use these home remedies to make them go away. Truc Mania presents 5 recipes to act naturally and eliminate a wart quickly.
Celandine has long been known for its effectiveness in the treatment of warts. This plant is not for sale in garden centers for the simple reason that it is considered a weed. It is recognizable by its swallow-shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers.
THE MAGIC ANTI-WART PLANT?
Long considered a magical plant, celandine has lost some of its acclaim with dermatologists. However, before considering any radical treatment, whether physical or chemical, it is worth testing its effectiveness on your wart. Its action is due to a juice contained in its stem and containing an alkaloid, coptisine. By preventing the multiplication of cells, this substance with antimitotic properties limits the wart in space and weakens it.
To treat a wart with celandine, it is enough to cut the stem of the plant in half and apply the juice that comes out directly on it. It is advisable to repeat the operation twice a day, and this, until its complete disappearance. The downside of the remedy is the unsightly yellowish color it leaves on the skin. You can cover the area with a bandage to camouflage this aspect of the treatment.
Be careful, celandine is corrosive and toxic, so it is not recommended to use it in the treatment of warts in children. On the other hand, adults can dry leaves to consume them in infusion or soak compresses to apply to the wart.
Lemon has antiseptic properties and it can be of great help in getting rid of a wart. There is also a particularly effective recipe with lemon and white vinegar well known to grandmothers to treat warts, especially in winter, when the celandine has disappeared from the ditches.
To prepare your remedy, take the yellow layer from the skin of the lemon, taking as little white as possible, to keep only the effective part. Then immerse these barks in wine vinegar and reserve the preparation in an airtight jar. Close tightly to macerate for at least a week.
Once the lemon rind has become soft and supple, take it with tweezers and cut small pieces with scissors the size of the wart. Do not cut larger pieces, as they will burn the surrounding skin.
Take a piece of cotton and soak it with the maceration vinegar, it will serve as a support for applying the macerated lemon peel to the wart. The vinegar will keep the lemon from drying out, and that’s important because you’ll need to keep the dressing on overnight for maximum effectiveness.
Be careful that the lemon is in contact only with the wart and maintain it with the compress and the plaster. Then let it act, if you feel tingling, it’s normal and it’s also a sign that the lemon is taking action. Remove the dressing the next morning when you wake up and repeat the application the following days if the wart is recalcitrant.
In principle, it is necessary to start again between 2 and 5 times to completely remove the wart. You can keep the same preparation and reuse it as many times as necessary, provided you keep it in an airtight container.
It is a food used in many preparations including the treatment of warts because it can soften and weaken them. Here is how you should proceed to remove a wart with apple cider vinegar:
•Boil 150 ml of cider vinegar for 5 minutes.
•Soak a cotton ball with boiled vinegar.
•Apply to the wart for 5-8 minutes.
•Repeat the operation until the complete disappearance of the wart.
Garlic has long been used in the treatment of warts because it contains allicin. This substance is an extremely active sulfur compound contained in the pod and is revealed when it is crushed. It is she who gives it that smell as well as antiviral characteristics. It also has proven useful in treating papillomaviruses that cause warts on your skin. Here’s how you should do it at bedtime because you have to keep the mixture on all night.
Chop a clove of garlic into a sort of paste, to which you can add a drop of oil to make it easier to apply. Put this preparation directly on the wart, taking care not to overflow on the skin which would be attacked. Apply a bandage to hold the garlic paste in place and rinse thoroughly the next morning. It is advisable to use soap to clean the wart, as this will tend to dry it out. To avoid damaging the skin around the wart, you can protect it with nail polish, it will not suffer from the direct action of garlic.
Salt is often used in hygiene and home maintenance. It is also beneficial in the treatment of warts, as it can soften them and make them disappear faster. You can apply coarse salt directly to the wart, after cleaning it with water and neutral pH soap.
For plantar warts, you can prepare a bath with hot water, to which you will add two handfuls of coarse salt. Repeat the bath for several days for enhanced effectiveness.
Since warts are difficult to eradicate, the best thing is still to do everything to avoid catching them:
• Wear sandals in high-risk areas (sauna, hammam, swimming pool, changing rooms, etc.);
• Wash your sports socks after each use;
• Do not use pads, shoes, or socks from someone who has warts;
• Dry your feet well after swimming in a collective swimming pool, as the virus penetrates more easily into damp skin;
• Do not touch other people’s warts;
• Do not scratch your warts (to prevent them from spreading).