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What is Warts?

 Home Remedies for WrinklesA wart is generally a small, rough growth, typically on a human’s hands or feet but often other locations, that can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister. They are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of human papillomavirus There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered to be mostly harmless. It is possible to get warts from others; they are contagious and usually enter the body in an area of broken skin. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur.

Warts Causes:

  1. The main cause of warts is a virus infection of the skin.
  2. Warts are contagious and spread easily through direct contact. If you touch the wart and then touch another part of your body, you can re-infect yourself. Sharing personal items such as towels, eating utensils, or razors can also cause warts.

Warts Symptoms:

  1. Warts come in various shapes and sizes and usually appear as rough elevations on the skin. These elevations appear more frequently on the fingers, elbows, knees, face, and scalp. Those that appear on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts.They are very painful and the sufferer is not able to walk properly.
  2. Genital warts, oral warts, and vaginal warts are some of the other types of warts.

Warts Prevention Tips:

  1. Clean wounds, cuts or scrapes with soap and water or disinfectant to prevent infections or warts developing
  2. Avoid touching, rubbing, scratching or picking at warts as you may spread the virus to another part of the body
  3. Always use a latex condom during sexual intercourse to prevent warts from being transmitted to the cervix
  4. Change socks and shoes daily and keep feet clean and dry
  5. Apply medicated foot powder in your socks to keep feet dry

Warts Home Remedies:

  1. Castor Oil:The use of castor oil is one of the most important home remedies for warts. This oil should be applied generously over the affected parts every night. The treatment should be continued for several months.
  2. Figs (Anjeer): The milky juice of fresh figs is another valuable remedy. This juice should be extracted from the fresh, barely-ripe fruits and applied on the warts several times a day. The treatment should be continued for two weeks.
  3. Potato: Raw potatoes are beneficial in the treatment of warts. They should be cut and rubbed on the affected area several times daily, for at least two weeks. This will bring about good results. Alternatively, you can crush a small piece of raw potato and apply the pulp to the wart. You can then apply a clean bandage to the area to ensure that the pulp stays in place. It would be best to do this before you go to bed. This is a simple-to-prepare and natural cure for warts and it can be used on a daily basis to help get rid of the warts.
  4. Onion: Onions are also valuable in warts. They are irritating to the skin and stimulate the circulation of the blood. Warts sometimes disappear when rubbed with cut onions. For particularly stubborn warts, you can apply a little fresh onion juice to the warts and allow it to dry on the wart. Do not rinse it off but allow it to get washed off naturally when you go for a shower. In order to gently stimulate the area, you can apply a little fresh onion juice on a cotton bud and slowly massage the juice into the wart. This is one of the most effective home remedies for warts on the hands and feet. It is not advisable to use this treatment for warts on the face.
  5. Indian Squill: The herb Indian squill is useful in removing warts. A powder of the bulb of this herb should be applied locally over the affected area for beneficial results.
  6. Cashewnut Oil (Kaaju): The oil extracted from the shell of the cashewnut is useful in warts as it is a strong irritant to the skin. It should be applied externally over the affected area in treating this condition.
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