Warts are a common skin condition caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are different types of this virus, everything from strains that cause warts to those that can be more serious. Because warts are caused by a virus, they can spread to other areas of your body or to other people. There are several natural remedies for warts that’ll help you banish them for good!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the best overall natural wart treatment options for many different ailments. While it will not actually kill the virus, it will attack the flesh of the wart to physically eradicate the wart. The wart will actually simply “peel” away.
To use this natural remedy for warts, soak a cotton ball in the vinegar. Place it on the wart and secure with a piece of gauze or bandage. Do this each night and remove during the day. While not an instant way to remove warts naturally, it should eliminate the wart within one to two weeks.
Yes, duct tape. Just place a piece of duct tape over the wart. Leave it on for about six days. Remove the tape and soak the area in a water, after which you can use an emery board or pumice stone to take away the dead skin. Repeat until the wart disappears.
Applying Vitamin C to the wart is thought to destroy the virus. All you need to do is crush up a vitamin C tablet and add some lemon juice to make a paste. Apply the paste to the wart and cover with a bandage. Do this daily until the wart disappears.
Medical Treatments for Warts
There are several different medical treatments available for warts, depending on the type of wart, size, and location. These treatments include:
- Surgical removal
Some warts may require multiple treatments for full resolution. At Laser Lipo and Vein Center, we know how warts can not only be a cosmetic issue, but also a medical one as well, especially because warts can spread or be contagious. Contact Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center today for more information about warts and natural wart treatment options as well as information on more invasive treatments.