Quick Wart Removal Guide

Warts are skin infections that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, which penetrates the skin through cuts. They are usually rough and pinkish in color, and can spread to other body parts if not contained and treated. It is considered a somewhat embarrassing problem, though it is quite common.

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By Tania Huckley

A wart is an abnormal and ugly growth on the skin surface caused by a human papillomavirus and may appear either on the face, hands, legs, soles of the feet, and even on the genital area, depending on type of virus causing the wart. Being caused by a virus, it can affect men and women on an individual basis since not everyone’s immune system responds the same way.

Sometimes, warts can be mistaken for moles. But unlike moles, warts are generally harmless and non-cancerous. They have a tendency to disappear on their own in time, but most people afflicted with warts seek quick wart removal since having warts can prove to be bothersome and sometimes embarrassing. But it is a wise move to take action early on, rather than waiting for themit to vanish, because warts are contagious and can even spread on other parts of your body or worse, can spread to other people through skin-to-skin contact or mere usage of things that have been in contact with an infected skin. Unfortunately, even though you may be successful in eradicating the appearance of warts, they are known to reappear after treatment and may rear its ugly head constantly like a plague.

Here are a few quick wart removal tips that you may want to try whenever the skin problem erupts:

1. Duct tape is a common quick wart removal trick. It may seem weird at first, knowing duct tape is your ever-ready tool for all your instant home fixes. But it is actually medically-proven to be effective. Just place a piece of duct tape on the wart for six days. Soak the affected area in warm water and scrub it off with a pumice stone or an emery board. This will remove the warts quickly.

2. Dandelion is a helpful herb for quick wart removal. The secret is in the milk coming out from the end of the dandelion herb. Apply the milk on the infected area at least two times a day. In a matter of days, the warts will visibly reduce in size.

3. Fig juice is also a very effective wart remedy. Just apply a few drops of fresh fig juice on the warts. Religiously do this at least three times a day.

4. Another wart removal trick is marigold juice. Squeeze out the juice of 3 to 4 marigold leaves and apply it directly on the warts. Apply the juice on the infected area also for a few days for best results.

5. Massaging a few drops of Castor oil on the affected area is also a popular remedy. Do this before going to bed. The castor oil will work on the warts throughout the night, effectively removing them. Rub the oil for few days. But be careful not apply an excessive amount of the castor oil as it can irritate the skin.

6. Raw potato is also said to be an effective wart treatment. Simply slice a potato and put it on the infected area. Or you may try grating the potato and squeezing out its juice before applying. For best results, repeat procedure for a few days.

7. Another trick is placing a slice of garlic on the warts before going to bed. Do this repeatedly for about a week observe the positive change.

8. Cryosurgery is a common treatment for the fast removal of warts. But this should be done after consulting a doctor since the severity of the warts must be evaluated first before opting for surgery.

9. Lastly, be on the lookout for quick wart removal products available in the market. Choose the one which contains aloe vera or salicylic acid as the main ingredient.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.