So, you have this thing growing on your hand or the bottom of your feet and it looks like cauliflower. Every year thousands must endure the unsightly appearance and discomfort of a wart. Warts, while unsightly are benign, they are caused by HPV which is the human papillomavirus and are contagious. Often warts are mistaken for calluses, but the difference is, warts often begin to bleed when they are addressed.
In children most warts will resolve on their own, but as an adult these little growths can be very difficult to get rid of and will often spread. If you are suffering from one of these growths your doctor may suggest, freezing, burning, or cutting the lesion out completely.
Some natural remedies include:
- Apple Cider Vinegar: This is a must for every home, while vinegar does not attack the virus that causes warts, its acidic natural, when used as a topical on wart will burn the wart like flesh and eventually cause the wart to fall off.
- Vitamin C and lemon: When these two are crushed and made into a paste, the vitamin C has antiviral components while the lemon has acid, this helps to alleviate the wart.
- Duct Tape: When applied to a wart, duct take cuts off the much-needed oxygen that a wart needs to thrive, in time the wart will die.
- Garlic: This is a potent antiviral agent, and when applied to a wart will cause the wart to blister and eventually fall off.
- Castor Oil: This oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and when applied to wart helps the wart to die.
While warts can be very inconvenient, uncomfortable and often stubborn to get rid of, if you are consistent in your measures and approach to alleviate them, in time you have the relief you desire.