Warts: Home Remedies that May Work

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Warts are growths on your skin caused by an infection with humanpapilloma virus (HPV). They can be contagious and multiply.

Besides avoiding scratching them, you can do the following things to help if you get warts:

First, brush the warst daily with a few drops of castor oil, which can help fight against inflammation. Generally, warts can resolve within 2 to 3 weeks of using castor oil.

You can also rub the warts daily with a few drops of garlic oil or a sliced garlic clove for several weeks.

Another option is to use tea tree oil. Studies show that tea tree oil is a natural remedy for warts. So, when you are affected by warts, you can try to relieve th condition by spreading the oil directly on the affected skin 3 times a day.

Vinegar with salt, and vitamin C and A are shown to have similar effects. They can also be your home remedies. Through dabbing the warts 3 times a day with the mixture of  one tablespoon of vingear and salt, or applying the contents of the vitamin capsules directly onto the warts, the warts can be relieved.

You'll need to be more careful when you get a facial wart, as the skin on the face can be sensitive and easily affected by many products. Calendula ointment is recommened in such situation; it is mild enough for the sensitive skin.

Note: You need to consult your health care provider who knows your overall condition before trying the home remedies above.

 

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These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.
Warts are very annoying and can be stubborn. I had one and every night I filed the dead skin off the top and put clove oil on it and covered it with a bandage. Within a week it was gone. Remember to continue this for another week after it disappears so you can prevent the wart from growing back.

-Dr. Hendra MD
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