Throughout our lives, we have to deal with irritating skin problems and, unfortunately, warts are among them. Caused by the human papillomavirus, these harmless growths often appear on the fingers or hands. They are rough to the touch, so not only do they become unwanted visitors, but they are also unpleasant.
Don’t despair, because we have put together some of the most effective remedies to get rid of them and boost your confidence for clearer skin and a more positive body image.
How to Get Rid of Common Warts Fast
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Apparently, honey can be used in more ways than just tea or yogurt. In fact, you can use it if you need to treat unsightly warts. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
It has also been shown to be an effective barrier against infection due to its high viscosity. When you cover a wart with honey, you deprive it of all oxygen, and as a result, the wart disappears.
It is highly recommended to use medical-grade honey like manuka honey. Apply a thick layer of honey on the wart. Wipe off any excess honey around the area.
Use a bandage to cover the wart and prevent the honey from dripping. Let it act overnight. Repeat as many times as necessary, always making sure to clean the bandage first before reusing it.
Warm Water And Sea Salt
This may be the easiest way to get rid of these horrible warts. It can be a very effective treatment, but it requires a lot of dedication and perseverance since you will have to repeat it several times to achieve the desired result.
Heat the water and pour it into a bowl. Make sure the water is between 113 ° F and 120 ° F. You can use a thermometer to check the water temperature. You can also dissolve sea salt in the water before soaking the infected area.
Soak the wart for about 10-15 minutes until the skin softens. Use a nail file, pumice stone, or soft sandpaper to scrape off dead layers of skin.
Be patient, as it may take 2 to 3 months for the wart to finally go away.
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Pineapple juice can be a great ally in wart removal, as it is very acidic and contains bromelain, a protein digestive enzyme that helps destroy the wart.
Dip a cotton ball in the pineapple juice and squeeze out the excess liquid. Gently apply it to the wart without applying too much pressure.
Wrap the cotton pad with a bandage. Leave to act for 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times a day for faster results.
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Dandelion is a common herb that sprouts in spring and has long been used for its medicinal benefits in Chinese and Middle Eastern medicine. Warts can be treated with dandelion milk or sap, which is found on its stems.
Choose dandelions that grow naturally in the fields and have not been sprayed with any chemicals. Pluck the flower from the bottom while trying to leave the stem intact.
Squeeze the sticky, milky sap onto the wart. Repeat this procedure 2 or 3 times a day for about 2 weeks or until the wart is gone.
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Aloe has many active components that have antiviral and antiseptic effects, as well as anti-inflammatory actions. These components help our immune system to fight infections, which makes aloe one of the most popular home remedies for treating warts.
Remove a leaf from an aloe vera plant. Cut it in half and scrape the gel off the leaf. Apply the gel to the wart. Cover it with a bandage and wait for 5 to 10 minutes or until you feel some relief. Repeat for about 2 weeks.
Vitamin C is a vital nutrient that has many benefits associated with strengthening our immune system so that it can fight disease and enhance our healing process.
Our body cannot produce it on its own, so we can incorporate it through a diet rich in vitamins. Another option to achieve the recommended daily intake is through supplements.
Use a spoon or the bottom of a glass to crush a vitamin C tablet. Add the powder to the glass and slowly pour the water into a paste. Dip a cotton ball into the pasta.
Apply the paste to the wart. Cover with a bandage. Let it act overnight. Repeat this process every day until the wart is gone.
Make Sure That You Visit Your Doctor First!
Before trying these natural remedies, make an appointment with your doctor to be absolutely sure that what you have is really a wart, as they can be confused with other skin growths. If they persist, spread to other parts of the body or reappear, they can be a sign of a weak immune system, so it is always advisable to get a check-up.
Do warts appear frequently on the skin? If so, which of these home remedies do you find most helpful? Also, feel free to share this article with your family and friends if they suffer from these pesky growths.
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