Warts are an annoying skin disorder caused by the human papiloma virus (HPV). Although warts are usually harmless, their appearance is both unsightly and unpleasant.
This problem often occurs on areas of the body like the breasts, armpits, neck, eyelids, hands and feet. They are rarely painful, but extremely contagious; skin to skin contact is enough to spread the virus.
Although the most common treatment to remove warts is cauterization, there are other natural, effective and economic ways to get rid of this unsightly problem.
Lemon juice possesses antiseptic and antiviral properties that can help eliminate warts. Apply lemon juice to the affected area several times daily for the treatment to be effective.
Baking soda‘s properties also help to naturally remove warts. To use as a treatment for warts, mix some baking soda with a little white vinegar and apply directly to the affected area.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar stands out for its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Owing to its amazing properties, apple cider vinegar is your best friend when it comes to fighting unsightly warts. Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply to the affected area, cover with a piece of tape or bandage and leave on overnight.
Garlic is one of the best substances for fighting and eliminating warts on the skin. Its properties fight the viruses and bacteria that cause warts. To use as a treatment, garlic can be eaten , even better if raw, or applied directly. Crush a few cloves of garlic and apply the resulting paste directly to the affected area and cover with tape or a bandage and leave on overnight.
Aloe vera has been used for centuries to treat different skin ailments. Aloe vera is very effective against warts, just take aloe vera gel and apply to the affected area several times a day.
As with garlic, onions are great for fighting warts and the virus that causes them. Cut an onion into small pieces, toss with salt and let sit overnight. Extract the juice the following day and apply it directly to the affected area every night for 12 days. After a few days, you’ll start to notice results.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a natural product with many therapeutic uses, including removing warts. Apply tea tree oil to the affected area several times daily. Remember to use small amounts as it’s very strong.
This home remedy is ideal for warts on the neck or near the face. Take the milky juice from the stem of a dandelion and apply directly to the wart every day.
Castor oil can help eliminate warts in less than 4 weeks. Mix a little castor oil with enough baking powder to form a sticky paste and apply to the affected area. Cover with tape or a bandage.
Vitamin C’s acidity makes it an effective treatment for annoying warts. Crush a vitamin C tablet and make a paste with a little water. This paste should be applied directly to the affected area and allowed to work for 20 minutes. Repeat daily.
- These treatments can be very effective at removing warts, but only if you’re consistent in their application.
- Never under any circumstances should you attempt to remove a wart yourself by cutting, burning, tearing, picking, etc. If the wart is bothersome, consult your doctor for proper treatment.