Warts means the hard growths on the skin. Harmless they are but are capable of spreading to the whole body. They are common both in children and adults. They are mainly caused by the virus human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear on every part of the body even on genitals.
Types of warts include:
* common warts.
* flat warts,
* plantar warts.
* filiform warts.
Home Remedies for warts
* A poultice of flaxseed oil is the best way to treat warts. Mix ground flaxseeds with flaxseed oil slong with a small quantity of raw honey. Apply this mixture on the wart.
* Crush a clove of garlic and place this on the area with wart and cover it with bandage.
* Applying fresh cut pineapple on the affected area several times in a day will remove the warts in 3-4 days.
* Apply juice of fig stems to the affected area and leave for sometime.
* Massage the area with castor oil twice in a day, it will make the area soft and remove wart.
* The moist areas are more prone to the warts, so much care should be taken to keep the area dry and clean.
* Crush the vitamin C tablets and apply on the affected area, cover it with adhesive bandage.
* Apply a drop of grape fruit extract on the area 4-5 times a day and cover it with some cloth or bandage.
* Application of tea tree oil to the area for 8-10 days will melt the wart.
* Take a piece of Banana peel and place the yellow side of it out on the wart. Tape it there over night. Change the peel every 12 to 24 hours until the wart is completely removed.
* Soak the area in warm water for 20-25 minutes and pat it dry. Apply cider vinegar with cotton balls and leave for sometime, till it gets dry. Then again wash it with water and dry the affected area.
* Coating the area with camphor oil several times remove wart completely in few days.
* Rubbing a piece of chalk or raw potato on the area frequently will remove wart in few weeks.
Can Warts Be Prevented?
Although there’s no way to prevent warts, it’s always a good idea to encourage kids to wash their hands and skin regularly and well. If your child cuts or scratches his or her skin, be sure to use soap and water to clean the area because open wounds are more susceptible to warts and other infections.