Warts can be a big pain in the butt and are notoriously difficult to get rid of. A wart is typically a small growth that appears on a person's hands or feet and looks like a solid blister or a small cauliflower. They may also appear in other parts of the body. Warts have a rough texture and are caused by viruses, particularly one of several kinds of HPV (human papillomavirus). The virus causes keratin, which is a hard protein on the top layer of the skin, to grow too fast. The appearance of a wart can vary depending on what part of the body it is, as well as how thick the skin is. A wart that is located on the sole of the foot is known as a verruca.
There are many different types of warts but the four most common types include the following:
1.) Common warts (verruca vulgaris) - these have a rough surface. They are firm and raised and may have a cauliflower surface type look. They are thickened bumps called papules or plaques. Common warts may appear in any part of the body, but are more common on the knuckles, fingers, elbows and knees. Often they have tiny dark spots which are from blood vessels that have clotted.
2.) Verrucas (plantar warts) - these appear on the soles of the feet, sometimes the heel and toes. They usually grow back into the skin because the weight of the person pushes onto the sole of the foot. They can be painful. It is common for verrucas to have a black dot in the middle, with a surrounding hard, white area. The dark dot is the wart's blood supply.
3.) Plane warts (verruca plana) - plane (plana) means flat. Plane warts are round, flat and smooth. They are generally yellowish, brownish or skin color. They are also known as flat warts and are more common among young children. They are usually found on the hands, legs and face. Adults can have plane warts, but this is unusual.
4.) Filiform warts (verruca filiformis) - these are long and can usually be found on the eyelids, neck and armpits.
Of course, the first step in any natural health regimen is PREVENTION, so here is a list of recommended preventative steps to stop the proliferation of warts:
- Do not touch other people's warts.
- Do not use towels, flannels or other personal items of people who have warts.
- Do not share shoes and socks with a person who has verrucas.
- Do not scratch your warts or verrucas. If you do they will most likely spread.
- Wear sandals when going into and out of communal showers.
- Wear sandals when walking around communal pools.
- Cover your wart/verruca with a waterproof plaster (band aid) when you go swimming.
- There are special socks you can buy to cover verrucas.
- Wear gloves in the gym if you have warts on your hands.
- Do not brush, comb, shave, clip areas that have warts.
- When filing or cutting your nails do not use the same utensil on the infected nail and then on the healthy nails.
- Do not bite your fingernails if you have warts near them.
- Keep your hands as dry as possible.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after touching a wart.
How to get rid of warts naturally.
Natural treatments of a wart include internal consumption of the HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE Thuja Occidenatlis 6ch, while simultaneously applying EXTERNAL Thuja essential oil several times daily. Please note: DO NOT CONSUME THUJA OIL INTERNALLY. It is highly caustic and can cause huge complications.
You can also apply oregano oil, clove oil or tea tree oil topically as well. Be sure to apply the oil directly onto the wart via a Qtip to avoid irritating the skin surrounding it.
The real key to destroying warts is to SUFFOCATE the wart itself by covering it (after the application of some combination of the above oils) with a non-breathing material such as duct tape. As crazy as that sounds, it is the ONLY thing that works. When people purchase salicylic acid from the drug store and apply that noxious compound to get rid of their warts, it functions by smothering the virus, not allowing it to replicate any longer. Be very careful when dealing with your warts as well and wash your hands thoroughly after applying the duct tape in order to stop the spread of the virus.
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