Natural Plantar Wart Removal
Common warts, sometimes called planters warts or plantar warts, are caused by more
than thirty different varieties
of the human papilloma virus. They can occur on the hands, feet, face and genitals. Sometimes warts
disappear spontaneously after a few weeks or months due to the action of the immune system, but
treatment may be necessary to eliminate others.
Other conditions can sometimes look like warts, so
if you have any doubt you should see a physician before attempting self-treatment. If you have
genital warts, you should see a physician in case you have been infected by one of the specific
types of virus that can induce cancer.
Most warts are not dangerous, but they can be painful and
most people prefer to get rid of them. Fortunately, there are several treatment options that work.
The focus of the this article is on the
natural wart remedies that do not require the care of a physician.
For more serious cases, or if natural wart remedies fail, you
can see a doctor who may be able to cure the wart with cryotherapy or any of several types of drugs.
One of the most common and effective treatments
for warts on the bottoms of the feet is salicylic acid. This compound is found in the bark of the
willow tree, and can be purchased in most drug stores in the form of liquid or patches that can be
cut to fit over the wart. With daily application, this treatment can usually eliminate warts in a
period of a few weeks. Other natural remedies for warts work well for many people, and most of them
are safe to use to treat children's warts as long as the warts are in a location that makes
treatment easy, such as the fingers or the bottoms of the feet.A recent relatively natural
approach that has been proven to work for many people is to cover the wart with duct tape. The
tape is changed twice per day and the procedure is followed for several weeks. In some studies,
this approach has proven as effective as laser treatment and freezing with liquid nitrogen.
are also a number of herbs and herbal products that can be used to treat warts. These include
extracts of birch bark, preparations made from bloodroot, and castor bean oil.
There have also been reports that basil contains antiviral compounds, and that rubbing crushed
basil leaves on a wart and then covering it with a bandage is beneficial. This technique is similar
to the duct tape procedure in that the treatment and bandage has to be repeated twice a day and
continued for up to a few weeks.
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