Wart Are You Saying To Me?! The Three Best Methods To Remove A Wart Naturally And Effectively
Warts come in all shapes and sizes and are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV for short. Many strains of HPV are relatively harmless, like common warts found on feet and hands. Just like any other virus, warts can be spread through direct contact. For this reason, it is best to keep it covered until it heals. Luckily, there are many things you can do right at home that will help the wart heal faster, giving you less of a chance to spread it to other parts of your body.
Apple Cider Vinegar
There are very few things that apple cider vinegar can't fix, so it isn't surprising that it can help a wart through the healing process. While this ingredient won't kill the virus, the high levels of acid will eat away at it until it falls off. It sounds gruesome, but it's effective.
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it over the wart. Tightly secure a bandage over the cotton ball. Replace the cotton ball every morning for about a week. After that time, you will notice the wart is getting darker. This is normal. Once it starts turning colors, you'll know that it will begin to fall off. Let it fall off naturally. If you try to force it off, you won't be able to get the core of the wart and it will just grow back after a few weeks.
This method might cause irritation at the wart site. If it does, you can use one of the other methods listed.
You wouldn't think that bananas could be a cure for warts, but they are. Bananas are full of a proteolytic enzyme. This enzyme actually digests and eats away at the wart, causing it to dissolve.
Take a banana peel and scrape the inside with a small knife. Apply the substance over your wart using a cotton swab. You never want to apply anything directly to a wart because of the potential it has to spread. Wrap the wart with a bandage and repeat the process every day until the wart is dissolved.
Using basil is one of the most effective cures for a wart that you will ever find. Basil is a natural anti-viral and because your wart is caused by a virus, it will help kill your wart altogether. This method is also gentle on your skin, so you won't experience any irritation as you would with the apple cider vinegar.
You will need fresh basil leaves for this method. Place one-fourth cup of fresh basil in a small dish. Add a little bit of water to make the leaves damp. Crush the leaves in the water until they become mushy. Wrap the wet leaves around your wart and cover it tightly with a piece of gauze. Reapply with fresh basil every morning for a week or until the wart is completely gone.
With all of the strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, you're sure to get a wart at least once in your life. Most of the common strains of warts that spread on the hands and feet are harmless but irritating. Using one of the methods listed above, you can help speed along the healing process before they spread to other parts of your body.
For further assistance, contact a local dermatologist, such as one from Sunflower Dermatology & Medical Day Spa.