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  • Natural treatment to remove warts
    By Health Blog on March 31, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    There are many different treatment methods for removing warts people use every day. Not every method of wart removal works for everyone because everybody is different.  It is best to use a method you are comfortable with.

    The most common methods of wart removal include duct tape, salicylic acid, cantharidin, liquid nitrogen, aloe vera, tea tree oil, Echinacea pills, and more.  If it doesn’t work you can try another method until it goes away.

    Duct Tape Method

    Duct tape is considered to be very  effective.  This is a very popular method of wart removal because it is completely natural.  It involves placing a piece of duct tape over a wart and leaving the wart covered up for a period of 6 to 7 days.

    After a week, you will remove the duct tape and soak the wart so it is very tender and can be scrubbed off with an emery board or a pumice stone.  These two things will scratch the top of the skin off of the wart.  You will then reapply the duct tape to the wart for another week and continue the process.

    However, it is important to understand that this method can take up to three months to completely remove a wart.  The body may also naturally remove a wart in three months time, which means it is hard to know for sure if this method really does work or if the immune system is disposing of the wart on its own.

    Salicylic Acid Method

    Salicylic acid is very similar to the use of duct tape.  However, this method requires daily attention to the wart but it may be more effective in removing a wart faster.  The salicylic acid will be applied to a wart every day after the wart has been prepared through soaking it and scrubbing the top of the wart off with an emery board.  Place a band aid tea tree.  This is because tea tree is a powerful antiseptic and it is known to kill almost on the wart daily until it disappears.  You don’t have to cover up the wart with a band-aid or anything else.


    Echinacea pills

    Echinacea pills are another method of removing warts.  Echinacea is a well-known method for repairing the immune system.  Since warts rely on a healthy immune system to leave the body naturally, this is another popular way to remove a wart.

    Echinacea pills are known to heal skin infections and other things wrong with the body too.  All you have to do is take one or two capsules daily, or as the bottle directs.  You will see the wart go away after a few days or weeks.

    Using Echinacea for healing methods in the early 1900’s as the most popular healing herb for medical practice.  Today, it is still one of the most commonly prescribed natural methods of healing today.

    Lemon oil and castor oil

    Lemon oil and castor oil are two additional methods you can use to remove a wart on the skin.  When you use lemon oil you will use only a single drop directly on the wart.  The lemon oil will dry out the wart and it will go away.

    Castor oil can be applied directly on the wart and massaged into the wart.  This should be used twice a day, in the mornings and in the evenings.  Keep the wart covered with a bandage at all times, except for when applying more castor oil.  The wart should go away in as little as a few weeks.

    Banana peel

    Banana peel is another natural method of removing warts on the skin. This method of treatment is not proven to be effective but some people say it works.  It is said that you can rub a banana peel on the skin every single day and the wart will go away after a few any type of bacteria.  The rate of success of eliminating warts is very high, which makes this natural method one of the most popular.  All you have to do is apply the tea tree oil weeks.  You should rub the banana peel on the skin several times throughout the day for the best results.

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  • Warts and causes of their occurance
    By Health Blog on March 30, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Warts are very common that we see on our body. It is actually caused by a viral infection and is known to be a benign tumor in the upper layers of our skin known as epidermis layer.  A wart is only caused due to a virus.

    The human papilloma virus, also known as HPV is responsible for causing warts to appear on the outer layer of the skin.  The virus lives at the bottom layer of the epidermis but our skin may appear to be normal when it contains this virus.

    There are different types of the human papilloma virus.  There are many different types of the virus that can get into the skin so different types of warts may appear in the skin depending upon the type of virus.  Some of these types are known to be a root cause of cervical cancer and other related cancers.  A wart can appear anywhere on the body like under our foot, fingers, genitals etc. but only on the outer skin layers.

    Warts are very common and most of the people get a wart at least once.  Warts can be extremely frustrating and bothersome.  These are sometimes painful if they are in a location like the heel of your foot and some are not painful but they may be irritating because of their presence.  This can make it difficult even to walk if they are under our foot.

    There is a myth that warts are caused because of frogs. But this is not true. Frogs do not carry the human papilloma virus and they do not cause warts to appear on the skin. Warts are only due to viral infection and the virus comes to the surface of the skin in the form of a wart.

    There is another myth about warts is that they have roots.  Warts do not have a root in the bottom or underneath it they grow to the top layer of the skin, which is known as the epidermis.


    Causes for warts:

    These are caused by the virus known as human papilloma virus.  As there are different varieties of virus, this virus does not affect everyone in the same way. This is because all bodies are different and react to viruses and infections differently. Some people are less prone to develop a wart and may never get, while other people may have warts on different areas of their body.

    The human papilloma virus comes in over 100 different varieties with different combination of DNA combinations.  This virus develops in the epidermis of the skin and can cause warts all over the body.  Warts can grow anywhere on the skin, even on the genitals and the rectal area, and even inside of your mouth.  Generally warts develop on the fingers and hands.

    The actual cause of the human papilloma virus is unknown.  This virus is not one that can be treated or minimized in individuals because there is not a cure for this virus.  Doctors know only how to treat or remove warts when they arise from the virus but they do not have a cure on preventing them from developing on our parts of the body.

    As there are so many varieties of the human papilla virus, there are hundreds of different types of warts.  So the treatment for all warts is not the same.  Some warts can be treated and removed with basic medication in just a few days while some other types of warts may remain for months and be very difficult to remove.

    It is also common for a wart to grow in the original location at which it occurred previously.  Not all warts act or look the same because they may come from different strains of the virus. Some warts may be very painful while others may not very painful but they may create pain if they are growing.

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