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Home remedies for warts

Home remedies for warts

Warts are harmless growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Yet, they are contagious.

People try to get rid of them through medical treatments like chemical peels, surgery, etc. However, these treatments are expensive. Also, they can lead to other side effects like skin irritation.

Not all warts need medical treatment. There are some home remedies for warts.

But, do not use these remedies for warts on your face or genital warts, as the skin in these areas is sensitive and it may become worse. So if you have warts in these areas, visit a doctor.

You can try the following home remedies for warts in other areas and small warts:

  • Apple cider vinegar can fight against HPV due to its antimicrobial properties. Besides, its acidic nature can help remove layers of infected skin and stop further infection. Make a mixture with two parts of apple cider vinegar and one part of water. Take a cotton ball and soak it in the mixture. Place the cotton on the wart for around four hours.
  • Garlic has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Apply garlic juice on the wart or rub with a crushed clove of garlic. Do it twice daily and for three to four weeks for better results.
  • Aloe vera gel is used to treat many skin problems. Apply the gel to the wart regularly for around three weeks or until you see the results.
  • Slice a potato and rub it on the wart. Repeat the process twice. Do it regularly for a few weeks.
  • Castor oil is well-known for its antimicrobial properties. It is used for many skin conditions like eczema, ringworms, dandruff etc. Apply a few drops of castor oil to the wart daily for around four weeks.
  • Tea tree oil is another home remedy for warts. Mix two drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of castor oil and apply the mixture daily. Remember that tea tree oil can cause irritation, so if you experience skin irritation, dilute it more and use it.

There are many other natural remedies like banana peel, orange peel, duct tape, vitamin C and E tablets etc.

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