Warts are hard painless growths that are found on the outer layer of the skin surface. They are caused by a virus known as the human papilloma virus. The different types of warts are believed to be caused by the occurrence of the virus in different types. Each of the different types is responsible for warts on different parts of the body.
Warts spread by exposure of an uninfected skin surface to the human papillomavirus. It could be through direct skin to skin contact or through the sharing of personal effects like towels and others that come to close contact with the skin.
Before looking at the natural treatment of warts, it is important to keep in mind the fact that prevention will always be better than cure. Therefore, when you notice that you have one of these growths, it is important to ensure that the infection does not spread to other parts of the body. Due to the highly contagious nature of the infection, it is important to ensure that you maintain a high level of cleanliness so that the infection does not spread to other parts of the body or to other people. For warts that are located on the hands, maintaining regular, frequent and thorough hand washes will reduce the chances of the warts spreading.
However, when using treatment that is applied directly to the skin, it is advisable that the hands are not washed after application of the treatment. This is because the washing will weaken the treatment and delay the results. There are many natural treatment methods for warts. They Can be classified into natural processed wart removal creams and home remedies. Most of the wart removal creams found on the drug stores are made up of natural ingredients and work better than the natural ingredients themselves since they usually combine two or more ingredients.
The other form of natural wart removal tactic is the use of home remedies. The home remedies include onions, pomegranate fruit peel and apple cider vinegar. Onions are smashed and made into a pulp and then applied on the wart. If it is impossible to get the pulp, the onion may be sliced and rubbed on the wart since it produces the same effect. The peel of the pomegranate fruit is roasted and mixed with lime juice to form a thick paste. The paste is then applied on the wart. Be careful if your skin is sensitive since the mixture can sting.
A spoonful of apple cider vinegar provides the required potassium to the body. The potassium is useful in removing warts and other skin blemishes on the skin.