Skin warts would go away without treatment. Caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), this skin condition isn’t a life-threatening concern. However, the discomfort or pain is the reason sufferers explore different options such as wart home remedies.
There are countless of natural cures for this skin condition and most of them do work. Here are the things that you can do for your skin warts.
Wart home remedies – Natural cures for warts
Duct tape method
Although studies don’t have conclusive results about the effectiveness of this method, many sufferers could vouch for its value. Used mostly on plantar warts.
- Get a piece of duct tape, preferably the regular gray duct tape and not the clear type.
- Make sure that the size is just enough.
- Cover your wart/s with that tape.
- Leave it there for about a week.
- Take it off.
- Soak the affected area in lukewarm water for a few minutes.
- Use a pumice stone or an emery board to file down the thick skin of the wart.
- Wash the area with soap and water.
- Apply a new patch.
- Repeat these steps until the wart is gone.
This method is the easiest way to remove warts but it usually takes about a month or two before they will go away.
Another way to remove warts is by applying garlic to the affected areas.
- Crush fresh garlic
- Place it on top of the wart/s
- Cover it with a bandage.
- Change the garlic every day.
- Do these steps every day until the skin warts are gone.
Garlic has scathing effect on the wart causing it to fall off in one week or so.
An alternative to garlic is vinegar. The acidic effect of this liquid will cause the wart to blister.
- Soak a cotton ball in vinegar. You may use apple cider vinegar to make it more effective. If you don’t have it, then a regular one will do.
- Tape that soaked cotton ball on the wart using a bandage.
- Leave it there for hours.
- Remove the bandage and clean the area with soap and water.
- Do these steps every day.
This type of oil keeps the warts moist. As a result, the skin cells found in the wart would just come apart.
- Rub the oil into the affected area
- Do it daily
This takes time to notice a difference. If you don’t have castor oil, you may use vitamin E oil instead. Simply slice open a vitamin E capsule. Place and rub the contents against the affected area.
This is usually used on plantar warts or warts found on the bottom of your feet.
It’s effective because warts are sensitive to heat. As a result, they may disappear in a week or so.
To do it, simply soak your feet in hot water, preferably with a temperature of 43 degrees Celsius. Do it 15 minutes each day. To make it more effective, pour a teaspoon of vinegar into the water.
These wart remedies are simple enough and known to be effective. However, because every case is different, your warts may fall off after a few days, weeks or months.