Remedies for the Common Wart

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Warts are caused through the HPIV virus – known as human papillomavirus but did you know that there are over 60 varieties of warts? They are highly contagious and it is easy to get a wart through general contact and you can easily spread the virus to other areas of your body and end up with multiple warts if you are not careful.

There are three in the common variety category –flat, plantar and common and they are typically found on those areas of the body where the skin has been broken. Common warts are hard, flesh coloured, small and usually raised from the skin. While there is no actual way to eradicate warts forever, there are many home remedies that can help to get rid of them.

Importantly, you need to be sure that it is actually a wart before you try to start getting rid of it and if you have any sort of doubts, then it is wise to get medical advice in case it is a mole or skin cancer even. If you prefer to just leave them, they will go away on their own eventually. If you want to take the short route to becoming wart free, the doctor can actually treat them with a laser or they can freeze them for example.

But if you want to go the home remedy route, there are many different treatments to try including these 3 favored remedies.

1. Banana peel. Rub the wart daily with a piece of banana peel or even tape a piece of the peel directly to the wart. It can take some weeks to show any signs of improvement so important to be patient.

2. Soak the water in apple cider vinegar and cover. Do be careful not to soak the good skin because the acidity of the vinegar might irritate. Re-apply every day and there should be an improvement after a week.

3. One very common remedy is the potato. Rub the freshly cut raw potato onto the wart 2 or 3 times a day. There will be the first signs of an improvement within 2 to 3 weeks.

However you decide to remove the wart, do be careful not to spread the virus in the meanwhile. Try to avoid touching it with your fingers as it is easily spread. It will go but there is no overnight quick cure.

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