How to Get Rid of Warts

The following treatments are available to get rid of all unsightly growths. (By the way, what is the cause of warts?)They are usually benign, painless and disappear by themselves. But few skin diseases are also irritating and ugly as warts are growths contagious and non-cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and can occur at any age.

Over 95% of people are infected with HPV before adulthood, although no clinical signs show the presence of a trace of wart. People are infected either in public places such as swimming pools or showers but in addition, they can be infected by direct contact with the skin of the infected person.

As soon as the virus infects healthy cells of the skin, instead of destroying it pushes them to multiply, thus the wart is formed. No research indicates that people are more prone, but generally, the virus invades the body through a gap in the skin such as a cut or slit produced by dry skin or topical dermatitis.

Benign growths of the skin or warts have a rough and uneven surface. The most common is the common wart that appears on the hands and fingers and is brownish; plantar warts develop on the feet, they are scaly and brown, a flat wart grows on the face and a flat surface; genital warts have a characteristic outgrowth in the genital area. Although it is possible that wart transports to another part of the body, this is unlikely because there are over 100 varieties of HPV, each with a different area of growth.

Regardless of the type of wart that we believe we have and because most of us do not identify the difference, it is better to be consulted by a physician or dermatologist for advice and to rule out cancer. Because genital warts can be spread by contact and are connected with cancer of the cervix, they should be treated by professionals. Flat warts also require intervention: Because of their tiny size and flat shape, the use of prescription drugs can harm the nearby skin. Always consult a doctor if you have a wart pain, bleeding, which appearance has changed or does not respond to treatment.

Warts often disappear by themselves within 1 to 1 year and 6 months. The largest part of warts, except flat warts that are more persistent subside by themselves. But if they do not disappear spontaneously in a year or 18 months, they will not disappear with no treatment. As they are infectious, there is a small danger that they will turn into a skin cancer and it will be better to get rid of warts quickly using a nonprescription drug (for example like homeopathic medicine WARTROL) or with the help of her doctor .

If the physician diagnoses the existence of a common wart, start to deal with one of these drugs.

Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid does not kill HPV but it modifies the surroundings of the wart so that it can survive. It melts the stuff that the agglomeration of cells, thus causing the wart disappearing.  Available over the counter at a concentration of 40%, salicylic acid treatments are available in the form of liquid, gel, bandage or adhesive disk.

Most salicylic acid drugs should be applied for 24 to 48 hours. Between applications, immerse the wart in liquid, and when dry, wipe away with a pumice stone to remove the skin comes off easily. It usually takes between six and twelve weeks to completely remove a wart in layers. While salicylic acid is considered safe, people who have poor circulation should consult a physician, as well as pregnant women, the elderly and diabetics.


The doctor makes cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen to destroy warts by the cold, the counter drugs containing dimethyl ether and propane which are less cold. This treatment requires maintaining an applicator on the wart medicated for about 40 seconds. Such as salicylic acid, this treatment destroys skin cells with HPV, but not HPV itself.

People will have to make some applications to dispose of the wart. As there are no obvious strategy on how often you can apply the product, consult your doctor. The duration of treatment is approximately 6-12 weeks; during this period you must soak the wart and rub the dead skin to eliminate peels. Note that there is a threat of damaging the nerves and create a scar if the product is used for too long period with a very persistent wart. If you have poor circulation, consult your physician.

Naturopathy and home treatments

A study made a comparison between the cryotherapy treatment and application of duct tape and concluded that the latter treatment seems more effective to remove warts. Cut the tape to the size of the wart and apply it for a week and then take away the tape; the wart is soaked, then scratch it off and left in the open air 12 hours. These steps are repeated for 9 weeks. The tape may be a reason of a local inflammatory effect that encourages the immune system to remove the wart.

Raw garlic: Other studies have shown that garlic can be effective. Apply a thin slice covered with a bandage to the wart. The effect can be the same as duct tape, or the creation of an immune response.

Such homeopathic medicine as Wartrol is as well successfully used for warts eliminating.

Zinc tablets: persistent and recurrent warts are associated with too low levels of zinc. Several studies have demonstrated the removal of warts using a supplement of zinc sulfate absorbed orally for a month or two.

The duct tape and garlic treatment are considered safe but can cause minor skin irritations. Garlic as well gives a strong odor and can cause itching and ruddiness or temporarily dim the nearby skin. Use tape to keep the garlic in place, replace the garlic, rinse and rub the wart every day. Studies show a progress in a month or two. Zinc sulfate may be a reason of gastrointestinal reaction, nausea and itching; avoid consuming large doses for a long time.

Treatment at your doctor’s

If the wart does not respond to prescription drugs in 1month or 1 month and 2 weeks, or if you have genital warts or flat ones, you should consult your doctor. With most types of warts, doctors prefer a comprehensive approach including prescription preparation of salicylic acid, available in a concentration of 60%, and ten to twelve sessions of cryotherapy. Treatment involves the use of liquid nitrogen that reaches a temperature much lower than the counter medications. It is more effective. For very persistent warts, some treatments include injections of bleomycin, a product that kills the virus, which disrupt the retinoid growing skin cells and medicines that support the immune system to assist the body kill the virus.

Genital Warts

Usually pink or buff, genital warts affect the wettest parts of the genital tissues. Although they often cultivate in clusters, they are as a rule tiny and not easy to notice. The most effective treatments are cryotherapy and imiquimod that stimulate the immune system, but which must be prescribed. It is also advisable all women aged 16 to 26 be vaccinated with the Gardasil, which defends against 4 diverse subtypes of HPV, two of which alone causes 75% of cases of cervical cancer of the uterus. And even if you have had genital warts, you are still in jeopardy as you are not protected against other subtypes of HPV.