WARTS: HOW TO TREAT YOURSELF ?
While warts often disappear on their own, it is best to treat them to prevent their spread or infect other people. You can also start treatment against warts with salicylic acid or cryotherapy (application of extreme cold) on your own initiative.
The wart is a small benign skin growth caused by human papillomavirus. Infection by the virus occurs by direct contact with a wart or infected objects.
Nearly half of warts disappear by themselves within two years thanks to the action of our immune system. If you let remain a wart, the risk is great because it can be spread to other areas of your body (especially hands and feet) and thus causes the appearance of new warts. It can also grow. In both cases, the treatment will take longer.
Therefore the best strategy is to treat it immediately. There is no need to see a doctor because you can use Wartrol that is safe and very effective in treating all kinds of warts.
You can as well use salicylic acid against warts
If the wart is thickened and calloused use a liquid or ointment containing salicylic acid. Lower dose preparations are freely sold in pharmacies.
Apply the product once or twice a day on the wart, which is then covered with a bandage. The active ingredients soften the hardened skin of the wart. Before each application remove the upper skin layer of the wart using a file or a pumice stone until it finally comes off completely. This treatment is not painful but can last several months.
Cryotherapy or freezing is shown in the case of warts more deeply implanted. The application of liquid nitrogen at a temperature of about -200 ° C creates a small bubble under the wart. The dead tissue is detached after about a week. Several sessions will generally be needed until complete resolution of the wart. The products are freely sold in pharmacies. Observe the instructions, because liquid nitrogen can cause painful frostbite.
Dermatologist for warts that are resistant
If these treatments did not remove your warts after two or three months, you should get an appointment with a dermatologist. He will prescribe an ointment caustic higher dose of salicylic acid or expose your warts more intensively with liquid nitrogen. The dermatologist can also use techniques of surgical removal, laser removal or burning (clotting) of warts under local anesthesia.
These three techniques, however, cause a deep wound that may take several weeks to heal. The risk of recurrence of the wart is present as well. Indeed, if all the warts have not been eliminated, the virus may still be active deeper in skin cells.