Warts can be really embarrassing and frustrating, especially if yours is on the face; it can really disfigure it and be the ultimate cause of concern and lack of confidence. If you are a victim of common flat warts on your face, hand, foot or any other bodily area, you should probably try these home remedies to get rid of them. But you must be patient when it comes to treating warts, as it could be time consuming to remove it.
Here are a few ways that you could try to treat your wart with.
Apply an ice pack to your wart for 5 minutes and take a sterilized needle and poke it deep into the wart several times. The needle must penetrate every layer of skin under the wart. By introducing an alien to your body, you will stimulate the antibodies in your system and encourage them to fight the wart off. This method is quite effective if done with utter precaution. You can get rid of multiple warts by poking just one, as it will help your body discover the others too.
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Vitamin C or E:
Crush a vitamin C tablet and make a thick paste by adding a little bit of water. Apply it to the wart and cover it with tape or bandage. You can also apply some vitamin E oil on your wart and keep it covered. Do this every day for two weeks and watch your wart disappear.
Hot water and pumice stone:
If you have a wart on your hands or feet, soak them in hot water with an antiseptic liquid until it softens. Now, scrape the wart away with a piece of exfoliating pumice stone till the whole wart is scrubbed off. Then, take some bleach on a cotton swab and apply it on the area where your wart was. The bleach may sting a bit. But the area must be washed well after bleaching.
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Tea tree oil and castor oil:
Dab a little tea tree oil on your wart and cover it with an adhesive bandage. Do this for two or three weeks. Alternatively you can try doing the same with castor oil. The acid in the castor oil irritates the wart and kills it.
Make a paste with a few pods of garlic and some onions and apply it to your wart. Then cover it with a piece of cloth. Do this every day for 2 or 3 weeks.
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Salicylic acid is the main ingredient used in most over-the-counter wart remover products. However, its effectiveness varies and it can take days or weeks for it to work. Soak the skin in warm water for some time, apply the salicylic acid on the wart and let it dry. Leave it on for a day. Peel off the acid along with the dead skin the following day.
If nothing works, take expert help. Don't keep tugging at the wart all on your own. If you experience any kind of discomfort during these treatments, I would advise you to visit a doctor straight away.