We all love our body and want a rash-free, scar free and wart-free body to look good. Any extra growths like warts, moles are unwanted, and although they do not cause any harm, nobody likes it. Warts can grow on any part of the body and cause pain when they get rubbed against anything. Medical science has seen tremendous healthcare development, and removing such growths can be done without causing much distress. But these treatments are expensive, and sometimes warts and moles can reappear even after surgery or chemical peeling. Other side effects of such therapies are skin irritation and scars. Before going to the doctor to remove warts, you can try natural home remedies that have worked for many without causing any side effects.
Here are top natural home remedies to get rid of warts-
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid, which is used to treat various skin ailments. Wart is one of them, and applying apple cider vinegar on it can kill the bacteria and virus on the wart. The vinegar on using burns the skin, and regularly applying it on the wart can eradicate it. Since vinegar has acid in it, you may feel irritation on the skin when using it, but this stimulates the human immune system to fight virus-causing warts.
How to use it:
Take a 2:1 ratio of apple cider and water in a bowl.
Take a cotton ball and soak it in the vinegar-water solution.
Apply it directly on each affected area 2-3 times and cover it with a clean cloth to let it sit overnight.
DO this daily until the wart comes off the skin.
Tip: Always dilute the vinegar before applying to avoid skin irritation.
Salicylic acid present in Aspirin is used to remove warts naturally.
How to Use It:
Take one aspirin tablet and make its powder.
Add few drops of water to make a paste.
Apply it on warts and leave it overnight. You may cover it to avoid mess.
Peel off the dry/dead skin daily until there is no wart skin left.
- Castor oil
Castor oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can cure warts, ringworm, dandruff, and other skin conditions. Applying it daily for one to two weeks on the affected area can help remove warts. It is easily found in supermarkets and stores near you.
- Banana Peel/Orange Peel/Potato juice/ Pineapple/Dandelion Milk and Garlic
All of the things mentioned above have some essential characteristics to fight the virus that causes warts and can be found in homes quickly.
The potassium found in banana peel helps fight HPV, and rubbing it on the wart daily can help get rid of it completely.
It was rubbing an orange peel on the wart once a day is an inexpensive home remedy and can dry off the wart in 1-2 weeks. It will first change color, darken, then fall off.
Similar to orange, potato juice can dehydrate the wart and can be used for wart removal. You can apply a thin slice of it to the wart and cover it with cotton overnight. Do it twice a day.
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes that are found in Pineapple that works similar to a banana peel. Human papillomavirus is a viral infection that is contagious and causes skin ailments. Bromelain helps in dissolving proteins found in HPV.
There is no scientific data to support Dandelion milk for wart removal, but people use it to cure skin diseases like warts.
Garlic contains Allicin, which has microbial effects that fight pathogens and removes warts.
These discussed home remedies have seen success in the removal of warts by many people, and that is why they are so popular. Warts generally fall off on their own and do not require any surgery or home remedy. If the warts are big and do not respond to home remedies, you can visit Metropolitan Dermatology Edison for successful treatment and removal. They are treated by experts, and no scars are left after surgery.