Warts are unsightly, small, fleshy growths triggered by HPV (human papillomavirus), which infects top layer of skin thereby causing the skin cells to grow rapidly into such formations. What is more unfortunate is that this skin infection is contagious as the virus triggering it can easily spread from one wart to infect another part of the body.
Therefore, it is of utmost importance to adopt certain preventive measures to avoid getting infected with HPV and if infected already, to prevent it from infecting other parts of body or other people who come in contact of it by any means. This virus usually thrives in moist areas and therefore it is strongly advised against being barefoot in public shower rooms, sauna, locker rooms and pool areas.
However if you are infected with this virus already and have wart(s) growing on certain part of your body, your choice of treating it may depend on the following factors.
- If it is painful,
- If the unpleasant appearance embarrasses you, or/and
- If it is growing rapidly and spreading to other areas of body
Most people usually leave their warts be if the warts are painless and their appearance is not bothersome. Though, warts usually disappear on their own within months or years, if you are bothered by them in any of the above mentioned or certain other ways, then you may consider treating them.
Choosing a wart treatment depends on the type of wart, its location and symptoms. Though, there are surgical procedures that can help in getting rid of warts, home treatments are usually the first adopted solution as these treatments in addition to being inexpensive, are pain free and much safer in comparison to surgical options.
Some of such inexpensive ways that can provide with effective results and that too at the convenience of home are:
This acid is one of the most desirable wart treatments, thanks to the productivity and safety quotient it bears. This acid works by softening the skin layers that form into a wart, so that these unsightly growths can be easily rubbed off. There are certain formulas available on market, which contain salicylic acid. You can ask your doctor on how to use this acid to get rid of warts. This treatment can show up results in about 2 to 3 months.
Wart Removal Sprays
One of the most convenient and effective ways to get rid of warts is through using wart removal sprays, which are readily available on market. One of such easy to use and productive sprays is Wartrol Spray that not only provides you with relief from symptoms of pain and any discomfort caused due to warts but also helps prevent any future breakouts.
Aforementioned are the most commonly used two specific home techniques to cure warts. However, if you are unsure whether the growths are warts, consult your doctor before adopting these treatments.