Get Rid Of Warts

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If you've found an oval-shaped dome-like spot on your hand, it could be a wart. No one enjoys having a wart. They can appear on your face, hands, and less commonly, on other parts of your body. They are unattractive, and Planter's Warts can also be painful.

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Various Kinds of Warts

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Warts are caused by a virus, and there are several different kinds:

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    Flat warts
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    These can be found on your face, legs, and arm areas.
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    Plantar warts
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    These can be found on the soles of the feet, and make walking annoying and painful. They look like hard thick clusters of warts with black specks, which are actually tiny blood vessels.
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    Filiform warts
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    These warts usually form around the nose and mouth area.
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    Common warts are mostly found on the hands, but can grow about anywhere
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    They are round and cauliflower-like in appearance.
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    Periungual warts are found underneath the fingernails and toenails.
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Removal Methods

Warts are contagious, so it is best not to share towels or personal items with anyone. No matter how careful you are, you still may get warts, and there are many methods for removal.

At Home Remedies for Warts

You can try one of the following home remedies:

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    Castor Oil
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    Rub the oil on and around the area, and cover it with a bandage. Repeat until wart is eliminated.
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    Apple Cider Vinegar
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    Soak your wart in it for 20 minutes every day for two weeks.
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    Tea Tree Oil
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    Apply a drop to your wart/s three times daily.
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    Vitamin E
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    Open a caplet and put a little on the area, then cover it with a bandage each day for two weeks.
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Conventional Methods for Removing Warts

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    Wart removers
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    Try an over-the-counter wart removal product. They can be found at your local pharmacy, grocery store, or convenience store.
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    Visit your doctor and have him or her
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    1. Cut the wart off, but this may leave a scar.
    2. Freeze the wart off with liquid nitrogen.
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Product Suggestions to Treat Warts

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    Derma Tend
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    The overall rating of this ointment is 80.6 percent. Reviews have revealed that the effectiveness of this product is four out of five. The results are quick making the quality of this product good. It is a semi-thick watery paste and the most important thing is, it is safe to use. This product will also work to remove skin tags and moles. It is easy to use, and has natural ingredients which make it a safe and painless way to treat warts.
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    Wartrol - This has an even higher rating than Derma Tend, garnering a score of 98.2 percent
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    It has faster healing properties, and it is safe to use as well. The blend of this product includes natural oils that assist in making the wart area thinner, which will help eradicate warts. It is applied with an applicator brush. It relieves the wart symptoms painlessly, and is proven to be effective and work quickly.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Never try to remove the wart by cutting it yourself.
  • Don't share towels.
  • It is a myth that warts are caused by poor hygiene, so don't be embarrassed about seeking treatment.

Questions and Answers

Raised spot on arm, is it a wart? It's painful when I touch it.

I don't know whether it's a wart or not, but it's painful when I touch it.

A wart is basically a small tumor caused by an infection by the HPV (human papillomavirus). As mentioned in the article, the shapes and sizes can vary. Although your description of the raised spot on your skin might be a wart, there are many other possibilities such as a cyst, ingrown hair or other types of infections. It is best to see your doctor or nurse practitioner, because you are unsure. The fact that it's painful means you absolutely should see a doctor. You can still try the at home methods, but make sure it's actually a wart you are dealing with. Thanks for your question!

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How to remove warts from the hand?

I have one in my hand and ever time I cut it, and it grows a little bigger

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