A wart is generally a small, rough tumor, typically on hands and feet but often other locations, that can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister. More common in kids than in adults, warts are skin infections caused by viruses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family.
They can affect any area of the body, but tend to invade warm, moist places, like small cuts or scratches on the fingers, hands, and feet. Warts are usually painless unless they're on the soles of the feet or another part of the body that gets bumped or touched all the time.
Cause of Warts:
Warts are caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are 100 or more types of HPV. Some types of HPV cause relatively harmless conditions, such as common warts, while others may cause serious disease, such as cancer of the cervix. And, different types of HPV cause different types of warts.
Warts come in various shapes and sizes and usually appear as rough elevations on the skin. These elevations appear more frequently on the fingers, elbows, knees, face, and scalp. Those that appear on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts. They are very painful and the sufferer is not able to walk properly.
* Fresh Aloe Vera juice is applied directly to dissolve warts and tone the skin.
* Increase the amount of sulfur containing amino acids in your diet by eating more asparagus, citrus fruits, eggs, garlic, and onions.
* The fresh plant, sap (figs) or concentrate (papain) can be applied; any of these can be taped to the skin for several hours.
* Another common and popular method of wart removal include applying a single drop of essential lemon oil directly on the wart itself. Repeat as necessary until wart is gone.
* Rubbing a banana peel on your wart for a few weeks as well is supposed to be a big help. One should rub the banana peel multiple times during the course of the day for maximum effectiveness.
* Place a small amount of toothpaste on the wart. Cover with a Bandaid or plaster and repeat daily. Wart should be gone in about a week.
* Cover the wart with clear nail polish and let it dry. When the nail polish wears off repeat the process. The wart should be gone in two weeks.
* Tape an aspirin tablet to the wart and change the tablet daily. The wart will be gone in 1 - 2 weeks.
* Buy a small bottle of liquid kelp. apply to wart and cover with a Bandaid or a plaster. Repeat daily and at the same time add 2 3 drops of the liquid kelp to one of your drinks each day.