Treating and curing
warts using natural home remedy takes
significantly longer time than with standard therapy. Many of the herbs
stimulating the immune system to allow the body to get rid of them
rid of them
warts are highly infectious and should be treated by your family
When you are not experiencing a flare-up, you should
home remedies to support your immune system to prevent them from
reappearing. Research studies show that keeping your immune system at
peak performance reduces their appearance.
- Support your immune system by eating nutritious
- Avoid eating simple sugars as they might make
your immune system
- Take multivitamins to support your
- Get enough sleep. This will keep your immune
system working at its best.
- Natural remedies! See our detail list of natural
remedies for warts in this informative article.
are skin growths that can show up on fingers, hands,
feet, toes, and genital areas. It is caused by the human
papilloma virus, known as HPV.
have identified over 100 strains of the HPV that causes them.
They do not usually cause pain or discomfort unless they are in a
where there is pressure placed on them (like on the bottom of the
They may disappear on their own while others may persist for
years, even after multiple treatments.
They can spread to other
parts of the body. Research studies show that a person with an
excellent immune system will be able to prevent them from
returning and to prevent them from spreading.
Genital warts (a sexually transmitted disease also known as STD, or
venereal disease) can be highly
contagious and can spread to the other partner during sexual
intercourse. You can not easily get rid of genital warts. However, you
prevent them from appearing. It is a condition that requires treatment
by your family doctor.
People of all ages can get them although it seems to happen more often
in children and teenagers.
are the types?
The table below summarizes the most common types.
||Usually found in almost
any part of the body such as the fingers, hands, feet, toes, knees
scalp. These types are caused by HPV 1, 2, 4, 27 and 29.
They can spread to other areas if you bite or cut them. Even touching
them may allow them to spread to another location.
You will usually experience no pain. They may go away without treatment
in 2 to 4 years.
||Appears on the sole of the
feet. Because of the pressure placed on them, they grow into
skin rather than form a raised lump. These warts can be difficult to
remove. These types are caused by HPV 1.
They do not usually spread to other parts of the body but may
spread locally on the sole of the feet.
You will may experience pain, especially when you put pressure on them.
||Genital warts are classified as a
transmitted disease (STD) or venereal disease.#top They appear near the
the anal area (rectum). It is highly
contagious and can spread to nearby areas and to the other partner
during sexual intercourse. During the asymptomatic phase (when they do
not appear), you are not contagious.
They are known to increase the risk
of developing cervical and bladder cancer in women and cancer of the
penis and rectum in men. Unfortunately, the use of condoms does not
fully protect against getting them because of their
They can be very difficult to treat and you must seek help from
your family doctor.
Other less common types include:
- filiform - usually found on eyelids, face, neck
- flat - usually found on the face and along
- periungual warts - usually found around the
Diagram of a plantar wart
tape cures it?!
Everyone is talking about it! Duct tape
myth? - You will find
many people talking about how putting duct tape on warts causes them to
There was a research report that was published by lead
researcher D.R. Focht (Oct 2002) in the Archives of Pediatrics and
Adolescent Medicine that proves that it was more
effective than using cryotherapy.
suggested that one possible theory is that the duct tape causes the
body's immune system to be stimulated to kill off the virus. The media
caught on and reported the findings to the general public. So the world
We went and look at more recent studies and discovered the unfortunate
truth. It does not
work. These more current studies are better designed than
the first so the results are more accurate.
A well-designed double-blinded randomized controlled trial done by R.
Wenner et al. (Mar 2007), showed that it does not work. Another study
completed by M. de Haen et al. (Nov 2006) also showed that it does not
is one important difference in the study done in 2002 and the more
recent ones. The newer studies used the transparent type of duct tape,
original gray coloured ones!
The adhesive chemical found in the
original gray duct tape is different than the transparent one so it
might have stimulated the immune system better. The original study done
in 2002 used the gray duct tape.
So now we aren't really sure... Why not give it a try anyways? But
don't forget to use the gray duct tape only, not the transparent one!
would still like to try it for yourself (as there are no dangers in
trying it), here are the recommended steps you can
- Apply the duct tape on them and keep it on for
about 7 days.
- Remove the duct tape and soak the areas and
file them down with an emery board.
- If the skin become soggy and red underneath,
leave the duct tape off for several days. Basically take a break.
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