People have been using home remedies before medicines became common, from anything to treating the common cold to even treating warts. A significant number of people will probably agree that home remedies are a complete waste of time, there are some staunch believers that agree that home remedies work better than modern-day medicine. If treated properly, home remedies are successful in treating some health conditions, and one of those treatable conditions are warts.
Often deemed as unwanted and unpleasant, warts are incredibly embarrassing, especially if they show up on your face or hands. Almost all warts are non-cancerous, but there are some strains of warts that are worth visiting your local doctor for. There are various ways to remove warts, from anti wart creams, to wart removal laser treatments, as well as wart removal surgery, and these can all be expensive, a low-cost way to remove unwanted warts would be trying some home remedies.
There are lots of information and techniques outlined on the internet about how you can remove warts using homemade remedies, as described below.
The most common method of removing warts at home involves duct tape! Yes, it might sound funny, but it’s true, and it’s backed up by scientific research as well that duct tape is very effective at eliminating or removing warts. Simply, you apply the duct tape to your wart, keep it covered with the duct tape for a week, and after you remove the duct tape, you soak your warts in water and scrub it with pumice stone. If your wart does not come off right away, you might have to repeat this whole procedure again until your wart finally comes out.
Aloe or Aloe Vera is a flowering plant, and is also quite effective at eliminating warts. You would soak a small cotton ball in aloe, and then tape it around your wart and only take off the cotton ball to change it every 24 hours. Apply a small application of aloe on the taped cotton ball every few hours. You would keep the taped aloe on your wart for about a week and your wart should fall off in a few days to a week.
Another great home remedy for removing warts is castor oil. There are two ways in which you can apply castor oil to help cut warts. You could just apply the oil to your wart and massage some oil around the wart every few hours and your wart should disappear after a few weeks or applying a castor oil coated bandage around your wart for three weeks should do the trick as well.
When using homemade remedies for wart removal or any other health symptoms, you should remember that if you are in any doubt, its best that you seek attention from your local health care provider. Keeping the ingredients in mind when using these remedies is also important as some people might be allergic to some of these ingredients. These are just some of the homemade remedies one can find on the internet or through books. There are more remedies that are also available for wart removal such as using milkweed, lemon juice, papaya, baking soda, bananas, chalk and dandelions.
With a variety of homemade wart removal remedies available to choose from, you will be successful enough to find one remedy that works, however, it’s also important to remember that when using homemade remedies that the results are not guaranteed and just because it worked for other’s does not mean it will work for you. You’re also taking an unknown risk by trying to remove warts at home versus letting a professional health care provider recommend the right treatment.