Warts arise as a result of viral infection. In case you shake hands with a person suffering from warts, there is a probability of transfer of virus to your hands which may result in development of warts.
Warts can grow on almost any part of the body but are most commonly found on hands and feet of the affected person. Warts are generally considered to be harmless and usually disappear after a certain period of time. However, warts can reappear from time to time.
Warts can be cured with the help of medicines/creams. However, some home remedies can also be tried before going for over the counter medicines/creams. Few important home remedies are mentioned below-
Home Remedies For Treating Warts
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel can be easily extracted from the aloe vera plant. You can use a cotton ball to apply aloe vera gel on the affected part.
Regular application of aloe vera gel may help in removing the warts completely. It is important to cover the affected area with a clean cloth or a bandage after applying aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is generally considered useful for treating wounds and injury marks.
Just like aloe vera gel, regular application of castor oil on the affected area may also help in removing the warts.
You can apply castor oil directly with the use of your fingers. You can also create a paste by mixing castor oil with baking powder and apply this at night before going to sleep and remove it in the morning.
Another home remedy that can be used to treat warts is the application of lemon oil on the affected area.
Few drops of lemon oil can directly be applied on a regular basis to treat the problem of warts.
Application of garlic (crushed) can also be used for treating warts. It is advisable to use Vitamin E oil on the affected area before applying garlic.
Regular consumption of fresh garlic can also help in dealing with the problem of warts as it helps in improving the immune system of the body. Generally any food that helps in building the immune system will help in preventing the occurrence of warts.
You can also use duct tape to treat warts. In this case you don’t have to remove the duct tape on a daily basis. You can keep the duct tape on the affected area for a week. After a week you can remove the duct tape.
In order to remove the warts, you will have to rub a pumice stone on the affected area after removing the duct tape and washing the affecting area with water.You might have to repeat this entire process for two to three times, till the time warts are completely removed.
Use Onion Juice: Warts can also be treated with the use of onion juice on the affected area. Onion juice can be used more than once in a day. In case it is not possible to extract onion juice, chopped onions can also be rubbed on the affected part.