A wart is also called verruca when it occurs on the foot sole or toes. It is caused by a virus called HPV (human papilloma virus). Warts are a small and rough tumor which is common on hands and feet but can occur in other locations also. A wart resembles a cauliflower or a blister. Warts are contagious and can spread on the contact with the infected person. Although generally, the warts disappear in a few months but they can last for few years too and have a chance of reoccurrence. 

Symptoms of Warts 

The main symptoms of warts are:

  • Skin lump growths
  • Burning
  • Itchiness.
  • Bloodstained Vaginal Discharge.
  • Frequent yeast infections.
  • Tenderness 

Causes of Warts


The major causes of warts are:

  •  Close skin-to-skin contact.
  • Moist skin is more susceptible to get virus infection.
  • Sharing towels and other articles of affected person.
  • Cracked skin is a entry for the virus.
  • Unprotected sex with several partners
  • There are over 40 different types of HPV which cause warts.

Home Remedies for Warts

 The most effective home remedies for warts are:

  • Applying fresh cut pineapple on the affected area several times in a day is very helpful in removing warts.
  • The oil extracted from the shell of the cashew nut should be applied externally over the affected area in treating this condition.
  • Fresh Aloe vera juice is applied directly to dissolve warts and tone the skin.
  • Raw potatoes are helpful in the treatment of warts. They should be cut and rubbed on the affected parts many times daily, for at least two weeks.
  • Squeeze the white milky juice from a dandelion weed. Put this juice over the warts, for removing them.
  • Rub a banana peel on your warts for about 1 or 2 week. It is common remedy for wart.
  • Simply dab a cotton swab into the tea tree oil and gently apply it to the wart. Repeat this once a day for 10 days.
  • Cut a small piece of duct tape just big enough to cover the wart. You then leave it on for five or six days. After keeping the warts covered, for about a week, you will want to remove the tape, soak your wart in water, and then scrub it with a pumice stone. If your wart does not come off right away, you are advised to repeat the procedure again, for at least another one to two weeks.
  • The pure juice of a lemon or vinegar in which the rinds of 2 lemons have been macerated applied through a small piece of cardboard with a suitable sized hole cut in it will remove a wart if used for three days.
  • Plantar warts are easily treated with solutions containing salicylic acid. Preparations are sold as plaster formulas or liquid and are available at most drug stores. Salicylic acid treatments can be applied twice daily for 4-6 weeks. 

Warts Treatment and Advice

You need to regularly wash the affected area

Neither let your shoe be shared by any other one nor do share of another one. Keeping your legs covered at the moist public places is the best precaution to be taken by you.

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