Warts are noncancerous growths in the top layer of the skin caused by HPV human papillomavirus. This virus causes rapid reproduction of cells in the skin surface. Warts usually do not require treatment; however, many people growths are removed for cosmetic purposes. Sometimes warts develop in excess, they itch or cause pain. There are different types of warts such as plantar warts, flat warts and genital warts. Never apply a self-treatment for warts located in the genital area or face.
– nail clippers
– a pumice
– counter medications containing salicylic acid
1. Moisten the wart or soak it in water for 10 to 20 minutes. Scrape the wart with light pressure with an emery board or pumice stone. We recommend doing this after a bath or shower. Just apply a little pressure; the goal is to get rid of the upper layers of the wart for several weeks.
2. Apply counter drugs to remove warts
Search products to remove warts containing 17 percent salicylic acid. Add the medication to the wart for several weeks, avoiding contact with the surrounding skin. The medications come in liquid solutions or small patches. Or you may want to consult a professional doctor who will provide treatment to remove warts, and prevent complications.
3. Cover the area with tape
Some studies claim that the tape is more effective than using cryotherapy or freezing the wart using liquid nitrogen. The tape with the counter medications can remove a wart from the skin faster. Continue to apply the medication until it falls within several weeks. Untreated, this can remain intact on the surface of the skin for two years.
4. See your doctor if the wart is growing
Go to see your doctor if the wart is still growing or is difficult to remove. Additional treatments include using salicylic acid under a stronger prescription or cryotherapy. The latter is more painful and often requires several visits.