Plane warts are simplest of all warts. These are usually small, smooth and skin colored or brownish lesions, which are slightly raised from the skin. They usually occur on the face and outer surface of hands. The most affected are children and young adults. Common warts are larger and firmer elevations with a rough surface and usually occur on the hands, forearm, knees and feet. Plantar warts are slightly different. They normally contain blood vessels and bleed because of this. The treatment of wart consists in eliminating them either by chemical lotion or physical means as said below:
Application of a peeling agent, like 4% sulphur calamine lotion or applying Retino A cream daily on the wart.
Freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen or carbon snow help a lot.
Warts caused by virus can take place anywhere on the surface of the body with unpleasant characteristics itching, burning and oozing. These should be diagnosed accurately and treated appropriately. Warts in genital area get sexually transmitted, may be a risk factor for cervical cancer in women. Once the warts are diagnosed, they should be removed. It is important to treat them early rather than waiting until they spread and enlarge and become more difficult to eliminate. The easiest, best way to get rid of a wart is to have it frozen off by a doctor. Warts should be treated with natural methods as mentioned below:
Homeopathy treatment – Two homeopathic remedies to get rid of warts are to take medicines Thuja occidentalis and Antimonium crudum (both in 30X potency). You may consult a homeopathic doctor for the treatment. If the wart is soft, fleshy and oozes or bleeds easily, use Thuja occidentalis.
- Garlic oil is a traditional remedy for warts. Swab the oil on the wart or on a bandage applied to the wart.
- Patient with warts should take a daily multivitamin / mineral supplement that includes at least 200 micrograms of selenium.
- Self-hypnosis is effective for healing warts. You might sit comfortably in a chair. Relax the body with a few deep breaths, and form a mental picture of a patch of snow over your wart, which creates a pleasant, refreshing tingling in the area. Then melt the wart as it melts away. Do this visualization technique every day for five minutes or more.