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Wart Removing Tactics And Tips


Tips To Remove Warts

Warts can be painless or painful, but always unsightly. Many times they can be a source of embarrassment and can affect a person by emotional damage, and hurt to one’s self esteem. They are generally small, and can disfigure. Some can be spread through cuts, and scratches, while others are spread through sexual intercourse. A lot of the most annoying ones itch such a plantar warts (found on the feet).

Some Background

A wart can appear as a raised round (or oval) growth. This is found on your skin, and generally possesses a rough surface. There are occasions where one will have a smooth or flat surface, and you can notice a discoloration many times (either lighter or darker then your skin).

A danger is that it can spread from one part of your body to another (however this is not common). The good news is there are things you can do at home or with a physician that can remove this unsightly and sometimes painful issue.

Treatment Tips

First I would like to issue a little warning. Below are some things you should never do when trying to remove warts.

  •  Do not cut.
  •  Do not burn.
  •  Do not pick.
  •  Do not tear.

First, there are over-the-counter medications. Some of these are very effective. Of those that work (especially for plantar) is Wartrol. It is vital that you read and follow the instructions when you purchase and use OTC medication because some are good while others are not. Remember, many times when you use medication you will need to allow time. Sometimes it will take between several weeks or months, but in the end the warts are removed (this method works).

Another method that works is to use a nail file (emery board). While your skin is damp you are going to file the wart down (helping to remove dead tissue). Usually you will do this after a shower or bath. You can also cover it with a bandage. This prevents it from spreading.

A tried and true method is to go to your physician. They can trim away the skin that forms over the warts around the nails and the foot. Some treatment methods they may recommend are a blistering solution, cryotherapy (where they freeze the wart), laser treatment (expensive), even burning it. Of course, all of these will be administered by the doctor and not you.

Lifespan and Complications

The lifespan of a normal wart is generally 2 years. There are instances where this is not the case. Also, there are times where the issue can appear completely treated and still recur. So consistence and alertness is a key to success. Minor scars are also a possibility along with the formation of keloids.

If you are experiencing signs of an infection (discharge, fever, pus) or even bleeding you will need to contact your doctor. A couple of other reasons for concern and contact are non-response to self care, pain, having diabetes or a weakened immune system (prior to developing), and changes in the color and appearance of the wart(s).

In conclusion, do not feel powerless. You have the ability to treat at home this issue without fear. However, if you are experiencing complications always contact your doctor for further help and assistance.



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