Is your skin a problem? Moles, warts, skin tags, and dark spots are just a few of the more than 3,000 skin disorders that affect people every day. Changes in color or texture can result from inflammation, infection, or allergic reactions anywhere on the body. Some skin conditions can be minor, temporary, and easily treated, so read on to see the most common skin disorders and how to cure them.
Natural Remedies For Warts
Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which has over 100 types, and these different types affect people in different ways, but usually depending on the strength of their immune system. Some strains, like the one that causes common warts, are relatively harmless, while others can pose much more serious problems. Because warts are caused by a virus, they can be spread to other parts of your body and to other people as well. If mainstream methods or treatments involving strange chemicals have not worked for you, try some of these easy and effective home remedies instead.
These natural remedies have a proven track record, however, none of them are overnight cures. They work far faster than the months or years it takes a wart to disappear on its own, if it ever disappears. Nearly a quarter of warts go away on their own within six months, but about a third still linger around two years after they first appear. Warts can be especially stubborn in children, whose immune systems are still developing.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies for wart removal. It contains strong anti inflammatory properties which are very effective to get rid of bacteria and virus that mainly causes warts. Wash your affected area before and after use. First dip a cotton ball with ACV and put it on the wart. Then cover it with a band-aid or duct tape for minimum one day. Use it before going bed and remove morning. By using this remedy your ward will begone in a few weeks.
Garlic is a great herb in your kitchen that can take help to remove warts. Mash some garlic juice and then apply on wart and cover with a band-aid. Do this twice a day, until wart disappears.
Believe it or not, this treatment is actually backed by science. In one study, 61 patients with common warts received either cryotherapy or duct tape treatment. After two months, 85% of those using duct tape were rid of their warts, while only 60% who received cryotherapy were wart-free.
Place a small piece of duct tape completely over the wart continually for 6 days, replacing the tape as needed. After 6 days, soak the wart in water and then rub it with an emery board or pumice stone. The next morning, apply fresh duct tape for another 6 days, and continue for two months or until the wart disappears.
Another tried-and-true method that has also been published in medical journals is applying the inside of a banana peel to the wart. Many have had success with simply rubbing the inner surface of the banana peel over the wart a few times a day. An even more effective technique is to press the inside of the peel over the wart and tape it in place at night before bed. Remove it in the morning, and wash the area. Repeat this procedure nightly until the wart begins to soften, about a week, but the wart should be gone within a few weeks to a month.
Pure Raw Honey
Organic Manuka honey, harvested in New Zealand, is perhaps the best to use, but finding pure raw honey should do the trick as well. Manuka Honey is one of the most potent types of honey in terms of the concentration of its antibacterial/antiviral properties. It is also quite stable, unlike some other kinds of honey, so it can withstand temperature fluctuation without losing its benefits. In addition to this, it creates a sort of “occlusion therapy” which is essentially depriving the wart of oxygen and killing it (the theory behind duct tape, but honey is much better than adhesive.)
- A teaspoon of raw honey
- A bandage
File away the wart if you can, and then cover it thoroughly in a thick layer of honey and wrap a piece of cloth around it. Leave it like this for 24 hours, changing the bandage and reapplying the honey daily.