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Warts Treatment: Top 4 Wart Removal Home Remedies To Try

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Bajaj Finserv Health
May 12th, 2022
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Key Takeaways

  • Doctors can offer you a warts diagnosis by examining the infected area
  • Warts treatment includes surgery, freezing, or laser therapy
  • Duct tape, aloe vera and garlic are some at-home wart removal remedies

Warts are small and benign skin growths that appear due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infections [1]. These warts are contagious, which is why you should immediately get warts treatment when you notice them. While it is true that they heal by themselves, this may take time. Conventional warts treatment includes:

  • Surgery
  • Freezing
  • Chemical peels 
  • Laser surgery

These warts treatment methods can cause irritation to your skin and may be expensive. If you are opting for any of these options, consult a doctor to understand the best wart treatment for yourself. Read on to understand how a warts diagnosis is done and get the top home remedies for wart removal.

Additional read: Thinking About Skin Tag Removal? Keep These 4 Points in Mind

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How is the diagnosis of a wart made?

Dermatologists can make the diagnosis of a wart by examining the infected area. In rare instances, doctors may need to perform a biopsy to be absolutely certain about how urgent the wart removal process is. If there is a need for a biopsy, the dermatologist will perform the procedure and send it to the lab. 

At-home remedies for warts removal

Use garlic extract 

Garlic is a common remedy to treat various kinds of skin conditions like calluses and psoriasis. It is also an effective remedy for all kinds of infections spread by microbes like warts. A study concluded that garlic helped with warts removal and healing corns and wounds on the skin [2]. It was also observed that warts did not reoccur in the people who used garlic extract. Allicin is the component of garlic that helps fight off skin infections. 

Warts Treatment

Try ACV

ACV is prepared by fermenting apple juice and is acidic in nature. It is considered to work like salicylic acid, which is a common remedy for warts treatment. It helps peel away the infected area, gradually removing the wart. This is a great remedy that you can try at home. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and apply it to the wart. Try not to touch this area for about 3 hours to see results. Avoid applying this on open wounds as it will cause an itching or burning sensation.

Apply aloe

Like garlic, aloe vera is also used to treat various kinds of skin infections. It is known to provide relief for burns and psoriasis. If your wart is hurting, the gel can be an effective remedy. 

Aloe vera is also popular for getting rid of pathogens like HPVs. The best and most natural way to use aloe vera for warts removal is to directly apply the gel from an aloe leaf onto the wart. You can repeat this process on a daily basis to see results. 

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Give duct tape a try.

If duct tape doesn’t irritate your skin, it can be a useful home remedy for warts treatment. However, as it requires to be replaced frequently, it is not that popular. Duct tape helps you to get rid of the skin affected with warts over time. To use duct tape, all you have to do is fix a small piece of it on your warts. Then don’t disturb this patch for up to a week. After that, remove the piece of tape, wash the area, and allow it to dry for at least 10 hours or more. Then redo this whole procedure again until the wart is removed.

Additional read: Ingrown Hair Treatment and Diagnosis: 3 Key Things To Know

Now that you know the different methods for warts treatment at home, you are sure to take advice from top doctors. This will help you understand the best warts treatment for you based on the different types of warts you have and how they have progressed. 

Book an online dermatologist appointment on Bajaj Finserv Health to guide you through the process of warts removal. You can also get advice for other kinds of conditions like vitiligo skin or skin tags on the neck, hands, or legs. Consult a specialist today and address your skin problems head-on! 

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