Did you know that warts are caused by an infection on the top layer of the skin? It can seem harmless when it first appears, but it may spread to other parts of your bodies and to other people if ignored.
Doctor Robert Brodell, a dermatologist from Jackson said that “people get warts from other people with warts…”
Any occurrence of wart on face means that you have come into contact with HPV virus in the past. It can take months for it to disappear on itself, or even become much serious condition.
Having warts on face does not only destroy your confidence, but other people are also less likely to come into contact with you as it is contagious.
For those who have minor warts on their face, it is still possible to treat it without resorting to expensive medical treatment. For a more serious condition, we advise to follow up with doctor appointment to get your next course of action.
You should definitely get rid of warts fast on first appearance. Warts can produce even more warts which leads to a catastrophic situation.
Fret not, we have prepared this comprehensive guide on how to get rid of warts fast to prevent it from spreading.
Most doctors will tell you to try some home remedies first. Over the Counter wart remover products works well for less serious cases. But warts near the eyes or nose may cause a little bit of issue.
The first and most conventional way of getting rid of warts is the duct tape method. A fancy name for this method is duct tape occlusion therapy (DTOT). It works by covering the wart on face with a small duct tape for a period of time. You can repeat this until your wart is gone.
This method is backed by scientific researched Dean R. Focht III, MD whereby it is more effective than cryotherapy. But, many doctors have questioned its effectiveness. However, a lot of people who tried this method swear by it.
Step 1: wash your skin beforehand
Step 2: Dry your skin
Step 3: Cut a small square from your duct tape
Step 4: Cover the wart with it completely
Step 5: Leave the tape for a week
Step 6: Remove the duct tape
Step 7: Soak the wart in warm water
Step 8: Lightly scrape the dead skin away
If you feel that your wart is becoming worse or irritated, you need to stop this treatment and go see your doctor.
Otherwise, your skin should be left expose thru the night, and you should re-apply the duct tape in the morning. Repeat this process until the wart is gone completely.
Why DTOT works is unknown. However, there are some hypothesis revolve around it. this method works due to the rubber adhesive which irritates your skin, provoking an immune response which attacks the HPV virus which causes warts on face.
Another natural remedies you can use on how to kill warts is using garlic. Fresh garlic is the best, but garlic juice works too.
But first, you have to test on whether your skin is sensitive to garlic. Apply some garlic to your skin first. If it irritates your skin, wash off and opt for another method.
Using garlic is very easy as it is easily obtained at the market. A study shown that patients suffer no side effect and found full recover on all the patients. It has something to do with a substance in the garlic known as allicin, which works well to kill warts.
The benefits of using garlic is that it is cheap and proven with science. Moreover, the process is simple.
You have to crush the garlic and rub the area of your warts using the crushed garlic. And wrap the area with a bandage and a piece of duct tape to let it stick.
Apple Cider is useful not only for warts, but also for other treatments like stomach ache, acne, diabetes and more.
So how it works exactly?
Apple cider works to remove warts in that it is an acid. Thus, it can be used to kill some bacteria and viruses. The vinegar would then slowly destroy your skins. This will cause the wart to fall off.
Using this method is fairly simple. All you need is apple cider vinegar, cotton ball, and a piece of duct tape.
Firstly, you need to soak the cotton ball in the vinegar mixed with a little bit of water. Apply the solution directly on your affected area. Then, cover your face with a piece of duct tape with the cotton ball on top of your wart.
You can repeat this method every night until the warts fall off.
So here are three special home remedies on how to get rid of warts on face in about a month or two.