Common warts are skin growths caused by a virus that goes by the name of human papilloma virus or HPV. Human papilloma virus causes a rapid growth of the cells in the outer layer of skin. Common warts differ from moles in which are cancerous. Warts are generally harmless and often disappear on their own. However, you may want to find an effective wart removal treatment to get rid of them and avoid any inconveniences that the warts may bring about. Common warts usually grow on hands or fingers. To help prevent common warts from spreading to other parts of your body or to other people, you can try various forms of treatments. Unfortunately, common warts may recur after treatment, and this could be a persistent problem.
Listed below are the types of the skin condition that are commonly called as warts that normally manifests in the general population. Each of these enumerated warts contains a short description.
Common warts – these are warts raised in a rough like outer layer, that is commonly found on the hands, but can grow anywhere in the body.
Flat warts – this is a small wart. It looks smooth, flattened and flesh colored. This wart can occur in large quantities, they are commonly found on the face, hand, wrists, neck, and knees.
Digitate or Filiform wart – this is a wart that looks like a forest of wires. It is most commonly found on the facial area, especially near the areas of the lips as well as the eyelids.
Plantar warts – this wart manifests as a potentially painful hard lump, and it is oftenly accompanied by black specks that is located in the center of the wart. This is usually only found the soles of the feet, especially around the points of pressure.
Mosaic warts – these are well clustered warts. This type of warts commonly found on the soles of the feat as well as the hands.
Genital warts – these are warts on the genitals.
Fortunately, there are a number of different methods for removing warts. Removal methods vary from person to person and case to case. The wart removal methods will change depending on the location of the wart. It is not uncommon to use a different treatment to remove a wart on the face of the hands or feet.
An alternative to removing warts is medication. The advantage in the use of OTC medications is that there should be no pain or scarring. These treatments come in various forms, such as salicylic acid. Another available option is to use a Freon refrigerant to freeze the wart in a very inexpensive way. The disadvantage of this treatment is that it does not become as cold as liquid nitrogen thereby minimizing the effectiveness.
A popular home remedy that is receiving much attention is the use of a tape therapy. This method involves placing a piece of duct tape on the warts and leaving it attached to the warts for six days. The patient should soak the area with water and scrape with a pumice stone or emery board.
Some additional wart removal remedies that some people have successfully used in treating warts at home include castor oil, onion and fig juice. Although these treatment scan take longer, they are still popular due to the fact that it eliminates the possibility of scarring.