Most warts are slightly contagious. They can spread to other areas on the same person but rarely to others. Genital and anal warts are exceptions; they are sexually transmitted and are a risk factor in cancer of the cervix.
When necessary, your health professional can remove warts by freezing them, by electrolysis, by cutting them off, or with chemicals. Unfortunately they often come back or leave a scar.
Native Americans used the soap of the milkweed to treat warts, rubbing the liquid onto affected areas until they cleared up.
Warts seem to be caused by a virus that comes and goes at will. They often disappear on their own. Often, any treatment that you seriously believe will work will do the magic for you. Therefore, rub the affected areas with milkweed sap or vitamin E oil four times a day for 12 successive days.
Home Treatment for Warts
- Warts appear and disappear spontaneously. They can last a week, a month, or even years. They can last a week, a month, or even years. To get rid of your warts, it helps to believe in the treatment. If something works for you, stick with it.
- If the wart bleeds a little, cover it with a bandage and apply a light pressure to stop the bleeding.
- If the warts is in the way, use a pumice stone or a mild ointment containing 5% salicylic acid. These are over-the-counter products. Ask the pharmacist for help.
- Plantar warts appear on the feet and can be painful. You can buy doughnut-shaped foam rubber pads that alleviate the pressure on the wart when you walk. Use pads if they relieve pain and the wart doesn’t increase in size. Otherwise consult a professional immediately.
- Try the least expensive method of treating warts that you can think of. You may save a trip to your dermatologist.
- Warning! Don’t attempt to cut or burn off a wart yourself.
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