Warts can occur mainly on the hands and feet. This skin infection is caused by a virus known as HPV or the human papilloma virus. Studies have shown that warts on the hands or the feet are contagious. They simply stay for months or year and disappear naturally, but in some cases, they grow and develop cancer.
It is advisable to wash your hands after coming in contact with someone that has warts. There are several remedies for warts removal, they include
This treatment requires the use of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid can be applied to areas affected by warts. You can get the Salicylic acid in the drugstore or in the supermarkets in two different forms: adhesive pads concentrated with the Salicylic acid and bottle of liquid Salicylic acid. Wash warts affected area properly with a medicated cleansing solution, rub the area with a pumice stone or the emery board, and then apply the Salicylic acid. It would take nearly 12 weeks for it to disappear.
Cryosurgery or the Cryotherapy:
This involves freezing warts with the liquid nitrogen. The wart and the surrounding dead skin will fall off easily.
When all other treatments turn out to be ineffective in removing warts, a doctor might use a laser. The whole laser treatment process is quite painful and it would leave a scar on your skin.
This is a soft and topical cream, known as Aldara. It can be applied on warts. This will create interferon production that will enhance the body immunity system to ward off warts. However, it has some side effects like redness and irritation on the skin.
The body immunity system can be stronger by injecting Candida solution. After the treatment, the body will then fight off warts.
Cantharidin is a popularly known chemical that can be applied to areas affected by warts. Removed warts can cause a blister. After that, the doctor, at his next visit, will remove the dead skin totally.
Duct tape occlusion therapy or the usage of the Duct tape to remove the warts is another effective way. You can get the Duct Tape in the drugstores and it is found to be a successful removal treatment. Studies show that you can get rid of warts by using a banana peel, vinegar, hot water and washing liquid, aerosol sprays, tea tree oil, potatoes or cauliflower juice on warts affected area.