One Simple Tip to Painlessly Remove Annoying Warts
When you get right down to it, few things are quite as bad as warts. Depending on where they pop up on your body, you’ll be rushing to find ways to cover up the offensive warts. And speaking of offensive, these things usually cause so much pain that simple acts like walking around and typing can become sheer agony.
But what can you do about warts besides going to the doctor? Plus, what do you need to know about warts the next time you get them? We’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to know, including how to painlessly remove warts on your own. Keep reading to discover exactly what you need to do!
What causes warts?
Most people don’t know what really causes warts, and the answer can be a bit scary. According to WebMD, warts are a result of infections from “viruses in the human papillomavirus, or HPV, family.” And the reason this shocks so many people is that they associate HPV only with sex and think that it must exclusively be a sexually-transmitted disease.
However, the simple (and scary) fact is that “HPV is ubiquitous,” and you can get it from such activities as “shaking hands, turning doorknobs, or typing on keyboards.” Why, then, aren’t we getting warts all the time? The most common way the virus enters your body is through a small scratch. Once you touch an infected surface and have an easy way for the virus to enter your body, HPV will do the rest.
What makes warts so annoying
If you’ve never really had to deal with warts before, you probably have a simple question right now. Just what makes warts so annoying? Unfortunately, the short answer to this question seems to be “just about everything.”
For example, warts are unsightly wherever they appear, making people scared they need to cover them up. And in addition to just looking ugly, the average person doesn’t know much about warts and how they are spread. Therefore, someone who sees warts on your body may think they are a sign of a serious infection, and since warts are highly contagious, they will rightfully want to stay away from you if they see any.
If that’s not enough, warts can also be very painful, especially if you put any kind of pressure on them. Making things worse is the fact that warts often appear on hands and feet. That means simply going through the motions of any given day, like walking around your home or checking your email, might be enough to shoot spikes of pain through your body.
Do warts go away on their own?
In a healthy person, warts usually go away on their own. That’s because your immune system eventually fights off the infection. However, those who are sick or who have weaker immune systems may have to turn to other means for removing warts. Additionally, many people with otherwise strong immune systems embrace quicker solutions because they don’t want to wait very long to get rid of their painful infection.
It’s possible to get at-home wart removal kits, and it’s also possible to go to the doctor for assistance. And while we’re going to reveal an easy way to remove warts without leaving the house, you should never be afraid to consult with your doctor when are worried about warts or other medical conditions.
Why do so many people go to the doctor for their warts?
Despite the availability of over-the-counter wart removal kits and the occasional home remedy (like the one we’re about to share with you), the most popular wart removal method involves going to the doctor. And there are several different reasons for this.
The first, of course, is convenience. If somebody has already gone to the doctor to get a wart diagnosis, they will likely just get a topical medicine to take home. After about a week of that treatment, they can get the doctor to remove the now-dead wart.
But depending on your health and comfort level, you may want a doctor to treat your warts another way. Methods available include freezing, laser treatment, and even immunotherapy. Fortunately, you may not even have to go to the doctor if our home remedy works for you!
How to easily remove annoying warts on your own
For this home remedy, chances are that you already have everything you need lying around the house. To get started, you’ll just need some water, a pumice stone, and a little bit of duct tape.
Step one couldn’t be simpler: cover the wart with tape, making sure you have about one centimeter of material around it. Leave it there for five days, and make sure you don’t touch the wart or the tape during that time (but if the tape falls off, it’s fine to replace it). Afterward, soak your wart in warm water as best you can in warm water and then use the pumice stone on the wart to remove the top layer of skin.
After at least 10 hours, you begin the process again by covering the wart with duct tape. When five days pass, use a combination of warm water and a pumice stone once again. The entire process is easy and painless, but it could take anywhere between four to six weeks to work, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results!