You’re probably tired of having to hide your embarrassing warts. I always hid mine with Band-Aids. How do you hide yours? We always have the option of visiting our doctor to get it removed… but what if money is a little tight and we can’t afford expensive medical bills? What would be the best way to get rid of warts then? This post will shed some light on the answer, so read on to find out.
The Cause of Warts
Before you start looking at a possible treatment though, you need to understand the cause. You need to know what’s making it worse and what you can do about it. Once you understand, you can take the proper actions and combine it with the proper treatment to get the best result at home.
Warts are a viral infection caused by the many types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). They usually enter your body through broken skin and they are contagious.
Tip: Don’t clip your warts with clippers, scissors, etc. because doing so will likely result in the wart growing or spreading.
Fight Back Against the Virus
Your immune system will naturally fight it. In time, it will get the job done, but that could take months and even years.
The first thing you need to do is strengthen your immune system. Here are a few things you can do to boost it:
- Take supplements that support immunity (such as Vitamin C).
- Exercise on a regular basis. It doesn’t need to be anything intensive. Even taking a walk on a daily basis will help.
- Get enough sleep.
- Eat a balanced and healthy diet. Eat your fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and stay away from sugar and saturated fats.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Reduce stress. A balanced diet, sufficient water, and exercise will do wonders for reducing stress. If there’s a problem bothering you and you can fix it, take care of it.
After taking care of your immune system and your health in general, you can start applying treatments to speed things up. Using OTC treatments is often recommended. Many wart victims have successfully used them and even doctors recommend them.
Over-the-counter treatments are usually salicylic acid and home freezing kits. Here are some of the options you have to choose from:
- Bottle of concentrated salicylic acid. Usually applied with a brush, you may want to consider cotton swabs (Qtips) as well.
- Solid salicylic acid in the form of a “stick”. Kind of like a chap stick, but for warts only.
- Salicylic acid treated pads. Kind of like Band-Aids, but has been treated with salicylic acid.
- OTC freezing solutions.
Before you use any of these treatments, make sure you read the instructions on the label thoroughly. Also, be realistic and keep in mind that these treatments won’t magically remove them over night. You need to be consistent with applying the treatments and give it some time.
So there you have it. The best way to get rid of warts is not just one single treatment, but a combination of healthy practices along with a tested—doctor recommended—treatment available over-the-counter. The key to making sure you get the results you’re looking for is to prioritize your health and be consistent with the treatments.