Helpful Tips for Dealing with Skin Warts

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Warts are small growths appearing on the surface of the skin. Usually, they are quite harmless, but in some cases, they can lead to mild irritations and pain. Warts on feet or plantar warts are usually very smooth because of the weight of the body pressing on them from above. They can be very painful during walking. These growths look very bad on patient’s skin resulting in social discomfort especially if they appear on hands or face.

They develop when human papilloma virus or HPV penetrates the skin and causes infection. HPV is usually transferred though direct contact with infected person and it enters skin through micro cuts or wounds. There are more than hundred different types of this virus and each particular form affects skin of certain area. Because of that, human papilloma virus is usually localized. However, there are a few types of HPV that can affect multiple areas of the skin such as HPV type 2 or type 4. These two types lead to creation of so called common warts. Common warts often appear on hands but they can also affect any other part of the body.

Even though person has human papilloma virus, this doesn’t mean that he will instantly get warts. In fact, warts only appear when immune system is down. Like with any other infection, good health and strong immunity are very important. Proper and balanced diet, rich in nutrients (especially magnesium) is excellent for good health and increased resistance.

In some cases, warts can be easily removed. This is why some people prefer natural medicine to other types of treatments. Specialists from You! Drugstore recommends using chalk, raw potato and banana peel. By rubbing them into skin, it is possible to remove warts without even visiting doctor’s office. It is also recommended to soak feet in warm water every night. Medical professionals recommend using Band-Aids in order to restrict wart and prevent further spreading.

First and foremost, these growths shouldn’t be scratched. They are highly contagious and if you open them, virus will spread. Also, do not try to cut them because virus cells will only penetrate into deeper layer of skin making them even harder to deal with. Do not walk barefooted over wet surfaces such as pools. Viruses can be easily transmitted through contact with such areas so it is important for patient always to use flip flops.

If you decided to treat warts on your own, make sure to always keep high level of hygiene. Although these viruses are usually limited to one body part, they can easily spread. By touching a wart and then touching some other body part, they can spread and cause new warts to appear. Avoid touching people with affected areas. Medical specialists also recommend drugs such as Soluver for treatment of this problem. Soluver minimizes irritation of the healthy skin and tackles problem head on. People with bad circulation and diabetes shouldn’t use Soluver. This medicine can cause excessive redness and local irritation. However, these side effects are usually very easy to tackle and they do not endanger patients overall health.

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