What are warts?
What are warts? Warts are horny growths that occur on the skin.
The causes of warts are Human Papilloma viruses, which have about 60 subtypes, so certain types of the virus cause different types of warts. Accordingly, there are different varieties of warts, depending on virus subtype and localization of the change.
Where do they usually appear?
Warts can occur anywhere on the body. They most commonly appear on the hands in as warts in the form of roundish lumps of the irregular surfaces. They can be numerous in children, usually during puberty.
When they occur on the face, around the mouth, nose and other parts of the head, they are often long and thin. With young people, on the face warts often occur in groups of whitish or yellowish flattened warts. In men, warts easier expand with shaving. They can be single and multiple and they appear in places of pressure.
Warts are covered with thickened stratum corneum, and it is therefore often mistakenly thought that this is a sort of blisters. Warts often appear on the soles of the feet.
A special type of wart that occurs on the feet is called myremecia and that are the groups of warts that are deeply embedded in the skin, and are accompanied by inflammation and pain, but the real problems is during the walk. The pain can sometimes be rather large in severe forms.
How does the infection happen?
Human papilloma virus infections may occur when using a common bathroom and a towel, wearing the same shoes, in public baths and swimming pools. Considering that warts are caused by viral infection, the body eventually develops resistance and immune response, and many disappear without treatment. This of course depends on how much is your body stronger and is it more resilient. This process takes months, even years. If they are allowed to disappear in this way, this type of wart can never occur in the same person again, as the body develops resistance to this type of virus.
How do you treat warts?
The treatment of warts depends on their type, size and localization. Less aggressive agents are keratolytics (salicylic acid and lactic acid) and caustics (trichloroacetic acid, tretinon, podophyllin), they do not leave scars and must be applied on the warts for a long time.
Curettage is minimally painful and in most cases does not leave scars or they are minimal. More aggressive methods used when the warts are larger, or do not respond to therapy, are electrocautery, laser, radio waves, and surgical removal as well as removal with liquid nitrogen. Many plants contain substances that act keratolytic and can be used in the treatment of warts, namely: onion, fig.
Several recipes for removing warts are also recommended because in most cases they have a very favorable effect on the warts. These recipes are as follows: Gauze is soaked in beer foam and pressed over the wart. This should be repeated every day until the warts disappear.
The juice from the leaves and flowers of dandelion is smeared every day on the warts, they begin to darken and eventually fall off, leaving no scars. Smear the warts in the morning and evening with castor oil, until they disappear. Milk of figs can help, if you are able to obtain raw figs and squeeze milk located inside that has the clear white colour. Apply lubricant to three times a day on the wart itself and around it. After five to six days you should see improvement.
So, what are warts? .Warts are not some kind of serious illness. They are cured with regular therapy and if treatment shows results, chances are that you will not get warts again.