Warts can occur in various shapes and sizes and usually appear as rough elevations on the skin. These appear most frequently on the fingers, elbows, knees, face and scalp. Those which appear on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts. They are very painful and the patient is not able to walk properly. Warts are the physical manifestation of a viral infection called HPV. There are several types of HPV, and as of now, 120 of them have been identified. The type of HPV infection determines the type of wart a person will suffer. There are different types of warts that can appear on the hands, feet and face and are often classified according to areas of the body that are affected by them. The genital warts, oral, vaginal and genital warts are some of the most common types of warts. Other types of warts include plantar warts, flat warts, filiform warts and warts seed. Plantar warts usually affect the sides and soles of the feet and filiform warts affect the tissues of the skin of the face.
Warts Periungal type are those that affect the skin adjacent to the toenails and fingernails. The warts on the hands and feet are very common and although not a medical risk, the individual may feel compelled to remove them as they can be extremely unpleasant. Those with lower immunity levels, such as young children as well as those with immune system deficiencies are at greater risk of suffering from this condition. This type of viral infection significantly increases a person’s risk of suffering from certain types of cancer. There are now vaccines which have been developed to fight some HPV types, and can help prevent this viral infection as well as prevent the resultant tumors that are associated with them. The unusual warts are growths that occur on the skin. They are very common in children and adults. Although usually not harmful, it is important to be aware that they can expand or increase its size without apparent reason, in which case you should consult a specialist. There are several remedies to get rid of the warts and prevent them from reproducing.
Castor Oil is an excellent method widely used for its effectiveness in removing warts. The remedy is to rub castor oil onto the affected area every night, always gently. The milky juice of figs can also be used for the same purpose. Just extract the juice from fresh fruit which is not yet mature and apply to the warts several times a day.
Potatoes are also very useful in the treatment of warts. It should first be cut and rubbed in the damaged area several times a day for at least two weeks. Another method is to crush a piece of raw potato and apply the pulp on the warts.You can use gauze to keep the dough. The treatment is best carried out before sleeping and washing it with cold water the next morning. Finally, onion is just as good a remedy. This plant irritates the skin and stimulates blood circulation. For recalcitrant warts the fresh juice of the onion can be applied to them and allowed to dry on them.