In the medical term, a wart means a small growth on the skin of hands and or legs. Wart is transmitted when more than a hundred species of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) attacks the cracked skin. HPV produces a lot of protein called Keratin and forms a hard and rough flesh extension. Normally, warts are seen during the childhood and adult stage, but they can attack other age groups as well.
When to Consult A Doctor If You Have Warts?
- If the wart is painful
- If the color of the wart changes
- When the wart spreads around the surrounding skin areas
- If wart starts bleeding and if pus is formed
- If diabetes or your immunity decreases
- If warts are either in the sensitive place or on the face.
Preventions of Warts
- Do not pinch when wart itches
- Cover the wart with a bandage
- Always keep your hands and feet dry
- Don’t walk naked-feet inside the bathroom and a closed room
- Wash your hands properly after touching a person with warts.
Household Treatments of Warts
- Wash your hands properly
- Cut a piece of garlic into two and apply its juice on the wart
- Soak your infected area in lemon-water
- Rub the wart with a hard object
- Apply tea tree oil on the wart
Medical Treatments of Warts
- Use of medicine
- Removal of warts by the use of duct tape
- Cooling methods
- Burning methods
- general surgery