A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Warts
I had a question the other day about warts.
A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called human papillomavirus (HPV).
HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering your body in an area of broken skin.
The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart.
Most warts go away on their own within months or years.
Warts can grow anywhere on your body, and there are different kinds.
For example, common warts grow most often on your hands, but they can grow anywhere.
Plantar warts grow on the soles of your feet.
Warts are easily spread by direct contact with human papillomavirus.
You can infect yourself again by touching the wart and then touching another part of your body.
You can infect another person by sharing towels, razors, or other personal items.
After you’ve had contact with HPV, it can take many months of slow growth beneath the skin before you notice a wart.
It’s unlikely you’ll get a wart every time you come in contact with HPV.
Some people are more likely to get warts than others.
Warts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.
A wart may be a bump with a rough surface, or it may be flat and smooth.
Tiny blood vessels grow into the core of the wart to supply it with blood.
In both common and plantar warts, these blood vessels may look like dark dots in the wart’s center.
Warts are usually painless.
But a wart that grows in a spot where you put pressure, like on a finger or on the bottom of your foot, can be painful.
Most warts don’t need treatment.
But if you have warts that are painful or spreading, or if you’re bothered by the way they look, your treatment choices include:
<Using a home treatment like salicylic acid or duct tape.
<Putting a stronger medicine on the wart, or getting a shot of medicine in it.
>Freezing the wart (cryotherapy).
>Removing the wart with surgery (electrosurgery, curettage, laser surgery).
Wart treatment doesn’t always work.
Even after a wart shrinks or goes away, warts may come back or spread to other parts of your body.
This is because most treatments destroy the wart but don’t kill the virus that causes the wart.
To deal with warts it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase Omega3/omega6 essential fats.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.