Home Remedies for Warts – Effective Natural Removal Methods

This article discusses all the best home remedies known to be effective for the treatment of warts. They are hideous things so knowing how to blitz a wart to smithereens is priceless.


Many Warts under the arm of a child



What are Warts?

Warts are generally small, rough outgrowths. One can have warts on hands and feet among other body parts. They mostly resemble a minuscule cauliflower. They can persist for months to more than a year and they might recur later too. Warts on hands really look bad and if you have any you should take immediate measures to get rid of them. Just like any other wart, hand warts are also caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus.

Different types of warts are caused by different strains of this virus. Since the virus is able to stick on surfaces and objects the people usually get infected while touching the surface or exchanging objects.  Let us discuss various types of wart and the useful methods of wart removal.


Causes of Warts

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the main causative organism of warts. Over 130 known type of HPV can infect the squamous epithelium of humans causing a benign growth called a ‘papilloma’ or a ‘wart’.

Types of Wart


varouka type wart on finger


There may be many types of warts. Of these, the most prominent are the following;


Are Warts Contagious?

Yes they most certainly are. It’s possible for people to carry the infection for months or even years on end without showing any symptoms. So even if your friends and family don’t suffer visibly from warts there’s still a chance that they could unwittingly pass them on to you.

The reasons for the spread of the disease is the contagious nature of human papillomavirus. It can easily get transferred on contact. Thus by the shared use of infected household products like toys, fingernails and combs, the people get infected with warts. Similarly, sharing the towel of an infected person can also result in warts. Thus in order to prevent the spread of the disease, you should not share items like towel once you get infected with a wart. Similarly, in order to prevent the wart from spreading to different parts of your own body, you should again keep the skin clean and healthy.


Wart Prevention

The best method for leaving your warts for dead or ensuring they never appear in the first place is to boost your immunity levels. This obviously has numerous other health benefits too.

Warts aren’t just unsightly; they can also be itchy or even downright uncomfortable so it’s no surprise that people want to get rid of warts or better still avoid contracting them in the first place.

Fortunately once you realize that warts in humans are caused by the HPV virus and that this virus travels most easily in warm, moist conditions you realize there are a number of simple, effective techniques we can employ to significantly reduce the chances of becoming infected with warts.


Avoid Bare Feet At Swimming Pools


buuble type warts on skins surface

warts on skin


One of the most common forms of wart is the so-called veruca which is found on the soles of the feet and can cause considerable discomfort. Swimming pools are therefore the perfect breeding ground for the virus thanks to the combination of bare feet and moist floors.
A good antidote if you’re concerned about warts is either to avoid public swimming pools altogether or alternatively wear flipflops or waterproof socks when walking around to avoid direct contact with the damp floor.


Moisturize Your Skin

Studies have shown that damaged skin is far more likely to become infected with the HPV virus leading to the growth of warts. This means that dry, cracked skin can present a real opportunity for the virus to become established. A regular routine of moisturization to keep your skin in top condition is consequently a quick and easy way to reduce the risk of warts.


Avoid Obvious Warts

If you see people with visible warts there is a high likelihood that they could infect you. In these situations try to avoid either direct physical contact with them or even indirect contact such as handling money they have given you. In the worst case scenario, should you only notice the warts after contact has been made, some authorities claim that antiseptic wipes or handwashes can be useful for killing the virus if it is used soon after contact is made.


Never Sharing Towels

Warm, moist towels are another perfect environment for the wart virus to live for extended periods of time. To avoid the risk of warts then one should never share towels with anyone, no matter how close to them you may be. Instead use freshly-laundered towels where the hot water will have killed of any residual virus present.


Boost Your Immune System

If you are exposed to the HPV virus then your immune system should try to fight off the infection. However the human immune system can be affected by a range of factors so it’s smart to try and help your body do it’s job through the consumption of additional vitamin C as well as ensuring you get adequate sleep at night. Try ImmunityPlus – Natural Immune System Booster!



As warts are caused by a virus so it follows that vaccination may be another way to avoid the presence of warts. Sadly it seems that doctors have yet to create a vaccination that will control every type of wart but if you have concerns it can be worth visiting your health practitioner to inquire about the options they offer.


Home Remedies for Wart Removal

There are over the counter medications available for warts to. The most commonly used one is the medicated pad, that can be easily applied over the wart. This pad freezes away the wart in some time.

Many people have suffered from these menacing warts and everybody looks for reliable treatments to remove them. Wart removal can be done by three major methods or by a combination of them. These are:-


Natural Treatments


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duct tape home remedy for warts - meme


Use the duct tape method. combine tape and apple cider vinegar. Keep the warts covered. This method really does work and many have sworn by its effectiveness. The treated warts will become hard, darken in color and eventually go away or come away.


Final Word

Finally you should not pick your warts ever as it results in the spread of the disease. Another common mistake that people generally do is that they chew their fingernails while having warts which is not a healthy practice. I hope these tips helped you to understand how to remove hand warts effectively.


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By Sam Billings on October 25, 2012 · Posted in Warts

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Jane Ferrule says:

Great Post! I don’t know if plantar warts are genetic or not, but everyone on my mom’s side of the family has had them for as long as I can recall. My grandmother often said that apple cider vinegar was the best way to eliminate these nasty things, but I’ve been trying ACV on my youngest daughter for a week now with no improvement at all. Is there a certain brand or “type” of ACV I ought to be working with?

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