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Thursday, August 11, 2011

How to Get Rid Of Warts?

                                                   Getting Rid Of Warts
Getting rid of warts is a process that may take more than just one day. In fact, to remove warts can take up to weeks, months, or probably years. Warts are a type of infection caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) family. There are over 100 types of HPV. Warts can grow on any area of your body. They can grow on your skin inside your mouth on your genitals and also your rectal area. There are common types of HPV that tend to cause warts on the skin (such as hands, toes, and fingers). However, other types of HPV that to cause warts to grow on the genitals and rectal area. Some people are more naturally resistant towards HPV and do not seem to get warts as easily as others.
Can Warts Be Passed On To Others?
Warts can be transmitted from one person to person because it is contagious. Yes, the warts on the skin can be transferred to another person if that person touches the warts. It’s also possible to contract warts if you happen to use the same towels or other objects that were used by a person who has warts.
Warts especially on the genitals area are very contagious and can spread to another person during any kind of sexual contact whether it's oral, vaginal or anal sex. It is very important not to have unprotected sex with your partner if he/she has warts on their genital areas. In women, warts can appear on the cervix (inside the vagina), and most times a woman isn't aware that she has it. She may transmit the infection to her sexual partner without her knowledge.
Do Warts Go Away By Themselves?
Sometimes warts will disappear on their own, but it may take several months or even years before the warts disappear. However, some warts will not go away by themselves. Doctors aren't really sure why some warts disappear and others do not.
Can Warts On The Skin Be Treated?
In general, yes. Common warts can be embarrassing. They can bleed and cause pain when they are damaged. It can also be annoying, for instance, the ones that grow on your face. Treatment might help to decrease the chance of the warts growing or spread to different areas on your body or others.
How To Remove Warts?
However, you should keep in mind that it's important to know the warts on the skin in areas (such as fingers, feet and knees) and on the genitals can be removed in different ways. Under no circumstances should you attempt home remedies and/or not even over-the-counter drugs to remove warts that are on the genitals. Your genital area could be severely damaged by using certain chemicals on it. It is imperative that you do not attempt to try and remove warts from your face without consulting your doctor first.
Here Are Some Ways To Remove Warts On The Skin:
• Apply the salicylic acid. There are other treatments that can be use for remover or slow down the growing process of warts on places such as hands, feet or knees. Salicylic acid (one brand name: Compound W) is commonly used to remove warts. For best results, you must apply the acid every day for several weeks. After taking a bath or shower, gently pat your skin dry with a towel. Then apply salicylic acid on the warts. The acid sinks in deeper and works better than when it's applied to wet skin. Before taking a shower or a bath the next day, use an emery file or pumice stone to file away dead surface of the warts.
Applying cantharidin. Sometimes your doctor might use cantharidin to remove warts. Using this treatment, the doctor will apply the chemical onto the wart. Most people do not really feel any pain when the chemical is being applied to the wart. But after about 2-8 hours you will start experiencing some mild pain and blisters on the wart. The doctor will put bandage over it after the cantharidin treatment is completed. Bandage can be removed within 24 hours. When a mixture of cantharidin and other chemicals are used, remove the bandage after 2 hours. The doctor will remove the dead skin and wart on your next visit. In some cases, if the wart is not gone after one treatment, your doctor may suggest another treatment.
• The application of liquid nitrogen. Most doctors like using liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart because it's an easier process. This treatment is known as cryotherapy. The application of liquid nitrogen to the wart may causes a little discomfort at first but nothing to worry about because it goes away as fast as it comes. If you want to remove a wart completely, use liquid nitrogen treatments every 1-3 weeks for a total of 2-4 times. If you notice that no improvement has been found, then your doctor will recommend other treatments.
• The Laser treatment is another method for removing warts on the skin. The physician uses the laser to remove warts on the skin is by burning the wart, a laser is used to cut the wart or removing the wart from your skin. Although, these treatments are very effective they sometimes leave a scar. They are usually reserved for warts that have not cleared with other treatments.

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