Warts are caused by viruses, particularly the HPV type (Human papilloma virus) that causes infections. The top layer of the skin grows too fast resulting in a small solid growth.
Its surface is quite rough, and these usually appear on the hands or feet. Warts are more common on broken skin, since the virus can enter the top layer of the skin through any cuts or scratches. If you are still not sure whether those growths are warts, consult your doctor or a dermatologist.
Skin-to-skin contact, or contact with towels or shoes are some of the ways to pass the virus on, and it can easily spread to other body parts, so try to treat a wart as soon as you notice it.
There are several ways to remove a warts. You can use special products to treat warts, or you can go to a dermatologist who can perform some removal techniques stronger than any commercial product. However, we suggest you to try a simple and natural solution, and all you need is some apple cider vinegar.
What you should remember is that before you remove a wart at home, you have to be sure that it is actually a wart -- benign condition -- and not some malignant lesion or a mole. Consult a health professional just to be sure that what you are trying to remove is a harmless wart.
Apple cider vinegar is the cheapest and most preferable way to remove a wart, plus it is completely natural.
How to use apple cider vinegar to remove warts:
- Carefully clean the wart and the area around it
- Soak a piece of cotton in some apple cider vinegar and place it directly on the wart.
- Use a bandage to keep it on place during the night.
- Change the cotton daily and leave it on every night. You should see the first results in a week -- the wart will first start to peel off and then completely disappear.
- You can continue the treatment for a few days more, just to be sure that the wart will not return.