are contagious skin tumors (benign or noncancerous),
"bumps," or "growths" that are caused by viruses.
can occur singly or in clusters. Their appearance and
size varies tremendously depending on where they erupt
on the body and the degree of irritation or trauma they
receive through daily wear of the skin. Warts usually
disappear on their own, without any treatment, within
several months. However, in some individuals, they may
continue for years or reoccur at the same or different
parts of the body.
Some warts can turn
into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult
with a physician immediately.
are various types of warts. The most common common wart
is known as Verrucae vulgaris. It
presents as a well-defined, rough-surfaced, roundish
or irregular growth that is light gray, brown, grayish-black,
or yellow, and is usually firm to the touch. It most
commonly appears on the knees, elbows, fingers, face,
occur around the nail beds.
occur on the sole of the foot, are very common, and
often appear flattened due to the pressure of walking
on them. When there are several plantar warts close
together, they form a plague-like appearance called
Pedunculated warts are stalk-like
and are common with age. They most commonly occur around
the neck, chest, face, scalp, and armpits.
warts appear on or around the genitalia and are
are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence
of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the
cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also
become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding
diminished immune function.
healing of warts may require one to two months of care,
with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three
Lemon essential oil applied topically can
speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing
Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing
foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green
and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, and eggs, and
sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage,
and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods,
sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as
well as milk and dairy products.
Apply the milky latex from the stem of dandelions
to the wart each morning and night.
Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja,
Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.
Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene,
vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic
capsules, and L-cysteine. A solution of garlic oil,
vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can also
be applied topically to warts.
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures,
seek the help of a qualified health professional.
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