Many people are very alarmed upon discovering flat warts on the face. Luckily, however, there are many home remedies that are effective in dealing with this problem.
Causes of Flat Warts on the Face
Warts can occur on many different areas of the body, and are caused by 150 different strains of HPV (the human papillomavirus). Many people develop warts at some point of their lives, and people with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.
Flat warts on the face tend to be similar in color to the surrounding skin, but can sometimes be pink or another color. They are also usually smooth and about one to five millimeters in size.
Most often, flat warts will appear in clusters. Men can sometimes find that warts develop in the beard area. Children are especially susceptible to facial warts.
Warts are very contagious, and you should be extremely conscientious about washing your hands after touching the affected area in order to avoid spreading the virus to friends and family.
Make sure not to share towels with other people in your household. You should also be careful not to touch other areas of your skin after touching the wart, as you can spread it to additional areas of your body.
How To Get Rid of Flat Warts on Face
There are many effective home remedies that you can use for dealing with your facial warts. However, it is advisable to consult with your physician as soon as you can if you have a significant number of facial warts, or if the warts are spreading and multiplying rapidly.
You should also see your doctor if your warts are bleeding or painful.
Garlic has very strong antiviral and antibacterial properties, and will help to generally boost your immune system. You can crush a small quantity of garlic and apply it directly to the affected area of skin. Eating garlic will also help to fight the virus.
Try to add garlic to at least one meal a day. You can also eat a small amount of crushed garlic every morning. Many people find that drinking a glass of milk after this helps their stomach to better cope with the strength of the garlic.
Basil has impressive antiviral properties. Wash approximately one-quarter of a cup of basil leaves, and then crush them. Once they have become a bit moist, apply them to the affected area of skin (applying a bandage to hold them on). You should do this once a day for at least a week (or until the symptoms have disappeared).
Baking soda has antibacterial properties, and its anti-inflammatory properties make it soothing to the skin. To use baking soda, add small amounts of water to the baking soda until you achieve a paste-like consistency. Apply this to the affected area, and allow it to dry. Leave this on for at least an hour. You should do this a few times a day until the symptoms have disappeared.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Make a baking soda and vinegar paste by mixing small amounts of vinegar in baking soda. Apply this to the affected area twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) until the symptoms have disappeared.
Baking Soda and Castor Oil
Mix small amounts of oil into baking soda until you make a paste. Apply this to the wart, and then put a bandage over it. You should do this just before you go to bed each night until the symptoms have disappeared.
Honey (especially raw, organic honey) has antibacterial properties. It has been found that Manuka honey is most effective for warts. You should apply the honey to your wart and put on a bandage. Make sure to leave it on for 24 hours. You should do this every day until the symptoms have disappeared.
Soak a cotton ball or pad in pure aloe vera juice (taken directly from an aloe vera leaf). Once you’ve done this, put the pad or ball on the affected area and place on a bandage on top. You should do this once a day until the symptoms have disappeared.
Banana is effective against warts because it contains a special proteolytic enzyme. Scrape the inside of a banana peel, and apply this to the wart. Hold it on with a bandage. Make sure to do this at least once a day until the symptoms have resolved.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball or pad in apple cider vinegar, and then apply it to the affected area. Hold it on with a bandage. The acidity of the vinegar will help to break down the wart. You should do this every night for about two weeks (or until the symptoms have disappeared).
Rub the affected area with a slice of raw, peeled potato. You should do this three times daily. You can also hold the potato slice to your face with a bandage. Continue to use this remedy until the warts have disappeared.
Make a carrot paste by mixing grated carrot with olive oil. You should apply this paste to the wart twice a day until the symptoms have resolved.
Soak a cotton ball or pad in 30% hydrogen peroxide and put it on the affected area. Make sure to leave it on for at least one hour. Do this twice a day until the symptoms have resolved.
Sea Salt and Horseradish Juice
Mix together two tablespoons of fresh horseradish juice and one teaspoon of sea salt, and then rub this into the wart for at least five minutes. Allow it to sit on the affected area for about 30 minutes. Make sure to rinse it off with cold water. You should do this twice daily until the symptoms have resolved.
Improve Your Diet
Improve the quality of your diet by increasing your intake of healthy foods, such as vegetables and fruits. You should also take a multivitamin daily. Doing these things will help to boost your immune system.
Powdered Birch Bark
Allow one teaspoon of powdered birch bark to steep in one cup of boiling water for at least ten minutes. Once you have done this, allow the liquid to cool down and then soak a clean cloth in it. Press the cloth to the wart. You may find powdered birch bark in many health food stores. Do this remedy every day until the symptoms have disappeared.
Never Pick at Your Warts
It’s extremely important to avoid picking at or scratching your warts. Picking and scratching can aggravate existing warts and make the virus more likely to spread to additional areas of the body.
Make a paste by grinding up three vitamin C tablets and mixing them with a small amount of water. Apply this to the wart and hold it on with a bandage.
The vitamin C will help your body more effectively fight the virus. Additionally, the acidity will help to break down the wart. You should use this remedy every day until the symptoms have disappeared.
Vitamin E Oil
Break open a vitamin E capsule and massage the oil into the affected area. You should do this once daily until the symptoms have resolved.
Massage castor oil into the affected area at least once a day. You should continue with this treatment until the warts have disappeared.
Tincture of Goldenseal
Tincture of goldenseal has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Apply this to the affected area several times daily. You will probably find this tincture in your local health food store.
The acidity of pineapple juice will help to break down the wart. Apply pineapple juice to the affected area with a cotton pad or ball. You should do this every day until the warts have disappeared. Make sure to consult with your doctor before using pineapple juice, as it can interact with certain medications.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an antibacterial substance. Apply diluted tea tree oil to the affected area at least once a day until the warts have disappeared.
Castor oil will help to break down the wart while nourishing the skin, helping to reduce inflammation. Make sure to massage castor oil into the affected area of skin.
You should do this for ten minutes two times per day (preferably in the morning and at night). Do this for at least five days, or until the warts have disappeared.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Take grapefruit extract capsules every day. These have antiviral properties and will boost the immune system. Make sure to ask your doctor if grapefruit extract is safe to use with any medications you are taking.
Probiotic supplements have antibacterial properties and give a general boost to the immune system. You will be able to find good probiotic supplements at your local health food store or pharmacy.
Healthier Cooking Oils
Add healthier cooking oils to your diet. Examples of such oils include coconut oil and olive oil. Some people take doses of olive or coconut oil by the teaspoon or tablespoon every day. This has several health benefits (in addition to boosting the body’s response to warts).
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Take Omega-3 fatty acids every day. A good example of such a supplement is fish oil. Try to find a fish oil supplement that contains oil from halibut, salmon, or another cold-water fish.
Reduce Your Intake of Caffeine
Cut down on your intake of caffeine each day.
Olive leaf has great antiviral properties and will boost the immune system. Make an olive leaf herbal tea. Talk to your doctor first if you have blood sugar or blood pressure problems, as it may affect blood sugar and lower blood pressure.
Try to find a Reishi mushroom extract tincture at your local health food store, and take it as instructed. Be sure to consult with your doctor beforehand.
This herbal extract will boost the immune system and has antiviral properties. People with Leukemia must NEVER take Cat’s Claw. Talk to your doctor before beginning to take Cat’s Claw, as it can interfere with quite a few medications.
Green tea has antioxidant properties and helps to boost the immune system. Make sure that the green tea you choose is caffeine-free. Drink green tea two or three times a day.
You can also apply cool green tea directly to the affected area of skin. You should continue with this treatment until the warts disappear.
Get More Exercise
Getting more exercise will help to strengthen your immune system. Fit exercise into your schedule every day, for at least five days each week.
Increase your intake of vitamin B as well as calcium. You can do this by taking supplements, and by eating foods that are rich in these nutrients. Examples of such foods include sea vegetables, almonds, dark leafy greens, beans, and whole grains.
Reduce Your Intake of Refined Foods
Cut down on the amount of refined foods (such as sugar and white bread) in your diet.
Lemon Essential Oil
Dilute lemon essential oil with another beneficial oil like coconut oil or olive oil. Apply this mixture to the affected area at least a few times a day until the warts have disappeared.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Dilute patchouli essential oil with coconut or olive oil, and apply it to the affected area each day. Hold it on the skin with a plaster. You should continue to do this daily until the warts have disappeared.
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