Before we begin discussing the treatment, what is a wart? Without answering that question, we cannot hope for home remedies to work. Warts are raised, flesh-colored structures on the skin. They can either be itchy or not cause any itch at all.
Some warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), especially around the mouth and genital area. Other warts such as plantar warts are found predominantly on the feet and are rough and darker. They are caused due to an injury to the skin.1 Fortunately, there are a few effective home remedies for warts, and baking soda features in most of them due to its antimicrobial action.
Ways To Treat Warts With Different Ingredients
1. Baking Soda And Castor Oil Bandages The Affected Area
Castor oil is a good carrier oil because it forms a film on the affected area and makes for a good application. A mixture of baking soda and castor oil can be applied to a wart overnight. Bandage the area and remove in the morning. Repeat this for a few days to get rid of warts.2
2. Baking Soda And Vinegar Are A Great Cleanser
Together, baking soda and vinegar are a potent cleanser. First, cover the wart in baking soda. Then, add a few drops of vinegar to the covered area. Wash off after the bubbles form completely. Do this once or twice each day until the wart disappears.3
3. Baking Soda Paste Is Very Simple To Make
Baking soda paste is quite simply a paste made of water and baking soda. That’s it. However, the paste doesn’t keep well, so use it immediately after making. Apply the paste on the wart affected area of the skin and leave on for a few minutes or until it dries halfway through. Wash off and repeat twice a day.4
4. Baking Soda Can Be Used As A Soak
This soak is ideal for warts on the feet, where the skin is thicker than usual. Put a few tablespoons of baking soda in a bucketful of warm water and soak the affected area for up to ten minutes. Since off. You can also dip a cotton gauze in the soak and apply it to the affected area.5
Apart from baking soda, there are also a few other remedies that you can try at home. These remedies are ideal for people who may not be able to tolerate the smell of soda or those who don’t like the bubbling sensation it causes on the skin.
5. Lemon Juice Can Be Used For All Skin Conditions
From dandruff to warts, it seems like there is no skin condition that lemon juice cannot treat. You can directly apply lemon juice to the affected area and wash after a few minutes. Some people also recommend using a single drop of lemon oil on the wart. Being an essential oil, it will evaporate on its own in some time.6
6. Lemon And Apple Cider Vinegar Can Treat Warts
Slice the lemon into wedges or round slices and soak the slices in apple cider vinegar. The mixture needs to stand for fourteen days. Apply the slices on the wart for a few minutes each day. The high acid content makes warts disappear very quickly, including the stubborn HPV warts. It is advisable not to use them in the genital area.7
7. Garlic Oil Has Antimicrobial Properties
Garlic is a potent antimicrobial agent, and its oil is even better. You can simply rub a pod of garlic on the wart a few times each day until the wart falls off. You can also stew the garlic in coconut oil and apply that on the wart instead.8
Several other home remedies are often used for warts, such as marigold juice, radish, and wheat germ oil. Before using any home remedy, ensure that your condition can indeed be treated at home and doesn’t yet require medical intervention. Don’t give yourself chemical burns in the process, as those can be more painful than the wart itself.
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