What is Warts?
Warts are the small and grainy growths inside the skin mostly seen in fingers, hands and feet. Wart is the outcome of viral infection that comes to the surface after two months to six months your skin has been affected by virus. Generally warts are harmless and painless and disappear after some time while in some cases bother the persons but whatever the nature of wart is, it is contagious and spreads by touch.
Causes of Warts
Warts are caused in the result of viral infection invading the skin. Other possible causes may be as following
- Contact with affected patient
- Scratching wart
- Sucking fingers
- Picking hangnails
- Hard sole shoes
- Shaving legs and face
Symptoms of Warts
The symptoms of wart are not too obvious to understand it if it is not associated with hardened skin on the surface. Generally following symptoms are seen in patient suffering from wart
- Small grainy bums
- Rough on touch
- Pink, flesh colored, tan and white
- Pain with physical encounter with objects
Diagnosis of Warts
Normally a hard piece of skin is grown or hung at the place where wart is present and this visible skin clot makes it easy to diagnose the problem with its appearance. But in some cases it is hidden inside the skin and only pain is the symptom then doctor needs to have biopsy to clarify his doubt either it is a wart or some other issue.
It is a bit tricky to get the piece from the wart for the sake of biopsy. A specialist only can do the biopsy in this case as it is supposed to extract thick piece from the skin. The specialist extracts a thick part of the affected skin after numbing the surrounding area with special equipment ‘punch’ that is used to cut and then remove a bundle of tissues. This technique used is called punch biopsy.
Allopathic treatment of Warts
Many over the counter remedies like creams, medicines and bandages are available in the market that can help treating warts.
Different medication options available in market for warts including creams, gels and bandages contain a common ingredient salicylic acid. Salicylic acid effectively destroys the wart but there is also harm to surrounding healthy skin if not applied carefully.
Wart is sprayed with some freezing liquid preferably nitrogen that destroys wart converting it into a blister that is shed down itself later.
It is suggested only when medications and other home remedies fail to work as in case of surgery there is a chance of scar that is not preferable in the visible areas of the body.
Homeopathic treatment for Warts
Homeopathic treatment is the best option in case of warts as it removes the problem without leaving any mark behind. The warts are normally grown on the sides of the fingers and foot where there is chance of hindrance in daily routine of the patient. Additionally they can add ugliness to the naked areas of the body causing low confidence level in persons. It is best to treat them permanently and without leaving any mark behind, homeopathic medicines are the best in this regard.
Thuja Occidentalis is an excellent medicine for warts that are seedy, hanging and large in size. This medicine is safe and effective for the warts on any part of the body including hands, body, feet and even around the anus. Sometimes the surrounding skin of the warts begins to dry or becomes sensitive; in such cases this homeopathic medicine serves the best.
Causticum serves the patients with skin tags and wart in a well manner. It is best medicine in cases where size of the warts is enlarged enough to cause hindrance as well as these are rough on touch. Though Causticum is effective for warts anywhere on the body but it is the best for warts on facial area including lips, eyelids and nose as well as warts on the finger tips. It also has magical effects in case of warts that cause pain and are pedunculated.
Dulcamara with Lycopodium Clavatum
Facial warts can be best treated with two homeopathic medicines Lycopodium Clavatum and Dulcamara. The latter one is the best for the warts that cover are flat, large and smooth while Lycopodium Clavatum helps in treating small but pedunculated warts. Although Lycopodium Clavatum is the best for the warts all around the whole facial area but it works magically for the chin warts.
Sepia is the homeopathic medicine treating both moles and warts. If person has small but hard and seedy wart along with moles on the face then Sepia is best for such person to solve his problem. This medicine also helps in controlling the itching and pigmentation on the face especially in the area of cheeks and nose. Sepia also fights the black pores present on the face very well.
Sepia with Causticum
The warts present on the head may lead to many issues like feeling coldness on the top of the head or sensitivity of the roots leasing to hair fall. These problems arisen due to the presence of the warts may be solved very effectively using Sepia. It also helps in treating the warts appearing on the forehead. Sepia can be combined with Causticum if the head contains warts that are large in size or also for the warts present on the head that bleed.
Silicea and Antimonium Crudum
Two best homeopathic medicines to fight against the warts on the soles of the feet are Silicea and Antimonium Crudum. The warts that grow on the sole of the feet are very common and are known as plantar warts. These warts are different in nature as well as appearance as they seem as hardened skin in the soft skin of the foot. Antimonium Crudum serves best for the horny warts under the feet. Additionally it works best when both wart and corn arise on the sole of the feet simultaneously. If the feet the soles of which bear warts are exposed to excessive sweating then Silicea is considered more effectively than Antimonium Crudum.
Please note that you should NOT use any of these mentioned medicines on your own. We have listed these medicines for educational and information purpose only. Only an experienced homeopathic doctor can suggest you right medicine after looking at your signs and symptoms.