Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Wart Treatment- Common Healing Options

By Steve Mark Subscribe to RSS | February 17th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Warts are small swollen growths that occur on the skin and are caused by an infection of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). This viral infection is contagious and easily transmitted if there is broken skin that comes in contact with an infected person or a contaminated surface. They most frequently occur on the hands, feet and face. Due to their tendency to reappear in the same area, the infection can last anywhere from a few months to several years.

How to get rid of warts

•Salicylic Acid

Common skin warts can be effectively treated with over-the-counter medication containing salicylic acid. It works by dissolving the keratin and dead skin that makes up the wart infection. It is applied topically using pads, gels or plaster. Despite being an acid, this wart treatment does not cause adverse effects on the skin. At worst, the skin reddens and stings slightly. In case of such inflammation, just avoid using it on the irritated areas. Avoid using it on facial warts as the skin is generally more sensitive and likely to draw more attention than intended.

Most people respond quickly to treatment while other infections may require months or even years of continued treatment. They can also react fast to the application of the medication in one area and have it spring up just as quickly elsewhere on the body.

•Freezing

There are over the counter aerosol treatments you can try. They freeze warts at a temperature of -57C. A doctor however can offer freezing treatment, by with liquid nitrogen, which will go as low as -196C. This treatment is usually done in the doctors’ office.

With just small infections, wart treatment can be done within fifteen minutes resulting in a blister, and then a scab that clears up within a couple of week. For large infections the patient may require several sessions. This wart treatment can be quite painful hence is not often allowed for young children. Because it is effective and leaves little irritation, it is a preferred method of treatment for infections on the face.

•Duct Tape

This is an old school method of how to get rid of warts. The theory is that suffocating the wart will lead to its eventual demise. It is however difficult to follow through on, as it requires constant covering of the wart with duct tape for weeks on end, with just a weekly appointment for scrubbing with a pumice stone. There is also the argument that the wart is made u mostly of dead skin anyway so suffocating it doesn’t really help.

•Surgery

This is a wart treatment of last resort. If the wart has grown large and proven unresponsive to less aggressive treatment, surgery can be an option. It can be done through surgical removal or laser surgery done under local anesthetic. This is however not a cure as once the removal is done; the viral infection can recur on the same spot or elsewhere. This method of how to get rid of warts also carries the risk of scarring.

Steve Mark - About Author:
Go to Aboutwart for more information on wart treatment and many available treatment options. Take advantage of this free aboutwart information and check out detailed reviews of some of the most popular and effective treatment options. Go to the website today and exercise your right to be informed.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/alternative-medicine-articles/wart-treatment-common-healing-options.htm

Related Alternative Medicine Articles Subscribe to RSS

Go for natural hair loss treatment to avoid side effects
Published by Makjonson on December 22nd 2011 | Health
The problem of hair loss is common today and majority of the people are suffering from it. Seeking h...
 
Good treatment for your loved pets is available with Veterinarian
Published by Wills Loren on March 7th 2012 | Health
feedbackhere.com: We provide Veterinarian services most event planners have something directly to th...
 
Addiction treatment centers can help your family
Published by Rsranch on March 13th 2012 | Health
Alcoholics from various niches and corners of the country admit having benefited from the services a...
 
Safe and cheap skin treatment- IPL laser hair removal
Published by Vervena on January 27th 2012 | Health
Vervena hair beauty is beauty site which provide us beauty treatment for remove unwanted hairs by te...
 
Provides all the treatment and conduction that are beneficial for your feet and its health online
Published by Vjneel on January 24th 2012 | Health
Human body is the one of the most beautiful creation of God. All the parts of body are so specially ...
 
Impotence - the management, the treatment
Published by Julia Bennet on January 28th 2012 | Health
Impotence is one of the major male conditions which is both sensitive and depressing. Any illness wh...
 
Leisure spa remedy: Audio spa treatment
Published by Jessamy Vyt on March 6th 2012 | Health
Audio spa remedy is really a strategy of recharging the cortex with the mind and distributing the la...
 
Braces South Riding ensures a hassle free and painless orthodontic treatment
Published by Lula Belle on December 15th 2011 | Health
Problems with teeth are quite a common problem which people tend to ignore. They either feel it is t...
 
Hair loss treatment through Trioxinator
Published by Makjonson on February 15th 2012 | Health
Trioxinator is a very good device for regaining your hair back. The added advantage of this hair los...
 
A Cosmetic Dentist in New York provides treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Published by Dentalcarenyc on February 13th 2012 | Health
It has been found that a considerable part (almost 13%) of the American population is suffering from...
 
Orthovisc treatment of osteoarthritis: Safe Option
Published by Maria Adli on March 17th 2012 | Health
Orthovisc works in the joint by restoring the natural synovial fluid which acts as a shock absorber ...
 
Go for hair loss cure with the best hair loss treatment procedures in the market
Published by Makjonson on January 12th 2012 | Health
Although the hair loss cure process is quite costly and not hundred percent effective you can still ...
 
Teeth whitening treatment- the pros and cons
Published by Canberra Marketing on December 3rd 2011 | Health
Patients with teeth that are discoloured due to age, smoking or other external factors need to go fo...
 
Eczema treatment cures all your skin troubles
Published by Mrserenity on June 15th 2012 | Health
If you are also one of many people who are tired of their long lasting eczema problem, then go on an...
 
Natural treatment for sudden hearing loss
Published by NinaCook on May 5th 2012 | Health
Hearing problem is considered major by many. But when it occurs it gives a lot of trouble. Robert Gi...
 
Botox Scottsdale treatment guide
Published by Azfacialplastics on June 20th 2012 | Health
Many of you must be wondering what exactly Botox is? Here comes your answer, it is a purified form o...
 
Talented neurosurgeons in India for quality treatment
Published by James Kona on April 12th 2012 | Health
Committed to the cause of providing exceptional medical tourism, Neurosurgeons in India offer outsta...
 
Addicted person undergo from different levels in Ibogaine treatment
Published by Iclinic on April 18th 2012 | Health
Ibogaine Therapy is the most effective method of managing extraction symptoms for addiction to subst...
 
Common face breaks of plastic surgery treatment repair
Published by Pitter James on December 16th 2011 | Health
When an individual gets into a car accident or suffers substantial trauma to the face, there are a n...
 
Medications for ibs treatment
Published by Annalopez on March 6th 2012 | Health
Over 18% of the world’s population, more so with the urban life style, suffer from IBS. It is a g...