Do you suffer from one or more warts on your hands or feet? Then you probably want to get rid of this as soon as possible. Read on quickly to find out how to do this.
Warts in short
Warts are small thickening on the skin that often feels rough. They can occur anywhere on the body, but hands and feet are the most common places.
Treating warts with salicylic acid
Staining agents with salicylic acid are also available. These help you to get rid of your warts by softening the wart layer by layer. How many treatments are needed depends on how deep the wart is in your skin. Salicylic acid is skin-repellent and can irritate the skin around the wart. For this reason, therefore, lubricate the skin with zinc ointment or vaseline.
Home remedies against warts
There are many home remedies against warts. However, the effect of these means has not been proven. However, there are many people who have positive experiences with it.
Examples of remedies that you probably have in your kitchen cabinets:
1. Baking soda
Baking soda, not to be confused with baking powder, has an antibacterial effect. Mix with some water, apply to the wart and allow to dry.
Garlic has an antibacterial and antiviral effect. Lubricate the wart every day with freshly cut or pressed garlic.
3. Lemon juice
Lemon juice has a drying and softening effect, contains vitamin C and is antibacterial. Lubricate lemon juice daily on the wart and let it soak for 30 minutes.
4. Aloe vera
Aloe vera helps against all kinds of skin conditions and warts are no exception. Coat the wart with aloe vera gel and cover with a plaster.
5. Vitamin C
Grind a vitamin C tablet into powder. Then mix with a little bit of water to make a thick paste and apply to the wart. Then cover with a plaster.
The handy pen applicator with formic acid
An effective way to treat your warts yourself is formic acid. You touch the warts with this, after which the warts dry out and disappear. This medicine is available from the pharmacist, for example in the form of a handy pen applicator.
Because this product is painless without proper use, it can also be used for children. In children, only 2 or 3 treatments are often required before the wart has disappeared. Adults usually need 5 – 15 treatments. This depends on where the wart is on your body and how old the wart is.
In several clinical studies, formic acid has been shown to be particularly effective against warts. In one of the studies, the warts in 9 out of 10 participants had disappeared after a maximum of 12 treatments with formic acid. The warts disappeared on average after 4-5 treatments. In addition, the pen is specially designed to remove warts easily and with great precision. The applicator automatically releases the correct dose when you press the tip against the wart. The use of the pen takes only a few seconds per week: the treatment does not cause additional stress and you do not have to interrupt your activities.