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Types of Warts

Warts are small benign growths on the skin. They are generally painless. Warts are contagious by nature and can spread from infected to person to another. They can even tend to spread easily from one part of the body to another in the same individual. Warts are caused by a virus called the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Warts can be quite disfiguring at times – a source of cosmetic and social embarrassment.

There are several types of warts. Some common variants are:

  • Flat warts (small and only slightly raised above the skin)
  • Filiform warts (long, narrow, filamentous)
  • Plantar warts (Painful variety that occur on the soles)
  • Genital warts or condyloma (Highly contagious; sexually transmitted variety of warts)

Genital warts are growths in and around the genital area i.e. the vagina, penis and rectum. They usually affect sexually active people mostly between the age of 19 and 30. People who have multiple sexual partners and a history of sexually transmitted diseases are the most vulnerable. They can spread through any type of sexual contact including oral sex. They can also spread from a lady to her foetus when the baby is passing through the birth canal while giving birth.

How does Homeopathy help in treating Warts?

Homeopathic treatment is found to be more effective in treating warts than conventional methods of treatment which are generally painful and cause blister formation, have higher recurring rate and cause scarring of the skin. Homeopathic medicine helps in painless removal of warts through natural medicine. It heals the warts without scarring. Homeopathic medicine is patient specific so it given after detailed case study of the patient. Homeopathic medicine helps to prevent recurrence of the disease by improving the immunity of the body which helps the patient to build a strong body defense system. It helps the patient deal with social embarrassment. Homeopathy improves the quality of life of the patient.

Self Care Tips

Avoid using common razors, towels and bath soaps.

Avoid picking at warts, since they spread more rapidly due to scratching.

Avoid shaving areas that have warts as it will help to avoid the spread of virus.

In case of children, cover the warts with an adhesive bandage which will keep them from picking the warts.

Children must be encouraged to wash their hands properly after they finish playing.

Keep the affected area dry since warts grow fast in moist environment.

If you have accidently touched someone else’s wart or even your own, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
If you or your partner has genital warts, abstain from sexual activity since genital warts are highly contagious.

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