Papillomas and warts have been affecting humans for thousands of years. They have been found on 3,000-year-old mummies and were even mentioned in William Shakespeare’s sonnets. Warts are round-shaped raised bumps on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Generally, papillomas and warts aren’t dangerous but they can be ugly and contagious.
Lucklily, there are some of the best-proven remedies against papillomas and warts that will help you stop their growth forever. If you suffer from papillomas or warts, we’ve rounded up some common home remedies for these conditions in the list below.
Remember, before you try the home remedies below, be sure to consult your doctor or other medical professional as they can give you advice more tailored to your situation.
1. Apple cider vinegar
The pH properties, natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid allow this vinegar to work as a soothing and repairing agent for the skin.
How this works: Soak cotton pad with apple cider vinegar. Hold cotton ball over affected area. Bandage in place overnight, and remove the cotton pad in morning.
2. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil originates in Australia and has been used for thousands of years by Australian Aborigines. Don’t confuse it with the tea plant – tea tree oil comes from the paperbark tree. Since the 1900s, the use of tea tree oil as a powerful antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial has spread worldwide, and the oil is readily accessible at pharmacies and health stores.
How this works: Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with water and spread over affected area. Let try. Repeat this a couple times a day.
3. Banana peel
Believe it or not, bananas aren’t just for food. Rich in potassium, bananas also contain enzymes with healing properties for the skin.
How this works: Cover the affected area with a banana peel and secure with a bandage. Leave overnight and in the morning you will see an obvious reduction in size. Continue until the wart is gone.
What you need:
Several cloves of garlic
What to do:
Crush a few cloves of garlic and put this pulp on the wart.
Repeat this once a day until the wart disappears.
Garlic pills can also be consumed to treat warts.
Why it works:
Garlic is a well-known remedy due to its antimicrobial properties that can protect you against various viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. All these properties make garlic very useful when it comes to fighting warts.
5. Baking soda
Baking soda isn’t just for the kitchen. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is also a natural exfoliant, making it easier for imperfections to dry out.
How it works: Mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of baking soda with water. Apply to affected area for 30 minutes or so. Let air dry without using a towel.
References: remedydaily.com, brightside.me