Warts are pesky skin problems that can cause embarrassment because they are unsightly and can grow in virtually any part of your body. Most common warts show up on your knees, hands, feet, and elbows. However, there are also some types that establish a colony on your mouth, nail beds and even the genital area.
Since warts are caused by viruses, particularly the human papilomavirus, they sometimes disappear on their own. According to statistics, warts in children usually disappear within six months to two years, even without any treatment. However, warts in adults are more persistent, lasting for several years.
These itchy or somewhat painful skin growths usually spread through direct contact. A person with warts can infect other people or even other parts of his or her body. You see, viral particles from warts can germinate in the skin for about a year before eventually appearing.
There are actually many ways to get rid of warts. You can opt to freeze it, undergo electrosurgery or put chemicals to help remove these skin growths. However, most of these types of treatment can be painful. If you don't want to experience pain while getting rid of warts, you can choose to use natural anti-wart remedies.
Try liquid extract tincture applied directly to the wart. Cover with a bandage for 2-3 days and repeat as needed. For faster removal, cut away as much of the wart as safely possible, then apply olive leaf liquid tincture.