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Home Remedies for Warts

Warts are benign growths on some skin areas typically caused by HPV infections. They are characterized by an unusual cluster or bum with different colors, textures, and shapes. Unlike pimples or blisters, those spots can be hard and fleshy without liquid. Warts might seem embarrassing or strange, but they are a quite common condition and can be treated easily. Some traditional treatments include laser surgery, freezing, or chemical peels. While those options are effective, they can be very costly. Instead, try those 10 home remedies for warts for simple yet powerful treatments.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat many skin conditions such as athlete’s foot, acne, and wart. It contains many potent antimicrobials and antiviral components that can be effective in getting rid of those bumps. There are many ways to apply tea tree oil on the affected areas. Just keep in mind to dilute it before starting to avoid irritating the skin. To do this, you need to mix 12 drops of carrier oil such as castor oil or almond oil with 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil. Next, add a few drops of the solution to a cotton ball and place it on the wart in around 5 minutes. Do it 2 or 3 times per day to get the best results. [1]