Warts are raised bumps on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 types of HPV causes relatively harmless warts that appear on your hands or feet. However, there are a few strains of HPV that cause warts on, in, and around your genitals. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI). They are especially dangerous for women because some types of HPV can also cause cancer of the cervix and vulva.
Warts are often skin-colored and feel rough, but they can be dark (brown or gray-black), flat, and smooth.
There are five major types of warts
Homeopathic Treatment for Warts
Homeopathic medicines follow a curative approach to treat warts rather than suppressing them. Homeopathic medicines boost the immune system of the body to fight with the infectious agent that is causing the warts. Homeopathic remedies for warts are all prepared from naturally occurring substances. Hence they are free from any side effects.Homeopathy offers an excellent and promising cure for warts. This treatment treats the ailment from within get rid of warts for a long time, almost permanently
The duration of treatment varies from patient to patient. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of warts and their chronicity. Approximately, within four months or so, one finds positive results. Warts which are many in number and have existed for more than five years may need longer course of medication. There are many medicines for warts in homeopathy but only after a detailed case study, the correct remedy can be determined for patients.
Some skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinomas look similar to warts so it is important to get a firm diagnosis if there is any doubt.
If genital warts are present it is also important for women to have a PAP smear to check that pre-cancerous changes have not taken place on the cervix.
Conventional treatment for warts including cryotherapy (freezing warts), surgery (electrosurgery and curettage and laser surgery), chemical peels with glycolic acid, tretinoin, or a stronger formula of salicylic acid.
Garlic and apple cider vinegar are consider good home remedies for warts.