What Are Warts?
First, let’s take a moment to talk about “What are Warts?”. Then we will take a moment to discuss varying treatments as well as what we consider to be a effective solution for you. Well, Warts are small grainy skin growths that occur most often on your fingers or hands. Common warts are caused by a virus and are transmitted by touch. Warts are in fact contagious and can spread. Warts occur when the virus comes into contact with your skin. Causing an infection and can multiply depending on what type of wart it is. The main symptom of warts being a fleshy, painless growth on the skin.
How Warts Form
So how do warts form? Warts are more likely to develop on broken skin, such as a picked hang nail or areas nicked by shaving. The virus is able to enter the top layer of the skin through scratches or cuts. These small non-cancerous growths appear when your skin is infected with one of the many viruses of HPV. The virus triggers extra cell growth which makes the outer layer of skin thick and hard in that spot. Now that we know a little bit more about where warts come from. Where can warts appear?
Where Do Warts Appear
It’s pretty simple…Warts can appear anywhere you have skin. More likely, warts can appear on your hands, feet, genitals, knees and elbows. Depending on where the wart is located can also determine what a wart looks like. There are many types of warts that look different.
Are Warts Contagious?
Warts aren’t considered very contagious, but they can be caught by close skin-to-skin contact. The infection can be transmitted indirectly from contaminated objects or surfaces, such as the area surrounding a swimming pool. You are more likely to get infected if the skin is wet or damaged. Can warts spread from one body part to another? Yes, if you pick at, touch or scratch a wart on one part of your body, then do the same to another body part, the warts can spread to the other body part.
Will Warts Go Away On Their Own?
So how long does it take to get rid of warts, or will my warts go away on their own? Well, over time your body will often build up a resistance and fight off the infection. It may take months or as many as two years for them to disappear on their own. Doctors aren’t sure why some go away after time and others do not. Most warts are harmless and you don’t need to do anything unless, of course, they’re painful, or the warts are in an embarrassing location. A wart can get bigger, new warts may appear, or you could give them to somebody else.
There are different ways to treat warts and to get rid of them. Treating warts depends on your age, health, and type of wart.
This treatment involves freezing a wart using a very cold substance. Usually liquid nitrogen.
This treatment burns the wart off with an electric charge through the tip of a needle. Similar to laser surgery in that it burns off the wart.
This treatment involves scraping off the wart with a sharp knife or a small spoon shaped tool you’d find in a doctors office.
This treatment involves slicing the wart off with a very sharp blade.
Chemical Based Creams
This treatment involves using a fairly aggressive mix of chemicals on the affected area. The job of the chemicals – being to irritate the area causing your immune system to be encourage to go to work in that spot. If you desire this method caution is advised. As these chemicals can also be absorbed through our skin which may cause unwanted side effects or unwanted chemicals in our bloodstreams.
CBD for Warts
There is no cure for HPV yet so some of the virus may stay on your skin after the wart is gone, potentially reappearing later. This all depends on each person’s immune system. As we talk about here at azWHOLEistic in great length, CBD helps with immune support. This is why we think that it does make sense to use CBD for warts. We have seen a lot of people use CBD for warts with a decent amount of success. It doesn’t go away for every person. We would say about 70% of the people using CBD on their wart had it go away within about 6 weeks.
We have even seen success with animals that have had warts as CBD is useable for all mammals. CBD is a natural anti-fungal and natural anti-bacterial agent. It is an inexpensive and viable way to remove warts with no chemicals, or side effects.
How To Use CBD For Warts
To use CBD for warts, we would suggest cleaning the area well. Apply a few drops of CBD oil on your finger and rub directly onto the wart two to three times a day. As far as potency, or the amount of CBD in the bottle – the higher the better. The higher the potency the more anti-bacterial; the more anti-fungal benefits will be present.
So, maybe get yourself at least a 1000mg bottle which equates to approximately 2mg per drop of oil. Make sure to apply it directly to the wart two to three times a day. Remember, it is important to wash hands when finished to prevent spreading of the wart. Keeping the wart dry will also help prevent the spread, especially for foot warts. Warts really like that fungus so protecting your feet when using public gyms or restrooms is a way to prevent spreading warts if you have them, or prevention from getting warts.
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I have successfully killed a number of warts using 2% CBD oil, and it’s always just taken a matter of days. To apply, use a little bit of cotton wool, just enough to cover the wart and wet it with CBD oil (usually 1 or 2 drops), then secure in place with a sticking plaster to keep it moist and pressing against the wart. Replace twice a day.