Warts are benign proliferations of skin cells, generating a build-up that protrudes from the skin. They can appear in different shapes and in different places on the body.
The cause is the human papillomavirus ( HPV ). There are more than 150 types of HPV and most of them cause only the appearance of warts.
Still, it is important that the proper diagnosis is made by a dermatologist, indicating whether there are greater risks and the best way to treat it.
Treatment varies depending on the type and location where she is. For some cases, there are home remedies that may work.
In this text, we will show the remedies that can be used, in addition to answering important questions on this subject. Continue reading and check it out!
What is wart remedy?
Most common warts disappear spontaneously over time. However, for those that remain, there are medications that promote their disappearance or their gradual reduction.
Depending on the type, removal can only happen with surgery. It is essential to consult a doctor to indicate the correct treatment.
There are different ways to treat and eliminate them, as well as different types of drugs that can be prescribed, with different ways of action.
Cryotherapy, for example, consists of freezing the wart by applying liquid nitrogen. This is a very efficient method, usually removing it within a week.
Another common form of treatment is with salicylic acid , which is cheaper than cryotherapy. It usually takes a few weeks, but acts effectively on the wart. It can be found in liquid or gel.
Another substance used specifically for those that occur in the genital region is podophyllotoxin . It is a plant extract that has antimitotic properties (prevent the reproduction of cells at the site), and is found in ointments.
It is important to remember that the appropriate treatment for each type of wart must be indicated by a dermatologist.
Which remedy is good for wart?
There are some remedies for the treatment of warts, and each is indicated depending on the location and type. The most used option for removal is the spray / ointment containing salicylic acid and lactic acid. Check out the main medications below:
The Duofilm is a solution composed of salicylic acid and lactic acid, and is one of the cheapest option to remove common warts.
It should be applied 2 to 3 times a day, and the result takes 6 to 12 weeks. This product should not be used on warts on the genital areas.
Price (10mL): R $ 27.49 to R $ 52.38 *.
It is the version of Duofilm specific for treatment and removal of plantar wart (located on the sole of the foot), also known as fisheye.
This product is made in gel, in packaging with 20g + applicator.
Price: R $ 41.84 to R $ 55.00 *.
The Antiverrugas Pointts is a product for application that uses freezing to remove warts (cryotherapy). It is one of the most popular options that uses liquid nitrogen.
Typically, a single application removes the wart, but the treatment can take up to 8 weeks. It is available in packaging with 80 mL (aerosol) and 12 applicators.
Price: R $ 88,06 to R $ 151,05 *.
In the case of external anogenital warts, Wartec is commonly recommended. It is a medication that contains podophyllotoxin, used to treat these cases.
This product is a cream and its use requires a medical prescription.
Price : R $ 125.53 *.
* Values consulted at Consulta Remédios. Prices may change without notice.
Can you use medicine for wart on your face?
No. None of the medications presented is indicated for use on the face, or in regions where the skin layer is thinner and more sensitive, such as the breasts and buttocks.
For warts in these places, a specific treatment must be indicated by the dermatologist.
Home remedy for wart
Some homemade methods can work to reduce or even disappear the warts.
In general, to reduce warts with home remedies, thinning methods are used, that is, removal of excess skin.
This can be achieved with the sanding process. Some actions can favor the reduction of excess skin and the death of cells to be sanded, such as:
Aspirin is one of the most popular domestic ways to treat warts. Due to the salicylic acid present in its composition, this product can help to thin out the wart.
It must be crushed and mixed with a small amount of water, until a paste is obtained. Then, you should apply this paste on the spot, cover it with a bandage and let it act overnight.
Occlusion with adhesive tape
Adhesive tape is a well-known home-made way to remove warts. This method is known as adhesive tape occlusion therapy, and studies have shown its effectiveness.
After cleaning and drying the skin, the tape should be applied on top of the wart. It must remain in place for at least six days, when it must be removed. After washing the area again, the wart should be sanded carefully to remove the remaining dead skin. After being exposed for 12 hours, the process must be repeated.
According to dermatologist Fabiane Mulinari Brenner, “there are some cases that only occlusion with adhesive tape improves the presentation of the virus, and the lesions partially involute”.
In this text, we talked a little about warts, their different types and forms of treatment. We also show you the main remedies used to cure them, in addition to some homemade methods.
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