Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Warts Home Remedies

Warts Home Remedies
By Charles Silverman N.D.

Warts are small benign growths on the skin, caused by a variety of related, slow-acting viruses HPV (human papilloma virus). There are at least sixty known types of HPV. Warts may appear singly or in clusters. We will talk about three types of warts: Common warts, Plantar warts, and genital warts.

Common warts can be found anywhere on the body, but are most common on the hands, fingers elbows, forearms, knees, face, and the skin around the nails. Most often, they occur on skin that is expose to constant friction, trauma, or abrasion. They can also occur on the larynx (the voice box) and cause hoarseness. Common warts may be flat or raised, dry or moist, and have a rough and pitted surface that is either the same color as or slightly darker than the surrounding skin.

They can be as small as a pinhead or as large as small bean. Highly contagious, the virus that causes common warts is acquired through breaks in the skin. Common warts can spread if they picked, trimmed, bitten or touched, Warts on the face can spread as a result of shaving.

Common warts typically do not cause pain or itching.

Plantar warts occur on the sales of the feet and the underside of the toes. They are bumpy white growths that may resemble calluses, except that they can be tender to the touch and often bleed if the surface is trimmed. They also often have an identifiable hard center. Plantar warts do not tend to spread to other parts of the body.

Genital warts soft, moist growths found in and around the vagina, anus, penis, groin, and/or scrotum. In men, they can grow in the urethra as well. They are usually pink or red in color and resemble tiny heads of cauliflower. Genital warts most often occur in clusters, but they can appear singly as well. They are transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse, and are highly contagious. Because the warts do not usually appear until three months or more after an individual becomes infected with the HPV that causes them, the virus can be spread before the carrier is even aware that he or she has it. Although genital warts are not cancerous, they appear to cause changes in the cervix that may be a precursor of cervical cancer.

An infant born to a mother with genital warts may contract the virus. If you have genital warts, you are not alone. Between the start of the “sexual revolution” in the sixties and the late eighties, reported occurrences of these warts increased tenfold. By 1990, one million cases a year were being reported in the United States alone.

We recommend.

Fresh Aloe vera juice is applied directly to dissolve warts and tone the skin.

Proteolytic Enzymes: Papaya (papain), Pineapple (bromelain), banana peel and figs contain enzymes that digest and dissolve warts in a safe manner.

The fresh plant, sap (figs) or concentrate (papain) can be applied; any of these can be taped to the skin for several hours.

Milkweed a weed that is wide spread across North America; the fresh milky sap of the leaf or stem is applied directly to warts once a day. Usually works dramatically; non-irritating, does not affect normal skin.

Increase the amount of sulfur-containing amino acids in your diet by eating more asparagus, citrus fruits, eggs, garlic, and onions.

By Charles Silverman N.D.

Charles Silverman N.D.
Is the author of ¨The Homemade Medicine e-book First Edition¨
and owner of http://www.homemademedicine.com
e-mail: info@homemademedicine.com

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Charles_Silverman_N.D.

Warts Home Remedies

Friday, June 16, 2006

Just A Few Topical Treatments For Genital Warts

Just A Few Topical Treatments For Genital Warts

Are you sexual active? Are you worried that you run a huge risk of contacting genital warts? Have you already got the dreaded news from your doctor or physician that you already have genital warts? Well, if you are a person that falls into any one of these categories, then you had better listen up. There is no way to break it softly to you, so I will just come right out and say it. Genital warts are caused by the HPV virus, and there is no cure. Yes I said it, "there is no cure". There are however, some remedies and treatments you can use that will reduce the risk and could eventually clear up the genital warts. It will not be a "quick fix". It will be a tedious process that could only provide help on getting rid of those “disgusting and embarrassing" warts over time.

Thousands of people are resorting to Topical Treatments before they take the plunge on medical treatments. These can be applied by yourself and usually at home. Now this goes without saying that they may or may not work for you. Also, not just one treatment will work at one time. It is up to you to experiment over time with various treatments:

Goldenseal is considered to be the top nominee for being a topical treatment used on genital warts. Goldenseal contains all-natural antibiotics within in it. It is used widely to destroy hundreds of viral infections.

Garlic Oil is just another topical treatment that is widely promoted and used for clearing up genital warts. More importantly it is said that raw garlic is supposed to stimulate the white blood cell's ability to fight infection.

Tea Tree Oil is just strong aromatherapy oil. It is an essential oil that contains an abundance of anti-viral as well as anti-bacterial ingredients that are used to fight infections.

You must take in the fact that these topical treatments for genital warts have not been clinically proven. You should not think they are clinically effective treatments for genital warts. These treatments have shown through numerous studies that they contain benefits that are necessary and widely used in preventing, reducing, and fighting off viral infections.

Your diagnosis, lifestyle, and stress will play huge factors in determining what will and will not work for you. Because one treatment is said to have worked on genital warts before does not necessarily mean it will work 100% for you. Your best bet is to get a diagnosis from a doctor or physician. Let the professionals have a look at your situation first. After all is said and done, inquire about these treatments and get a clinical opinion. After all, if you already have genital warts then there really is not anything to lose, only everything to gain from that point. If you are looking to treat yourself or experiment a little to see if these treatments can or will work on your genital warts, there has been no studies that suggest that these topical treatments have shown any dangers, harm, or side effects. But, remember that these are researched remedies past on from people to people and clinical proven effective treatments.

Just A Few Topical Treatments For Genital Warts

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A Guide to Warts

A Guide to Warts
By Josh Riverside

Warts are caused by human pappilloma virus (HPV). They are a harmless, non-cancerous skin growth that sometimes go away on their own in a matter of a few months and can usually be treated quickly and easily without any further complications. Some types of warts, if left untreated, can lead to more serious conditions while the appearance of others can indicate a higher than normal predisposition to certain kinds of cancer and should be checked out thoroughly by a doctor.

HPV enters the body through a break or tear in the skin and causes the top layer of the skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart. Warts can breakout anywhere on the body that the HPV virus can enter and for some unknown reason they are more common in children and young adults.

There are six main types of warts that can differ in location and in appearance. Knowing the differences can help you chart a course of treatment, should you discover one of these types of warts on your body.

Common warts appear most often on the hands but they may appear almost anywhere on the body. They are rough, gray-brown dome-shaped growths.

Plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet. They look like hard, thick patches of skin with some dark specks. These warts cause pain when you walk as if you are stepping on a sharp pebble in your shoe.

Flat warts are usually found on your face, arms and legs. They are smaller than a typical pencil eraser, have flat tops and can be pink, light brown or yellow in color.

Filiform warts are usually found around the mouth or nose area. They are flesh-colored and appear as a small, fingerlike growth.

Periungual warts are found in the area of the toenails and fingernails and look like round, irregular bumps that can affect nail growth.

Genital warts are found on the genitals or the anus of men and women or on the cervix of women. They are flesh-colored to grayish and often resemble small cauliflower masses when they grow together.

Warts Info provides detailed information about the symptoms, removal and treatment of several types of warts, including genital, vaginal, anal, and plantar warts. Warts Info is the sister site of Hemorrhoids Web.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Josh_Riverside

A Guide to Warts



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