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
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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

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Natural Help for Warts

Natural Help for Warts
By Stewart Hare

Human papillomavirus (HPV) affects the outer layer of the skin; this causes the common skin growth warts. There are up to 60 different types of wart, the most common one which affects the hands, fingers and arms and sometimes other areas of the body is called verruca vulgaris. The hands, fingers and arms are the most common place to get warts because these areas are more prone to injury which warts tend to prefer. Warts can affect most of the population but are more common in individuals under 30 years of age. Warts are highly contagious and especially affect children. Warts on the soles of the feet become flatten by the weight of the body; these warts develop into the painful verrucas which are highly contagious especially through a damp environment. Other types of warts are flat warts, genital warts and laryngeal papillomas.

Many over the counter medicines are available for warts, it is also worth knowing that over half of all warts disappear within a year themselves without any treatment. Applying vitamin E oil to a wart and covering it with a plaster for two weeks has been reported to work, so has applying tea tree oil mixed with a little of garlic oil. Taking supplements of vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, Echinacea and garlic tablets can help. It is wise to remember that warts are extremely contagious and to avoid getting warts it is best not to scratch or rub them.

The following supplements may help if you are suffering from Warts.

Carotenoids
Echinacea
Garlic tablets
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Zinc

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Look at Genital Warts

A Look at Genital Warts
By Josh Riverside

The most common types of human pappilloma virus (HPV) are the culprits behind the cause of genital warts. The good news is that this type of wart usually goes away on its own, requiring little or no treatment in the process. For this reason there is a split in medical opinion about the best course of action to take when confronted with a case of genital warts.

Since most of them go away on their own, many doctors are of the opinion that nothing should be done. Furthermore, removing genital warts can be quite painful. Depending on their location on the body it is a difficult procedure and can cause scarring of the surrounding tissue if not handled expertly. Treating genital warts does not eliminate the HPV infection, which the infected person will carry for the rest of his life with a great risk of infecting others as well as the possibility of further outbreaks in other locations on his body.

Condom use can lessen the risk of spreading the HPV to others, but there have been no studies to document their effectiveness. Another factor to consider when deciding on the best treatment for genital warts is that in 20% to 50% of people treated, the warts return. When they return, they are resistant to the original form of treatment and another approach is usually recommended to remove them. Another medical theory, untested, is that many doctors believe that treating the HPV infections will reduce the chances of spreading them to others and reduce they’re propensity to return.

Many people are embarrassed by the appearance of genital warts and attempt home treatments. Because the warts tend to go away on their own, as long as they don’t redden or throb with pain, there is a good chance that with your home remedy, they may disappear for good. Health professionals may prescribe medication to use at home such as podofilox lotion or imiquimod cream. Once you’ve gotten the medication from your local pharmacy, you can apply the medicine at home and not in your doctor’s office. If all goes well, you may not have to see your doctor for this reason any more.

Another thing you can do at home to treat genital warts is to take baths. Fill your tub with warm water and some Epsom salts and sit in it, covering the infected area, several times each day. Wash the infected area with warm water several times each day and keep your genital area dry with a hair dryer or a heat lamp.


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







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Monday, June 05, 2006

Genital Warts Natural and Alternative Treatment Remedies

Genital Warts Natural and Alternative Treatment Remedies
By S.A. Smith

Have you been diagnosed with genital warts caused by the HPV virus? If so, your physician has probably advised you of the more conventional treatments available such as pharmaceutical ointments, cryosurgery (freezing), electrocautery (burning) or laser treatment. While many people undergo these types of treatments, some opt for a less invasive natural solution by visiting a Naturopathic doctor. While there is no cure for the hpv virus, there are specific natural treatments that may help reduce and eliminate the warts over time.

TOPICAL TREATMENTS

Before resorting to medically invasive treatments many people are choosing to try alternative treatments that may naturally help reduce or eliminate genital warts. Many holistic treatment resources advise that different remedies will work for different individuals so it may take a little trial and error to find one suited to your needs. Experiment with applying the following directly to the infected wart areas:

Goldenseal: considered to have natural antibiotic properties and may destroy many types of viral infections.

Tea Tree Oil: strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial aromatherapy essential oil.

Aloe Vera: healing and soothing properties.

Garlic Oil: or even raw garlic is believed to promote white blood cells ability to fight infection.

Sour Apple Juice: it is believed the beneficial effect is from the magnesium in the apple

Most of these topical treatments have not been clinically proven as an effective treatment for genital warts, but have shown to have positive benefits is related studies or in fighting other types of viral infections. Other notable mentions for natural topical remedies also include; cabbage juice, banana skin, chickweed, dandelion juice, rubber plant, and pineapple juice.

HERBAL IMMUNE BOOSTING SUPPLEMENTS

Antiviral herbal remedies taken internally to boost the body’s natural ability to fight viral infections include the following supplements:

Echinacea: known for its ability to boost the immune system, is important in the treatment of genital warts.

Astragalus: used in Chinese herbal medicine for over 2000 years, Astragalus is known to improve the body’s ability to fight off viral and bacterial infections, such as the Human Papilloma Virus, by boosting the body’s immune system. Astragalus has been taken as a supplement by people undergoing chemotherapy to help restore their tired immune systems.

Garlic powder tablets: Once used in 1550 BC by Egyptians as an external treatment for tumors, garlic has long since been recognized for it’s medicinal values. Of the many benefits garlic has on the human body, it promotes the ability of white blood cells to fight infection. A natural antibiotic, garlic is effective in countering bacteria, fungus and viral conditions.

Vitamins: Supplementation with high doses of vitamin A, B complex, vitamin C, E, zinc, lactobacillus acidophilus and the amino acid L-cysteine have shown to have immune boosting benefits.

In addition, other noted antiviral herbal supplements include dandelion, greater celandine (cheilidonium), mullein, thuja, houseleek, goldenseal, calendula, lomatium, pau d'arco and wintergreen.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE

It is also suggested that you take a proactive approach in improving your health through lifestyle. By reducing sugars and refined foods, reducing red meat, increasing vegetables and fruit, taking the necessary vitamins and minerals, drinking plenty of water, regular exercise and getting proper rest, you will boost your immune system which will help in fighting off the virus.

EMOTIONAL STRESS

Because genital warts are considered a sexually transmitted disease, diagnosis will often have an emotional impact on the sufferer. Many people will experience a whole gamut of feelings including guilt, fear, rage, isolation and helplessness. HPV is one of the most common viruses in the world with an estimated 20 million sufferers, so as you can see you are not alone. It is believed that emotional health has a direct impact on your physical health. Therefore it is important to work through these feelings. Contact your local STD clinic for a list of support groups available in your area, or there are countless support groups and message boards available on the internet. Through seeing other people’s experiences, you will see HPV is a very manageable virus.

Since most of these natural remedies are considered reasonably safe, they may be worth investigating before turning to invasive and costly medical treatments. Ensure to discuss any alternative treatment strategies with your health care practitioner before starting them. To learn more about conventional treatments for genital warts that have shown to be effective you can visit: http://www.genitalwartsherpes.com/genital-warts-treatment.htm


S.A. Smith is a freelance writer, correspondent, and contributing editor of the HPV Genital Warts Herpes resource site and can be reached at http://www.genitalwartsherpes.com
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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Genital Warts: A Common Sexually Transmitted Disease

Genital Warts: A Common Sexually Transmitted Disease
By: Michael Sanford

Genital warts are also called condylomata acuminata or venereal warts. They are the most easily recognized sign of genital human papilloma virus infection. In women, genital warts occur on the outside and inside of the vagina, on the opening to the womb, or around the anus. In men, they are seen on the tip of the penis, on the shaft of the penis, on the scrotum, and just like in women, around the anus. Genital warts often occur in clusters and can be very tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital or anal area. They do no appear until two to four weeks after infection and sometimes months pass before they become visible. They do not usually hurt, but they can be very itchy. Genital warts are like raised, flesh-colored lesions or can be cauliflower-like appearing growths around the anus or genitals. Some early signs that one can be suffering from genital warts is the itching of the penis, scrotum, anal area, or in vulva, increased vaginal discharge, and abnormal vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse, which is not usually associated with menstrual period.

People with many sexual partners are more at risk to have genital warts. And also those people who do not practice safe sex. Genital warts are very contagious and can easily spread during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected partner. But these do not develop right after contact, Development of genital warts usually occurs within three months of contact. In order to avoid being infected, use condom during sexual intercourse because this can partially protect you against genital warts. Keep in mind always that total abstinence is the only foolproof way of avoiding genital warts and other STDs. Also stick to one sexual partner who is disease-free. But if you suspect that you are already infected, you should contact your doctor immediately for early diagnosis.

Genital warts can be diagnosed by a doctor or other health care worker by seeing them on a patient though a clinical examination. But there are some genital warts that are so flat and almost become invisible to the naked eye. These “invisible” genital warts can be detected though by a doctor. This is done by swabbing the skin with acetic acid, and the genital warts will then show as white patches on the skin. For women, in order to detect genital warts in the cervix, they should take a Pap smear test. In a Pap smear, a laboratory worker examines cells scraped from the cervix under a microscope to see if they are cancerous. If a woman’s Pas smear is abnormal, she is very likely to have HPV infection.

Early diagnosis of genital warts is very important so that these can be treated soon and to avoid spreading the infection to others. It is important that both partners are treated and to make sure you follow the treatment. Genital warts are easy to treat when they are small and few by swabbing with the cell poison, podophyllum. In some cases, this condition can be referred to a skin specialist to remove the genital warts under local anesthesia using surgery, freezing, or laser treatment.

Remember that anyone who has previously been infected with genital warts runs the risk that they will return now and then for the rest of their life. So you should always be on the look out and practice safe sex.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Genital Warts on Women

Genital Warts on Women
By Amber King

Genital warts are different than herpes in many ways, although people tend to think genital warts are in the same category. Genital warts like all warts are caused by the human papillomavirus.Genital warts look about the same as other warts on the body. Genital warts may lie dormant in the body for years and only surface later if someone has the HPV virus present. Some women may have the HPV virus and never see genital warts or any other wart outbreaks on their body.Others may even have genital warts present and never notice them. Genital warts can also be sexually transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex. Unprotected sex and having many partners can increase the possiblilty of having warts on the genitals. Still with protection warts can be contracted even with a condom, as the warts can be anywhere around the vaginal area as well as the anus.

Warts can also be in a woman’s cervix area and not be noticeable at any time, which makes her partners higher at risk for contracting the virus. Sometimes warts on the vaginal and anal area can be so small that there can be hundreds the size of a pinhead and never be felt. If warts on the vaginal area as well as inside the cervix are left alone for years there is a possibility the warts may become cancerous. A pap smear done by a doctor will able to detect changes in the cervix a woman may not notice. These tests will allow the doctor to tell if a woman does have warts on her genitalia.

Having warts on the genitals and in the cervical area can also be bad for women who want to get pregnant. Warts may sometimes go away on their own in time but during pregnancy they are especially hazardous. When a woman is pregnant and has warts inside her cervix or even on her genitals it may actually spread to the child leaving warts inside the child’s throat which can be especially bad for a young baby. It is important to tell a doctor if there are warts present or if one is prone to having warts appear on her genitals.

There are many ways to try and rid the vagina and anal area of genital warts but there is a better way. There are products which are natural and made to rid the body of warts including ones on the genitals. The product is called heal warts by a company called Healing Natural Oils. This company makes different oils for many skin conditions and has a record of success unsurpassed by any other company.
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