Thursday, 24 February 2011
Remember when you were little and frogs/toads were awesome? Remember hopping along, ribbitting, picking one up and playing with it? Your parents telling you to put it down or else you'd get a wart?
Well they were wrong.
The common misconception about warts is that they are caused by frogs/toads. The truth is they are caused by (gasp!) the Human Papillomavirus. But not to worry, warts are only annoying and ugly... not cancerous. There are many types of warts: common warts, plantar warts, filiform warts, flat warts, periungal warts, and the most disgusting of all, genital warts.
If you suspect you have genital warts you should most definately go see a doctor; don't even try treating them at home. If you've been dealing with a difficult just-wont-die wart, it would also be good to make an appointment with the doctor.
I have had this absolutely atrocious wart on my knuckle for about 7-8 months, and it's my first wart ever. I thought I had tried about every removal method known to man until I found this one. And trust me, it will be my go to remedy if I ever get another one. It's as easy as 1,2,3. Here is what you do:
- Get some duct tape.
- Before bed, cut a piece just large enough to cover the wart, tape it, and leave on overnight.
- In the morning take tape off. If wart is dried out and rough, take a nail file* and file it until skin is smooth. Continue this routine until the wart is gone.
Cant find duct tape or don't have any on hand? Improvise! Use the tape on the sides of a band aid.
Have you ever had a wart? If so what remedies did you use? Has anyone else tried this before?
*A pumice stone may be used on the foot area, but I find that a small nail file works better for my knuckle.