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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Warts?

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Some of the unwanted skin problems include the appearance of warts which can be seen anytime and at any place of the skin. These warts are particularly more common on hands, feet as well as genitals. Their appearance is either as a single mass or in clusters. In this article we will study what causes these warts and how to get rid of warts making use of apple cider vinegar. For genital warts apple cider vinegar can be used and ways of its effective use are mentioned below.

What are Warts?

Small hard growths of the skin which are rough in structure and non cancerous are known as warts. They are found most commonly on hands and feet; sometimes these warts also appear at or around the genitals. In most of the cases these warts are painless; they can however result in pain if they are formed on feet.

For the removal of warts there are many remedies, many topical and medicated ointments but one of the easiest ways to get rid of warts is the use of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar turns the warts brownish to black after application. Why do warts turn black with apple cider vinegar? As the warts are being destroyed the action of apple cider vinegar at initial is to darken the skin containing warts. Apple cider vinegar for genital warts is more effective as compared to any other over the counter medicine.

What are Warts

Causes of Warts:

There warts are mainly caused by virus known as human papilloma virus which has over 130 known species. The virus damages the skin particularly around genitals. In most of the cases wart or papilloma caused by these HPVs are benign. There is however some strains of HPV which increase the risk of developing cancer for example the strains of HPV known as HPV6 and 11 are generally considered responsible for cancer.

Symptoms of Warts:

There are some symptoms of warts, these include:

  • Formation of oval and round shaped bumps on the skin
  • These oval round bumps are rough in texture
  • Pinkish white tanning on the skin.

These warts are contagious and can pass from infected person to other person. Hence a lot of care is needed while sharing towels, cloths, mats, bed sheets of infected person.

Symptoms of Warts

Home Remedies for Warts Removal:

There are certain wart removal remedies which are homemade and are more effective as well. Apple cider vinegar is considered best for the removal of warts. It has to be kept in mind that apple cider vinegar cannot kill the virus; it can only provide relief on the infected part of the skin. There are certain Apple cider vinegar wart removal stages. When apple cider vinegar is applied on the skin, it can help in the peeling of warts and hence the skin remains safe and protected. Apple cider vinegar for planter warts or any other kinds of warts is an ideal and helpful recipe.

There are some methods of using apple cider vinegar for the treatment of genital warts. Some of the easy and effective ways of using apple cider vinegar on the skin are mentioned below:

  1. Dilution of Apple cider vinegar with water:

The method is simple and one can perform it easily at home. For this method, you only need to have apple cider vinegar, water and a cotton ball. Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and dilute it with water (one tablespoon). Now make use of a cotton ball which can be soaked in the solution and apply the content on the skin. Once the solution is applied thoroughly on the skin particularly at the site of warts, make use of a tape or bandage to keep the skin covered. Wash the skin well next morning and repeat the procedure few days and you will see gradual reduction of warts and wart marks. This is considered an ideal skin remedy for tanned and sun burned skin as well. The use of diluted apple cider vinegar for hand and feet warts is proven highly effective.

  1. Warm water and Apple cider vinegar:

Another simple method which is highly effective in this regard is the use of lukewarm water mixed with apple cider vinegar. Take a large container preferably a bath tub and mix equal amount of both apple cider vinegar and warm water in it. Soak the body in it for some time like 15-20 minutes. For genital warts, for the warts of hands and feet, this is an ideal remedy. How long it can take for apple cider vinegar to work at warts? With regular use of this method you will see warts peeling off and their marks fading away.

Warm water and Apple cider vinegar

  1. Bath of apple cider vinegar:

For Skin warts and apple cider vinegar is ideal if used regularly. You need to take a bucket of lukewarm water and add few drops of apple cider vinegar in it. The amount of apple cider vinegar needed for a whole bucket is just 8-10 tablespoons. Take bath twice a day with this water and you will see reduction in warts. For the people who are at increased risk of developing warts can also use this bath as a precautionary measure as this bath will not let warts to develop on the skin. Apple cider vinegar wart removal side effects include skin sensitivity but people with increased skin sensitivity can also reduce the amount of apple cider vinegar especially if they encounter any discomfort such as itch, redness of the skin while using apple cider vinegar.

Bottom line:

Warts are oval to rounded skin growths which are caused by human papilloma virus which is commonly known as HPV. The warts generally are benign but there are few species of HPV which can result in cancer. In this way it is important to keep the body safe, since they are highly contagious, a great deal of care is needed while any close friend or family member is suffering from it. There are OTC medicines and some home remedies for the removal of warts but the use of apple cider vinegar is considered ideal. The regular use of apple cider vinegar not only reduces the warts but also reduces the risk of developing warts.

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