Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma virus (HPV) when it invades the top layer of the skin (epidermis) and causes rapid growth of keratin (the hard protein found in the skin) to grow too fast. Scientists have identified more than 100 variations of the virus. Certain forms of the virus are more likely to cause skin warts on the hands. Other forms of HPV are more likely to cause genital warts, although some strains of the virus can cause both.
Warts come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be firm and raised with a rough surface like cauliflower or round, flat and smooth. They can be single or growing in clusters. Warts on the bottom of feet are called plantar’s warts and can be very painful because the weight of the body on them pushes them into the sole of the foot. Some warts are long and thin and are mostly found on eyelids, neck and armpits.
HPV can be passed on by close skin-to-skin contact, as well as through contact with towels, shoes, door knobs, and shower floors.
A person whose skin is damaged, wet, or comes into contact with rough surfaces is more likely to catch the infection. For example, a person with scratches or cuts on the soles of his/her feet is more likely to catch the virus in and around public swimming pools.
Since people all have different immune systems some may develop warts when they come into contact with HPV, while others don’t. The risk of catching warts from another person is fairly small, but it exists. Genital warts are much more contagious.
“The viruses are more likely to cause warts when they come in contact with skin that is damaged or cut. Getting a small scrape or biting fingernails may bring on wart. Similarly, cuts and nicks from shaving can provide an avenue for infection. This explains why men may have warts in the beard area, while women often have them appear on the legs.”
HERBS & OTHER THINGS:
There are many old wive’s tales about how to get rid of warts ranging from cutting a potato and putting it under your bed to covering it with duct tape for six days. I don’t know about all of that, but I do know what I have seen work in 98% of the people I have suggested the following homeopathic remedy to: Thuja occidentalis.
Since warts are caused by a virus, it only stands to reason that they need to be addressed from the inside out. Wipe the virus out of the body and the warts will go away.
One young lady who was getting ready to enter high school had over 200 warts on her hands and arms. You can imagine her apprehension about that! After two weeks on Thuja, all the warts were gone! Her MD father and dermatologist were shocked at the effectiveness of the remedy and the dermatologist began suggesting Thuja for other patients. A young man had a plantar’s wart on his foot that caused him considerable pain. One week on Thuja and the wart dropped off. His father was so delighted that he bought two more vials of the remedy to give one to his son’s doctor. I have well over 50 success stories of how Thuja got rid of warts in three weeks or less. Another case was of a lady who had a huge wart under her thumb nail and the Dr. was going to have to remove the nail to remove the wart. One week on Thuja and the wart was gone. I was even shocked!
If a person scoffs and doubts the effectiveness of homeopathy, this is the remedy they should try just to see for themselves. Thuja, second only to Arnica, has made many believers in homeopathy.
Thuja occidentalis 30C
Dosage: Dissolve 3 pills under tongue 3 times each week until warts are gone.