The war against Warts.
I haven't seen nor kissed a toad in many a year , so how come I have two warts on my left hand ring finger right beside the nail ?
(How are you able to use nail polish or nail extensions with those "uglies" curling over your nail-bed?)
According to the encyclopedias toads really don't have anything to do with warts . Warts are skin growths or benign skin tumors caused by a many different strained virus called papilloma.
Mostly the common wart is skin-colored with a hard cauliflower like surface.
Judging by how much money I've spent over the past couple of years to rid myself of these warts , I wonder how many millions of dollars are spent annually on wart treatments worldwide ?
From my own experience these medical treatments come in a few different types, with some even being painful. Freezing, zapping, burning with lasers etc... are common medical treatments.
I think I've tried them all and hello there they are again or still ...
My Doctor said these warts are caused by a virus infection and therefore will disappear on their own, sooner or later, it might take a couple of years but...then again they could also grow and spread .
To be frank with you, I've been battling these "little monsters" for almost five years now, if they were going to move on they would have done so by now because as I said I've tried most every type of medical "eviction method". They do not get the hint that they are not welcome. So far nothing has worked.
Internet research here we come... Home remedies from the olden times-versus modern day products-versus old wives tales.
I've found quite a few- some maybe a little obscure, some even vile and some totally ridiculous...
I'm thinking I'll have a hard time tracking down a witch, a gypsy for help or someone dumb enough to buy the warts from me. So I'll just skip those.
Methodology would be almost the same for the products listed here.
-Place well saturated cotton ball over wart and cover with tape.
-Leave on overnight.
-Repeat daily for up to two weeks.
Supposedly by the end of week two warts will either fall off, get smaller and smaller then disappear or be well on their way of being a vague memory.
(Skeptical are you? Me too.)
Well here is my list that I'm going to try:
1) Apple cider vinegar - cheap enough treatment, less then a penny a day.
2) Fresh garlic thinly sliced - taped onto wart, or fresh garlic juice or fresh or garlic juice mixed into a paste with baking powder.
3) Dandelion "Milk" - pop of the dandelion head and spread the sap (milk) onto the wart, cover with gauze and tape up with duct tape and leave on for a minimum of three days- without letting it get wet. (How can one go without washing their hands for three days?)
4) Camphor oil - a drop of oil on wart morning and night covered with tape.
5) Tea tree oil - same as above (However don't forget both camphor and tea tree oil have a very strong odor)
6) Vitamin E or A oil- covered with duct tape so no air can penetrate to warts .
7) Vitamin C crushed to powder mixed to a paste with olive oil - spread over wart three times per day and covered with a band-aid.
8) Banana peel- cut peel to same size as wart and tape onto wart white side down.
9) Castor oil and baking powder mixed into a paste- paint wart, cover with gauze and band-aid twice daily.
10) Dragon oil- Mix 4 drops of winter green oil, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil, 1 drop of camphor oil, 1 drop of lavender oil
Essential oils are available from health food stores. Keep mixture in small airtight bottle (essential oils are volatile, that means they evaporate) saturate cotton ball with oil mixture tape onto wart with duct tape morning and night, until all used up about 8 to 9 days. Then cover for 3-4 days with a band-aid.
What I should still mention is that in most cases or maybe all these treatments the warts and surrounding area will peel and could also get slightly painful at times but then it will be worth it right?
I'm going to give these methods a try one or all depending on how many trials it will take to rid myself of these "little monsters".
If I need to try them all it should be within the next 8-9 months when you can expect a follow-up article on my experiences.
If all fails there will still be the witches spells,the gypsy's hexes and the Warts for sale offer......
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