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How to Get Rid of Warts

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  • Warts, which are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV), are contagious but benign. Common remedies for warts are salicylic acid, duct tape and cantharidin
  • You may also get rid of warts by using natural remedies like apple cider vinegar, garlic, banana peel, pineapple juice and aloe vera. Essential oils like tea tree, oregano, castor and sandalwood oils may be used as well
  • Warts can easily be transmitted through skin contact, but covering your warts with waterproof plaster when going to swimming pools and communal showers, and not sharing your personal items with other people may help inhibit the spread of the virus. You may avoid spreading warts to other parts of your body by not touching or scratching them, keeping your feet dry and using newly washed socks every day

Warts are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV), which are contagious and may reappear on the same body part after the wart has been removed. You may acquire this virus by using the same things that another person with warts has used, if you share a common area with people with warts, or if you have a weak immune system.

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