Warts are usually a small circular skin growth about the consistency of a scab. They are a viral infection and affect the outer (epidermal) layer of the skin. The virus can be passed, by contact, to another person. They are typically on the hands or the feet but can be found elsewhere. Depending on the location they have different names.
• Common warts are the typical raised circles about 1/4 inch in diameter.
• Plantar warts are hard thick patches of skin found on the soles of the feet .
• Flat warts are about 1/4 inch in diameter but are flatter and lighter color than common wart. They may be on the face, arms, or legs.
• Filiform warts grow around the mouth, nose, or chin. They match the skin in color and have thread like growths protruding from them.
• Periungual warts look like small bumps and are found around the fingernails and toenails.
• Molluscum warts are a small, pimple like, viral infection of the skin that typically is found on the trunk of the body or the arms or legs.
• Genital warts are also a viral infection. They appear in the genital area as small (maybe not even visible) flesh colored bumps. They are highly contagious and a sexually transmitted disease.
Essential oils based products:
Common, plantar, flat, and periungal warts – Oregano is best and Frankincense is also proven effective. Make a blend of 1 drop each Oregano and Frankincense. (Oregano is a hot oil and a carrier is recommended for children.) Apply topically 2 -3 times per day directly on wart and surrounding area for 2-4 weeks or till wart is gone. Continue after wart is gone for 1 week to avoid recurrence.
Molluscum warts – Protective Blend or Oregano topically to the bottom of the feet 2 – 3 times per day. Also consider Lavender, Melaleuca, and/or Cleansing Blend topically directly on the warts and surrounding area.
Genital warts – Consider Melaleuca and/or Frankincense applied topically 2 -3 times per day. The varieties of virus that cause warts typically take 2 – 4 weeks to eliminate and the topical application should continue at least a week after they appear to be gone. A carrier oil may facilitate application. For women soaking the end of a tampon can be used for genital warts in the pelvic region.
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