Warts on Face
Do you have a wart on your face? Having a wart in such a visible place as your face, can be extremely embarrassing. Fortunately, there are many effective methods that can be used to safely remove a wart from your face. It’s important that you know what causes facial warts before you begin the removal process. Warts are caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. Being a virus, warts are indeed contagious. You should never share a towel with a person who has warts on their hands. Warts can grow just about anywhere on the skin. While it’s known that the human papillomavirus has many variations, is still not known what causes the human papillomavirus.
Typically, the type of warts people get on their face are called flat warts. Flat warts mostly grow in clusters and are, as the name implies, flat in appearance, and pink or pinkish in color. Flat warts are easily irritated by shaving, making warts on face more common in men. Women however, often get flat warts on their legs. Since HPV is a virus a humans immune system will often fight off the virus that causes warts. But in the case of facial warts most people don’t want to wait for that to happen.
There are many common wart removal methods available to be used at home. However, not every method will work for every person. Because everyone has a different immune system, as well as being different in general. Most pharmaceutically produced, over the counter wart removal compounds are effective on most people. Of course a dermatologist will most always be able to remove a wart from your face.
One of the most common methods to remove warts on face is, salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in the over-the-counter wart removal medication called Compound W. Compound W. is a very safe and effective method to remove facial warts, and many other types of warts as well. Unfortunately, it can also take 2 to 3 weeks for the facial warts to clear up. Usually the best results are achieved with compound W. if it’s applied immediately after taking a bath or shower, as this is when your skin has softened up and the salicylic acid is better able to penetrate the wart.
Home remedies to used to remove a wart from your face include many different methods. Some of these methods might sound a little suspicious in nature, but many people claim to have successfully removed them by using these methods. One of the most odd sounding methods involves the use of waterproof adhesive tape, or even duct tape. Start by placing several small pieces of waterproof adhesive tape over the wart and leaving the wart covered for a period of 6 to 7 days. After that length of time, remove the tape and then allow the wart to breath in the open air for 12 hours. If the wart isn’t removed completely the first time, repeat the process. It commonly takes more than one time covering the wart with the tape to remove the wart.
Freezing a wart off by using liquid nitrogen is another very effective method to remove a wart on your face. However the risk of scarring is greater using liquid nitrogen for wart removal than other methods, plus is typically a method performed by a dermatologist in his office, therefore can be more expensive. One of the most effective natural methods for wart removal is by using essential oil of tea tree. It is well known that essential oil of tea tree is a very powerful antiseptic and will kill most types of bacteria. The use of essential oil of tea tree to remove a wart on your face is very popular. It only requires a daily application on the wart until the wart disappears, and doesn’t require the growth be covered with anything such as a Band-Aid.
Whether you choose to remove a wart on your face buy one of these methods, or by having it removed by a dermatologist, you can be certain that there is a safe and effective method that you can use to remove any warts regardless of where it is on your body.