Much of what you've likely heard about common warts isn’t actually true. They’re not dangerous, and the source of the ugly infestation isn’t frogs or toads. Even the most fastidiously clean person can acquire a wart or two or three, so don’t label yourself as gross because your body has produced them.
Warts are nothing more than noncancerous growths that typically appear on the hands, elbows and knees. They begin when the human papillomavirus (HPV) enters the first layer of skin – often because of a cut or scratch. Kids tend to be more susceptible than adults (an immature immune system may be the culprit) but they can strike any age. Unfortunately, they’re stubborn and often difficult to get rid of.
Rest assured, however, there are plenty of time-tested remedies for eliminating the unwanted bumps and blemishes. Though some of the removal methods are unusual, others can be found inside your local drug store. Some options may require a visit to your family doctor or specialist. You’ve just got to be as determined as warts themselves. And you need to be informed.
Click ahead to learn the five remedies for common warts – they may be all you need to relieve yourself of the pesky problem.