Warts - Overview

What is Warts?

Warts (verruca) are small, non-cancerous growths on the skin which are usually painless. They are caused by a virus called the human papilloma virus (HPV). Though largely harmless in nature, warts can be quite disfiguring at times and thereby a source of embarrassment. Certain types of warts can be itchy or even painful.


Warts are generally skin colored though they can be darker or lighter than the skin color. The surface may be smooth or rough. The shapes may also vary significantly, some of the warts being flat, others being larger and fleshy and yet others being thin, long and cylindrical.

Although warts can occur on any part of the body, commonly affected areas include:

>: Hands

>: Feets(Specially Soles)

>: Genitals

>: Face & Neck

>: Problem with the functioning of the nerves that supply the gut (intestines)


Causes of Warts.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the primary culprit in the development of warts. There are more than hundred types of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and most of them cause warts to develop on the skin. Some of the types of HPV cause genital warts and these have been implicated in the causation of cervical cancer in women.


Virus that has been shed recently remains alive in a warm, moist environment such as cellars, locker rooms, etc. There are numerous ways in which the virus can spread and these include:


> From one part of the body to another (in the same individual).

> Direct contact with someone else's wart.

> Contact with towel or any other object used by someone who has a wart.

> Genital contact as in vaginal/anal/oral sex (for genital warts).


Homeopathic Treatment

Healing safely, gently and surely!

Homeopathic practitioners have time and again demonstrated the success of homeopathy in the treatment of warts for more than 200 years now. Whether it is getting rid of the existing warts, preventing the formation of new ones or healing the tendency to wart formation, Homeopathy has an answer to all of these.

We have been treating patients with warts for many years now, and have had good results in most cases. Homeopathic treatment helps patients to get rid of warts safely and effectively without the use of any conventional methods. In any case, conventional methods like freezing (cryotherapy or liquid nitrogen therapy), cantharidin application, surgery, electrodesiccation, curettage, laser surgery, retinoid creams, etc. provide only temporary relief from warts and do not prevent new ones from cropping up.

Prognosis of homeopathy treatment varies from case to case - some warts disappear readily with medication whereas others require long-term treatment and are slow to disappear. The important thing about Homeopathic treatment is that besides healing them, it prevents the warts from spreading to other parts of the body. Proper constitutional treatment removes the tendency for wart formation from the roots thereby giving lasting results.