Warts are common, harmless skin growths (small epidural tumors of the skin) caused by a virus. They do not have “roots” or seeds as many believe; the dark specks sometimes seen in warts are actually the ends of capillaries. Wars are one of the most common skin problems seen in children, and are usually self-limiting. The warts affecting children include the common wart, flat warts, planter wars, and, in adolescents, genital warts.
Assessment of warts
Slightly raised above the skin surface, common warts are growths that can be very small, or can be large and clustering. Warts usually occur on the hands, but they can also seen on the face, knees, and elbows. They are usually elevated, flesh-colored single papules with scaly; irregular surface. This type is usually asymptomatic and multiple in numbers, planter warts occur on the soles of the feet.
They are often surrounded by a color of hardened skin, and they can cause pain with walking. Warts that are not raised or rough are called flat warts and are often seen on the face, neck, and extremities.
Genital “moist” warts are single or multiple soft masses that usually appear around the anus, the vagina, or the penis. Occasionally, they can obstruct the urethral meatus or vaginal introitus.
The incubation period for genital warts ranges between 6 weeks and 6 months, although much longer periods are possible. The virus is transmitted predominantly through sexual contact. These warts are usually asymptomatic, but they can itch, burn, or cause local pain. When untreated, venereal warts resemble cauliflower masses.
Homeopathic treatment for warts
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat warts but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat warts that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of warts:
Thuja, Causticum, Dulcamara, Baryta Carb, Belladonna, Merc Cor, Natrum Sulph, Nitric Acid, Sulphur, Antim Crude, Arsenic Album, Benzoic Acid, Bovista, Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Sulph, Ferrum Pic, Fluoric Acid, Hepar Sulph, Sepia, Silicea, Lachesis, Lac Can, Magnesia Sulph, Medorrhinum, Natrum Carb, Oxalic Acid, Psorinum, Rhus Tox, and many other medicines.