October 24, 2016 admin

WARTS (Verruca)

warts-verruca

Definition:– 

Common, contagious, epithelial tumours, cause by at least 60 types of human papillomavirus; some tumours can become malignant

Symptoms:

  • A small, raised bump on the skin (1 to 3 mm, growing progressively larger), with a rough surface and clearly defined borders, the same colour as the skin or darker
  • Often in clusters around a mother wart
  • Black dots or bleeding points in the centre
  • Painless, although plantar warts may be rather tender

Causes:

  • Infection by a papillomavirus
Treatment:

Lifestyle Recommendations

  • Apply a heating pad set to 122°F (50°C) for 30 seconds at a time, one to four times, to regress common warts and prevent re-growth
  • Protective pad to relieve pain
  • Avoid scratching warts
  • Use salicylic acid topically
  • Reduce/avoid alcohol
  • Increase the amount of sulfur-containing amino acids in the diet (asparagus, citrus fruits, eggs, garlic, onions; desiccated liver tablets)

Supplement Recommendations

  • Vitamin B complex (50 mg of each major B vitamin 3x daily) – for normal cell multiplication
  • Vitamin C with bioflavanoids (4 000-10 000 mg daily, in divided doses) – powerful antiviral capacity
  • Zinc (50-80 mg daily) – increases immunity against viruses

Herbs –

  • Black walnut – heals (especially for warts in mouth and throat)
  • Aloe vera gel; myrrh; essential oils of clove, lemon-grass, peppermint, tea tree, wintergreen; tinctures of black walnut, chickweed, goldenseal and pau d’arco – used externally to treat warts
  • Garlic – topical

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