The appearance of warts on the skin rarely gives anyone pleasant emotions, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Especially unpleasant are these neoplasms in open areas of the body: face, neck, hands. Dense nodules that rise above the skin almost always indicate activity in the human papillomavirus.
It is present in the body in the majority of the population, but is activated only with a weakened state of health.
Rules for treating warts with acetic acid
The choice of methods for removing warts is very wide: laser treatment, cryodestruction, electrocoagulation and several others. There are also many pharmaceutical preparations that successfully cope with growths. Traditional medicine offers its own ways to resolve the problem. One of the most effective is the removal of warts with vinegar.
Despite the ambiguous attitude and numerous criticisms about this method, acetic acid is one of the first places in the ranking of home remedies for the removal of such skin growths. Its components are part of some medications for papillomatosis. The difference between table vinegar is that with its help it is possible to remove the wart at home without unnecessary costs.
- Before you remove the wart with vinegar, you must definitely undergo a medical examination by a dermatologist. Self-diagnosis and subsequent self-medication can end badly. For a wart, you can take a completely different skin formation, including an extremely contagious molluscum contagiosum or a malignant tumor.
- You can not use vinegar from warts located on the face, lips, eyelids, neck, mammary glands, mucous membranes of the genitals. The delicate epithelium of these areas is very sensitive. Burning out the growth, you can provoke severe irritation and inflammation of the surrounding integument and subsequent scars. You can use vinegar from warts on the soles of the feet, knees, backs of the palms of the hands, on the fingers and other parts of the body where the skin is quite dense.
- It is strictly forbidden to use vinegar essence – concentrated acid of 70% and above against warts. It is dangerous not only for health but also for life. A similar method of treatment can cause severe chemical burns of the skin, and accidental inhalation of fumes can burn the respiratory system. Removal of warts at home is done only with the help of 3-9% table vinegar or diluted in water essence in a ratio of 1: 9.
- It is impossible to apply vinegar and other means with acids to warts at the same time “so that it helps faster”. The effect may be unpredictable.
- Vinegar warts should not be treated in children and adolescents.
Vinegar, when used correctly, destroys altered tissues, loosening them and causing necrotization – gradual death. The wart is cauterized and after a while disappears. Depending on the size and type of neoplasm, one to several procedures may be required. Vinegar is used alone and mixed with flour, onion juices, and garlic.
How to remove a wart with vinegar
For treatment, you can use both a synthetic composition and a natural one. Effectively use wine or apple vinegar from warts.
For the procedure, you may need:
- medical adhesive plaster;
- petroleum jelly or fat cream;
- cotton pads or pipette;
- sterile bandage.
The most convenient time for the procedure with vinegar is evening. It is better not to do active business after treating warts, providing the skin with peace. Before processing, the skin area with warts must be thoroughly washed, preferably with antibacterial soap, and dried.
The skin around the wart must be protected, otherwise a burn will occur. This can be done with a piece of adhesive tape. It needs to cut a hole in it and lay on the affected area so that the wart is outside.
If the growth is on the hand, vinegar can be pipetted and dripped onto the wart, then covered with a cotton pad and glue with a piece of plaster. The feeling of a slight burning sensation or throbbing pain in the first days is quite normal – after all, the growth consists of living cells. Keep the bandage at least 3 hours, you can leave it overnight.
But if the pain is unbearable, the patch should be removed immediately and the skin rinsed with water. Most likely, the method of removing the wart was unsuccessful or the vinegar was too strong. It is necessary to reduce its concentration by diluting with water and re-burn the wart.
If skin burns could not be avoided, irritated skin can be lubricated with sea buckthorn seed oil or aloe juice.
Changes are usually noticeable after the first procedure – the wart changes color and structure, becomes darker, shrinks, loses sensitivity. The treatment must be repeated until the growth becomes black and does not fall off. Instead of a band-aid to protect healthy skin, you can apply cream, petroleum jelly, and zinc ointment on it with a thick layer.
Of particular importance is the removal of plantar warts. Their formation is associated with the appearance on the feet of the feet scuffs, cracks and abrasions, through which the virus penetrates inside. Such warts can cause severe physical pain when walking and require a lot of effort to get rid of. To achieve a quick result, before applying vinegar, the legs must be carefully steamed in hot water with soda and soap. This will loosen the keratinized areas of the epidermis and facilitate the penetration of acid into the wart tissue.
The dressing with vinegar must be kept all night so that the liquid burns out the growth to the maximum depth, and after removal, re-steam the leg. Plantar warts grow deep into the skin, it is most difficult to remove their roots. After removing the compress and steaming on a section of skin with a growth, you can stick a piece of adhesive tape, press it firmly, and then pull it off sharply. The softened spine will stick and pop out along with the tape. You can try to remove it with tweezers. A deep hole in the leg should be filled with iodine and sealed with a band-aid.
Removal of warts with vinegar and flour
A combination of vinegar and flour helps to further loosen the tissues. The aggressive properties of the acid in this case are softened, which allows the neoplasm to be painlessly exposed to longer cauterizing effects. Similarly, large formations can be removed.
Reviews about this remedy for warts, as one of the most effective, not inferior to expensive pharmaceutical preparations: with its help it is possible to extract deeply grown plantar growths along with roots, to remove old formations.
The required amount of vinegar must be mixed with wheat flour as when kneading dough. The mass should be soft and ductile. If the dough is too thick, you can add water to it. With this tool, it is necessary to stick around the affected area and tightly bandage it. A new portion will have to be prepared immediately before application.
Onion and Wart Vinegar
Warts can be burned with a mixture of acetic acid and ordinary onions. This fruit has long been used as an anti-inflammatory and antiviral agent, it helps to treat purulent abscesses and scars of any origin.
The half of the bulb peeled from the husk must be put in vinegar and aged for 3 hours, then removed and pressed with the placed edge to the prepared area of the skin, secured with a bandage. Leave the compress overnight.
Another way to remove the wart with onions and vinegar: chop the onion into pulp or squeeze the juice, add an equal amount of vinegar and apply to the growth. You need to repeat the procedure every night until complete elimination of growths.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple vinegar has pronounced beneficial properties. You can buy it in a store or cook it yourself. Natural apple cider vinegar has an acid concentration of 3 to 9%, contains beneficial amino acids, vitamins, enzymes and pectins, and acts on the skin more gently and sparingly.
To remove warts, it is often used in combination with other components.
- Prepare a solution of apple cider vinegar and English or bitter salt in a ratio of 4: 1. Salt will enhance the effect of acid. Apply to warts 3 times a day, optionally cover with a bandage.
- Insist in vinegar several cloves of garlic for 7 days, then use liquid for compresses.
- Soak for 3 days in apple cider vinegar lemon peel or orange. Apply soaked slices to warts at night.
Treatment with apple cider vinegar, judging by the reviews, may take longer than other types of remedies. You can use it several times a day.
During the treatment period, it is necessary to monitor the cleanliness of the skin, to prevent any contaminants or irritants from entering the affected areas, and to protect it from direct sunlight.
As soon as necrotic tissue is rejected, wounds at the site of the wart growth should be treated with Lugol's solution or ordinary iodine. You can use Vishnevsky ointment or Vitaon balm. Disinfection must be carried out until complete healing. If a noticeable scar remains, ointments with corticosteroids may help.
Sometimes new growths begin to grow on the site of the removed warts or next to them. In such cases, one local treatment is not enough, you will have to undergo a serious examination and take complex medicines.