With a rough texture, and can appear anywhere on a person’s body, a wart is a small growth. It can take the shape of a little cauliflower, or look like a blister, and its appearance depends just on where it lands on the body, plus how thick the skin is in the area it pops up in. The condition falls under the human papillomavirus (HPV) umbrella, and those with a weak immune system are likely to have warts. HPV viruses cause the rapid and excessive growth of keratin, a protein, hard in nature, on the top layer of skin.
Different strains of HPV cause different types of warts, and this can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact, like sharing shoes or towels. HPV can be spread to other areas of the body, too:
From biting or scratching a wart
Biting fingernails (when warts are around them)
Sucking on fingers
Shaving legs or the face
It’s important to note, damaged or wet skin that comes into contact with rougher surfaces also enhances a risk around getting warts, therefore, it’s no surprise that many people get them on their hands and the soles of their feet, especially around swimming pools. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to help get rid of a wart, and below are 10 common treatments.
Hard to believe, but past research has indicated that hypnosis might help when it comes to wart removal, which could seem drastic, but anyone who’s gone through months and months with a stubborn wart just may be desperate enough to try anything.
Sometimes referred to as hypnotic suggestion or hypnotherapy, hypnosis is a trance-like state that is conducted on someone by a therapist via mental images and verbal repetition. It leaves people in a state of heightened concentration and focus, and it is often used for some mental health conditions. More research is needed as a viable option to wart treatment, but with studies revealing its success on participants in projects, it could help with other medical conditions as well.