Glossary On Self care for Warts

Warts can spread easily from one person to another as well from one location to another in the same individual. It is important to take good care so as to avoid the spreading of warts in the aforementioned manner.

At Dr. Batra's, we have been treating patients with warts for last 35 years and have had good results in most cases. Based on our vast clinical experience and the expertise of qualified and skilled dermatologists belonging to our team, we have observed that the following tips go a long way in helping patients to deal with their warts:

  • Avoid picking at warts since they spread faster like this
  • Avoid shaving areas that have warts to keep the virus from spreading
  • In case of children, cover the warts with an adhesive bandage - this will keep them from picking the warts
  • Children must be encouraged to wash hands properly after they finish playing
  • Keep the affected area dry since warts tend to thrive better in moist environment
  • If you have accidentally touched someone else's warts (or even your own) , wash your hands properly after that
  • If you or your partner has genital warts, abstain from sexual activity since genital warts are highly contagious. Some physicians recommend using condoms but these do not provide complete protection from genital warts (since warts may be in areas not completely covered by the condom).
  • Don’t share personal care objects (such as towel, comb, nail clipper, etc.) with someone who has warts (or if you have warts, do not allow others to use your stuff). This helps to avoid the spreading of the virus.

Our qualified and experienced nutritionist recommends the following to deal with warts:

  • Include adequate amount of garlic, onions, eggs in your diet
  • To improve your immunity against development of warts, have amla, guava, citrus fruits (rich sources of Vitamin C)
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin B and calcium such as almonds, beans, whole grains (if no allergy is present), dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, and sea vegetables
  • Reduce or eliminate trans-fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods and margarine.
  • Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, other stimulants, refined foods, sugar and tobacco