Facial warts are not painful and usually disappear within a few weeks. However, they can be embarrassing. It is often difficult to conceal them and people don’t want to be staring at someone with a lot of warts. People prefer to get rid of their warts immediately, rather than wait for them disappear.
Professional treatment can be costly and can cause scarring and pain. However, over-the-counter treatments such as salicylic acid and aerosol freezing sprays do not always work. You don’t have to worry if you are in a difficult financial situation and cannot afford to have your warts removed by a doctor. You can try these common home remedies to treat warts on your face.
- Duct tape. This remedy can be used if you don’t mind having bits of duct tape sticking to your face. Place the duct tape over the affected area for at least a week. After peeling the tape, rub a towel against your face. Next, scrub the wart with a pumice stone or nail file until it comes off.
- Apple cider vinegar ACV. If duct tape is not an option, you can use apple cider vinegar to clean the wart. The vinegar’s acid is intended to burn your wart. You can do this every single day, and then cover the wart with medical taping overnight. After a month, the wart turns black and will eventually fall off by itself. You can use a little ACV to make a difference, but you should only apply it to your wart.
- Tea tree oil. Tea tree oil can also be used to help you burn your wart. Tea tree oil is antiseptic and can help with viral infections. You only need a small amount of tea tree oil.
Facial warts can be embarrassing. There are many home remedies you can use to get rid of facial warts. If you are unable to get rid of them with home remedies, you should seek medical attention before they become more severe.