Verruca is a wart on the sole of the foot. The warts are generally tough and rough lumps on the skin and are usually white with a black dot in the center. The black dot is the blood vessel which gains a blackish and purplish hue. If the warts are raised, they become flat when trodden on and cause pain. The body weight causes the verrucas to grow back into the skin. Verrucas are mostly caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus which causes an excess amount of keratin to develop in the top layer of the skin known as epidermis.
Keratin is a hard protein which produces rough and hard verrucas with a coarse texture. The verrucas are quite contagious as they are caused by a virus and close skin to skin contact can easily pass on the infection. The infection can also be transmitted indirectly from contaminated objects and floor surfaces of swimming pools and the surrounding areas, public gyms and public bathrooms. The verruca normally appears after several weeks or even several months after being infected.
5 Home Remedies For Verruca
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can effectively deal with the infection and help to shrink the verruca. Dab a cotton ball into some apple cider vinegar and wrap it around the verruca.
Tape the ball in place with a plastic adhesive tape so that the vinegar does not leak out. Change the dressing at night before going to bed and keep it overnight. Continuous use will dissolve the verruca and make it disappear altogether.
Turmeric And Slaked Lime
Buy some paste of slaked lime from any paanwalla shop. Take some turmeric powder and mix it with some slaked lime paste. Cover the verruca with this paste and place a warm betel leaf on top to cover it.
Bandage the whole to keep the paste and the betel leaf in place. Do this every night and in the morning remove the bandage. After your shower apply a fresh dressing. Continue doing this until your verruca vanishes completely.
Warm some ghee and add a pinch of turmeric powder it. Coat the verruca with this paste and cover it with a hot roti that has been baked only on one side.
Place the unbaked side on the verruca. Secure the roti with a bandage and change it at night before going to bed. Ghee and turmeric will take care of the infection and the moist heat from the half baked roti will help dissolve the excess keratin.
Remove the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf and warm it slightly in a small pan. Cover the verruca with the warm gel and secure it in place with some duct tape. Do this twice daily until your verruca has healed completely.
Soak a piece of cotton wool into some white vinegar and place it directly over the verruca. Secure the cotton wool in place with plenty of duct tape. Do this, at night before going to bed.
In the morning remove the duct tape and let the area dry up. Apply the vinegar again at night and continue doing so every night. Very soon your verruca will begin to soften and will shrink away gradually.
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