Although warts are basically harmless, from a cosmetic point of view they are annoying and can sometimes even cause pain. It is not uncommon for them to multiply unintentionally and can come back even after professional removal. Which homeopathic medicines help.
Skin warts are harmless skin growths that can develop anywhere on the body. They are particularly common on the hands and feet. However, they can also occur on the face or in the genital area. Unfortunately, despite treatment, warts often persist for a long time and can come back even after successful treatment. In principle, however, it is also possible for them to disappear again on their own.
Not all warts are the same
There are many different types of warts. The most common are so-called common or vulgar warts. Medically they are called veruccae vulgaris. They are the size of a pinhead to a pea and can appear anywhere on the body. Most of the time they are on the hands and feet. So-called plantar warts are also relatively common. Unlike common warts, plantar warts are not raised but grow inward. If they are on the foot, they can be very painful due to the pressure of the body weight – like a thorn in the foot. Slightly rarer are brush warts, flat warts, genital warts or mollusc warts. The latter are also referred to as swimming pool warts, since children and people with a weakened immune system often become infected with them in the swimming pool.
Warts: The cause is almost always a viral infection
Most warts are caused by infection with a virus, in most cases the human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV virus is very contagious and is usually transmitted from person to person through a smear infection. This happens either through direct skin contact or indirectly, for example when touching infected objects or walking barefoot on infected floors in a swimming pool or sauna. The pathogens can then penetrate the body through tiny cracks or the smallest injuries in the skin, colonize the cells of the top layer of skin and allow the ugly growths to grow.
Warts are particularly common in children
However, infection with the HPV virus does not always have to actually lead to wart formation. An intact immune system usually keeps the pathogens in check. However, if the immune system is weakened or the immune system is not yet fully developed, as in children, the viruses have an easy time. Even after successful surgical removal or even after freezing, new infections can occur again and again. This makes treating warts quite tedious and nerve-wracking.
Holistic treatment using homeopathy
A supplement to conventional medical therapy is the supportive treatment with holistically effective homeopathic medicines. Since homeopathy not only acts locally, but on the entire body, it stimulates processes in the body that stimulate the self-healing powers. Homeopathic medicines can be used alone to treat warts. But this requires a lot of patience. However, you can also supplement the treatment with conventional measures in a meaningful way and thus make an effective contribution to the fact that the annoying skin growths really disappear permanently.
Typical potencies and their dosage
For self-treatment, low potencies of 3X to 12X are commonly used. However, choosing the right homeopathic medicine is not always easy. If there are any uncertainties, a homeopathically trained doctor or an experienced homeopath should be asked for advice, who can determine the appropriate medicine, potency and dosage based on a detailed medical history.
Homeopathic medicines for warts
The following homeopathic medicines in the form of single or complex remedies are particularly suitable for the treatment of warts:
- Warts all over the body: Thuja
Thuja is a homeopathic classic against warts. The tree of life is a deep-acting constitutional remedy with a strong effect on the skin as well as on the respiratory and digestive tracts. Thuja can be taken in the form of globules, tablets or a solution against warts all over the body. Especially if the warts are fleshy and slightly brownish, occur in groups and bleed easily, Thuja is the right medicine. An additional topical treatment, with a homeopathic thuja tincture or ointment applied directly to the warts, can further aid the healing process.
- Warts on hands and feet: Antimonium crudum
With hard, horny and flat warts on calloused and cracked hands and feet, the black spear shine can bring improvement. This is especially true if there is also a tendency to corns.
- Warts on hands and face: Causticum
Hard, calloused and cracked warts that tear easily and then bleed respond well to treatment with Causticum. Especially for warts that are near the fingernails, the mixture of lime and potassium sulphate is the right remedy.
- Painful plantar warts: Acidum nitricum
If the warts are not raised but grow inward, they can cause splintering pain when pressure is applied. Plantar warts are particularly troublesome when they appear on the soles of the feet. Acidum nitricum can help here. This also applies to large, jagged and stalked warts that appear at the transition from skin to mucous membrane, for example on the eye, mouth, nose or anus.
- Mollusc warts: Ferrum picrinicum
Warts dented in the middle and filled with viscous whitish secretion are called mollusc warts and are also called swimming pool warts because the infection often occurs in the swimming pool. Unlike common warts, the cause is a virus from the smallpox group. Mollusc warts can appear anywhere on the body and often appear in clusters. Since the secretion is extremely contagious, squeezing out secretion can always lead to new infections. For the homeopathic treatment of this type of wart, the homeopathic medicine Ferrum picrinicum has proven particularly effective.
- Genital Warts: Cinnabaris
Warts that appear in the genital area are called genital warts. They are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted during sexual intercourse. Because of the high risk of infection, genital warts should always be treated medically. Conventional therapy can be effectively supported with the homeopathic medicine Cinnabaris.