Warts on Head
If you find a bump on the scalp that does not go away quickly, then make an appointment to see your doctor for a definite diagnosis. Once you have this, you can consider your options for removal.
Best remedies for warts on headDoctors have different ways of removing warts, including:
- Using topical over-the-counter or prescription medications to put on the wart. OTC preparations are not always the best remedy because they contain salicylic acid that can be rather harsh on the skin.
- Freezing the head wart with liquid nitrogen is a better and effective remedy but your doctor may need to repeat this treatment every two to four weeks. The procedure is called cryosurgery.
- Burning the wart using a light electrical current (called electrosurgery) or surgically removing or scraping the wart are two other remedies, both of which may leave a scar and cause some pain and discomfort. The area around the wart may need to be frozen by injection first, depending how deeply embedded the head wart is.
- Vaporizing with the use of lasers to eliminate wart tissues is another type of successful remedy.
You can also remove head warts at home, including;
- Using an old fashioned remedy where you dip a cloth into apple cider vinegar and cover the wart before wrapping or bandaging the area and leaving it overnight. You will need to continue with the process for at least a couple of weeks.
- Harnessing the healing properties found in essential oils by using a formula specially developed for the safe and painless treatment of warts. This is one of the better remedies for warts of all types, including head warts.
Facts about warts on head
Warts are contagious and can be passed from person to person by close physical contact. Just a tiny cut or scratch can make any area of skin more vulnerable to warts while picking at a wart can spread warts to other parts of your own body. The length of time between when someone is exposed to the HPV virus that causes warts and when a wart appears varies. Warts can grow very slowly and may take weeks or even much longer to develop.
Each person's immune system responds to warts differently, and each type of wart behaves differently. For some people, warts disappear on their own and these people may develop life-long immunity. Or, you may get warts that multiply rapidly and even reappear after treatment. To keep a wart from growing back after treatment, your immune system must respond to the virus and rid your body of the infection. Boosting your immune system to become strong is therefore important in trying to remain wart free.