Warts are a relatively frequent condition. In fact, almost everyone will encounter them at some point during their lives. They are very contagious and transmit from person to person. And, while they are harmless, their black appearance can be ugly unless they are on the soles of your feet. The good news is that warts are quite harmless and usually fade away on their own after a few years.
Although most warts do not require treatment and will eventually disappear, some people feel compelled to remove these ugly growths. Treatment also helps to prevent warts from spreading to other regions of your body and to other people, which is one of the other reasons individuals get them treated. There are different forms of treatment, but they all require the destruction of the lesion, either physically or chemically. Keratolysis, which is the elimination of dead surface skin cells using salicylic acid, blistering agents, immune system modifiers, or formaldehyde are some of the therapies that medical professionals can provide.
Warts can be removed with over-the-counter treatments. For several weeks, they are administered to the wart every day. These drugs should not be used on your face or genitals. Before using these drugs, it's a good idea to file down the wart while it's still damp (for example, after a bath or shower). To get rid of warts, you have a variety of options. Taking over-the-counter medications and visiting your doctor are also options. It's entirely up to you how you want to get rid of them.
Surprisingly, applying duct tape on a wart may help it vanish. People were asked to wear duct tape for six days, then remove it, wet and scrape the wart down with a file, and reapply the tape the next morning in a short study. This was done for no more than two months, or until the wart vanished. People who used duct tape had the same success as those who had warts frozen off by a doctor in getting rid of them. If you have a painless but unattractive wart, this treatment might be worth a shot. If the area is in agony, you might not want to use duct tape. You should probably wait till you've seen a doctor about it. It could be infected or anything else if there is discomfort there. To be on the safe side, you should consult a doctor.
So, whilst warts are very common and most people will experience them at some point in their lifetime, and they are caused by a viral infection they are generally harmless and will disappear in a couple of years. And even though warts are actually benign tumour's of the epidermis caused by a virus it is nothing to worry about. Also, keep in mind that warts are incredibly contagious, so if you have one, it was most likely spread from person to person.