Apple Cider Vinegar Warts

Posted 4 months ago by Tharaa Nagendran in

The list of the skin infections that we humans get in spite of the factors like age, sex and health are really manifold. We are literally confused and scared as we don't know the complete information regarding some of the very common skin issues that we all of us face many times in our lives. Among them, the skin warts are a common kind of skin infections which is caused by a virus called the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). As soon as you read the term virus, you would obviously feel scared and afraid regarding the side effects it might offer and regarding the treatment. Also, a few of the other people might get scared by seeing the term HPV and would have a doubt whether it is something that is related to the other sexually transmitted diseases. But then, there is nothing to worry so much when you get the HPV viral infections on your skin. This will only result in the small bumps on your skin which might spread to the other parts if not treated. Also, these bumps will appear on the external parts of our body like hands, legs and many more. And they usually occur when your skin gets in contact with the other viral infected skin surface.  Also, do not confuse this with the other sexually transmitted diseases. 

We might tell that these are nothing serious to worry a lot about. But then, the necessity to cure it very soon comes when these infections become a great headache for maintaining the texture and the quality of our skin. Also, these infections rally becomes a great irritative thing when you have it on your hands or legs. Finally focusing on the remedial and the treatment measures, it is always best to stick towards the natural ways of healing and treating any kind of problems in your body. So, why not to go with the natural remedies for curing the wart infections in your body? The apple cider vinegar solution has the ability to do a lot when it comes to such kind of skin infections. So, this article will clearly explain you the ways to use the apple cider vinegar solution for curing warts and the precautionary measures, side effects which you might face after using it on your infected skin. 

Different Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Wart Removal

When it comes to the wart removal, apple cider vinegar could really play a vital role in healing the wounds without causing any scars on your skin. Also, these apple cider vinegar solutions can be used in a few of the different ways on your skin for treating and removing the wart infections completely from your skin. So, some of the most commonly preferred ways of using the apple cider vinegar solution on your wart infections are listed below. Each of the ways is explained clearly with their essential ingredients that are required and the step by step process for the preparation and the application of the remedial mixture on your skin. 

#1. Using Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar Solution

Things Required:

Apple Cider Vinegar2 cups
Purified water1 cup
Cotton ball or cotton pad1
Medical tape or band aid1
Antiseptic soap1
Clean towel1

Steps For Preparation And Application:

  1. Initially, you have to make sure that your hands are very neat and clean. Also, the area where you have the wart infection should also be clean and tidy.
  2. Use an antiseptic soap for washing your hands to make them free from any germs and other impurities.
  3. Once you are done with washing your hands you can pat them dry with a clean towel.
  4. Then you have to focus on the area where you have the wart infection on your skin.
  5. Now you should clean that area before undergoing the apple cider vinegar treatment.
  6. You have to wash that specific wart area with lukewarm water and dry them.
  7. After that, take a small bowl and add about 2 cups of apple cider vinegar solution.
  8. Then pour about 1 cup of purified warm water.
  9. Stir both the liquids together until the apple cider vinegar gets dissolved completely in the water. Whenever you are mixing make sure that the apple cider vinegar and the water are mixed in the ratio of about 2:1. 
  10. Now you have to soak the damp sterilized cotton ball inside the apple cider vinegar solution.
  11. Then take the cotton ball out from the bowl and place it on the area of your skin where you have the wart infection.
  12. Do not move the cotton ball to any other area other than that to make the treatment to be more effective. 
  13. Then in order to make the solution to be effective, you can use a band aid or a medical tape for securing the cotton ball on the wart area.
  14. Leave the cotton ball to be there on your wart area for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  15. You can also leave the cotton ball to be there on your wart for the overnight.
  16. When you leave for overnight, make sure that you don't keep the same cotton ball throughout the day and night. You have to replace a freshly dipped cotton ball before you go to sleep and after waking up in the morning. This will help in staying away from any of the side effects. 
  17. Repeat following the same procedure regularly until the wart in your body gets cured completely. 

This diluted apple cider vinegar solution will help in reducing the redness and the swelling completely from your skin region. This will also reduce if there are any inflammations on your skin and would make you feel better when compared with the previous days of infection. Also, securing it with the band aid or the medical tape will let the solution to be in contact with the wart region for a more duration of time. This will eventually help in the healing of the wound at a faster rate. 

#2. Using Aloe Vera Gel And Apple Cider Vinegar

Things Required:

Apple Cider Vinegar2 cups
Purified water1 cup
Aloe Vera Gel or lotion1 tbsp
Cotton ball or cotton pad2
Medical tape or band aid1
Antiseptic soap1
Clean towel 1
Medium-sized bowl1
Baking soda (depends on your choice)1/2 tbsp
Vitamin C capsule (depends on your choice)1
Petroleum Jelly1 tbsp

Steps For Preparation And Application:

  1. Take a small bowl and add about 2 cups of apple cider vinegar solution into it.
  2. Then add about 1 cup of purified water into it. While mixing you have to make sure that the liquids are in the ratio of about 2:1 (Apple Cider Vinegar: Purified Water).
  3. Then add about 1/2 tbsp of baking soda into the diluted apple cider vinegar solution. This entirely depends on your choice. This is mostly added for making the diluted solution to become into a thick paste. But then, if you have extremely sensitive skin or if you are allergic to the baking soda powder, then you can very well exclude the powder from using it in the mixture. 
  4. The next one is the vitamin C capsule. Adding this into the mixture also depends completely on your own choices. Normally, vitamin C capsule is best known to be as an excellent antioxidant for the skin. It is also helpful in enhancing the quality and the texture of our skin.
  5. So, finally here comes the aloe vera gel or lotion which should be added to the remedial mixture. You can add about 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel or lotion for making your skin to be soft and smooth. also, the aloe vera gel is best known for treating all the damaged conditions which you have on your skin. 
  6. Stire the apple cider vinegar mixture very well such that all the ingredients inside the bowl gets mixed together.
  7. Before you start applying the mixture to the wart area, make sure that your hands and skin areas are clean and free from any impurities. So, you have to wash both the area with a block of antiseptic soap to remove the germs and other impurities. 
  8. Then you have to take the petroleum jelly and apply it to the areas around the wart region in your skin. This is applied for preventing the spread of the apple cider vinegar solution to the other area where you have the normal type of skin rather than the wart infection. You can also use a small cotton ball or a cotton pad for applying this on your skin. 
  9. Then take a cotton ball and dip it completely inside the mixed apple cider vinegar mixture. Now start to apply the mixture to the wart infected area using the dipped cotton ball. 
  10. Hold the cotton ball on the same wart area for a few minutes. Or to make your task easier, you can also use a bandage or a medical tape to make the cotton ball to be secured on the wart infection. 
  11. So, you have to leave the cotton ball to stay on the wart area for at least a few minutes. It is also better if you could leave the cotton ball to stay on your wart area for the overnight. 
  12. Then, you can remove the band aid from your skin by the next morning once it gets dry completely. 
  13. You have to repeat doing the same process for a short duration of time until the wart infection gets treated well on your skin. 

The aloe vera gel which is being used in this mixture seems to be one of the most important ingredients. The fresh aloe vera gel is widely known for healing all the types of skin infections and wounds at a faster rate. And the other ingredients like the vitamin C capsule and baking soda will also help in enhancing the health and appearance of your skin. It also prevents your skin from getting the scars that might be caused due to the wart infections. 

#3. Using The Dab Method

Things Required:

Apple Cider Vinegar1 cup
Purified water1/2 cup
Cotton ball or cotton pad1
Antiseptic soap1
Clean towel1
Medium-sized bowl1

Steps For Preparation And Application:

  1. Firstly, you have to take a small bowl and add about 1 cup of apple cider vinegar solution.
  2. Then add about 1/2 cup of purified water. Always make sure that the liquids are in the 2:1 ratio (apple cider vinegar: purified water) whenever you prepare this mixture. 
  3. Now stir the mixture very well such that the apple cider vinegar solution gets diluted completely with the purified water.
  4. Before starting with the main process, you have to make your hands and the skin area to be neat and clean for the treatment to be effective.
  5. So firstly, use an antiseptic soap to wash your hands thoroughly. You can use warm water for washing your hands.  
  6. Then wash the wart infected area in your body with the lukewarm water to make it clean.
  7. Now pat the area with a clean towel to make your hands and the skin become dry. 
  8. After this, you have to take a small cotton ball or a cotton pad and dip it completely inside the apple cider vinegar solution.
  9. Then dab the vinegar soaked cotton ball on your skin area where you have the wart infections. 
  10. Do this for a few seconds until the entire infected area is covered with the solution.
  11. Then allow the area to get dry for a few minutes of about 15 to 20 minutes.
  12. You have to wait until the entire area becomes dry after applying the apple cider vinegar solution.
  13. Once it becomes completely dry, then you can start washing the area with lukewarm water.
  14. Pat the area with a clean towel after washing it to make them dry.
  15. You have to repeat doing the same procedure for a couple of days until the infection on your skin gets treated completely. 
  16. You can follow doing this once in a day before you go to sleep at night. 

Using the dabbing method, you can really get recovered from the wart infection if you start using it regularly on your skin. This can prevent your skin from the infection getting spread more and more on your body. Also, this will not cause any major ill effects or the side effects on your skin. So, you can very well use this remedy on your wart infection. Leaving it for overnight can make the mixture to act effectively on your skin infections. 

#4. Using Apple Cider Vinegar Bath Method

Things Required:

Apple Cider Vinegar1 cup
Purified water1 cup
Water tub1
Clean towel1
Antiseptic soap1

Steps For Preparation And Application:

  1. In the beginning, like all the other methods you have to clean your hands and the wart infected area with warm or cold water.
  2. You can also use an antiseptic soap while washing your hands with purified water.
  3. Also, use lukewarm water for cleaning the area that is present around the wart infection in your skin region. 
  4. Then use a clean towel to make your hands and the wart infected region to become dry. 
  5. After that, you have to take a bathtub or a water tub and make sure that it is free from any impurities and the other dust particles. 
  6. Wash the tub with clean water to remove if there are any impurities present in it.
  7. Then pour about equal amounts of purified water and the apple cider vinegar solution into the bathtub or the water tub. 
  8. Once you are done with washing the wart infected area, then you have to put that particular area into the bathtub or the water tub.
  9. Make sure that the infected area gets exposed and lies in contact with the apple cider vinegar solution. 
  10. Leave the area to be soaked inside the apple cider vinegar solution kept in the tub for at least a few minutes of about 20 to 30 minutes.
  11. Then you can remove your skin region from the apple cider vinegar solution in the tub and can allow them to get dry.
  12. You can also pat the area with a clean towel that would help the area to become dry.
  13. Make sure that you repeat the process every day once to get a speedy recovery from the skin infection. Also, make sure that you do this continuously until you get recovered completely from the problem.  

Taking an apple cider vinegar solution bath is entirely a healthy one. Usually, we take such Epsom salt bath, apple cider vinegar bath to promote the blood circulation in our body. So, this will really help in the healing of the wounds and the wart infection that is there on your skin. Also, you might feel after if you take this bath regularly for a few days until you get recovered completely from it. This also helps in maintaining the natural pH balance in your skin which could be very essential and useful in the healing process of the wounds and the other skin infections. 

Precautionary Measures That Should Be Noted While Using Apple Cider Vinegar For Wart Removal

When you use the apple cider vinegar solution for the wart removal and treatment methods, then there are some of the important precautionary measures that should be noted down before and after using the remedial mixture on your wart infected areas. So following are some of the precautionary measures that you should be aware of before starting to use them on your skin. 

Side Effects OF Using Apple Cider Vinegar For Warts Treatment And Removal

When it comes to apple cider vinegar solution, it is completely an acidic one. You might think that it is one among the very lightest acidic solution that we have among all the other chemical compounds. But then, even this lightest acidic solution can cause some reactions when it goes in contact with the skin. Sometimes we might face some effects even when it falls on the normal skin type. So, when it goes in contact with the infect skin type like the wart infected skin, the chances for a few side effects are more. Some of the main and the common side effects that you might face when you use the apple cider vinegar on your skin are as follows. 

Pain

As soon as you apply the apple cider vinegar solution onto the wart infected area of our skin, you might feel some irritating sensations. The apple cider vinegar solution that is being used on your skin is completely an acidic solution. So, when you apply this on your skin obviously your skin will start getting irritated and you might feel some pain in and around the areas of the wart infection. Some mild pain might arise in your skin region until the entire layers of your infected skin cells get completely removed from your skin region. This acidic solution should initiate the reaction against those infectious and virus affected skin cells in your body. So, the apple cider vinegar solution will start getting penetrated deep into the wart infection that is present in your skin. So, the entire pack of all the infected cells in that skin region should be removed completely from your skin to get complete relief from the infection. But then, the pain that is caused on your skin will really be very mild and not too painful. Also, when you get effective results on your wart infection after using them then you will very well feel that the mild pain is worth when it comes to the treatment. 

Smell

Sometimes, we might feel like leaving the apple cider vinegar to stay on your skin for overnight can make the treatment to be more effective. But then, you also have to make sure that you change the soaked cotton ball that is kept on the wart regularly. This is because of the fact that the skin region where you have wart infection will already have the virus that caused the infection. So, when you place the cotton ball for a longer duration of time on your wart, then there are many chances for it to smell very bad. You might start getting a foul smell from the wart portion in your skin region. And if it starts to smell very bad, then there are more chances for your infection to become enlarged and spread to the other regions in your body. So, it is very important and necessary to change the apple cider vinegar soaked cotton ball that is kept on your wart infection for every few hours. Only by then, you can prevent your wart infection from getting a bad smell. Also, this smell might spread to the other regions of your body which would make the infection to be even more severe and painful. 

Changes In Your Skin Color

After using the apple cider solution on your wart infected skin, you will surely experience or notice a color change in that particular skin area. Initially, the wart infection will slightly be in a reddish color on your skin. Once the apple cider vinegar solution is applied on the skin, then the skin in your wart infected area will become whitish in color. Then gradually the color change will happen and your skin will get changed into a dark brown color from the light brown shade. If you are keeping on using the apple cider vinegar solution, then the brown part of your skin will get changed into a dark black color. This dark black color will denote the death of the skin cells and the skin layer in that region. Also, it denotes that the apple cider vinegar has started to fight against the virus that is present inside the skin cells. After the application of the apple cider vinegar on that wart infected area, the blood supply to the skin cells in that area will be stopped. So, this will lead to the death of all those skin cells in that region. eventually, all the skin cells that contain the virus will also be prone to death.  This will prevent your infection from getting spread into the other skin regions by inhibiting its growth. So, the turning of your skin into black color is a positive sign in this treatment and you need not get panic about it. Patience is really very important when the wart infection starts to get healed day by day. Once your skin turns into black color, slowly the healing process of the wart infection will start to happen. Then the entire skin will start getting dry after becoming fully black. And eventually, if you do not cause any disturbances then the black layer of your skin will fall off naturally from your skin. If you cause any disturbances while it is getting dry, then the healing process will get interrupted and your infection may not get healed completely. So, be very cautious in not disturbing or trying to remove the black layer of your skin when it is getting healed. 

Swelling

Along with the mild pain, you will also have a slight swelling in that portion of your skin where you got the wart infection. The region where you have the wart infection will look swollen for a few days until the skin cells containing the virus starts to die. This swelling will gradually decrease when the skin layer into your body starts getting the black color. Also, this swelling will also lead to some pain which will be accompanied by the slight redness in your skin region. As the healing process gets continued, the swelling and the pain in your wart region will eventually get reduced. This will finally result in the easy healing of wounds and skin infections. 

Other Side Effects

There are some side effects which can be caused due to the allergic reaction of using the apple cider vinegar on your skin. Such side effects due to the allergic reactions are as follows.

But then, all these kinds of allergic reactions will not happen in all the skin types. Only if your skin is too sensitive, then you may face such skin issues. Other than that, you will not face any of these side effects when you use apple cider vinegar on normal skin.

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