Warts and Homoeopath
The warts are non-cancerous skin growths
caused by a viral infection in the superior layer of the skin. These viruses
are called human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are usually skin-colored and are rough to the touch, but they can be dark, flat and smooth. The appearance of a wart depends on the site where it is growing.
There are several different kinds of warts including:
- Common warts
- Foot (Plantar) warts
- Flat warts
Common warts or seed warts usually grow on the fingers, around the nails and on the backs of the hands. They are more common where skin has been broken, for example where fingernails are bitten or hangnails picked. These are often called “seed” warts because the blood vessels to the wart produce black dots that look like seeds.
Foot warts - they are usually found on the soles (plantar area) of the feet and are called plantar warts. When plantar warts grow in clusters they are known as mosaic warts. Most plantar warts do not stick up above the surface like common warts because the pressure of walking makes them to flatten and to push them back into the skin. Like
common warts, these warts may have black dots. Plantar warts have a bad reputation because they can be painful, feeling like a piece of stone in the shoe.
Flat warts - they are smaller and smoother than other warts. They tend to grow in large numbers - 25 to 100 at any one time. They can occur anywhere, but in children they are most common on the face. In adults they are often found in the beard area in men and on the legs
in women. Probably the Irritation from shaving accounts for this.
Warts are passed from person to person, sometimes indirectly. The incubation period of a wart is very long i.e. the time from the first contact to the time the warts have grown large enough to be seen is often several months. The risk of catching hand, foot, or flat warts from another person is rare.
Some people get warts depending on how often they are exposed to the virus. Wart viruses occur more easily if the skin has been damaged in some way. The children have the high frequency of warts who bite their nails or pick at hangnails. Some people are more likely to catch the wart virus than are others, just as some people catch colds very easily. Patients with a weakened immune system also are more prone to a wart virus infection.
In children, warts can disappear without treatment over a period of several months to years. However, warts that are bothersome, painful, or rapidly multiplying should be treated.
Warts in adults often do not disappear as easily or as quickly as they do in children.
No treatment is available in allopathy except surgery whether operative, cryosurgery or laser.
Homoeopathy has indisputable reputation in field of warts since years.
Rubrics in repertory containing the word WART
1. SKIN - WARTS - ulcers - surrounded by a circle of ulcers; warts
2. SKIN - WARTS - ulcers - become ulcers; warts
3. SKIN - WARTS - stitching in warts
4. SKIN - WARTS
5. SKIN - ULCERS - wart shaped
6. DREAMS - WARTS
7. DREAMS - DISEASE - warts
8. DREAMS - BODY, PARTS OF - back - warts; covered with
9. DREAMS - BODY, PARTS OF - abdomen - warts and ulcers; covered with
10. EXTREMITIES - WARTS
11. BACK - WARTS
12. CHEST - WARTS
13. FEMALE GENITALIA/SEX - WARTS
14. RECTUM - WARTS
15. EXTERNAL THROAT - WARTS
16. THROAT - WART like excrescences
17. MOUTH - WARTS
18. FACE - WARTS
19. NOSE - WARTS
20. EYE - WARTS
21. MIND - DELUSIONS - warts, he has
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