Can You Get Warts On Your Face?

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How to cope with warts on face?

As written before, they usually don’t require treatment and will resolve spontaneously over time. However, they can take several months or even years to go away naturally.

According to one study, most of warts can improve without treatment – even some improve faster (about 3 months) than average.

However, sometime they can be unsightly or painful. For this case, the problem may require medical intervention such as the use of salicylic acid for drug therapy. Since face is one of the most sensitive areas of your skin, it’s much better to discuss first with a doctor /dermatologist before taking any treatment.

Unless you are experiencing significant problems from your warts, treatments are commonly not recommended in order to reduce the risk of scarring on your face. Again, discuss with a dermatologist for more advice!

The following nutritional tips may help, especially to help ease the symptoms

List of foods that may help include:

  1. Foods high in calcium and vitamin B such as dark leafy green veggies (like kale and spinach), whole grains, and almonds.
  2. Healthy fats such as cold water fish and lean meats.
  3. Rich-protein foods such as beans.
  4. Foods high in antioxidants. These include fresh fruits and vegetables. Consume a wide variety of fruits & vegetables for best result and also great for your overall health.
  5. The use of healthy cooking oil is also recommended. Coconut oil or olive oil is the best choice.

Though foods mentioned above are great for your health and may help reduce the symptoms of your warts, but you need to eat them in moderation. Even though they are healthy foods, but they also contain some calories!

List of foods you should limit /avoid include:

  1. Refined foods, like pastas and white breads.
  2. Caffeine, alcohol, or other stimulants.
  3. Foods high in saturated fats such as red meats.
  4. Trans-fatty acids, such as commercially baked products (like crackers, cookies, donuts, margarine, and so on).

It’s also important to find food-allergens, which can vary from person to person. But in general, these may include chemical food additives, gluten (wheat), soy, or dairy products! And keep your body active – do exercise regularly!

Citations /references:

  1. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/warts
  2. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-warts/basics/causes/con-20021715
  3. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/warts-and-plantar-warts-topic-overview
  4. http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/problems/medical/flat-warts.htm

All of these references last accessed on August 2014

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