Tea Tree Oil for Warts: What Is It?
The name “tea tree” refers to the leaves of the tea tree plant (Camellia sinensis). They are used in many products such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, cosmetics and even medicine. Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves. The oils have been used since ancient times to treat various ailments including insect bites and poison ivy.
Tea tree oil is a natural substance with powerful healing properties. Its main use is for treating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, dandruff and other types of dermatitis. It’s also known to reduce itching caused by poison oak and poison ivy. The oil can be applied topically or inhaled as vapor.
How Does Tea Tree Oil Work Against Warts?
Tea tree oil is effective against warts because it kills the wart cells and prevents them from multiplying. It also helps to stop their growth. Some studies show that tea tree oil may inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors as well. When applied topically, tea tree oil may help prevent scars due to burns and sunburns as well. It may also help heal wounds caused by cuts, scrapes, scratches or minor surgery.
In some cases, the tea tree oil may take several weeks to work effectively. It may be necessary to apply it multiple times a day. You may also need to cover the area with a bandage to prevent the oil from transferring to other parts of your body. (Do not use tea tree oil on sensitive skin, as it may cause a rash or other skin irritation).
Most people find that the oil has a mild scent that’s not unpleasant.
Tea tree oil is also known to have mild antiseptic and anti-fungal effects. As such, it may help heal athletes foot, yeast infections, cold sores, and other conditions caused by fungus or yeast infection.
Warts are caused by a viral infection that manifests as a small grainy bump on the skin. The virus enters the skin cells and causes them to multiply rapidly. Most of the time, warts are harmless and sometimes disappear on their own. However, warts can lead to scarring if they’re cut out or burned off.
They are also infectious and may spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Warts are very common in children and often occur on the hands or feet.
Warts typically appear on hands and feet. They affect men and women at similar rates. Warts tend to occur more often in teachers, carpenters and people who work with their hands.
The most common types of warts are:
Plantar warts:Occur on the bottom of the feet.
Common warts: Occur on the hands and fingers.
Flat warts: Occur on the face.
These types of warts all appear differently and have different treatment options.
Tea tree oil is not likely to cause any serious side effects when used topically or inhaled as vapor. If it’s ingested, it may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.As with all new products, you should do a skin patch test before using it on warts. Apply a small amount of the oil to your skin 24 hours before applying it to the wart to prevent an allergic reaction.
If you don’t have a reaction, apply a thin layer of the oil directly to the wart and cover with a band aid. Reapply daily until the wart disappears. If the wart doesn’t disappear within two months, it won’t disappear at all.Most people find that tea tree oil speeds up the time it takes for warts to disappear. It seems to work especially well on plantar warts. If you’re pregnant, have diabetes or a weak immune system, you should seek the advice of your physician before using tea tree oil. It’s not known whether this product is safe for children.
Wart Removal with Clove Oil
Clove oil is made from clove flower buds. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anesthetic properties that can help remove a wart. This oil may be purchased at most drug stores or grocery stores.
It’s important to use only the pure essential oil and not the products that have clove added to them. The added ingredients may prevent the product from working effectively.
Use this method exactly as your physician instructs you.
To apply the clove oil, thoroughly soak a cotton ball in the oil and cover the wart entirely. Tape the cotton ball in place to prevent it from coming into contact with anything other than the wart. Reapply once daily until the wart disappears entirely. Most warts disappear within two months of treatment, although larger warts may take longer to disappear.