|A wart is a small growth that develops from the papillary
layer of the skin.
Warts vary in size and colour and can develop on any part of
Warts can be classified into various groups based on their appearance.
Warts may develop as small, circumscribed, split pea-sized
elevations, broad at the base, of the same colour or a little
darker than the surrounding skin. These type of warts are
found mostly on the hands and legs of young people.
Flat, broad, slightly elevated finger nail-sized and brownish
coloured growths generally develop on the back of elderly
people. At times, they appear as slender, conical thread like
growths about three millimeters long. These may occur either
singly or in groups and are seen mostly on the neck, face
Digited broad warts resembled a crab in appearance are found
mostly in the scalp region.
Venereal warts are pinkish or reddish vascular growths and
occur mostly on the genitals. They also develop in-between
Warts grow very rapidly and attain considerable size. They
are caused by the contact of irritating fluids and may either
be dry or moist according to location.
The following are the generally indicated remedies for warts:
For soft, smooth warts on the neck, arms and hands, use Animcrud.
For warts on the back of the hands Bufo is good.
Small, soft warts can be eradicated with Calcarea Carb.
Nitricacid is usedfor the treatment of warts on the eyelids.Besides
the above mentioned drugs, Lycopodium, Magnesia Carb, Sepia
and Dalcamaca are other effective medicines.