Warts on the Face
Warts on the face are most common in adolescents and young children. It does not mean that other people will not have warts appear on their face. They are a viral infection that is caused by the human papillomavirus – HPV. The two types that typically appear on the face are common warts and flat warts.
Warts on Teenagers Face
If you have facial warts, the odds are that you are self-conscious about them and it probably affects your self-esteem. It is very true for teenagers. They are very aware of the comments that their friends and peers may be making about warts that are on their face. It may keep them from social settings to refrain from being ostracized. Because of this, they could start to feel depressed and unhappy.
If you have a large number of warts on the face, you are aware of them and also mindful of the fact that they can be seen by others. You get scared when you look in the mirror, or even stop looking in the mirror, or refrain from taking photographs. You do not want to see the bumps that are on your face.
Many times we are the hardest judge of our appearance, particularly women. Some people may spend hours trying to apply make-up to conceal warts. In some cases even bringing more attention to the area. In fact, they may not be as bad as you think, or as noticeable as you think.
If you still feel the need to get rid of warts – there is hope. Many ways can help you to get rid of them, prevent Warts on the Face from reappearing and stop catching HPV in the first place.
Strengthen your Immune System:
Your immune system helps to fight infections caused by viruses (like HPV). Your immune system can be enhanced through:
- Following a healthy diet
- Getting enough sleep
- Drinking plenty of fluids (mainly water)
- Stop smoking (don’t start)
- Avoid excess alcoholic beverages
- Reduce stress as much as possible.
- Children and Warts
Children can be especially self-conscious about warts that are on their face. As much as possible, try to tell your child that the warts are temporary and that they will disappear in a couple of months to a couple of years. Continue to tell your kids how beautiful they are and what matters is what is inside.
It is vital to teach children healthy habits. It will help them from catching warts or spreading warts that are already on their body.
If they already have warts:
- Try to keep them from touching them by covering them up with a strong band-aid that will not allow the child to touch the wart.
- Regularly wash their hands to keep them from spreading them to other parts of the body.
If they do not have warts – teach them:
- Not to touch other peoples warts
- Wear foot covering in public showers, locker rooms, and public pools
- Do not share towels or other clothing with individuals
If you feel that warts need to be treated, there some treatments available. They include:
- Over the counter medication – From your local pharmacy – either as a liquid, paste, or medicated bandage
- Visit your doctor – this may include a surgical procedure
- Home Remedy
Whatever treatment you choose to remove warts on your face, be cognizant of the fact that a scar may be left. What would you rather have: warts on your face for a short period or an injury that will present for the remainder of your life? Only you can decide.