Periungual warts are a very problematic skin infection. They can grow around fingernails or toenails and since they are very contagious they can easily spread on other parts of the body. Their are small in size and you can recognize them from their rough surface which resemble a cauliflower. The main issue with this kind of warts is the place where they form. Periungual warts can grow either on hands or feet. In both cases they can cause not only pain and discomfort but also problems to handle objects in the case of warts on hands or to walk if you contract plantar warts.
What causes periungual warts?
All type of warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus usually enter inside the body through scratches or cuts on the skin. This is why if you are a nail biter it will increase the possibility to be infected. The virus is transmitted trough direct or indirect contact. That means you can contract the HPV directly from another person or indirectly touching an object or an infected surface. Shaking hands, sharing a towel or walking barefoot in public places like showers or swimming pools are just few example of how you can contract periungual warts.
One of the main cause of infection is usually a weak immune system. When your body is healthy and strong, it eliminates the virus before he can actually infect your body. When your immune system is weakened it will be easier for the virus to enter your body and to cause the formation of warts. Period of high stress, fatigue or illness are all good times for the virus to strike. This is why I suggest you always have a good diet to keep your body healthy and ready if the virus will try to infect you.
Periungual warts treatment
Periungual warts can be very hard to remove especially if they spread to the nail plate or under it. In the latter case they are called subungual warts which are not only painful but can also damage your nail plate if left untreated. The conventional treatments that doctors will suggest to remove periungual warts are:
Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid is a topical medication that will exfoliate the warts. It is not going to treat your internal symptoms but only to destroy the infected skin.
Cryotherapy: This procedure uses liquid nitrogen to destroy the infected cells. Compare to the salicylic acid it may require a less number of treatment but it can cause pain and blistering.
Laser surgery: Laser surgery is only recommend when other treatments have failed. The procedure works by removing the warts with a beam of light. It will not remove the HPV from your system and most of the times it will leave your skin with permanent scars.
The treatments I have shown you are what doctors or specialist suggest to remove warts. The main issue with these procedure is that they only try to eliminate the warts and not the virus which is behind them. Also, in the case of periungual warts they could be quite painful and dangerous. This is why I always suggest finding a better solution, especially if your children have contracted this type of warts. One of the best option you can choose from is to use a natural remedy. The reason is a natural remedy will not have any side-effect and it will not cause any pain. There are specific herbs that can cure your warts and at the same time eliminate the virus from your body.
If You Want to Know How to Get Rid of Periungual Warts and the HPV Permanently in a Simple Way and With a Natural Method