A nail file can be used to remove armpit warts after soaking in a hot bath.
The sight of armpit warts can be disturbing, but luckily, there are several methods of removal, some of which require surgery, but others that can be treated with simpler solutions. A contagious virus causes warts, but you can get rid of them using duct tape, hot water, and a little patience. Another way to remove armpit warts is by using salicylic acid. In more extreme cases, surgery may be warranted. Surgical options include the use of lasers or liquid nitrogen.
Duct tape can be used to remove armpit warts.
Warts in the armpits occur because of the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus, which is contagious and is transmitted from one person to another through physical contact. It should be noted that armpit warts are not dangerous, they are just unpleasant to look at. Although the armpit is usually not visible to other people, removing these warts is important for many people who don’t like to look at them in the mirror and feel them on their skin.
Warts can also be removed using liquid nitrogen.
There are many non-surgical methods to remove this type of warts. One of the simplest involves shaving your armpit, putting duct tape over the wart, and leaving the tape on for about a week. After the time has elapsed, you should take a hot bath for a few minutes, making sure that the wart remains submerged throughout. Then you should use a nail file or pumice stone to clean the armpit wart tissue, which will be loose after showering. This process can then be repeated until the wart is removed.
Freezing warts, whether on the face or other parts of the body, with liquid nitrogen often causes blisters to form at the treatment site.
Salicylic acid is another solution and can be found in over-the-counter medications. Warts are usually filled with keratin, which is a type of protein, and salicylic acid is known to break down keratin. Applying salicylic acid-containing medications can help remove tissue from external warts. You must follow the medication’s instructions and continue applying the product until the wart is successfully removed.
Shaving the armpit is a step involved in removing an armpit wart.
If you have stubborn underarm warts, a surgical procedure may be the only effective method of removal. Warts frozen with liquid nitrogen will usually remove them. Liquid nitrogen produces a blister under the wart. Eventually, the blister will fall out and the wart will come off along with the skin. Laser surgery, which uses a carbon dioxide laser to burn off armpit warts, is also available if other treatments are unsuccessful.