In the skin growths category we find: fibroepithelial polyps, viral papillomas, warts and whiskers papillomas. Benign skin tumors develop most often in areas that make contact with the skin, such as eyelids, armpits, groin, neck or under the breast area.
Sometimes they have the same color as the skin, sometimes they are brown, and often are mistaken with warts.
How to treat skin growths
Traditionally, these growths are treated by cauterization or cryotherapy. You can also try herbal remedies to get rid of papillomas, warts and fibroepithelial polyps. Here are a few natural remedies:
1. Oregano oil
Oregano oil is one of the most powerful natural remedies that can be used for a variety of health problems. It’s a very powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, with anti-oxidative properties.
Mix a few drops of essential oregano oil with a few drops of coconut oil and apply it to the problem area 3 times a day. This treatment may take some time, but you’ll see how warts will change their color and will eventually fall off.
2. Tea tree oil
It is used for centuries as a powerful antibacterial, an antifungal and an antiseptic compound. Tea tree works on warts and other skin growths and dries them from the inside out. All you have to do is getting a cotton disk moistened in water, add a few drops of tea tree oil then gently rub the skin. Repeat this treatment 3 times a day until the wart dries and falls.
3. Dandelion latex
The milky sap from the dandelion stems is very good in treating warts and other moles. Apply the latex 3 times a day until the skin growth falls.
4. Lemon juice
The citric acid inside lemon is a powerful astringent and slowly decomposes skin growths. By simply rubbing with lemon juice, 3 times a day, they will disappear in 3-4 weeks.
5. Apple vinegar
All you have to do is to wash and dry the problem area with apple vinegar, 3 times a day. Or you can apply a compress for 15 minutes, 3 times a day.
Garlic is another powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial. All you have to do is to crush a garlic clove and apply it on the skin. Cover the area with a bandage. Let it act overnight.
7. Castor oil
It’s one of the oldest traditional remedies for these situations. Grease the skin growths 3-5 times a day. You can also make a paste of castor oil and baking soda and apply it to the skin. Cover with a bandage and let it act overnight.
8. Onion juice
Slice the onions, sprinkle some salt and let them stand overnight. The next day, squeeze the juice, soak a cotton disk and apply it to the skin. Cover with a bandage and let it act overnight.