Periungual And Subungual Warts

What are periungual and subungual warts?

These are one of the more difficult warts to remove because they are hard to get to. These warts are found under (subungual) and around (periungual) the nail area on your toes and fingers.

These types of warts can be very painful and can result in other problems, like infection due to the subungual warts growing under nails and sometimes lifting them as they grow. Like all other warts, these warts are also caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.

If your nail has started lifting you will need to ask your doctor about alternative methods to remove the wart.

Read about different types of warts here.

The duct tape suffocation method is not really useful with these types of warts, as it is difficult keeping the tape on the areas needed.

Remedies for these types of warts…

- Salycilic Acid

- Banana peel, pineapple, garlic, raw potato, onion can be applied

- Tea tree oil applied topically

- Lemon juice and salt applied topically

- Aloe Vera applied topically

- Apple cider vinegar applied topically

- These types of warts are more easily cured by boosting the immune system. You can do this by increasing your intake of:

• Garlic

• Vitamin C

• Vitamin E

• Zinc


- Try to refrain from biting your nails, this will only spread the virus to other parts.

- Do not pick at the warts, they will spread

Other pages on remedies-for-skin in connection with this page on periungual and subungual warts

- Types of warts

- Plantar warts (foot warts)

- Flat warts

- Filiform warts ( facial warts )

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