If you have noticed small, raised bumps on your skin that don’t seem to go away, you may have a case of facial warts. You may find just one bump, several or dozens, and this is not the same as a man’s razor burn, which may go away after a few hours. These are bumps that will stay visible on your skin throughout the day, and they may or may not be painful. Even if they don’t cause you pain, they can still be embarrassing to live with, so you certainly want to do what you can to get rid of them.
A Closer Look at the Cause
If you think you may have warts on face, you may be wondering just how these little bumps developed on your skin. The fact is that these are caused by the human papillomavirus, and this virus is most easily contracted when the virus enters your skin through small cuts. Men are more susceptible to contracting facial warts because they often get small cuts and nicks on their face through shaving. However, women can indeed contract this virus on their face, too. Another cause is from the virus spreading from one part of your body internally to your face.
Unfortunately, most people don’t think about facial warts until they are staring in the mirror at them and looking at them on their own skin. Prevention methods, however, can be taken at any time, and this includes before your first case or to prevent a second case. You will want to keep your bathroom area clean, and this includes getting a new washcloth at each cleaning session, replacing your razor blades regularly, and keeping sinks and showers clean. Good hygiene, such as bathing regularly and washing hands multiple times per day, can be helpful, too.
While having facial warts can certainly be embarrassing, in large part because of how visible they are to the rest of the world, it can be even more embarrassing to treat them. There are some common treatment options that are used on warts on other parts of the body that you may not want to contend with on your face. Once such treatment is the duct tape treatment. After all, you certainly don’t want to walk around with duct tape on your face all day. Other treatments like electrocautery and cryosurgery can leave marks on your face, and sometimes even scarring, that you don’t want to contend with, either.
Treatments That Can Be Considered
Your body may cure your case of facial warts on its own, but generally this can take several months to accomplish. Most people do want to do what they can to get the warts off of their face as soon as possible. At-home options include applying apple cider vinegar or aloe vera to the area several times per day. You can also apply an over-the-counter application of salicylic acid, or you can visit the doctor for a topical or oral prescription medication. Generally, where the face is concerned, it is better to kill the virus through these means as they are less likely to damage the skin and cause scarring.
When They Are Gone
When your own case of warts on face is finally cured, you will want to ensure that you don’t have to deal with this issue again. While there is no foolproof way to ensure you are never re-infected by the human papillomavirus and develop warts on your face or other areas of your body, you will find that by following the prevention measures listed above, you are less likely to contract the virus and develop warts from it in the future.