Do you have skin irregularities like warts, skin tags, and moles? Then eat lots of yellow and green vegetables, fruits, eggs, and cold water fish which are high in Vitamin A. Foods that contain sulfur are also good. Add asparagus, garlic, onion, fresh figs, and citrus fruits to your diet on a daily basis. Good diet can help keep warts, skin tags, and moles from developing. Warts, moles, and skin tags may be caused by vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency, overuse of antibiotics, vaccinations, and toxic substances that suppress the immune system.
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Warts are single or clustered, irregular growths found on the hands, feet, arms, and other parts of the body. They vary in size but most are smaller than a pea. Warts are usually due to a virus and can be contagious. They may spread if picked, bitten, or nicked while shaving.
Moles are discolored growths that are elevated above the surface of the skin. They are usually harmless unless irritated. Moles that change size, shape, or color could be a sign of cancer. In these cases (or if a mole becomes irritated) a visit to a healthcare professional is necessary.
Skin tags are common benign growths of skin ranging in size from a pin point to a grape. They may appear to be hanging by a thin stalk and are the same color as skin (or just a little darker). Skin tags usually appear under the arms, on the neck, on the eyelids, on the inner thighs, and on the chest area. They often do not appear until middle age and may affect women more than men.
Vitamin A supplements may be of use in getting rid of warts. Vitamin A should be taken for six to eight weeks before results are noticeable. Nothing seems to happen and then suddenly the warts will disappear all at once. Immunity building herbs like astragalus and ginseng are also recommended.
Everyone is different so try several herbs to see what works best. Many times all that is needed is an overripe banana. Apply a soft piece of brownish black banana skin (inside down) to wart. Cover with band-aid for 24 hours. Repeat until wart is gone.
Sometimes lemon juice can remove warts. Apply mixture of lemon juice, sea salt, onion juice, and vitamin E oil. Papaya skin or raw potato may also be useful for getting rid of warts.
Some people find that aloe vera gel removes warts. Other things to try include jojoba oil, cinnamon oil, grapefruit seed extract, nettle extract, garlic oil, garlic paste, castor oil, wheat germ oil, birch bark, basil leaves, tea tree oil, and dandelion stem juice. Apply to growth and cover with band-aid. Avoid contact with surrounding skin.
Skin tags are different from warts in that they are not caused by a virus. The cause is unknown but some people believe they may be hereditary.
An old remedy for removing skin tags is to cut off blood supply. String is tied tightly around the base of the skin tag. It usually falls off within a week. Some impatient old timers just whack them off with scissors! This is a quick way to get rid of a skin tag and only hurts for a few seconds.
Unlike warts and skin tags, moles should be treated by a professional healthcare provider.
* Do not try to remove moles by cutting them off. Do not apply herbal remedies to moles. Please seek the advice of a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription medicines.
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