Saturday, January 15, 2011

Warts on the Face - Are They Diminishing Your Self Esteem?

Warts on the face are more common in children and adolescents, but other older individuals may also have them. Warts on the face are a viral infection caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mainly of two types, namely flat warts and common warts.

Being overly conscious about facial warts will adversely affect your self-esteem. This is particularly for teenagers. Some individuals with facial warts may be more inhibited than necessary and so this affects their social life. Because of this they may be needlessly unhappy and sometimes even depressed.

It is however true that having a large number of them on your face may change your appearance. Some women are quite scared as they look at the mirror and see those bumps on their face. Some may also refrain looking at the mirror because of them.

However it needs to be said that we have the tendency to exaggerate our problems. Women are especially concerned about their looks. But common sense needs to prevail also. Those warts on the face are in reality much less monstrous than one might imagine.

If you are overly concerned, remember that there are many ways that can help you to get rid of them, prevent them to re-occur and if you do not have them, prevent them as much as you can so that you will not be infected by the HPV and get them.

It is very important to strengthen your immune system since this fights infections such as those of the HPV. This may be done by eating healthy food, drink a lot of water, sleep adequately, stop smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages in excess and try to avoid stress as far as possible.

Perhaps warts on the face are more common on children than on any other age group. Children may also be conscious about their facial warts and this may lower their self esteem. It is very important to teach your children that the large majority of them will disappear after several months or some years. Further more it is important that our children learn about the importance of being beautiful inside, the importance of helping others and the need to build meaningful and healthy relationships with their peers.

Remember that we are both physical and spiritual beings and we have to take care of both in order to lead happy and fulfilling lives. You can also nurture in children certain habits. Children have a tendency to scratch their warts. These habits will only transfer the HPV from the warts to other parts of the body. Other important precautions involve not going bare footed where the human papilloma virus thrives. These include humid and hot places such as swimming pools, bathroom floors and gyms.

Finally if the self esteem of the individual is so adversely affected by the warts on the face, there are many ways that you can do to get rid of them. These range form over the counter medications, home treatments and even surgical procedures. Whatever treatment you choose keep in mind that certain treatments may leave a scar. So be very well informed about this. Remember that you are treating warts on the face and any left scar is visible.

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