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Wart Remedies

Epsom Salts  

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Posted by Don (Chillicothe, Ohio) on 12/29/2007
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I soaked my feet in epsom salts to relieve the pain of a broken toe. to my surprise the warts I had on my lower legs for years fell off as I toweled my foot dry. what pleasant surprise.


Posted by Dustin (Muskegon, Michigan) on 04/24/2007
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I have had quite a few warts throughout my life and have undergone the carious methods of removing them (freezing at the doctor's office, freezing at home, the acid drops, the acid band aids etc..) I have even gone to the extent of taking a wood burner and frying off one that was stubborn, but I finally got one that would not sucomb to any of these methods. I met a kid at a car detailing joint in Florida that told me Epsom salt cured all his warts so i figured I would give it a try. By this time this wart had gotten significantly bigger. It was now the size of a dime on the inside palm of my right hand. It was painful to do anything because it would split open and crack. heres the method I used. I bought a pint of Epsom salt which is very cheap and a paper nail file and a water dropper. I filed off all the dead skin so I could get to the seeds of the wart (just where it started to get sensitive and bleed a little bit) I would then take some of the epsom salt crystals and lay them on the wart. Take some warm water and use the dropper to apply to the salt crystals. The crystals dilute in the water and soak into the wart. After I let it soak for a few minutes I would clean up and leave a few crystals on the wart with a band aid over them to hold them in place. After only a few days doing this once a day I noticed it turning black like a scab sort of. Then I quit treatment shortly after that and it healed up perfectly no scar like the one I fried off with the wood burner and worked so quickly and cheaply. I thought about marketing this solution but after finding this site I figure it is good for people to know. As for the person with them on the bottom of their feet, perhaps you can sand the tops down and soak your feet in warm water with epsom salt diluted in it. Worth a shot. Good luck.

Replied by Canadianap
Hamilton, Ontario
01/08/2013

electrical tape > duct tape

How to be wart free in less than a week without the need to spend money!

1. Cover the wart with electrical tape
2. If you feel the need, use duct tape over top to secure everything a little bit better.
3. Every 24 hours or so remove the tape and check to see if there is any change. Your goal is to have it to start to turn black.
4. Soak your foot in hot water for about a half hour. This will cause your skin to retain water and become softer.
5. Using a nail clipper or tweasers cut off as much to the wart and the skin surrounding it as possible. You should be able to scrape off enough to make the wart flush with the rest of you skin at this point. This will not hurt other than the slight pain from the wart itself that you would feel regardless.
6. Re-apply the tape
7. Continue the process until your start to notice the wart to turn black. (even if its slightly black in one spot of the wart.) Smaller warts will turn black almost instantly.
8. Once you notice some black discoluration on the wart its time to show that thing whats up. Take your nail clippers or weapon of choice and start cutting away. You will notice that you are able to cut the black portion out with ease. This will allow you enough depth in the skin to cut the rest of the wart away even if it has not discolored yet. Once again this will not hurt at all as it is not healthy skin. (unless you cut too deep where you start to clip healthy tissue but dont let that scare you. You'll be fine)
9. Cover with tape one last time to ensure everything dies.
10. When you are satisfed remove the tape and allow the area to heal.

NOTE: The tape should stay on the wart at all times night and day. The only time the tape comes off is for your periodic checks every 24 hours.

I just did this with my wart which was about the size of a nickle. I just finished cutting it out (Step 8) Just waiting for it to heal now. Hope that helps.


Essential Oils  

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Posted by Abby (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
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Have tried many different natural treatments for warts but have found that the essential oils of lemon, teatree, myrhh, lavender, carrier oil of calendula and herbal tinchure of thuja in a mix applied to the affected area works really well.


European Slug Slime  

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Posted by Thomas (Australia) on 12/22/2016
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My grandmother has always told us that her mother used to rub the slime of a European black slug on her warts and she used that remedy on us too when we were little.I remember one particular nasty one on my finger that gave me a lot of grief over autumn, winter and spring and I couldn't wait for the first warm summer rains for the little gastropods to reappear. I don't recall how long it took for the warts to die as that was the last thing on an 8 year old's mind but die they did and quickly too.

Unfortunately we don't live in Europe anymore but every time I go and visit I rub one all over my hands and fingers.

It works, somehow.

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Fasting  

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Posted by Tim (Berkeley, California) on 04/07/2007
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I had little warts on my hand for a few years and finally got sick of looking at them. After trying every alternative treatment that I could find I went to a dermatologist who told me that warts are caused by a virus which is usually fought off by a properly functioning immune system. After a few times of getting liquid nitrogen treatments to try to freeze them off with no luck, I read a book on cleansing and detoxifying and tried a couple of 24 hour water fasts, one per week on a Saturday. after the second fast I thought that I noticed a reduction in size of the warts so I did 2 more fast on the next 2 weekends. By the end of my 4th fast the warts were almost completely gone. I did not do any more fasting but my warts were completely gone in 2 more weeks.

Replied by Martin
Sidney, Canada
05/30/2008

I had fasted for a week, two years ago, and found that my health and energy improved significantly. Recently I had to give up work because my eczema flared up after coming off long term steroid treatment. I came off the treatment because my doctor told me to take a bone scan due to the prolonged steroid treatment. The scan revealed I had osteoporosis, worst in my spine at -3.9, which is quite serious. Since coming off the steroids I have been prescribed other medications to help relieve my asthma and eczema but they were very expensive and not as effective as the 'many for pennies' steroids. I remembered my fast of 2 years ago and decided to give it another go. My health improved to the point where my asthma and eczema were virtually gone by day 6 of the fast. But, what I also realised that my three year old verrucas had gone! I had developed at least a dozen on my left foot and 3 on my right foot, possibly from walking barefoot at the swimming-pool. Three visits to the doctor to get them 'frozen' and limping home with blisters, and a couple of weeks of topical applications had failed. They were so bad that I had pain when walking, and they even wore out my woolen slippers and socks prematurely. My fast was: no food for 7 days, and I only drank tap-water and diluted apple juice. I have an appointment to see an allergist but there is a 3 month waiting list. Please, before fasting check with your doctor to see that it would be safe for you, and learn how to fast, and break your fast properly. Good luck. Martin (Sidney, BC, Canada).


Fig Leaf Milk  

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Posted by Lynnd (Socal) on 11/13/2013
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I can vouch that fig "milk" works on warts. Tried it on my husband when a fig planted itself in the yard. :-) The wart will begin to shrivel at first application. If repeated 2-3x per week, it takes longer but works, too.


Posted by Sandra (Burbank, Ca ) on 06/20/2011
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The most popular Wart remedy in the middle east is the milk of the fig leaf. My daughter had a little wart on her pinky. THe doc froze it off, it came back 5 times bigger and jumped to the other finger. We applied the milk from a fig leaf everyday for 3 weeks. All the warts shriveled and died. Very popular remedy. Just find a fig plant and cut the leaf off at the base of the stem and apply the milky substance on finger and let dry. Works wonders after about 2-3 weeks of daily application.

Replied by Sandra
Burbank, Ca
07/09/2011

UPDATE: 6 weeks passed and not a sign from the ugly warts. WIth all the other treatments the warts always came back.


Fish Oil  

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Posted by Mary (Port Orchard, Wa) on 04/27/2013
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My daughter suffered from warts for years. I found that using vitamin. A 25,000 IU from fish oil got rid of them. She had them all over her face, hands, and feet. Most we're gone within a month or 2. She is 12 and did not always get ever spot. The one next to her eye took about 6 months. She didn't like the oil close to her eye. She put it on at bed time and she did smell fishy at night but the smell was gone the next morning. Just poke a whole in the soft gel and rub on.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
04/28/2013
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Mary: I will presume to correct you as the fish oil does not contain appreciable amounts of Vit-A. Many people are using Fish Oil supplements for the omega 3 fatty acids. It's the fish liver, specifically cod liver oil, that contains very high levels of Vit-A.

I have been treating a heel wart unsuccessfully for several yrs. Lately it's getting worse, so I gave it a good H2O2 treatment then began the Cod Liver Oil rub and after about 4 of these treatments the pain is completely gone as is the swelling. Will continue and report if there is total eradication.


Flat Wart Remedies  

Posted by Willow (California) on 10/19/2013

I am looking for a natural cure for flat warts that cover large surfaces of the legs. Taping banana peels or cotton balls does not work as affected surface areas are too large. Is there something to take internally or some sort of topical remedy that can be applied over large areas uncovered (can't wrap up the legs in tape or cotton! ). I would be grateful for a cure!

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
10/19/2013

Hey Willow!

I feel your pain - and am trying to get rid of warts also!

I have the garden variety of warts; I know my grandma told me not to run barefoot and to garden with gloves on but I didn't listen! Now I see why - gah, these warts on my feet and hands!

I have had success on warts here or there with the wart drops you buy at the drug store, but that is a tedious process. I have recently been soaking in epsom salt baths [2 cups to a tub, 3x week] and have seen some of the warts on the soles of my feet come off. Its too early to know if they are licked for good, but its a start.

Another consideration is clove oil; read up on it as there are several kinds. A friend's fiance' had a long standing ugly wart on his finger and she wanted his hands to look nice for the close up photo of the rings at their wedding, so she tried clove oil on him [drops on a band aid, daily for a week or so] - the wart came off never to return! So I am heartened with her first hand experience in treating his wart with clove oil and will try it myself. You might try this also but use gauze and an ace bandage and perhaps wear only to bed/over night.

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
10/19/2013

Internally you could try taking green tea extract, folic acid and vitamin C. Look under HPV (human papilloma virus) in the remedies section for more info.

Replied by Cj
New Zealand
10/20/2013

My 12 yr old son also has flat warts (plane warts) and I've tried the banana peel and duct tape to keep them on but because they are on his back, when he's sleeping, the duct tape seems to come loose from the constant moving I guess.

There was a suggestion that castor oil rubbed into the warts helped, I did this a few times and admittedly they did seem to sort of "dry up" just a tad, but never really showed signs of disappearing completely. Back to the banana skin, a friend of mine told me she peeled the very top layer of the outer skin and just a thin layer of the inner peel off and applied that to her sons warts and they were gone within 2 or 3 applications. The greener the better. However, they weren't flat warts and so were easier to apply being a smaller area.

I will try again with the banana, this time using a much thinner layer and as green as possible - but it's coming summer here, and bananas don't stay green for long at the moment! I believe they are our best option so stick with it each night.


Fulvic Acid  

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Posted by Scott (Pen Argyl, Pa) on 03/21/2015
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I'd had a wart on the ring finger of my right hand for years. I tried freezing, treatments, peeling it off but it always came back. Finally I tried fulvic acid in a 350x concentration. I would just put a drop on the wart 2-4 times a day and cover it with a band aid. I would peel or grind off the dead skin with an emery board. after a few weeks the wart was dead. I still have the dead flesh where the wart was in my finger but it hasn't grown back after 3 months.

Any tips on how to get rid of the remainder of that flesh from the wart below the surface?


Garlic  

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Posted by Freethink (Lima, Peru) on 02/25/2014
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Plantar Warts.

Abrade the exact spot exposing soft fresh skin. Slice fresh garlic and tape to said spot. Change two-three times daily wear sock, again at night with fresh application. (this if from my (traditional medicine doctor) naturopathic doctor. Keep it clean and as skin softens remove to expose fresh layers. Abrade with file, clippers, pumice file, the pumice is explicitly for limited use, discard after warts and get a new one. You must be meticulous!!

Improve diet, include bicarbonate and lime water.


Posted by Rani (Delhi, India) on 02/17/2013
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Garlic for a wart. Question.. can someone help. I have done it for 3 days .. But could do only once a day for 5 minutes as it looked horrible and burned badly. Now the top skin is burned and I can see the yellow part which looks very bad.. Do I continue with garlic or it will now scab and shed on its own... I am little afraid to continue... please help...

Replied by Dan Cruz
Edmonton, Canada
02/17/2013

Try to do this one: put the extracted juice of fresh ginger on the wart 3-4 times a day. Within 2 weeks you will see the results.


Posted by Suzanne (Mp, Or, Us) on 02/27/2011
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I wish my mom had known about this when I was a kid and had warts on my hands that the dermatologist would freeze off (extremely painful, like putting a cigarette out on your skin!! ) and it doesn't work, they come back, plus I still have huge scars on my hands :(

So as an adult, when I got a wart on my nose, right before my wedding, I was horrified! I read somewhere about garlic juice to remove warts, so I thought I would try it, and I was amazed! It was very easy, I sliced a fresh clove of garlic and dabbed small amount of the juice on the wart with my fingertip, careful not to touch the healthy skin around it. I did this each night before bed, without covering it and within a couple days the wart turned black and fell off never to return again!! That was 4 years ago!! This website is wonderful!! Thankyou EC!!


Posted by Nsingh (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) on 02/22/2011
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Few years ago I had really bad warts, a old neighbour said try a very very thin slice of garlic and tape it on if the pain gets to bad take it off. I done this for 3 days and within a week all my warts were gone. Also if don't want to use tape you can before sleeping rub raw garlic clove for around 5min and won't smell in morning. I had so many warts tried everything from doctors to freezing at hospital and nothing worked they would come back. After doing this they have never returned. Thank God


Posted by Robyn (PERTH, Australia) on 12/29/2007
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Crushed Garlic Cure for Warts. Some time ago I had two warts appear on my nose. They seemed to increase in size quite quickly. GP tells me to come back in two weeks and she will burn them off. I didn't like the sound of that so tried a remedy that I'd heard about. Take fresh garlic cloves and crush them and apply to the warts. Keep on warts for as long as possible until they disappear. I used crushed garlic from the jar I purchased at the supermark and applied the crushed garlic to the gauze part of a bandaid and wore a fresh one every night for two weeks. Warts disappeared. Probably go in quicker time if I had used fresh garlic and used it in the daytime as well as at night.



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