Matches, or a heated nail is a great treatment for warts. About as painful as freezing but works better! 10 seconds of sharp pain and the wart is gone, better than three times daily application of acids or other treatments that may or not work. Causes a localised blister that seperates the wart and surrounding flesh from the lower layers. 100% success rate if you can stop it from returning! I've used it several of mine and works great! Only struggles on the soles of my feet where the skin seems to be too thick. Might need more heat but candles with nails and matches might not get all the way through!
Hi, Just wanted to say matches worked for my son who had warts on his hand which were spreading all over his hand. We had applied the prescription the Doctor had prescribed which was salicylic acid 80% paste at night and then in the morning used razor blade to take the top of them off. They were like seed warts. Well it wasn't getting rid of them. Just really made the skin soft so that we could razor the top layer off. One area had like a whole bunch of warts with like seeds under skin that was razored off. Well, what happened was, it would not stop bleeding in that area after taking of the top layer of warts off. We used the stick matches and lit them and blew them out and then put them on the bleeding area which stopped the bleeding. We had to use several of them. We did this just one time, but were very surprised because in about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks they were gone. What happened was amazing. The other warts on his hand which we DID NOT put the match tip on disappeared too. It was almost like, the area that was the worst that had like a cluster of warts was the mother wart area and when it was killed, the others disappeared too. The big area we did this to was on the palm of his hand (the area between his thumb and finger.) He also was taking Vitamin C , 1000mg daily for immune system. But I know it was the stick matches that made them disappear.
My son had a rather large plantar wart that was growing in the callous on the outter edge of his big toe. Nothing was working, but we soaked match heads in water for a few minutes, just to soften the sulphur enough to spread. Twice a day with a loose bandage (tight or even firmly attached hurt after a few minutes). Couple of weeks it was gone. Feet can be hard in the winter with boots and sweating. The sulphur didnt sweat off, it stuck to the wart, and I filed it whenever possible (a 5 year old generally is not patient enough to fuss over his feet). I didn't burn the match on his foot, thought he may freak, but matches were the only remedy that worked.
Wart cured with matches: My wife and I had fought for over a year to get rid of two warts on my daughters feet. Two trips to the doctor and several over the counter options, still nothing seemed to work. All other things would make the wart much smaller but would never make it disappear completely. Our neighbor told us about using wooden matches. Our application was slightly different than others I've seen described. We applied a small strip of duck tape over the wart with a hole in it to expose the wart. Essentially it is there to hold the match head in place. We cut the match head off and placed it in the hole. Lit the match and waited until it went out. Less than one week later the wart was gone and hasn't returned.
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I had a wart on my right pinky finger on and off for years. I used the commercial wart removers and the wart would always return. One day, I was complaining to my brother-in-law about the wart that kept returning. He told me to light a match and extinguish it. He told me when the match was cold to just rub it on my finger (where the wart was) and to do it a few times a day until the wart disappeared. Of course, I thought he was nuts, but I followed his instructions and quess what? The wart has not returned in over 30 years! Maybe this will work for someone. Thanks for all the great ideas on home remedies. I love your site. It's one of the best! P.S. Just use the commercial matches that you buy to light your stove or cigarettes.
I had thirteen warts on my hands and a planters wart on my heel. Dr.s could not get rid of them. I found the milkweed cure. tried it and it worked. I've since recomended it to many, including my own children. all with the same sucess. The easiest way we found to use it is to apply the milk from a milkweed pod to a bandaid and apply it once a day for two weeks to each wart to be removed. Guarantee this to work! The reason for the bandaid is two fold. First the milk is sticky and accumulates lint when exposed. The second is the milk dries white and is very obvious in a situation we would rather not be drawing attention to. Try it -- you won't be disappointed!
When I was a young girl, I had a wart on my knee. My Grandfather had me put the milk from the milkweed plant on my wart. I did this once a day for about a couple weeks. The wart disappeared and never came back!
I had a wart on my hand and I applied the milk from the milkweed plant a couple of times a day for a couple of weeks at the age of 10 and have not had a wart there since! That was 40 years ago!
I have had several warts on my face (more than 20). I went to many physicans In Ammman,Jordan .they used to say all the time that the Nytrogyn remedy is the only proper one .I applied it 5-6 times .the warts used to reappear and produce another ones. I paid the phyisicans more than US$300 .I also used Solycic acid .it was useless because the warts reappeared again .
I was quite frustrated ,did know where to go until I started using the internet searching for sheep home remedies .
Found out in the web that Banana peel,garlic oil and tee tree oil are the most appropriate home remedies .I ordered 100% oraganic tee tree oil from desert essence .
I used it 2 times daily .I used the garlic oil as well as 2 time aday. the banana peel was used once before sleeping.I just rubbed it on the wart.
on the same time i started to treat myself internally by taking Omega 369.
1.2 grams contains borage oil,flax seed oil and fish oil .that was essential for enhancing the Immune system .
the warts have been gone and have never returned back .Thanks 2 Allah
i read that warts need air to live, so I thought that perhaps cutting off the air supply would get rid of a wart I have on my arm, and one on my leg. I applied a coating of clear nail polish on the warts every day, and within a week I could see shrinkage of the warts. both are almost completely gone now... I hope this helps others.
My daughter had a plantars wart on the ball of her foot. The thought of her going to dr to have it burned out or cut out as I did as a kid... I went on line and found..... NAIL POLISH. They said clear I used pink... The point is it cannot breath... So it dies.... I painted her skin on location every couple days.... Eventually it peeled and came right out! Took a few weeks.... Very happy... most important...PAINLESS
I had a wart on my finger and through my Dr. had it burned off, and it kept coming back(5 times) Aco-volunteer suggested I use clear nail polish and reapply it often, which I did and about 3 weeks later it was gone and knock on wood that was 4 years ago and its still gone. I think I suffocated it and I wish I had used that method and saved myself $100.00.
Hello Everyone * If you have a nasty plantar wart(s), PLEASE READ THIS! I'm 31 years old and I have had these nasty plantar warts on the bottom of my big toe for 2-3 years. It's the size of a quarter(in clusters) on my big toe and it has spread to my other toe's and on several other smaller spots on the bottom of my foot. They spread, because I would exfoliate my heels and also would try and "sand" down the wart.(PLEASE DON'T DO THIS) warts are very contagious. It would also swell up when it was wet. YUCK! I have tried everything possible to get rid of this nasty thing. OTC wart removers, Peroxide, Duct Tape, Alcohol and then I was watching an episode of "The Doctors" a lady had called in and said she had used clear "topcoat" finger nail polish on her sons wart and it was gone in a few days. So, I said what the heck.... I will try that too! I applied the nail polish every night after my shower. Every 3 days I would peel the layers of polish off the wart. Each time I would peel the built up polish off, you could see small layers of the wart coming off. I cont. to do this for a few weeks. I was not going to stop. Then as I notice each week how it was getting smaller, smaller and smaller. WOW I am so amazed and just estatic about this, IT"S COMPLETELY GONE!!! NO scarring, no markings, nothing....just normal clean toe! So Amazing, I just had to share this with others!
I noticed this wasn't mentioned. I use to have 2 warts near the base of my right thumb. They didn't hurt or irritate, but I hated that everone used to either cringe at them or ask me if the warts were painful when they saw the warts. The wart remover plasters never worked. I read from somewhere that nail polish can help to remover warts, so I gave that a try. I applied clear nail polish to the warts, repplying every so often to ensure that there was always a coating over the warts. The nail polish is a lot less noticable than a wart remover plaster is! I can't remember how long it took (probably just a month or so), but one day as I prepared to reapply the nail polish, I noticed that the warts were GONE. Not a single trace of them was left, and there was absolutely no scaring. The skin looked perfectly normal! I was so happy! It's been 3 years since then, and the warts have not come back.
I've tried various methods to get rid of warts for YEARS.more than 20. No, they don't always go away. Natural remedies/freezing/doctor's appointments...these all made them worse and more painful. I ended up speaking with a physician who told me that if you take a clean needle, poke it with holes til it bleeds, that my own natural immune system would take care of it. Since I had mosiac warts, the worst, on both my hands and suddenly my toes- I broke down and poked about three holes in the largest one on the bottom of my pinky toe. KILLED IT! AND THE 2 THAT WERE GROWING ON THE SECOND TOE! Gone!
I'll have to do my hands, one at a time but I know I have to soak them and soften them before I can break through them. Good luck.