Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- #1 Remedy: Banana Peels!
- ACV, Banana Peel, Duct Tape
- ACV, Banana Peels, Tea Tree Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Bacon Grease
- Banana Peel and Duct Tape
- Banana Peel and Liquid Bandage
- Black Walnut
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blister Beetle Juice
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda
- Cinnamon Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Corn Remover
- Dietary Changes
- Duct Tape
- Duct Tape, Duofilm
- Egg Whites
- Epsom Salts
- Essential Oils
- Fig Leaf Milk
- Fish Oil
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Green Banana
- Green Clay
- Hot Cigarette Tip
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Immune System Response
- Jade Plant
- Multiple Remedies
- Nail Polish
- Olive Leaf Oil
- Orange Peel in White Vinegar
- Oregano Oil
- Petty Spurge (Euphorbia Peplus)
- Pickling Vinegar
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Remedies Needed
- Salicylic Acid
- Tea Tree Oil
- Tea Tree Oil, DMSO
- Tea Tree, Coconut Oil
- Tomato Juice
- Vitamin C, Lemon Juice
- Vitamin E
- Voodoo Remedies for Warts
- Walk on the Beach
- White Vinegar
- Yellow Sulphur Powder
- Zinc Pyrithione
[YEA] 04/29/2013: Matty from Seattle, Usa: "I had a wart on my finger which I had tried to remove by using vinegar, but this just burned my skin. Then I tried wrapping duct tape around my finger (over the wart) which I changed every few days. After about 3 weeks it..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||108 YEAS|
|Voodoo Remedies for Warts||20 YEAS|
|Banana Peel and Duct Tape||15 YEAS|
|Tea Tree Oil||9 YEAS|
|Duct Tape||9 YEAS|
|Hydrogen Peroxide||8 YEAS|
|Vitamin E||6 YEAS|
|Nail Polish||5 YEAS|
|Castor Oil||5 YEAS|
05/01/2013: Clare from Lytham St Annes, England: "The white milk from the broken stem of a dandelion applied to the wart clears it up in a couple of weeks - if it's small."
[YEA] 08/14/2010: Kayll from New England, Usa: "Over the past year, I've been eating poorly and gaining weight rapidly. Along with the uncomfortableness of excess weight, I noticed three warts on my feet: two on my left and one on my right foot. Thankfully they aren't painful. However, I've noticed that they are getting bigger and bigger. Not waiting until they got painful to do something about them, I started researching.
I had bought some OTC products which didn't really work. At the same time, I started changing my diet to include a ton of mixed greens and salads. A read a book about adding mixed greens to the diet. The author had some warts on her body and after she started drinking green smoothies daily, they fell right off.
Well, I can happily say that two of my three warts have fallen off! The third one is in an area on my foot where I can feel it, but can't bend properly to see it. It's flatter than it was and may fall off on it's own soon, too!
For the past two weeks, I've been eating a big salad for lunch every day with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, pecans or almonds, peppers, and beans of some type - with fat free dressing. I haven't lost weight because I'm still eating junkfood at night and heavy meals for dinner. But I will change that soon.
Another popular author I was reading talked about the importance of nutrition and health. He has similar diet recommendations - eating at least one pound of raw vegetables and one pound of raw fruits (who cooks fruits.. Maybe applesauce?). As I continue eating 1lb of veggies (i.e. my salad) and 1lb of fruit daily (for breakfast), I will comment about other ailments that should hopefully go away. I have really bad skin - sometimes called chicken skin - on my arms. I'm hoping diet will help that, too."
08/14/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Maybe it would be helpful if you told us which books you have been reading?
I do eat a lot of salad with all kinds of vegetables in them but my warts have never fallen off. As far as green smoothies go unfortunately I don't like them but I have been drinking quite a bit of vegetable juice mixed with fruit as well for the past 8 months. Don't forget that your body needs fat so eating the salads with no dressing might not be a good idea. Healthy fats are good for you and I can tell you that since my naturopath told me that my skin was too dry because I wasn't eating enough fat at least the skin on my face is a lot smoother (my legs are still too dry but maybe that will change soon)!"
[YEA] 04/24/2012: Joan from Loveland, Colo/usa: "My son had a large wart on the ball of his foot (about 2" round) and he had it burned out by a dermatologist and it returned, he tried all the alternative remedies but nothing worked. Finally, a podiatrist suggested the supplement - DIM. After 3 weeks of faithfully taking the pills according to the bottles instructions, the wart started to get smaller and smaller. After 3 months on the DIM, the wart was gone and has not returned. DIM eliminated any excess estrogen and balanced the hormones. Don't know why it works rid warts, but it works. Praise God."
[YEA] 12/27/2009: Chris from Henderson, Kentucky Usa: "My 5 yr. old son had 2 warts on his finger, we tried to freeze the off a doctors twice.I also tried ductape for a day or two but started applying dmso on a band aid at night ant within a week it went away. His mother had one on her finger before she was pregnant so I guess she must have passed to him. She also put dmso on a band aid and the wart left as well. I got the dmso at a health food store."
[YEA] 11/05/2008: Dana from Houston, TX: "Someone said they had a stubborn wart...use DMSO..put it on every day and it WILL leave you! It might take a couple of weeks...also good for herpes cold sores and the best anti-inflammatory available today."
Duct Tape Cure for Warts
- Duct Tape
The duct tape remedy for warts gets a lot of support all across the internet. The idea is simply to cover the wart with a strip of duct tape, choking the wart's oxygen supply. Whenever the tape gets loose, gently scrape at the top of the wart and then put a new piece of tape on.
[YEA] 07/31/2011: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts: "I can't believe it, but duct tape actually worked in getting rid of a plantars wart I've had on the ball of my foot since I was a teenager, which was decades ago! It's slow-going, but it works. Prior to this, I had tried every product and procedure imaginable. Nothing worked. At best, I would have temporary relief but the wart would *always* grow back within weeks.
Just put a good-sized piece of tape over the wart and push down the sides of the tape to make sure it sticks well. When you bathe/shower, dry it off well and put a new piece of tape on. After a couple of days, you'll notice that the wart gets puffy with dead skin. Carefully use a razor blade (I put tape on one of the edges of the blade to make it easier to handle and safer to use) to slice off some of the dead skin - not too much. Just hold the blade parallel to the raised skin and shave a little bit off, then put a fresh piece of tape on. Repeat that process every few days - shaving just a tad of the dead skin off and never let the wart be without duct tape on it.
It took a few months of patience and diligence, but that sucker is GONE now! ;-) It's been five months and (knocks wood) - no sign of it. It feels sooo good to *finally* be rid of the pain that came with every step I took for all those years. As someone who takes nothing for granted, I am so grateful for the relief. I appreciate it every single day.
If your patient and diligent, the duct tape method *will* work."
[YEA] 01/25/2008: Denise from Torrington, ct: "My 12 year old son had a huge planters wart on the sole of his foot. His Dr. recommended duct tape. Every night I put new tape on. Just on the wart. Every night when I took off the tape he would dig out the dead skin. one week later the huge wart was gone. He had a big hole which healed up nicely. ONE WEEK! PRETTY COOL! I guess the tape cuts off the air supply to the wart and it dies."
[YEA] 02/10/2007: Elizabeth from Ormond Beach, FL: "my gp doctor told me of this -- IT WORKS!! -- plantar warts (the warts most common on the bottom of the feet) cover them with duct tape and keep them covered with the tape for several days (mine took about three weeks) there is no pain or discomfort. i think the tape keeps the wart from getting air and thus it dies. at any rate, this works every time."
[YEA] 12/31/2006: Natalie from Austin, TX: "VASELINE AND DUCT TAPE -- YOU SHOULD TRY IT. IT WORKS GREAT!"
[YEA] 12/26/2006: John from Solon, OH: "Duct tape on wart to suffocate it for a week and it will be gone. William Beacon was on David Letterman Christmas Day Eve telling people different uses for duck or duct tape. He told David Letterman if you put Duct Tape on a wart it will be gone in a week."
[YEA] 10/17/2006: Julie from West Jordan, Ut: "Vaseline and duct tape cured a wart on my daughter's finger. I smothered the wart in vaseline and wrapped her finger in duct tape and left it on for a week."
[YEA] 06/05/2006: Brenden from Calgary, Alberta, Canada: "I'm not sure if this is a 100% natural remedy, but I figured since it worked for me I thought you guys might be able to post something like it on your website, so that others may benefit from it healing properties. It's called Duct Tape, LOL Yes that's right... it's the stuff used when you need to fix a seal or to keep cords in place from others tripping over. May not sound like it's of much use, but I have found it to work wonders! One of which is Warts! Ever since I was little I somehow seemed to pick up warts very easily, especially when I'm going barefoot in the locker rooms or at the swimming pool. I was getting fed up with the expensive over-the-counter topical remedies to so to say "Kill Off" or "Burn Out" the wart(s). And after going to the doctor's over and over, with the freezing methods that may require a second or third visit depending on the severity of the fungus, I began my search for something that would both be effective and inexpensive. I looked no further than the kitchen cupboard. By placing a piece of duct tape over the affected area(s) it from what I've gathered "Irritates the wart", which in turn causes your immune system to respond. I have as well as my younger sister have both tried this with outstanding results. I can honestly say that if you keep it covered with duct tape the wart(s) will be gone in as little as a couple of weeks. I figured since I've had such dramatic results from this, others may benefit from it as well. I hope that by my experience you will be able to share this among the other readers of this website. Thanks!"Replies
09/06/2011: Phalange from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "Glad it worked for you. You should know that warts are caused by various strains of HPV (human papilloma virus), not a fungus :-)
I'm from Calgary too though! Go Flames!"
[YEA] 05/07/2006: Mary from Columbia, SC: "After months of treatment, with over the counter medicines, including the freezing method which upset my daughter terribly, a simple piece of duct tape on the wart for 4 days took it completely away! How I wish I tried it first! The best part is that my kid didn't mind putting the tape on... she thought it was fun!"
Duct Tape, Duofilm
[YEA] 03/11/2013: Julie from Melbourne, Australia: "I have just ended a long and weary battle with my plantar warts on the bottom of my toe. Originally I only had one, and it was pretty small and painless for about 10 years. I decided to get rid of it at the doctors and it took 14 visits to freeze it off so you can imagine how stubborn it was. In that time it multiplied and another 4 small warts appeared nearby. After they were all frozen off I was wart-free for about 6 months. Then I noticed 3 of them came back. I left it for a couple more years then I decided to take action but not cryotherapy again.
I tried everything, apple cider vinegar (they just turned white but no more improvement after this stage) tea tree oil (they looked irratated and red but nothing more) banana peel (no change, just a messy toe) gaffer tape (I read somewhere it didn't matter what tape it was, as long as it was durable, sticky and covering the wart at all times- but this did nothing) and duofilm (which turned white and I would pumice down every day but it would end up bleeding and the area got messy and didn't really show any change) and also nail polish (no change). I tried all these things for at least a month. I think you should really see changes in a month, or it's not the right treatment.
Eventually I came accross a blog where someone who had no success with anything tried this:
1. paint duofilm carefully over the wart (avoid surrounding healthy skin)
2. When it's dry, cover wart with a small piece of duct tape and then a band aid over the top
3. Leave for 6 days (don't even peek at it). If tape comes off, replace immediately.
4. On the 6th day, pumice off the dead skin, dry and leave uncovered overnight.
5. Repeat process again for 6 weeks or until the wart is gone and the lines of your skin are restored.
Feeling sceptical, I gave it a go, replacing the tape regularly because it kept coming off my toe. In the first week, to my amazement, the top of the biggest wart crumbled and rubbed away with the pumice stone on the 6th day. I noticed the 'seeds' little red dots were visible (the are just the hijacked blood vessels that the warts are made up of) and I kept repeating every week with more and more layers of the wart rubbing off every 6th day. I was amazed at this improvement. I kept it up for 6 weeks, until I saw no more seeds, and then another 2 weeks until the lines of my toe had restored themselves. I never saw any 'core' and it never turned black. I just keep burning off those layers.
Only time will tell if they come back but I am so happy that something worked!"