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] 10/25/2012: Sayward from Columbia City, Indiana, Usa: "(I'm sorry, I've been a fan of the site for a couple years, and just now have something to add. I'm not sure if this is even how to go about submitting my information, so sorry if it's extra work for someone.) About 7 years ago..."
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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|
[YEA] 10/18/2006: Colin from Mississauga, Ontario Canada: "I had a wart on my end of my thumb and the root was under my thumnail. I had tried the store remedies but they did not work. I decided to use Pickling Vinegar as apposed to Apple Cider. The reason was that Pickling Vinegar has a higher percentage of Acetic Acid @ 7%. Apple Cider and regular vinegar has only 5%. I placed the vinegar on a small cotton swab, placed it on the wart, then wrapped a few pieces of duct tape over to seal it in and allow not air to get in. I die this ever 2 to 3 days The wart was gone in 10 days. WARNING: The sting and pain I endured from the acidity was very intense for the first 4 days."
[YEA] 10/25/2012: Sayward from Columbia City, Indiana, Usa: "(I'm sorry, I've been a fan of the site for a couple years, and just now have something to add. I'm not sure if this is even how to go about submitting my information, so sorry if it's extra work for someone.)
About 7 years ago I bought a pair of flip-flops from a dollar store and wore them the whole summer. Problem is that the thong portion had a rather nasty plastic seam, which cut my first toe.
My toe healed, and I went about my life. About 2 years later, I discovered what I thought to be a corn on my toe. I'm not one for doctors, so I just let it be. But it grew. And it grew. And it grew. Then it began to spread.
5 years after it's appearance, I went to the doctor for a completely unrelated issue. In passing, I asked the doctor about my 'corn'. He looked at it, said "It'll hurt if I cut it out. " and left.
Turns out it was a humongus nasty ugly plantars wart. Which by the time your site allowed me to discover the grisly fact, it had multiplied to both feet and 3 toes.
Apple cider vineger didn't do a dang thing. Nor did banana peels, peroxide, nail polish, wart removers or duct tape.
I became rather ashamed of my toe. Until recently. When, thanks to my loving boyfriend, I discovered the hot ticket. POTATO PEEL. Yup. You heard right. I took a small peeling of a potato and taped it onto my foot, changing the peel every day.
After 7 years and multiple dime sized warts, my toe looks just as beautiful as it did before I bought those cheap sandals. No pain, no burning, no problems."Replies
10/25/2012: Art from Tustin, Ca. Usa replies: "Sayward, I was wondering how long your potato peel method took to get rid of your warts? Thank you for posting your wart remedy. Art"
[YEA] 03/26/2009: Denise from Arlington, VA: "For warts use a raw potato piece and rub it directly on the wart. It will turn black disappear within days..!!!"
[YEA] 07/19/2008: Barbara from Oldsmar, Fl: "Rubbing the cut edge of a fresh white potatoe onto a planters wart on the sole of my daughter's foot about twice a day eliminated the wart within 2 or 3 days.We stored the potatoe we used in the refrigerator in saran wrap and then just cut off a thin slice from the previously cut edge and threw that slice away before rubbing the freshly cut edge on the potatoe. My stepfather, a country barber had heard about this remedy from some farmers in his shop. No pain whatsoever!"
[YEA] 10/31/2007: Irene from Hermosa, SD: "I used to have warts on the back of both hands. One day someone said to soak raw potato in white vinegar and then put on wart. Do this for 3-7 days and the wart will come off. It worked great and has for a number of others I have shared with. Make sure the potato covers only the wart or your skin will get burned. Potato only needs to soak for an hour or so"
[YEA] Scott from Weaverville, NC: "I had hundreds of small warts, on my hands, and fingers. Also plantars warts the size of quarters on the bottom of each foot. I cut a small piece off of the top of a potatoe, and rubbed it on my warts several times a day, or whenever I had the notion. I wrapped the potatoe in cellophane, and put it in the fridge, for the next use. I did this for a few weeks, then one day, to my surprise, I woke up, and ALL of my warts had disappeared. Gone, just like they disappeared overnight."
[YEA] Theresa from Starbuck, MN: "Radishes used the same as the banana peel get the same results!"
Red Wine Vinegar
[YEA] 04/24/2007: Kari from Vancouver, Canada: "This is unbelievable, but I've had as awful wart on my cheek for 14 years!! I actually didn't know what it was for quite sometime, because I was so used to it. I tried Red Wine Vinegar on a cottonball, left it on for 10 hours, and it's already black and shriveled!! Only after 1 day! I'm in shock! It's totally on the outs!!!"
01/03/2013: Nubian from Ottawa, On Canada: "Not sure if I have keliods, warts or skin tags.when I tied the very 1rst wart/tag?, it turned black/shrunk. When I finally pulled it off, blood ran down my face b4 I could catch it and wipe it off. The blood from it must be virul, because it created more, any place I touched with bare hand (later it spread all over eyelids, under eyes, on cheeks/neck and underarms - tried removing but they seemed to multiply). Tried wart remover (no good)/duct tape/dental floss, nothing worked. Can ACV be used in the eye area (via q-tip)?"
09/19/2012: Devendra from Ambassa, Tripura, India: "dear sir/madam, I am facing problem on the face where I make shaving since 2009-2010, I think these are warts. at the time of my marriage in may 2009, I had made shaving from saloon, then I got a small wart like shape ( I think) after that I am facing such type of problem. sir, I have applied a lot of homeopathy(thuja etc. ) and english medicines (vermisole, winjil etc)but not success. warts are increased and about 20-25 big and small warts are on my faces at shaving places. i generally avoid shaving.
sir, please help me and advice me. I will be thankful for the life. really I am very depressed now a day."
06/24/2012: Mumtofourhearts from London, England: "I have some tiny warts at the side of my top lip just between my nose and lip. I have tried several remedies including tha apple cider vinegar, the garlic, the castor oil remedies I have even been to my doctor who has tried the freezing method to no avail. In fact since the doctor tried the freezing method the warts have increased. Can anyone suggest any remedies I can try. I would be very grateful for any help I can get. Thank you."Replies
06/25/2012: Sara from The Beach, Canada replies: "I suggest you look into oil of oregano especially if you want no scar action. I doubt the location you speack of is warts though. Exerpt from internet
"Milia are the white bumps which forms on the surface of the skin, when the dead skin cells and the sebum, gets trapped in the sweat glands or the hair follicles, due to the lack of exfoliation. Other reasons for milia to develop on the skin are over exposure to sun, irritation to certain chemicals and injury to the skin. Milia are 1-2 mm in size and are yellowish white in color. Both adults and children are affected by this skin disorder. The most common locations for milia are the cheeks, around the eyes, forehead and nose. In infants milia can occur even within the mouth. Although milia is a harmless condition, yet it can make the person very unsightly. There are various methods which can be used for milia removal, some of these are explained here.
Milia in infants gets resolved on its own, though it may take a few weeks. Usually no treatment is required for removal of milia in babies.
In adults too, milia disappear on their own. However, if they refuse to go away and are making the person uncomfortable, the doctor may recommend applying creams, I. E. Topical retinoid creams on the affected skin. Some of the widely used products are adapalene cream, tazarotene cream and tretinoin cream.
Other treatment that are recommended by doctors include, the fruit peels, as well as, microdermabrasion. If these treatments too fail in milia removal, the doctor then uses the piercing technique. In this technique, a surgical knife is used to pierce the milia, and then the cyst material is removed using comedone extractor. The cost varies from place to place. Also, different hospitals in the same area may quote different rates. For exact milia removal costs, the person needs to contact his doctor and find out.
Milia Removal at Home
Unlike pimples or acne, milia do not have any opening or hole on their surface. They also are trapped beneath the skin, thus making them almost impossible to treat at home. It is always the dermatologist who should be consulted for milia removal, as removing milia at home can leave some ugly-looking scars behind. Nevertheless, if you are looking to treat them at home, then here is a treatment technique for you.
Step 1: Clean the affected area as well as your hands with a medicated soap.
Step 2: Boil some water, and wet a cloth with it. Now, apply this cloth on the affected area.
Step 3: Take a needle, which is sterilized beforehand, and pierce the white bump with it, making a tiny hole in its center.
Step 4: Take a tissue paper and gently squeeze out the contents of the white bump on it.
Step 5: After the white bump has been cleared of its contents, dab some astringent into cotton and apply it on the bump. Repeat the same procedure on every white bump.
In order to avoid or reduce milia on skin, there are certain precautions which you can follow. Firstly, follow proper skin care regimen, and exfoliate your skin regularly so that the dead skin cells and sebum do not get an opportunity to get accumulated on the skin, thus preventing occurrence of milia. Secondly, if milia is due to some harsh chemicals such as fluoride in toothpaste, switch to milder or herbal products. Thirdly, avoid going out in the sun during the peak hours , I. E. , between 10 to 4 and if it is unavoidable, apply a sunscreen containing zinc oxide or titanium oxide before venturing out. " Hope this helps, Sara"
10/24/2011: Pain from Chicago, Il: "Does anyone have experience trying to use apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar) with a case of warts as massive as the following? I am scheduled for surgery in 14 days, but the warts are growing so fast right now that in 7 days they have gone from being an invisible cauliflower-like mass inside the anus to a cookie-sized mass jutting outside of the rectum, stuck between the butt checks visibly and threatening to keep growing beyond the confines of the cheeks next. My surgeon and doctor have refused to shrink the mass in between my colonoscopy (which fortunately showed no cancer inside anywhere) and the surgery in two weeks, and said it's too large for topical medicines, etc. I was only diagnosed in August, immediately scheduled the earliest possible laser treatment, and have been unable to get laser treatments more frequently than two weeks apart, which has proved to be enough time for the wart mass to regain all of the size it lost from Laser treatment 14 days prior. That's why they recommended the surgery (which from what I read online could have an INTENSELY painful "recovery" period afterwards and that the warts will likely return, though treatments thereafter may be easier as they'll be smaller. I am petrified of this period if I can't get maintenance/treatments more frequently than two weeks or more apart while they speed-expand (assuming that continues post-surgery. ).
I tried the vinegar last night just with the hope of keeping them from becoming a tail outside my butt. So far it's not clear to me anything has happened but it's very hard to see back there. Looks like the tip may be a little white, and I'm not even sure the mass hasn't grown again since last night. Hard to say. My doctor has recently seen cases even worse than mine--the day before laddering mine she had treated someone with a mass that extended all the way to the testacles, and she was unshackled and unperturbed by the size when she first saw me in August. (She works in a clinic that sees a lot of rectal and hpv-related conditions, though the focus is on HIV there and I am negative for HIV, am otherwise very healthy, got the warts from a long term monogamous partner, who I'm no longer with, for three years. ) Should I keep up with the burn of the vinegar or follow my doctors advice and let it become a painful bloody life threatening tail before a surgery that could produce months of even greater pain at least while passing bm? Who has treated internal masses this way? Anyone?"Replies
10/24/2011: Traveler from Dallas, Tx replies: "The only thing I can think of is doing mega dosing with lysine and aspirin (do your own research to make sure this is a safe choice for it. ) You take 1gram of lysine an hour for five consecutive hours, and also take 1 gram of aspirin along with the lysine each of those hours to help it diffuse in the blood. This is typically for viral infections making you ill, however since HPV is a virus, I would say try this, and each day after that, take 1 gram of lysine, say 3-5 times a day. I would also suggest eating as much lightly cooked garlic as you can stomach, and as there's so much blockage and it's likely making it very hard to poop, I say take 3 tablespoons of BlackStrap Molasses twice a day, in water or whatever way you can stomach it. This helps the fecal matter slide out without actually causing diarrhea."
10/24/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Pain from chicago have you tried banana peels? There is a lot of info on this site of people killing warts with banana peels. Someone even scraped inside of the peel and put that on the area with a bandage over it & it killed it in around 7 days. You could scrape the inside of the peel and insert it on the outside (and keep it there with a bandage of some sort, put some inside the area involved to see whether that helps. The banana peel even kills the roots.
Also iodine is anti viral and has also killed warts as well. Lugols iodine would be better both taking it internally and applying to the areas affected. You could use both iodine and the banana peel remedy?
Fresh urine is also good to kill warts. Soak onto a bandage and leave on the area 10-20 mins 2-3 times a day."
01/26/2010: Glight from Hattiesburg, Ms, Usa: "Can someone please help me find a name and cure for 'flat warts'! I have them on the top of my feet and around my ankles, on my fore arms and my inner thighs mainly. They are flat and scratch off (esp. after a bath) and blend in with my skin but do look like dry spots if I dont keep my skin moist with oils or lotion. The ones on my feet and legs look almost like a spreading fungus with some clusters and some individual. I have been told it is related to Candida; that it is Viral; too much sugar... I just want to know what to do as they are only getting worse. Thanks!"Replies
01/30/2010: Sky from Harrisburg, Pa, Usa replies: "My two younger boys had planter warts that they got while doing martial arts. I took the youngest one to the doctor who sent me to another doctor and he recommended cutting them out, which I agreed to do, but oh did it look painful. It left a huge hole in his foot. A year or so later the older one complained of his feet always hurting and when I looked at his feet saw huge clusters of planter warts. By this time someone had told me about their great success with olive leaf extract. I bought some and had him take 2 capsules 3 times a day. All the warts were gone in less than a month.I think he told me warts are viral and need to be fought from the inside out. Wonder if anyone heard about this before ,but it worked for us."
[YEA] 07/12/2008: Nadia Jovanovic from Chicago, Illinois: "Hello, I swear my life on this treatment. As a teenager i had only one wart . Really annoying i thought but was able to live with it. Couple of years later though the warts started spreading. You can imagine how embarrassing it was since they became quite visible.
My grandmas sister told me to put salicylic acid and to tomato on the warts and wrap them up. I did that twice a day putting generous amounts of acid on each wart and a peace of tomato. A week latter imagine my surprise THEY WERE GONE!!!!Have not had them since and I can tell you I had tried everything including burning with the really painful liquid nitrogen. It is a bit of a challenge to buy salicylic acid but you can definitely find it online if not in you local pharmacy. Good luck!!!"
[YEA] 11/27/2007: Patti from Canton, Ohio: "Remedy to kill plantar wart on foot. Ten years ago my son had a large plantar wart on the bottom of his foot so I decided to play Dr. and see what happened. The remedy I used is to soak the foot in very warm water (for about 15 minutes) right before bed, dry the foot completely, scrape top of wart gently with a knife, apply alcohol and let dry, apply any drugstore wart remover solution and let it dry, apply a bandaid, wrap in duct tape. Leave on until the following night and repeat nightly for six weeks. This remedy cured my sons plantar wart and it never came back! We were amazed. Consistancy is the key for success in using this remedy. This remedy can also be done immediately after the bath. Hope this remedy helps. "