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] 07/17/2012: Carina from Edinburgh, Uk: "I am responding to the lady with little white scars from warts, I have stumbled across dermal rollering and I am in awe, be carefull of doing this if you have any flatwarts as they could spread. It will bring the pigment back after time...."
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Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Warts
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Small Piece of Cotton Ball
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is also a very popular wart remedy. Soak a small bit of a cotton ball, no bigger than the size of the wart, in ACV, apply it to the wart, and secure it with a band-aid. You can replace the cotton with a new soak once or twice a day. In a couple of weeks, your wart should be gone.
[YEA] 11/21/2011: Brianna from Santa Barbara, California: "I have never written a review before but felt that I had to share my experience. After having a plantar wart on my foot for several years it began to spread. I tried everything under the sun from Dr's visits to banana peels & duct tape but NOTHING worked. That was until I began treating the infected area with ACV. The entire process took approximately 2 weeks & was beyond simple! Every night I would take a cotton ball soaked in ACV & tape it down across the warts surface-keeping it covered only when I slept. In the AM I would thoroughly wash my feet & make sure they were 100% dry before putting on my socks & shoes. Every couple of days I would file down the wart with an emery board & cut away the "dead" skin with a razor blade. I repeated this process for two weeks & to my surprise the nasty little buggers disappeared before my eyes. Since my treatment I have been plantar wart free with no signs of any new ones on the horizon!!!"
[YEA] 11/15/2011: Annon from Texas, Houston: "WOW.. I have had a verruca on my big toe for about 7 years.. It then grew into 20 all round my foot!!! I managed to get rid of all the small ones with duct tape but 2 remained! :( I have been applying ACV on my massive one for about a month now and I can say its almost gone!! The only downside is that its painful and I couldnt sleep because of it!
My advice is be patient because my one on my big toe is very deep but the vinegar seems to be taking all the roots to the surface, I would highly recomend ACV to everyone!
And by the way I know how embarassing these verrucas are! I use to cry almost every day and my poor mum felt helpless, plus I could never wear high heels with bare feet because I was scared they would spread! My doctor said " its only a verruca for god sake " I honestly just about punched him in the face!!!! if only he knew how much it brings down my confidence :( :(
TRY ACV! I GUARANTEE RESULTS, NO MATTER HOW STUBBORN YOUR VERRUCA IS!!!!"
11/12/2011: Autumn from Atlanta, Ga: "I recently stumbled across this ACV for warts info after having a wart in my hand for approx. 30 yrs... Doctors tried everything to get rid of it short of cutting my hand because it's on my right hand and I was afraid of needing to much help. It's smack dead in the center of my palm. Since the thing never went away I just learned to live with it as a child totally ignoring & telling other kids it was a weird Birthmark. Well I want you to know that I started using ACV on Wednesday and it has opened up and I see the yukky inside of it. Which is something it has never done before with any other treatment. So I pray this is the miracle I have been looking for concerning my hand. I will keep you posted... BTW this thing burns and stings like a Bon of a sitch (dyslexic cursing) lol! Keep your fingers crossed for me. I've waited. Long time to be rid of this thing... And my 40th bday is next week, that would be a great gift!!"
[YEA] 10/05/2011: Michelle from Brooksville, Fl: "My daughter has had a nasty wart on her knee for almost 7 months and we have been to the Dr. twice and had it frozen and have tried every o/c treatment there is out there finally got referred to a dermotologist.. Very expensive so far! SO I decided to search for some home remedies before we go to another costly Dr.and found out about Apple Cider Vinegar, boy am I glad we did!! After 3 days of treating it it began to turn black, on the 4th day it actually shriveled up and fell off!! YEAH!! For the next few days we still treated it to make sure we got the root!! What a great home remedy!!"Replies
[YEA] 10/25/2011: Brittanya.m from Jackson, Tennessee replies: "ACV Cure for Warts
I have had numerous warts in my short life, mostly on my feet. Unfortunately I grew one on my middle finger of my right hand my freshman year of college. I tried EVERYTHING, at home freezing, Dr. Freezing, wart creams, duct tape... Yeah, everything. Sometimes it would look like it would shrink a little just to come back bigger the next week. Then I read about ACV for warts. Let me tell you when nothing else works this stuff does! Just dampen a piece of a cotton ball with the ACV and put a bandage on to keep it there and continue as usual.
The downsides, it hurts like the dickens! Not at first or always, but it started to burn. After a few days my wart started to peel a little and shed a "layer". When I reapplied the ACV to the wart after taking the layer off, it burned a little all night. Then the next layer of the wart would get tough and it wouldn't hurt so bad. This happened repeatedly. Each time another layer would come off the ACV burned even more. I consider myself to be decent with pain, but there were nights I absolutely could not get to sleep because it burned so bad. It really felt like I was holding my finger up to a lighter.
Now, almost as soon as I took the ACV off at night, the pain eased - so if it becomes there's quick relief. Eventually I had a little crater in my finger where the wart had been. I probably kept the ACV up longer than I needed (about 2 weeks for the darn thing), but with all I had tried I was scared to stop.
But that was it, it was gone and it's been 5 years now."
[NAY] 09/17/2011: Mandy from Houston, Texas: "I have a nasty wart on the end of my ring finger, right on the tip and a little under the nail. Well, I cut the nail back as short as possible and have been soaking it in ACV for the past 2 days and then I have been using a piece of cotton ball absorbed in ACV, covering it with bandaids and leaving it overnight. Well this evening I decided to go ahead and do this earlier and leave it on a while longer.. The pain was horrible!! Throbbing pain.. and made even my pinky hurt, just pain coming hard and barely letting up.. Finally, right now I couldn't take it anymore (had it with ACV and bandaids for 6 hours) and went in the bathroom to take off the bandaids...
What a mess I have :( it hurts so BAD.. And well the wart is blackish brown and a tint of yellow and the skin hurts so bad around it.. I dont know if I can continue.. But, I don't know at this point what else to do. I have already had the wart burned twice and it is going nowhere.. So I think for the night I will leave it alone.. It hurts too much and feels raw.. And looks so deformed, the skin and the wart is so big, bigger than it was.. Goodness, I wanted this to work. I would love feedback from anyone.. I am thinking, should I try the banana peel?.. maybe it would be less painful? Thank you."Replies
09/17/2011: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "Dear Mandy, There is BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ]. From what I have come across on the web it seems to work well for some people for warts of different types. Most of these reports disuss BHT as a treatment for genital warts. I don`t know if it will help you or not but it is worth a try. Though most people have no problem taking the 350mg capsules BHT is most often sold in some do have problems including dizzyness and hives. I suggest doing a simple sensitivity test by opening up a capsule and empty the contents onto a small plate. Then licking your finger and daubing it onto the crystals and licking the crystals off your finger and waiting a few hours to see if you have any negative response.
There has been a lot of research that shows an average lifespan increase for mice dosed with BHT over thier entire lifetimes of as much as 45%. My point being that BHT in theraputic dosages has been proven to be benificial and seems to work well for some people with warts. You can do your own research about this by doing a web search using: BHT and warts. BHT is very inexpensive also. It costs between 10 and 15 dollars for 100 capsules. I hope this works for you if you decide to give it a try....Oscar"
09/18/2011: Mandy from Houston, Texas replies: "Today I have no pain. The wart looks smaller and black. I think it is dead. So I plan on NOT dipping it anymore in ACV but, doing the bandaid with cotton ball. I think it is going to work. I do see a difference. I have sensitive skin and I think the dipping into the ACV was a little too extreme for me. I will update in a week. I love this site. I can spend TOO much time here reading! Thank you so much for all the information here!!"
10/31/2011: Jessica from Pittsburgh, Pa replies: "I have read on another site to dilute the ACV with water with a ratio of 1 to 1. Maybe that will make it less painful. Good luck!"
[YEA] 09/10/2011: Holly from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: "My daughter developed a wart in the middle knuckle of her left hands when she was 18 months old. For 2 and a half years I tried all the over the counter remedies out there. I even took her to the doctor and had him "freeze" it. Nothing worked. All that happened was that the skin around the wart got raw and sore. I eventually stumbled across this remedy on the internet. I soaked a small piece of cotton in apple cider vinegar and put it on top of her wart covering the whole thing with a bandaid every night for just over a month. The wart turned black and eventually peeled off revealing beautiful clear pink skin underneath. This definitely works!"Replies
11/07/2011: Margie from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "Holly, Thanks for the encouraging words. I have a three year old daughter. She has a huge wart on the thumb of her right hand just to the side of the finger nail. Another on the outside knuckle of her left thumb and yet another on the inside of her left thumb. She also has two on her face. One just below the bottom lip and a smaller one just above.
I have tried the Compound W, Black Tea bags, Tagamet (per her pediatrician) and also taken her to the dermatologist who did not want to treat them due to the pain involvd...
Last week I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar. I had to stop treatment after three days on her left thumb because the vinegar is eating her flesh, but it has developed a black scab that has yet to fall off.
The huge one has turned black and I see a seperation line forming at the base of the wart. The vinegar is also starting to eat the flesh of this thumb, so I wrap the non affected area with cotton and a band aid, then apply the ACV soaked cotton ball and more band aids. She reported no pain last night. I am anxious to see this thing disappear! "
01/18/2012: B.lee from Pharr, Tx replies: "Did that apple vinegar or ACV help her? I have similar problems on my fingers. I have gone to the doctor to have them burned off, but it looks like they are gone and then all of a sudden another one appears. I really need to find a cure because I am desperate."
03/26/2012: Ann from Yakima, Wa replies: "Apply Castor Oil, yes castor oil to the wart. I had one and in less than one week it was gone and no return:)"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 09/06/2011: Danielled87 from Denver, Co: "Ive had a massive planters wart on my foot for over 5 years. Ive had it removed once before and that was painful, couldn't walk, so they gave me crutches and I had gotten really sick from the medication afterwards.
I looked up home remedies and tried ducktape first, with no luck after about 2 weeks I wanted to kick it up with the APC. It worked great the first week, I noticed the wart became flat and was looking great. Then it all went down hill, I have a pretty big pain tolerance so at first the trobbing/beginning pain was ok but by the end of the second week this was too much. It was killing the wart but with such pain walking on that foot became impossible, then putting on a shoe was too painful. I cant even manage my sandles right now, let alone a pair of socks. I was wearing the APC soaked in a cotton swab 24hrs/day. Took it down to only at night but it was still compleatly awful, the blanket was too much weight on my foot. It's been just over 3 weeks with APC and today I'm stopping compleatly. Im going on vacation in a week and would really like to be able to wear shoes and perhaps if I'm lucky WALK!
So yes, acp works but its PAINFUL. I imagine it would have worked a lot better if my wart wasn't so deep. A new wart that's still pretty small would have probibly given up by now, but if you have a deep one that wants to hold on with all its got this may not be whats right for you. All I can say is, OUCH!"
08/17/2011: Annette from Bryan, Ohio: "I have seen 2 doctors about a painful small bump under the skin of my foot heel. It does seem to have a pinpoint center, but is flush with the skin. One Dr said it was a plugged sweat gland, and clipped skin away and prescribed cream. The other doctor (podiatrist)said it was a wart. He used a scapel on it too and put acid on it. One day later after seeing the podiatrist, there is no change. I would like to try the apple cider vinegar on it but it does not stick up above the surface. It is painful and I have to use pads around the bump so as to not put pressure on it.
Please advise, Annete"Replies
09/18/2011: Mandy from Houston, Texas replies: "I know how horrible that pain is.. I had one and it is awful pain. I suggest trying the apple cider vinegar. I have read over and over again on this site how it worked for them. Absorb cotton ball in ACV and apply to the wart, then tape it on the wart. Try to use tape. I believe it will work! I am working on killing a wart at this time that is on my finger tip and it is shrinking, and has turned black. I hope you try this! Good luck to you!!"
08/15/2011: Annette from Bryan, Ohio: "Is it safe to use apple cider vinegar method on my heel wart when having type 2 diabetes."
04/23/2011: Missb1315 from Houston, Texasss: "so are you sure the Apple Cider Vinegar works on the warts? ive had mine about a month now, and there starting to get unbearable. I dont have insurance so I cant afford a doctor...im gettin desperateee... Any ideas?"Replies
[YEA] 05/17/2011: Stargazer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa replies: "For about two years I had a wart on the inside of the third finger on my right hand where the first joint is. I went to the dermatologist and she applied liquid nitrogen on two or three separate occasions and it did not work. I read about applying ACV to the wart and this is what I did: I took the cotton end of a Q-tip swab and soaked it in ACV that I purchased at Target for less than $1. With the ACV soaked cotton pressed to the wart, I secured it with a band aid. I did this for about a week, applying a fresh piece morning then again at night. Eventually I just kept the wart covered with the ACV/band aid overnight.
After about two weeks later I noticed the wart turning dark and eventually it dried. I was able to remove what was left of the wart with cuticle nippers. The skin where the wart once was is perfectly smooth and the wart has not grown back. I swear by this remedy and will now use organic ACV (_____'s) for solar keratosis that I have on my back and chest. My dermatologist prescribed imiquimod but the lesions look worse now than before. After the course of treatment I will try the ACV if the imiquimod does not work. I will keep everyone posted!"
[YEA] 08/02/2011: Stephen from O Fallon, Missouri replies: "Apple Cider Vinegar definitely works. Just make sure to apply it consistently it for fast results! I used cotton balls, Q-tips, adhesive bandages, and sports tape and it worked wonders for me.
In fact, here is a picture of my foot before and after I used ACV on it:
03/19/2011: Chris from Winnipeg, Manitoba/canada: "a ladie told me I can use this for warts so I went and bought a bottle of organic apple cider and a roll of the best duct tape I could find then took a cloth or anything that is sterile and can obsorb it. So I waited for an hour or two then I put a little pad on him then sealed it with duck tape. Waited for 12 to 24 hours but the longer I waited the better they went away but the more the skin was getting scabbed but I am worryed about my son he is four and I would like to see him not grow up with them it would hurt me more then the dumest thing I could ever do and now he went from having 12 to 8 really small ones also I was reading just some of your stuff and think you are comming up with something it is there but now I will take a bit every week to see what it could do"
02/03/2011: Tony from Atlanta, Ga: "I used ACV to treat my wart and it worked within 3 days time. After the wart fell off, my color hasn't come back in over 6 months. How or what can I used to bring the color back in that spot?"Replies
02/04/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I had the contrary, as I had a big wart on my leg which wasn't disappearing with ACV I decided to use white vinegar for a few days. It was looking good so I decided to do it one last time during the night to be sure the wart was gone. My leg got very sore and it hurt a lot. When it healed I had a big brown mark, many times bigger than the wart so I really regretted it but now, almost a year later the mark is a lot lighter and actualy doesn't bother me anymore. It is near my ankle so no one is going to look down there and I think that it will still get lighter. As yours is white I really don't know. I have a lot of white spots all over my body and I have never found anything to give them some color."
[YEA] 07/17/2012: Carina from Edinburgh, Uk replies: "I am responding to the lady with little white scars from warts, I have stumbled across dermal rollering and I am in awe, be carefull of doing this if you have any flatwarts as they could spread. It will bring the pigment back after time. My flatwarts were everywhere after being misdiagnosed and given cortisones ( which will stimulate them as sugary foods will too... So the CURE IS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR from head to foot ( yes I stank) 1 month 3 times a day and now I dermal roller I want to upload a picture one day as I am 50 and my skin is better now than it ever was in my entire life. Clarins 20 sunblock everyday and argan oil at night. This really does work. I felt like a leper a year ago now I am so happy I found ACV simple but it WORKS be patient and keep at it.. Love and light to anyone out there who feels like I did. BE DETERMINED xxx"
[YEA] 01/26/2011: Kyle from Los Angeles, Ca: "I had a plantars for about 3 years, tried freezing, salycilic acid, even had my dermo remove it surgically... That was terrible painful and I couldnt walk normally for 2 weeks. Then it came back, BIGGER! He said we would have to remove it again. I said NO!
Found this site, did ACV on it for about 3 weeks, on a cotton ball taped to my foot every night. It got swollen, turned white, hurt sometimes. Then about 2 weeks in I noticed it was turning black. A week more and it practically fell out. I still had some black dots, but there was a small crater where the wart used to be. To make sure it was gone I used a salycilic acid liquid on it for about 4 days. Today I scrubbed the acid off and everyhting is completely gone. Just some dead skin and a hole where the bugger used to be! No dots, nuthin! I am very happy! After all this all it took was a 2 dollar bottle of ACV, some bandages and tape and a wee bit of patience. Saved me another 150 bucks and my knees from hurting because I was walking funny! ACV is now a part of my daily life!"Replies
[NAY] 05/17/2012: Farah from Fremont, Ca replies: "Hello all, I have been using apple cider vinegar for a week now. At first I saw some black dots but eventually the wart got white and puffy. I picked on it and the outer layer came off. Thus the wart looked smaller but underneath the other layer there remained a smaller wart. I have been using a cotton ball soaked Apple Cider Vinegar and bandaid to cover it over night. But it's again getting white and puffy with some black dots, but that's about it. The wart is not getting completely black as I read it should. It hurts like hell. B4 Apple Cider Vinegar I tried raw crushed garlic one night but ended up with a huge blister. Now to treat that I am using neosporin around the wart and Apple Cider Vinegar on top of the wart. Getting impatient with this now. Need help."
05/17/2012: Gregory from Dfw, Tx replies: "The homeopathic Thujua occidentalis works great for warts. Be sure to follow abstaining from certain things during use of homeopathics. I think its caffiene, menthol, alcohol, and mint."
06/20/2012: Girl from Seattle, Wa replies: "I have been doing ACV for a few days now and my wart has just gotten much bigger and white. What happened to you? Did it end up going black and coming off? I'm worried about this wart just getting bigger and bigger...."
09/02/2012: Kay from Destin, Fl replies: "I had what I assume was a plantar wart imbedded into the ball of my foot; it was a growth that looked exactly like a kernel of corn (when dug & pried out) but obviously with a root attached to a blood vessle, because it was a bloody mess to remove. Despite removal, it keep growing back bigger year after year. Nothing 'cure it' after 10 years. Being my dominant foot and very painful once it reached a certain size; I got desperate and used an insulin needle to inject it with a bit of Clorox. Problem solved; within a week it 'died" once and for all, and turned into a dried up callus-kernel which I pried out for the very last time. It's been 10 years now and no sign of it! What a relief to have that over & done with!!"
[YEA] 11/14/2010: Anonemouse_me from Longmont, Colorado Usa: "I would also like to add that apple cider vinegar will help with warts. I used to have a problem with them on my hands as a child and tried everything from freezing them to burning them to over the counter brand name remedies... My parents must have spent 200 dollars trying to take care of them to no avail. So we read that apple cider vinegar applied to a cotton ball and taped or bandaged over the wart will clear it up in a matter of days. After two years of struggling with them they cleared with 3 dollars worth of acv... Just wanted to add an additional use for it :)"