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
10/31/2011: Answer from Middletown, Ky: "Often there are multiple warts, below the surface, that ACV (with the mother) will reveal when you apply the ACV. Just keep treating it, or all locations... That is why a lot of people have large areas they report as being "burned" or "red. "..."
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|Tea Tree Oil||9 YEAS|
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|Vitamin E||6 YEAS|
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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] 08/05/2009: Iahawkeyegal from Iowa, Iowa: "I have had a plantar wart for about two years on the ball of my foot. It didn't bother me most of the time, but about once a week it would get irritated and I would have to cut the skin over the wart off. I thought it was a callous for the longest time and continued with the treatment until I became annoyed.
My wart was about the size of a nickel on the bottom of my foot (at least that's how big of an area the dead skin appeared). My wart really just looked like a callous of dead skin that wouldn't go away. After I trimmed away the dead skin, I could see little brown/red specks. (I have never seen a deep root that others talk of). Originally I thought that I was cutting too much skin away and didn't think much about it, but decided I had better ask my doctor as I didn't want to take a chance on having it get infected at some point.
I asked my general doctor about it at a routine visit, and she told me that it was a plantar wart and to try over the counter wart remover. I tried it and it did little to remove the stubborn wart. I purchased the freezing kit and tried it with no luck, and also tried the polish stuff that you painted on the wart with no luck.
I went to a foot doctor and she wanted to dig the wart out. I'm not one who is a fan of pain, so I declined to give it more thought and to do some additional research on my options.
I came across this site, and began the ACV treatment. Here is what I did:
1)Cut old skin off using clippers sanitized in alcohol (not sure if I should recommend this due to the possibility of infection, but these are the steps as I followed them)
2)Put regular ACV on cotton ball (I soaked it so it was dripping wet) and applied over the wart
3)Covered ACV cotton ball and wart with duct tape so it was completely covered and unable to leak
4)Kept covered all day and all night (changing at least once a day and sometimes twice if the duct tape was coming off
I did experience some pain %uFFFD so much I couldn't stand it at times. When it became too much for me to walk, I would remove the ACV and just cover the wart with duct tape. I did not let my wart air dry very often. I pretty much kept it covered all of the time.
Eventually I just covered with duct tape all day/all night to ensure the wart was gone. I would add an ACV cotton ball covered in duct tape at night for a few weeks after I thought I had gotten rid of the wart to be sure.
I never did have long carrot like black things come out with the tape. Additionally, my wart didn't turn completely black. There were parts of the wart that would turn a brown color, but certainly the whole area did not turn black and fall off for me. I did experience the duct tape taking layers of old skin along with it when it was removed. It appears the duct tape killed some of the skin around the wart as well. It took a lot of time and patience for this to work for me, but I am happy to say I don't seem to have any problems to date.
This treatment seemed to work for me and I would recommend it to others. If the pain gets to be too much with the ACV - just cover with duct tape. It's very sticky so it stays in place if you are running/sweating and it is waterproof so it keeps the ACV from leaking out."
[YEA] 07/30/2009: John from Voorhees, NJ: "Hello everyone!
Im an athlete, and many athletes like me, have an uphill battle with warts. I tried everything, freezings, burnings, creams, surgery, etc. But nothing worked, they either returned, or spread.
Then i tried Apple Cider Vinegar. Used a cotton swab tip and a bandage. 3 Weeks. Gone. The wart disappeared. The outer edge turned white. Then the inner black. It hurt like hell at night, itched like crazy, and was a bit of a pain to change bandages. But was nothing compared to alot of diseases. So i not saying i had it bad.
But, thank god for apple cider vinegar. Worked perfectly."
[YEA] 02/27/2011: Wmc from Santa Barbara, Ca replies: "For over 20 years, I had over 12 significant plantar warts on one area of my right foot. THEY ARE NOW TOTALLY GONE.
I tried many many procedures and home remedies over the years. Last year, I said that is it! I'm intensely working with them until they are gone. I had tried over-the-counter acid, duct tape, and scraping for year - didn't work. I did have two wart surgeries and acid treatment--would NEVER do those again. Very painful, debilitating, and all my warts grew back quickly. I tried Tea Tree Oil. I did the caster oil-baking soda wraps daily for five weeks. I did the electronic zapper for warts. NONE of these could effectively work for this large group of warts.
Then I worked with ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. I soaked my foot, scraped off as much as I could with a scapel, and then soaped again. I did that daily. I am very happy to report that after about 4-6 weeks, I have no warts what-so-ever. Hope you will have success too."
02/28/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Did you use pure ACV or diluted with water? I tried to bade my hand in ACV and water for a while as I have a few small warts but it never changed a thing. I did it while watching TV in the evening for maybe 20 minutes. Maybe I should have used more ACV and less water.... So far although they are small, some of them even tiny, nothing really has worked. I am going to try the garlic method now."
02/28/2011: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "I have always used Castor Oil mixed with Baking Soda. Mix it into a chewing gum like consistency, put it on the warts then put on a bandaid if you want. You can also just put on a sock if it is on your foot or hand. Then go to sleep and let it work for you. If used every night, it usually takes about 1 - 2 weeks, but I have seen then go in a couple of days."
07/20/2009: j b from Pushmataha, OK: "First I have many flat warts on my face. I am wondering if I "wash" my face in ACV maybe 3-4 times a day would that work? I would like to try this method but work in the public eye, so if I put it on my face, would my whole face turn black, or just the small wart spots? And do I need to use organic ACV or just plain ole grocery store kind? Please help thank you!"Replies
[YEA] 10/31/2011: Answer from Middletown, Ky replies: "Yes - ACV will rid your face of any HPV, or wart related problem. Try one at a time, soak, let it sting, and repeat as often as its comfortable. Combine with iodine, to treat, in case it's a strain that doesn't respond well with ACV alone ..."
[YEA] 07/15/2009: Victoria from San Diego, CA: "My husband recently got a wart on his hand. After reading this site, I read some of the testimonials to him and he decided to try the ACV on it. He put it on topically at night with cotton ball and tape. Within 2 days it had shrunk substantially and changed color. Within a week it turned black and fell off.
My husband has skin cancer on his face. He suddenly got this strange looking giant fleshy growth on his head right above the ear. I can't tell if it is a wart or a mole as it looks unlike any I've ever seen and the color was an odd shade of orangey-beige-brown. Anyhow, he started putting the ACV on it and it began to shrink rather dramatically...then he had some terrible pain on the top of the ear where the ACV poultice was touching and I looked back there and noticed a bunch of skin turning black and healing...so we know that something was wrong there too and is healing from the ACV. He said the pain was particulary acute on this part and is sending shooting pains down the nerves. Anyhow, ACV has another believer in my husband ( I already had been using it on my skin with good results.)
Next he is going to try it on his skin cancer."
[YEA] 07/12/2009: Sallie from Albuquerque, NM, USA: "ACV cured my planters warts. After spending $900 on seeing the dermatologist for a year and having him freeze my planter's warts on one heel over and over again, I found this web site. I tried the ACV treatment (organic brand) on the gauze part of a bandaid once in the morning and once at night. I wore the bandaid all the time. They were gone in three weeks. The dr. didn't believe it. His loss."
[YEA] 06/24/2009: Laura from El Paso, TX: "My daughter had a wart on her wrist for close to one year. I came across this site and tried ACV on a cottonball w/ bandaid for two nights. The wart started to blacken after the first night's treatment, but the area that the cottonball soaked in ACV had been on was red, itchy, and scaley. I told my daughter to try to deal with it because the desired result was being achieved. The second night I put a layer of petroleum jelly around the wart to keep the ACV from irritating her skin. It worked a bit but it was already irritated so it didn't seem to give her much relief. She was certainly happy when the wart fell off and we could discontinue ACV altogether."
[YEA] 06/17/2009: Sally from Portland, Oregon: "i have been dealing with a wart on the top of my foot for several years. 3+. it would almost go away, then come back. a week ago i decided to try the acv treatment (it's summer and i don't want this unsightly wart on my foot!)
here's what i did. took a cotton ball, soaked it in acv, put the cotton ball on top of the wart, covered it with a bandaid, then covered the band aid with duct tape, left this on for 10+ hours, removed, let the wart breathe for a few hours and then do it all over again. i've been doing this for almost a week and i am now wart free! with in the first day or two the wart turned black and the size of it was reduced, and then tonight i was picking at it and the black scaby thing just fell off and no more wart!
thank you so much everyone who has posted their remedies and comments here! it is soo helpful! i am a firm believer in the healing powers of ACV! it truly works!"
[QUESTION] 05/31/2009: Robin from Macomb, Michigan: "question about removing tattoo naturally: I have an old tattoo on my arm and was wondering if ACV would remove it since it works on moles i was wondering if anyone has tried it or if theres anything else i can try? Thanks!"
EC: We don't have a tattoo removal page, so your question is going on the mole removal page for now! If this topic proves to be a popular subject, will add a new page.
[YEA] 05/31/2009: Holly from Chicago Suburbs, IL USA: "I had a plantar wart on the bottom of my heel for many years (at least 7-8 years). I used OTC treatments that would seem to work at first, but would never completely get rid of it and it would just grow back.
Years later during a doctor appointment I brought it up, hoping to get it treated once and for all. It was a new doctor for me, and I was shocked when she actually gave me a home remedy to try instead (yea doctor!) - duct tape (plus pumice stone to remove dead skin). She said it would take months, but would suffocate the wart (or something like that). Instead it seemed to kill some skin around it. One time I removed the tape months into the treatment, and it tore into the skin around the wart instead...yet I still saw a small white ball intact in that deeper layer of the skin (surely the wart). I gave up on that home remedy.
A couple years later at another doctor appointment (late last year), I brought it up again with a different doctor (HMOs, sigh). First she tried the freezing treatment, but after 3 visits it barely phased the wart (if at all). Since it's an HMO, I had to wait for a referral to a dermatologist after that (it took about 2 weeks to finally get it).
During that waiting time, I finally discovered the ACV REMEDY on this site, so I never went to the derm at all. I was seeing FAST results in the first week, so I had much hope. Most of it was gone within 2 weeks, but for months after I went back and forth with treatment never knowing whether it was all gone. I think the plantar warts grow deeper than other warts and are probably harder to get rid of. I came to the conclusion that as long as I can still see any specks of skin darkening (black/brown/dark red) where the wart was during my treatment, then it is still there. Keep treating it.
MY TREATMENT DETAILS:
I want to note that I DID use the grocery store ACV. That is generally not recommended for ACV remedies. In my opinion, ACV taken internally should definitely be with "the mother", but maybe not necessarily for external remedies (or at least for warts) if you can't easily get an organic brand with the mother.
I used cotton from a Q-tip (that was enough to cover my wart), dipped it in ACV, and covered it with a couple band-aids (like an "X", to prevent ACV from leaking outside the band-aid). I would usually do this around bedtime and remove it in the morning. I have also done it during the day if I missed a treatment, but it's probably better (or at least easier) to do when you won't be on your feet a lot, plus you can make use of the hours of down time while sleeping. In the early stages, I could feel a little pain sometimes, but it would never seem to last long or be that noticeable. Overall, no real problem with that. When the wart turns dark (black/brown/dark red), that is a good sign.
Eventually the dead skin has to be removed/scraped. Sometimes it comes off easily, but it becomes more challenging if you have to keep going deeper. Pumice stone would probably be safest, but it seems hard to keep clean. I used a less safe method, which was to scrape with the side of an exacto razor blade (cleaned with rubbing alcohol). It worked well, but it is sharp, and I can't say I never ended up with a cut or two no matter how careful I tried to be.
It was hard to tell when the wart was completely gone. When I could not see the ACV having anymore effect on the skin during treatments, especially when there were no more specks becoming darkened, that's when I believed it was really gone. I am monitoring just in case, and will retreat if needed. So far so good after a few weeks.
Either way, I definitely accept this as a very effective, safe, and cheap wart remedy!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 05/24/2009: Kat from Washington DC: "I am treating my flat hand warts (on the back of my hand) with ACV. The ACV seems to be working. The warts turned into a scab, and in about 1.5 weeks 2 of the scabs have fallen off and left pink skin. My concern is that when I would remove the bandages in the morning, I would find that I had new warts (where the adhesive portion of the bandaid had been). It seems that the warts are contagious when they are being treated. Is there any way I can treat the warts without causing new ones to pop up? Has anyone had this problem, and how did you resolve it?"Replies
08/31/2009: Carly from Auckland, Nz replies: "The warts can be very contagious in general. If you have damaged skin it is more susceptible to the HPV virus that causes warts. Perhaps the damaged skin caused by the bandaid's adhesive is becoming infected. I'm not sure how to help sorry...perhaps you could try treating a larger area around the warts to help prevent the spreading."
09/19/2009: Lee from Tampa, Fl replies: "The same thing happened to me when I treated two small flat warts on my nose and hand. The ACV aggravates them and I think the bandage spreads them in the local area. It works, but then the open sores make it very very easy to spread to other parts as well have a few popping up in other spots despite insane hand washing and disinfecting of towels, tub, shower, etc). I quit the ACV and switched to witch hazel, just applied with a cotton ball and let to dry no bandage). This method isn't nearly as dramatic, but it does slowly decrease the size of the little buggers, without craters or open wounds. I'm still healing from the ACV craters (after a week), and seeing significant decrease in the witch hazel treated ones daily. If you have flat warts, try witch hazel first!!!! I wish I had."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/25/2010: Mayka from Cambridge, Uk replies: "I have multiple flat worts on my stomach. I have been treating most of them with a banana peel, as they are wide spread (in the morning I just spread the inside of the banana peel all over my stomach, and let it dry, then get dressed). The biggest wart I decided to treat with ACV and tape with bandages. I noticed the same thing as you describe: it's been a week now and the wart has become very "raw" and it stings, and I don't see improvement. AS a matter of fact, it seems to be getting worse, but I didn't know if it was just the 'process' before it gets better. Moreover, there are now satellite warts around the big one, which seem to have popped up in the areas where the tape was.
The banana peel is much slower, but it seems to be actually drying the warts. Ah... I have much more work... Good luck everyone."
10/31/2011: Answer from Middletown, Ky replies: "Often there are multiple warts, below the surface, that ACV (with the mother) will reveal when you apply the ACV. Just keep treating it, or all locations... That is why a lot of people have large areas they report as being "burned" or "red. " There are several infections located on, or, near, the original site of treatment... Keep applying the ACV, perhaps with a touch of Iodine afterwards... Iodine treats similar and different strains too ..."
[YEA] 05/19/2009: John from San Marcos, California: "I read the accounts of ACV curing warts and decided to try it. Previously I had tried different treatments but they actually would reduce the wart but then it would grow back even larger. Anyway I started soaking a small piece of cotton in ACV and placing this like a poultice over the wart and then place a bandaid on top to hold it. I would change this for a new application every 12 hours. Within a couple of days the wart started to turn whitish and then black. After about 4 days about half of the wart was black and simply peeled off when I removed the bandaid one evening. I continued with the same results. The wart had originally been about 3/16" to 1/8" above the level of my skin. Now, if there is any of it left, it is flush with the surrounding skin. There was no pain during this whole process except for some minor irritation during the second or third day. All in all this seems to be a safe, effective method for dealing with warts.
I started on 05/09/09 so the whole process (for me) took about 10 days. Hope this helps."
[YEA] 05/12/2009: Belinda from San Antonio, TX: "Apple Cider Vinegar cured my wart on my forehead. I tried banana peels (fresh and frozen), aspirin, duct tape, garlic oil, garlic juice, sliced garlic, potato peels and oregano oil...none of them worked. The ACV got rid of the wart on top of the skin in 3 days. Then I let the scab heal and applied ACV for another 3 days to get rid of the portion under the skin (it was a pretty large wart). Just saturated a little piece of cotton ball with ACV and used a band-aid to hold it on the wart and changed it morning and night. I'm so pleased! I read about the ACV on this website. Thanks everybody!!!"Replies
07/19/2009: Sharon from Brick, New Jersey replies: "I would like to email someone who submitted their experience with ACV. My daughters wart has been under her right nostril probably almost a year now. Thought it was a pimple at first, doesn't seem to bother her but now believe it is a wart. Her Bat Mitzvah is in 4 weeks and would love to try and get rid of it. She is concerned about the blackening and possible irritation to surrounding skin. This one person whom I'd like to correspond with had a wart on their forehead and got rid of it in 4 days. They just didn't put much detail on their testimony except that they used ACV. Thanks"
07/19/2009: Alex from Boston, MA replies: "Hello, I am replying to Sharon from Brick, New Jersey's posting. For warts, I have had tremendous success with Manuka honey as well as manuka oil. Just apply it topically and you will see results in a couple of days. I have suffered from warts on my hands for which I tried many, many treatments, from burning them off with over the counter medications to the banana peel to tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, copper pennies, etc. Nothing worked until I tried manuka. I believe that there are different strands of microorganisms that cause the warts and that may be the reason why some things very work well for some people and not for others, but I really think that manuka is worth a try."
[YEA] 05/07/2009: Linda from Treorchy, Rhondda, South Wales: "Apple Cider Vinegar Cured my 9 year old daughters Wart! Megs had a wart on her finger for about 2 years. Only little, and it didn't cause her any discomfort, but she is now at that age when these things are starting to bother her. I didn't want to go down the route of chemicle "cures" from the Chemist, so one evening I soaked a tiny piece of cotton wool with neat Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and placed it over her finger and stuck a couple of waterproof plasters on it. After 2 days the plaster came off whilst she was at dance class. First thing I noticed was that the wart had gone from a little whiteish lump, to a flat black spot. As we had run out of water proof plasters (and they did make writing difficult for her) we decided to leave it as is was until school breaks up for Whitson. However last night theh little black spot detached it self from her finger, leaving behind a lovely fresh pink finger, as far as wer can see.... no wart!"
[YEA] 04/20/2009: Chris from Sacramento, CA: "My son had a wart on his finger. Tried every over the counter products to remove it. Was told about apple cider vinger to remove the wart. We soaked a small piece of cotton with ACV and applied it to the wart and wraped it with a bandaid, changing every second day. Within ten days the wart fell off. Worked great."