Posted by Nancy (Chicago, IL) on 05/07/2007
[YEA] I had a small wart on the palm of my hand for years. I didn't even know what it was for a long time - at first I thought it was a callous. Once I figured out it was a wart, I kept picking at it, but it would come back. I never took it seriously because it didn't really bother me, but eventually it just bugged me that it wouldn't go away!
I tried the vinegar approach. I only had white vinegar at home when I first tried it, so I used that, and later switched to apple cider vinegar. I don't think it matters which you use.
I dipped a small piece of cotton in vinegar, then put it on the wart with a band-aid covering overnight. The wart soaked up the vinegar, swelled and turned white. The skin around it turned red. And my hand was very sore - it hurt more than I would have expected, though it was not unbearable.
I did that every night possible for a couple of weeks, and sometimes put a drop or two of vinegar on a band-aid and wore that during the day, too. There were some days and nights, though, when I was out of town and couldn't do the vinegar procedure, so maybe that made the process take longer. After the first 10 days or so, I was able to peel off most of the wart after soaking in warm water for about 10 minutes.
I kept doing the vinegar/band-aid thing, and at the end of two weeks, maybe a couple days more, I soaked again in warm water and peeled off the entire wart. It left a small hole in my palm where the wart had been, and the skin around it was dry and flakey, but all that healed after a few days and now you can't tell there had ever been anything there at all.
Like I said, the wart wasn't a big deal, but it really annoyed me that it existed, so I'm thrilled that I beat the darned thing!!