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Wart Remedies

| Modified on Jun 01, 2021

Posted by Janet (Minnesota) on 05/30/2021
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Try chalk that you use on the Blackboard because one time I had a wart under my thumbnail and I took some chalk, chopped and shaved it finally and packed it under my thumbnail put a Band-Aid over it in a few days it was gone.

Posted by Lyne (NC) on 04/15/2021

Use regular nail polish remover, it has acetone in it.

Wart Removal Tips
Posted by St (Eugene, OR) on 03/06/2021
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I am using a natural wart remover similar to ACV, on a wart right on my hairline, on my forehead. I also did a lot of research on do-it-yourself wart removal. In the past I have smothered a wart by simply putting a band-aid on it but can't do that with it being in my hairline. So I am simply applying the "cure" with a Q-tip several times a day. It's been a few weeks and it's going but I think I might also try the ACV.

What I wanted to stress is this will not be the same for everybody. People who have very fast results are lucky. I'm wondering if it may be something to do with the type of wart/mole. As for panicking over it being cancer, I wouldn't. My research indicated that the ones that turn really black and cause a hole, could be, but it will still work with perseverance.

It's paramount to be patient and not pick at it. I still think smothering is at least half the solution but, if you can't, like me, it still works but takes longer. Nothing works in exactly the same way for everybody. For some people (maybe me) it can take months. But I see it working. Just an interesting aside, my father used to do what we called "predict warts". People would show him a wart and he would say it would go away at such and such a time and I saw it work several times. I never had any for him to predict and he's gone now but warts--and people--are funny things. Maybe keep that in mind. But, mostly, be patient and don't let up.

Parasite Cleanse
Posted by Ashley (Virginia ) on 09/15/2020
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My son has a few warts, as do I, so I jumped on EC, mainly to see if there were any testimonies about a specific remedy I have known of for a while. I was really surprised to see that, out of the many wart remedies, the one I was looking for wasn't even listed! Dr. Morse (ND) says that warts are a result of parasites in the body and he recommends doing a parasite cleanse for it. I'm going to try the ACV remedy because I am impatient and apparently this remedy works quick, but I just wanted to share this information because the root cause of the issue should still be addressed as well.

Potassium, Zinc, or Vitamin D
Posted by Art (California) on 09/08/2020 930 posts

Hi Missm,

Thank you for the tip on getting rid of warts!

You didn't say, but are you adding the Tagamet to the soak or taking it orally and how much are you using?

I agree with you, probably not good as a long term antiviral.


Potassium, Zinc, or Vitamin D
Posted by Missm (New Hork) on 09/07/2020

Hi Art,

Warts. I had a fairly large plantar wart on foot. I soaked with ACV everyday, but also used Cimetidine also known as Tagamet everyday twice a day.

The Tagamet did help remove the wart but guess what, it's also an immune booster! When everyone else got the ful, I did not get while on the cimetidine.

I found out about the immune boosting benefits on Life Extension. Cimetidine does work if you feel like you're getting sick from cold or flu, but you need to take on onset.

Not recommended as a daily viral preventative.

Potassium, Zinc, or Vitamin D
Posted by Art (California) on 09/04/2020 930 posts
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If you look at the two top remedies listed on EC for warts, you will quickly notice that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Banana Peel sit squarely at the top of the list by a very large margin compared to the next closest treatment. ACV is the clear leader over banana peel, also by a wide margin.

Based on those ratings it is interesting to note that both contain considerable amounts of potassium and lesser amounts of zinc. Both zinc and potassium have studies to show that they are both effective for topical application to warts. In fact On the EC list for warts, if you scroll toward the bottom of the list, you will see zinc listed as a remedy.

Another study proven effective wart destroyer is vitamin D, but it is not listed on EC's list of wart removers and I can understand why. Most people start taking vitamin D for healthful benefits, but understand that those benefits are not likely to be visible and few people take vitamin D for the sole purpose of destroying a wart and consequently if you start taking vitamin D for health benefits and weeks later you realize that a long term wart is just gone, you may not draw a connection between the two events. Vitamin D should also be on EC's list of wart destroyers and it should now be clear that vitamin D may be adjunctive to all of the other wart treatments like zinc and potassium.

One of the mentioned drawbacks to the number one recommended wart remedy on EC, ACV, is that it can burn and generally be irritating. Perhaps this can be avoided by taking vitamin D, Zinc and Potassium orally. In this way you are likely to get rid of the wart plus gain benefit internally from these three supplements as well as prevent the return of the wart or warts. Perhaps even add in the a topical zinc ointment directly to the wart to speed the process up. This method is likely to be very useful for people who tend to get warts frequently!

I did not include any study links to keep this a bit shorter, but there are many studies to confirm the above.


Posted by Karina (United States) on 06/19/2019
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I've had a wart on the bottom on my foot for 5 years. I've tried these methods to get rid of it: banana peel, duct tape, vinegar, oregano oil, over-the-counter meds, and freezing it (3 times!) by a dermatologist. For the past 4 days I've been putting a slice of fresh turmeric (and band aid) over it, once in the morning and once at night. It's almost completely gone now. Turmeric is magic. I hope this works for you, too.

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Teena (Australia) on 03/06/2019 226 posts
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Lugols iodine for wart:

My son over a long period slowly developed a wart. At first it was a hard bump, but skin colored, and not really bothersome, so I didn't know what it was. Eventually it turned very hard and brown, so diagnosis. Read through all warts postings, gave two zinc from food capsules, pinched the flesh from either side of the wart, these actions both boost immune system and show where the fight is needed. On two occasions about a day apart I had him sit awkwardly so I could put drops of iodine to saturate and allow them to soak in before moving. About 10 mins then dry enough to move.

Wart fell out cleanly a couple days after second treatment.

Posted by 2q&learn (Menifee, Ca) on 09/17/2018 35 posts
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I put 1 drop of DMSO on a wart I'd just noticed had developed at my hairline, over my forehead. The next day, when I thought about it, I touched the wart & tried moving it around to see if it would crumble, but it fell off in its entirety instead ... leaving healthy new pink skin behind. That was several years ago, but it has never grown back.... I can't say for sure that I didn't first dilute a tad of DMSO with water or Coconut oil, but whatever strength it was, it WORKED!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Suzanne (Washington) on 06/11/2018
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I think ACV is a great way to treat issues naturally! I used it on a wart on my arm that got really dark so I became concerned. So I used ACV and after only two days of applying ACV on the spot then putting Scotch tape over it three times per day, it is nearly gone. It is white. Now I have a spot on the side of my nose that keeps bleeding and won't heal. I have a cotton ball with ACV taped to my nose and will continue with this treatment. I believe it is working.

Needle Poking and Honey
Posted by Lisa (Colorado) on 06/08/2018
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For a big, stubborn wart on top of my big toe during sandal season, I tried everything. ACV, duct tape and many other suggestions seemed to work temporarily and then would just stop working. I read about getting your immune system to recognize the wart and attack it by poking it with a needle. I poked all around the wart with a sterilized quilting pin. I came at it from a sideways angle as if trying to remove a splinter. This was hardly painful at all. I did not poke it straight down! That would have hurt a lot and caused a lot of bleeding. I poked through the wart from many directions all around (holding the pin practically parallel to the toe), then put raw, unfiltered honey on it and wrapped it with a stretchy band-aid colored tape. I noticed a dramatic difference overnight! My immune system fought the wart from the inside, and the enzymes in the honey worked on it from the outside. I repeated this every two days until it was gone. It was gone in little more than a week! It worked so quickly. Most other remedies take at least a month.

Posted by Lewis (Australia) on 06/04/2018
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Matches, or a heated nail is a great treatment for warts. About as painful as freezing but works better! 10 seconds of sharp pain and the wart is gone, better than three times daily application of acids or other treatments that may or not work. Causes a localised blister that seperates the wart and surrounding flesh from the lower layers. 100% success rate if you can stop it from returning! I've used it several of mine and works great! Only struggles on the soles of my feet where the skin seems to be too thick. Might need more heat but candles with nails and matches might not get all the way through!

Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Posted by Alison (Austin, Tx) on 05/10/2018
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Castor Oil and Baking Soda for Warts

I think I heard this cure here... Definitely works. I have now treated on different people in the family: one wart on nose, one between toes, one of the cheek (which may have been a skin tag) and one on the eyelid (which also may have been a skin tag). You have to be patient, though. Twice a day application for several weeks.

Salicylic Acid
Posted by Emily (Ca) on 05/06/2018
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I tried EVERYTHING else.... ACV, iodine, freezing, propolis, colloidal silver, banana extract for the wart I had in my left nostril. Inside the nose is a very difficult place to treat since I can't put a banana peel in it and attempting to freeze it was very challenging. (The banana peel trick was the only thing that worked for my daughter's plantar warts.) The only thing that kept it mostly at bay was putting ACV and iodine on it 2-3 time per day. I had done this for around a year's time and if I stopped, the wart would reappear within days.

I recently found a tube of salicylic acid 2% for psoriasis at the dollar store and decided to try it, since I know salicylic acid is a common treatment for warts. So far it has done a great job and my wart is gone. I'm still applying it with a Q-tip 2-3 times per day because I'm so afraid it will come back since I've been dealing with it for so long... but I have a feeling it's gone for good. :)

Banana Peel
Posted by Maya (Uae) on 03/13/2018
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I have already used the banana peel remedy before on my genital area and it worked fine. It got rid of it and didn't scarred. Unfortunately, when I tried using the same method (banana peel secured by a medical tape) on my torso (chest and belly area) it didn't work and had somehow left burn-like scars from the medical tape's adhesive. Just use with caution, even if it worked on some parts of the body, it may not work on the other parts.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Makaylakl10110 (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) on 03/09/2018
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I have had warts for at least 6 years, and I thought that everybody had warts, but somebody at school pointed out my warts and from then on I knew warts weren't something everybody had. So I tried getting rid of them by putting on hand sanitizer, and wearing wart remover bandages, it turns out that it actually worked, but only made them smaller. I ended up googling how to get rid of warts and it Apple Cider Vinegar, so I tried it, and it worked.

Banana Peel
Posted by Nolan (Alabama) on 03/07/2018

I've also used the fingernail clipper method before with like u said about 60% success rate, but a much better way I found was when you make ur first cut, the wart skin is kinda like dead skin, and I peel it away. After peeling the first layer I take hydrogen peroxide and let it soak to kill off another layer, then I peel it off, then soak it again, and then peel it off. till I get really deep where I cant tell if there's any mounded skin left and then I just do one last soak. The skin healed back and haven't had the warts since.

Zinc Oxide Cream
Posted by Jason (New York) on 01/30/2018
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My young son (3) had 8 warts on his hands and I had 2. Used zinc oxide on them. They were gone painlessly within a month and haven't come back. I read that warts are a sign of possible zinc deficiency.