I have had a seborrheic wart on my forehead for the past 7 years. It started of as a freckle when I became pregnant and steadily turned into a warty looking mole. I went to my GP who confirmed it was some type of wart and they would not do anything as it was cosmetic, if I wanted it removed I would need to see a cosmetic surgeon. I looked into this but it was so expensive so I then began to look on line to see if there were perhaps any home cures.
That's when I discovered Apple Cider Vinegar!! There were many reviews saying this worked. I knew I had this in so the first night I soaked a bit of cotton wool in the ACV covered my wart and stuck a plaster on. I slept with this on and removed in the morning, there was a stinging and redness but other than that not much difference. I repeated this on night 2 and 3. The wart started to turn black and the skin around it irritated by the ACV. I thought on night 4 I would not apply it to give my skin a rest. On the morning of day 5 I was lying in bed and felt my forehead, there was dry skin around the wart which I grabbed to pull off, when doing this the whole thing just peeled off and fresh pink skin underneath.. It had totally gone!! I cannot believe I have been walking around for 7 years with that thing stuck to my head and it's gone after a few days, painlessly and inexpensively. I was skeptical about this working but it does.. so happy!!
Apple Cider Vinegar
YES YES A HUNDRED TIMES YES!!
I dealt with the same incessant warts on my hands and feet for YEARS--I went to the doctor once a week to get freeze treatments, eventually she started giving me yeast shots directly into the wart as well--I was desperate. I couldn't work, I couldn't have a confident relationship, and instead of helping more kept popping up.
I tried duct tape, no luck.
I realized I needed to really alkalize my body so at the beginning of the summer I started taking a shot a ACV before each meal and eating primarily green veggies and fruits as well as cutting back on caffeine, alcohol and smoking. I felt healthier, but warts were still there, even with treatments.
Then I read on this page to actually put ACV on the warts topically, which I did, 50/50 ACV and water. I left it on overnight--yes it burns a little but not unbearable and if it is unbearable, just take it off rinse and it was fine. But at this point I welcomed that burn! Definitely less painful than going to the doctors and having the try to freeze of give shots.
Within one night they started changing colors, and within two they were all black. I kept the ACV on all night and most of the day too mind you--I was so excited to see results, I just pushed through. Within three days, all the warts--probably 10 total, had falled off, YES FALLEN OFF!! How cool is that? Leaving completely clean craters in the skin. I did one more treatment of ACV to be thorough and then let my body start healing. It's been 3 years now and I've never had another wart, they never returned. I still take ACV daily orally, because a healthy internal balance will prevent them from making a reappearance.
I have pictures that I will post later, it's pretty crazy. Good luck to all of you I know it can be so debilitating but there's hope!
My son had two warts for the last three years that I tried everything to get rid of: OTC gels (3 kinds), banana peels, freezing it with an OTC product and at the doctor's office (that was $70), finger nail polish, acetone, silver nitrate (ouch), duct tape, potatoes, voodoo methods, and fig juice from our fig tree. Nothing worked. Nothing. Finally, I convinced my son to stop being wish-washy and follow through with the ACV method every day for two weeks.
One of the warts was huge and sitting on his elbow. It was about the size of a pencil eraser. I worried it would take more than two weeks, but our next option was having it surgically removed.
The first week I just rolled a little piece of cotton ball big enough to cover each wart, dipped it in ACV and slapped it on with a bandaid. After a six days the wart began turning black/red and looked angry and raw. But so did the rest of the skin around the warts. So I let my son's poor elbow and wrist rest for about three days. Then I started putting vaseline on the skin around the wart before I put the ACV cotton ball. Don't skip this part or you will burn the tender, unaffected skin.
Every few days I filed the warts down with a fresh Emory board that I threw out after each use. I don't even remember how it happened, but I think there was a scab after the second week and then the scab fell off, leaving a small scar. The wart on his wrist just disappeared with the other wart. I must have spent $150 on the doctor and OTC medications. In the end it was 10 cents in cotton balls, a $3 bottle of ACV and $1 in bandaids. Amazing.
My son (14) had four warts on the palm of his hand. We have tried CompoundW for several months and it was working a little then we let our foot off the gas and tapered down on the regimen of nightly use. We are on the 5 day of treatment with ACV. Today one of the four warts just fell off. The others are visibly shrinking and turning black. The area around the skin is white.
-Clean hands well or affected area
-Use gauze, band-aids, duck tape and sterile tweezers
-Straight, non diluted, organic ACV
-Dip the gauze in ACV then apply to the warts
-Cover the gauze with the bandaids
-Then blot the surrounding area of skin to dry the excess ACV.
-Cover with ducktape. This is used to seal the area so the band-aids do not fall off at night.
-We apply this method in the evening at 8pm and remove in the morning at 7am.
I am thrilled this is working! Thank you Earth Clinic!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar for wart removal is fantastic. I had a wart develop just below my eye about 3 weeks ago. I let it go, thinking it would disappear by itself but it didn't. I jumped on this site last night -yes, last night- and saw the ACV for wart removal treatments. I doused a cotton bud in organic, unfiltered, unpasteurised, and placed it over the wart. I stuck it in place with a bandaid, and left it over night. I took it off this morning and noticed the wart had turned purple in colour. When I arrived home from work this evening, I touched the wart to see if it was sore or anything and it literally peeled off my face revealing soft, new skin underneath. The wart is completely gone, falling off in one lump.
One night. One night it took for this treatment to work. 24 hours later and the wart is completely gone. This treatment is amazing.
Apple Cider Vinegar
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS
Currently doing the ACV treatment. I have a cluster of warts on my fingers. The first 5 days of treatment, there was stinging when I applied the ACV overnight. Day 6 I decided to let my fingers rest because the skin around the warts were starting to burn. It is now day 7, and when I applied the ACV, it began to really hurt. It still hurts a lot, and I've had it on for over 15 hours now (the longest I've put it on so far).
From what I can tell, there has definitely been a lot of progression. The smaller warts have gotten even smaller. The larger warts are starting to turn black. They are hurting the most. I am going to withstand the pain and continue treatment. I will update with pictures when I can.
I had to create an account here just to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
A few weeks ago a wart appeared on my chin, I picked at it and assumed it was a spot, but it just got bigger. I accepted it must be a wart and set to work looking for a way to get rid of it. All of the pharmacist approved treatments say they are not suitable for use on the face, and so I was almost consigned to having it frozen off at my doctors surgery. It was at this point I found this site. ACV is clearly the most popular option amongst users, and I had used ACV to treat the effects of shingles successfully in the past, so thought I'd give it a go. I knew ACV stings when it has been in contact with broken skin, so thought I would also include some Aloe Vera on the plaster I applied, for the antiseptic soothing properties. I spent most of the weekend with a band aid, covered in Aloe Vera, a drop of Tea Tree, and most importantly the ACV as the top layer, which was in direct contact with the wart, I thought this had the added bonus that if the cotton wool ball slipped in my sleep, then there was still the AV and Tea Tree to work on my skin.
After the very first treatment the wart changed in appearance, turning into a visible structure of almost hair like cells (more akin to pics of other facial warts I've seen, which mine hadn't really looked like before) as well as being much whiter than previously. After 24 hours the wart had blackened, so I knew it was doing something. I woke up this morning and washed my face with a tea tree wipe and as I gently cleaned my wart it fell off in the wipe, so in just 48 hours the wart is visibly a million times better already, approximately 20% of its original size. I will of course continue the treatment, and would recommend ACV to anyone, try Aloe Vera to work with it if you have a problem with pain, because I've had no such issues. I wanted to thank this forum for saving me from having to get it frozen off. I can't thank you enough!
Great site here. It reminded me of the "accidental" cure I gave myself using H202. I had warts on the bottom of my right foot for months. The doctor would freeze them off and I was given cream. They would always come back. One day in the bathroom I was looking at them and said, "what the heck!". I poured H202 (the 3% drug store variety) over my foot. I didnt wash the peroxide off - I left it dry on. The next morning they were gone and never returned. That was 6 years ago
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.
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!
Needle Poking and Honey
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.
For warts, 100% effective for me was ionic zinc sulphate w/ copper. I researched and experimented with every treatment and found the holy grail of wart killers. I truly feel sorry for all the acv hype out here on the internet, it is truly torture. I burned healthy skin and withstood weeks of agony because of vinegars, oregano oils and 35% hp all for little to no return on my investment of pain. When I apply the zinc undiluted it has maximum killing power and fast (the sting/burn subsides in 15 mins unlike some treatments. Post treatment soreness is all that can be expected.
In 2-3 days it will fall off leaving a small hole in the skin. Repeat the process again to kill anything that may be deep seated. You'll love how normal skin has no effect by zinc, but anything viral (hpv, herpes, etct) will self destruct.
Please tell everyone and stop the trend of long drawn out pain. This treatment has medical studies behind it per my research on pubmed. It is beyond my understanding why dermatologists don't use this stuff.
P.s. Not all zinc is equal. In study's i've read the sulphate form of zinc was absorbed the best. Choosing ionic form makes it even more absorbent.
Potassium, Zinc, or Vitamin D
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.
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
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.