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Wart Remedies

Matches
Posted by Lewis (Australia) on 06/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Matches
Posted by Sara (Texas, US) on 06/11/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Just wanted to say matches worked for my son who had warts on his hand which were spreading all over his hand. We had applied the prescription the Doctor had prescribed which was salicylic acid 80% paste at night and then in the morning used razor blade to take the top of them off. They were like seed warts. Well it wasn't getting rid of them. Just really made the skin soft so that we could razor the top layer off. One area had like a whole bunch of warts with like seeds under skin that was razored off. Well, what happened was, it would not stop bleeding in that area after taking of the top layer of warts off. We used the stick matches and lit them and blew them out and then put them on the bleeding area which stopped the bleeding. We had to use several of them. We did this just one time, but were very surprised because in about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks they were gone. What happened was amazing. The other warts on his hand which we DID NOT put the match tip on disappeared too. It was almost like, the area that was the worst that had like a cluster of warts was the mother wart area and when it was killed, the others disappeared too. The big area we did this to was on the palm of his hand (the area between his thumb and finger.) He also was taking Vitamin C , 1000mg daily for immune system. But I know it was the stick matches that made them disappear.


Matches
Posted by Mellisa (Atikokan, Ontario) on 05/16/2013
5 out of 5 stars

My son had a rather large plantar wart that was growing in the callous on the outter edge of his big toe. Nothing was working, but we soaked match heads in water for a few minutes, just to soften the sulphur enough to spread. Twice a day with a loose bandage (tight or even firmly attached hurt after a few minutes). Couple of weeks it was gone. Feet can be hard in the winter with boots and sweating. The sulphur didnt sweat off, it stuck to the wart, and I filed it whenever possible (a 5 year old generally is not patient enough to fuss over his feet). I didn't burn the match on his foot, thought he may freak, but matches were the only remedy that worked.


Matches
Posted by Corey (Salt Lake City, UT) on 07/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Wart cured with matches: My wife and I had fought for over a year to get rid of two warts on my daughters feet. Two trips to the doctor and several over the counter options, still nothing seemed to work. All other things would make the wart much smaller but would never make it disappear completely. Our neighbor told us about using wooden matches. Our application was slightly different than others I've seen described. We applied a small strip of duck tape over the wart with a hole in it to expose the wart. Essentially it is there to hold the match head in place. We cut the match head off and placed it in the hole. Lit the match and waited until it went out. Less than one week later the wart was gone and hasn't returned.


Matches
Posted by Gladys (Las Vegas, NV) on 02/12/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I had a wart on my right pinky finger on and off for years. I used the commercial wart removers and the wart would always return. One day, I was complaining to my brother-in-law about the wart that kept returning. He told me to light a match and extinguish it. He told me when the match was cold to just rub it on my finger (where the wart was) and to do it a few times a day until the wart disappeared. Of course, I thought he was nuts, but I followed his instructions and quess what? The wart has not returned in over 30 years! Maybe this will work for someone. Thanks for all the great ideas on home remedies. I love your site. It's one of the best! P.S. Just use the commercial matches that you buy to light your stove or cigarettes.