I noticed this wasn't mentioned. I use to have 2 warts near the base of my right thumb. They didn't hurt or irritate, but I hated that everone used to either cringe at them or ask me if the warts were painful when they saw the warts. The wart remover plasters never worked. I read from somewhere that nail polish can help to remover warts, so I gave that a try. I applied clear nail polish to the warts, repplying every so often to ensure that there was always a coating over the warts. The nail polish is a lot less noticable than a wart remover plaster is! I can't remember how long it took (probably just a month or so), but one day as I prepared to reapply the nail polish, I noticed that the warts were GONE. Not a single trace of them was left, and there was absolutely no scaring. The skin looked perfectly normal! I was so happy! It's been 3 years since then, and the warts have not come back.
I've tried various methods to get rid of warts for YEARS.more than 20. No, they don't always go away. Natural remedies/freezing/doctor's appointments...these all made them worse and more painful. I ended up speaking with a physician who told me that if you take a clean needle, poke it with holes til it bleeds, that my own natural immune system would take care of it. Since I had mosiac warts, the worst, on both my hands and suddenly my toes- I broke down and poked about three holes in the largest one on the bottom of my pinky toe. KILLED IT! AND THE 2 THAT WERE GROWING ON THE SECOND TOE! Gone!
I'll have to do my hands, one at a time but I know I have to soak them and soften them before I can break through them. Good luck.
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.
I am going tomorrow to a dermatologist to see about having a plantar wart on the bottom of my foot removed. I've had this thing for a really long time and enough is enough.. So I'm biting the bullet. My friend's father is a herbal doctor and he suggested since I've had it as long as I have, go ahead and get it removed but to follow up with taking a 2 a day regimen of olive leaf oil for 3 months to address the virus in my system.
Does anyone have experience with taking olive leaf oil?
(Geelong, Victoria, Australia)
My two younger boys had planter warts that they got while doing martial arts. I took the youngest one to the doctor who sent me to another doctor and he recommended cutting them out, which I agreed to do, but oh did it look painful. It left a huge hole in his foot. A year or so later the older one complained of his feet always hurting and when I looked at his feet saw huge clusters of planter warts. By this time someone had told me about their great success with olive leaf extract. I bought some and had him take 2 capsules 3 times a day. All the warts were gone in less than a month.I think he told me warts are viral and need to be fought from the inside out. Wonder if anyone heard about this before ,but it worked for us.
After reading a comment about this method to get rid of warts here I tried.... But it didn't work! Several times a day I would rub some onion on two warts, I did that for almost two weeks but I saw no changes. They are small so it wouldn't be difficult to get rid of them, I suppose, they are very flat but nothing seemed to happen so I stopped.
I used onion to treat my warts, they dissapeared and never got any warts again. It is fairly easy and if you do it properly, takes only a few days of treatment. I simply applied fresh onion juice on them. If you cut an onion slice and take a layer and break it in 2, there will be fresh juice juice coming out of there. Squeeze that right on the wart, make sure you soak it in Juice. You can also rub the wart with that side of the layer where you made the cut, where the fresh juice is. Just let it dry, no Bandage needed. Now your skin will smell so if you have to go to work, do it at night time. Ideally you should do it 2-3 times a day, but once a day will work too, it'll take a bit longer to fall off. Put the onion on the fridge and next time cut a new slice. The secret is to not just rub the onion on it, but make sure you soak the wart in juice or rub the juicy part on it. I only repeat this because I gave the advise to a friend and he was not doing it properly. When he started applying the juice, the warts on his hand and foot were gone in a few days, after trying lots of remedies with no results. This treatment leaves no scar and there is no pain. I hope this helps.
I have been fighting nail fungus for about 25 years. I have tried all of the prescription meds. Penlac, which is very expensive, is the only one that sometimes works. The others did not work at all and can cause problems with the liver. I cannot wait to try the ACV treatment.
Regarding warts. My daughter had a couple when she was very young. We went to a couple of dermatologists who used the usual treatments that hurt her and did not work. I looked for a natural remedy on-line. I found an onion remedy that works everytime.
Take a small bit of onion (about the size of the wart)
crush it and place it on the wart
use tape or a bandaid to keep it on for about 24 hrs.
when you take it off, you will see that the onion actually eats through the wart and burns it off.
NOTE: only put enough onion on to cover wart or your healthy skin can get hurt.
Good luck to all
You will get a scab and when it heals the wart should be gone.
We tried the banana peel remedy for removing Warts for almost 2 months, but with no effect. Our doctor suggested soaking Orange peel in white vinegar for 1 week (in a sealed jar) and then applying the peel (white side down on the wart) with a bandaid at night (and removing in the morning). We did this for about a week and got dramatic results, within two weeks all the warts (that had been there for months) were gone. We tried everything from freezing, duct tape, banana peel etc. This was the only thing that worked.
My daughter had two warts appear at age 6, one on her finger and one on foot. At age 8, we were fed up with over the counter remedies. We waited a year after her doctor treated with the 'frozen method', they came back bigger and spread on her fingers.
I used Oregano Oil dabbed on a cotton swab and they were killed and never returned after two weeks.
Warning....Oregano Oil is a hot oil to the skin and can burn the skin if too much is applied or rubbed on skin. Only use directly on the wart with a q-tip. It works! Use twice a day for a week or two. Hers went away after two weeks and did not return. It worked for us and she has been free of them for 2 years.
Remember Oregano Oil can be hot once on the skin or burn the skin. Do not rub on skin. Only use a Q-Tip!! The frozen method the doctor used actually was more painful our daughter mentioned and what we witnessed then the slight sting on the area from the oil. It must kill the fungus at the root of the wart. They just fell off about two weeks later and haven't returned.
Look it up as it has other uses as well. I believe it is an anti-fungal.
My daughter had something on her hand that we assumed was a blister because she was riding her bike a lot. But she would pick at it and it would bleed and such. We finally realized it was a wart. (Perhaps a plantar's wart.) We had a bottle of diluted oregano oil on hand. (We bought it that way. It is 1 part oregano oil and 3 parts olive oil. It was quite inexpensive.) She put 1 drop of this solution onto the wart once or twice a day for a week or ten days or so and it is gone now!
~Mama to Many~
I had a large wart, a little smaller than the size of a dime on the back of my left foot for at least 7 years. It was also about 1/8 of an inch tall/thick. I tried the freeze off stuff, the "fast acting gel", acv, banana peel, all of it, and none of it worked. after some time with all of the treatments, they spread to a little cluster on my heel and other places on both of my feet. it got to where I was so self conscious of my feet that I never wore sandals anymore, I always wore tennis shoes, and even when I would go to a friend's house, I'd make sure to wear nice socks so they wouldn't see the little bulge on the back of my foot.
After years of not wearing sandals and really wanting to, I decided to really look into what to use. I tried the "fast acting gel" for weeks, and it shrunk slightly, but not anything really drastic. I was looking on amazon at essential oils, and came across Oregano oil. several reviews said that it was the best thing to use for warts, it's an all natural antibiotic, and kills the virus quickly. I ordered some, and gave it a shot.
Now, several people will say that you need to dilute it because it will burn you. I never had this happen to me, so, I can't testify if that's correct or not. I took pieces of cotton balls, torn up into roughly about the same size as my warts, and put a generous amount of the oregano oil - straight, no dilution - on the cotton ball, placed it on my wart and covered it with a band-aid. this worked, but I thought, "why not try it with duct tape?" when I did use the Apple Cider Vinegar for the warts, I noticed the most effect when I had the duct tape on it, because it suffocated it, and made it to where the only contact it had was the vinegar, or ointment you were putting on it, and it makes it really soak in and generally makes it work faster and kill it. so, I did that, and it really sped up the process. within 1 week, the wart was already skin level. I was totally amazed, and even more so: it didn't hurt! I was sold.
What I Did:
Whenever I would get home for the night, I would take my shoes/socks off, and I would tear my cotton ball piece and get my oregano oil and put it on there and duct tape it to my foot overnight. the longer you can keep this stuff on there, the better. but you may need to change it every so often. I found that I didn't need to do that. I just left it on overnight. in the morning, i'd take it off, and shower. Now, when you've worn the oil on your foot overnight, it really soaks into the wart, but it doesn't make it swell up like vinegar does. if you take a shower right after you take it off, your wart will swell up with the water, and it will hurt. mine hurt quite a bit. to where I would take it off a few hours before I had to get into the shower, so it wouldn't hurt so much, but that's up to you. then I wouldn't wear anything throughout the day, just let it dry up a little. then, when I would get home for the night, I would get my foot file out and file it down as much as I could. I would file it until it hurt, or it seemed I was getting no where. then I would put my treatment on, and rerun the cycle.
I would stop treatment for a few weeks if I was really busy or if I was too tired to do my ritual before bed, and it didn't seem to grow back or anything, just kind of waited for me to start back up. I was worried how I was going to get the wart out of under the surface of my skin. I had read on here about how after your wart is gone it's nice pink skin underneath, and that sometimes you'd have a crater. maybe it was because the wart was on my heel where there wasn't much flesh or meat behind it, but when I used the treatment, it seemed to pull the wart out of the skin, like it just came to the surface, and when I would file it, it was filing it away for good. I was concerned it would try to spread under my skin or something, but it didn't. once I saw that the edges were shrinking, that it was getting smaller width wise as well and height, I really attacked it, and wore the treatment every single night without fail. soon after, it was gone. my skin was really red like a burn underneath the wart, but it didn't hurt.
I did have one wart on the inside of my foot that I had tried several treatments on first since it was easier for me to see how it was reacting, and it was also in a meatier place on my foot. it would get this hard covering and I could peel it up, but when I would start to peel it up, the whole wart wanted to come out, but instead of coming out cleanly, it wanted to rip away (sorry if it's too much information) from the healthy skin. nothing else was working and filing didn't really do anything, so I got brave one day and had a sterilized pair of nail clippers and just clipped it out. it bled a little bit, but since it's healed, it's all better.
I can wear sandals again, and it's wonderful.
The bottle that I got was 1/3 fl oz. and it was around $8 online, and it took a bottle and a little bit of the other. This was for the large wart, and the cluster on the outside of my foot. I still have 95% of the second bottle, so a little goes a long way! Try diluting it first and see if that helps, but for me, I used it undiluted. this stuff is a life saver!
I have had a large plantar wart on the base of my foot for several years. Had tried over the counter remedies, went to a foot doctor and nothing seemed to work. I then started using Oreganol P73 (mixture of oil of oregano & extra virgin olive oil) 3 drops onto a band-aid then placing on top of the wart. I did this every day, and after 2-3 weeks the wart dissapeared! Amazing stuff, as the wart I had was very large and I thought I would never get rid of it.
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.
My daughter had a number of large warts on her hands which she contracted about 5 years ago. Multiple visits to a doctor for burning, cutting, freezing didn't work. Neither did any of the over the counter remedies. We tried the ACV, the duct tape etc from here. When she used the ACV recommended here, her arm ached unbearably after a day or so of use.
Anyway, I did a little herbal research of my own. Now it's hard to convince a young woman (which she is) that the use of a weed from the garden will eradicate warts, when we had used so many rememdies and medical procedures that had failed. Anyway, the weed from the garden is called Petty spurge (or botanical name Euphorbia Peplus) It is quite widespread here in southern Australia in gardens. It likes damp cool conditions. It is a low growing weed. It is also called Radium weed and can be used similarly for little skin cancers and sun spots. Anyway, when you break the stem of the plant it oozes out a white milky sap, which contains a number of alkaloids.
BIG Warning do not use this plant near your eyes.... It can cause blindness. Likewise do not eat it... Otherwise you'll find out why it's called SSSS... Purge! Anyway rub the sap on the warts and cover them with a bandaid-so you don't touch it and then rub it in your eyes. Do this for a few days and you will see results in a short time. Try not to get it on the good skin around the warts if you can. If the good skin becomes red or sore, discontinue for a few days until the skin heals up again.
For my daughter, it took a couple of weeks to (finally!! ) remove the big warts. We are still doing mop up operations on a couple of little ones which we had ignored while doing the bigger ones, but they too are responding to the weed! There are pictures of the weed on the net, so that you can make sure you find the right one. You can also use a herb (weed in some places) called Greater Celandine, which also has a sap that can be put on the warts. Anyway, good luck to all.