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1 User Review
4 star (1) 

Posted by St (Eugene, OR) on 03/06/2021
4 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Lisa
(Sioux Lookout, Ontario Canada)

I have never heard of using banana peel for warts until I came on this site. Another cure for seed warts is rubbing a onion on it. My neighbor had one on her foot and my daughter had one on her foot and my neighbor told me that someone had told her to slice a onion and rub it on it 3 or 4 times a day and each time to rub it with a new slice and that in a week or so the wart would go away. I started doing this to my daughter and in about a week or so the wart was gone.

Some time after that I took my son to a dermatoligst and I was telling the dermatologist about the onion and how it got rid of my daughters wart and he said no that don't work the wart just goes inside of your body when you do that. My intuition or gut feeling was that he was just saying that because he was afraid that I might tell other people about it and knock him out of some buisness. I would have never believed that the onion would work until I tried it myself and seen the wart go away.

Replied by Monique
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Our son had over 50 warts on each foot that we tried for a year to have removed. Nothing worked - not compound W, weekly vists for a year to a podiatrist who painfully scraped and put cyrogenic freeze on his foot each week, $300 in skin cancer medicine that caused him nosebleeds it was so powerful. He had clusters of warts that deformed his foot - it was to the point that I thought he was going to lose his feet and this kid played hockey 6 times a week.

Finally after turning to the internet, we started doing banana peels and duct tape every night - I set it up in our calendar to remind us. A couple of times early in the process we quit after a couple of weeks but finally I was so worried about his feet that we decided to do it and keep doing it because we really had nothing else and with this it seemed to stop it growing at least. I guess I was expecting faster results and completely taping his feet every night was a lot of work.

We did two other things:

I also tried to limit sugar in his diet which is really hard for an 11 year old who plays sports every day of his life and is so active. Something about sugar and the immune system.

We also seperated his socks (I had purchased triple what a person normally needs) and I put them thru a sanitize cycle when I had a load (2 hr wash with bleach).

The end of the story is that our son's feet are completely clear - wish I had before and after pictures because the results are truly amazing. His feet were so bad he would not let me take pictures but I really wish we had. Nothing short of a miracle if you ask me.

Good luck - I had to post this testimonial in case it helped someone else. It took a few months but it really did work. We used fresh banana peels since he loves peanut butter and banana for breakfast (we put it in a baggie in the fridge in the am to use at night).


Replied by Aanal
(Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India)

Hi, This is Aanal from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It seems very interesting and helpful. My husband is suffering from almost 30 warts on his right foot since last 3 months and he is in very painful condition. I am trying salycylic acid and other OTC drugs but it has no improvement. From today I will use Banana Peel. Would be very happy if it will beneficial.. Will keep posting if have any queries.. Thank You :)

Replied by Tom
(Raleigh, Nc)

I had 3 plantars warts show up on my feet at once just about, 2 on 1 foot inbetween 2 toes and 1 on the ball of the other foot. I picked at them for MONTHS, I even used sand paper and a razor blade and cut them off and they just came right back. Embarrassed wearing sandles

I finally went to the Podiatrist, He put on on 60% Sialic Acid paste, This stuff burned the crap out of me, The bandaids I used to keep this stuff in place would slip off or move and then the paste would pretty much kill all the skin on my foot and do very little to the wart itself.

Finally went to a different podiatrist and He put me on Formaldehyde 10% in a roller, Went on easy and dried pretty quick so no need for bandaids, I only applied it to my right foot warts 2 times a day because I had no faith in it at all.. 1 week later NOTICEABLE difference. 2-3 weeks later They where completely gone, And the wart on my left foot disappeared also. Im assuming it built up my bodys immune system!

Ask for this stuff!!!! Worked great I searched the internet and NEVER heard anybody talk about this stuff when getting rid of warts and I feel like people should know.

Replied by Sras
(Perth, Wa Australia)

Does the banana peel have to be the same size as the wart? Mine are all quite small and in about a 2cm square area so it's hard to cut lots of little banana peels. I just put a big chunk over the whole area for the first time, should I take it off?

White Vinegar

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3 star (1) 

Posted by Tom (Villa Park, Illinios) on 05/25/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I went to the doctor for a year trying to get rid of 15 plantars warts on my feet. He scraped them down then froze them every three weeks. I applied a drying agent everyday. He prescribed a pill that change my body PH to help combat the warts. After a year of this , we eradicated 2 warts, 1 of which came back. He said my only option was to have them surgically removed. My feet would take 3=4 weeks to heal.

I work on my feet all day so I would be off for this time plus pay all the medicle bills. The warts were not hurting my feet, so I looked into an alternative cure.

I found this site and decided to try soaking my feet nightly in white vinegar and duct tape during the day. After 11 months my warts are all gone. Smaller one went away quickly, The bigger deeper ones took more time. I wish a went to this site first.

White Vinegar
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 03/22/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have had a few warts for a number of years. A while ago I read here about the treatment with ACV and decided to try. As it didn't go fast enough I tried white, normal vinegar. I applied it to a pad and then taped it to my leg. Everything appeared well, once after my bath I saw that the top layer of the skin was pealing off so as we were going on a 10 day trip the next day I decided to apply it once more and leave it as usual during the night. The next day my leg turned black, not only the wart but all the skin around it and it became more and more nasty. I was worried to death I have to say. It hurt and I couldn't touch it at all. It took a couple of weeks to heal. Now the wart is gone but there is still a bruise on the skin around it far bigger than the wart was. I hope that it will heal..... Bottom line, the white vinegar was maybe far too strong so be careful. I had two other on one hand, smaller ones, did the same treatment but had a smaller wound and I have to say that the warts are still there. I will try again but only with ACV.

White Vinegar
Posted by Bryan (Sarasota, Florida) on 07/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

i had a bit ugly common wart about the size of between a dime and a quarter above my calf on my left leg. i had used duct tape only for weeks and it did NOTHING! i then used vinegar with a q-tip and taped it daily and that did NOTHING! i then read your site and listened to the PEOPLE who said to soak a little piece of cottonball and place it over the wart and duct tape it.

now if you want it to go quickly you need to change it at least 3 TIMES a day. i changed it 3 TIMES a day and my wart turned black after 2 full days and i pulled it off.

it takes longer for most people because they're only doing it overnight. if you do change the cotton ball and tape 3 times a day you'll get rid of it quickly as i did. imagine i've had the wart at least 6 months and it's gone in only TWO DAYS!!!

any vinegar will work!!! if you've been using other methods switch to a little piece of cotton ball 3 times change a day with duct tape and it will be gone quickly.

White Vinegar
Posted by Jack (Santa Barbara, CA) on 05/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the banana peel cure and after several weeks the cure did not seem to be working so I moved on to using white vinegar, which completely cured me in about two weeks. The pH of the vinegar may be the source of the cure. I had used salicylic acid for about 4 months before trying either cure and while it removed the wart the wart kept coming back from the roots.

White Vinegar
Posted by Christina (Sunrise, Florida) on 11/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I've had one finger wart on the back of my left middle finger for four years now and one on my right index finger for a year and a half... I tried everything under the sun and one night I just decided to check out home remedys for it. I read and the apple cider vinegar and said no it couldn't be that easy. Than I sat and thought to myself if it could clean a penny and make it shine like new than why not. I only had white vinegar so that's what I used. I took a cotton ball and soaked it with vinegar and taped it on. the next morning there was some pain. I unrapped it to find it super swollen and white but also black in the middle signifing that it was killing the root. I put vitamin e oil on the surrounding skin to sooth it from the vinegar. this time I took bandaids and just poured the vinegar on the cotton part and placed it over the wart. I left it on all night. the next morning before jumping in the shower I took it off. I was amazed to find all of the swelling gone and the warts were all black and looked healing. I've never seen my fingers look like that in years. I wanted to cry. I wasn't my hands and repeated the step with bandaids and vinegar. I'm on my third day today and it looks even better. I was so moved and happy I had to share. I hope you get the same feeling of relief after trying this. good look and don't get discouraged of the pain. keep that sucker covered with the vinegar at it at all times till its gone. no air so that it dies.

White Vinegar
Posted by Deb (New Jersey) on 11/30/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I had a recent outburst of a vaginal wart. It looked like a raised bumpy mass and it kept on growing, fast. It got to the size of a thumbnail and raised about 1/4 inch. I did not want to use traditional medications so I saw that Apple Cider vinegar worked on regular warts. Well I had no Apple Cider vinegar, how about regular white vinegar. I soaked a q-tip in the vinegar and treated the wart directly for 10 minutes a day. After about 8 days the wart started to disappear, more and more each day. Then the area would bleed where I applied the vinegar, something was happening. As it bled the wart was disappearing. I treated the area every day until it bled. Eventually the wart was gone and a hole was there. The vinegar ate away the wart. This took about 2 weeks. If the wart threatens to come back I re-treat with vinegar for a few days, and its gone again. I hope this helps someone else.

Yellow Sulphur Powder

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Simon (UK)
5 out of 5 stars

Try yellow Sulphur powder - from gardener supplies. It's used as an anti-fungal, nothing else I tried had any effect but if you keep removing the wart seeds then it should heal up with this stuff


3 User Reviews
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Posted by Chad (Us) on 07/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Dave (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/07/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Zinc at 100mg of elemental zinc per day (as zinc gluconate in my case)got rid of a large wart I had had for 14 years after about 6 weeks. Below is the abstract of a trial done on the effects of zinc on warts.


Replied by Sue
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Try oil oregano and coconut oil. This will cure your warts with persistance. My husband went to the doctor every week for over 2 months to have his plantar's wart burned off. It never went away no matter what the doctor did. When he started this protocol I recommended to him, his warts disappeared in 2 weeks. However, he applied this mixture twice a day, everyday. You have to be very persistant, and you will be free of this problem quickly. Sue

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Do you take the zinc, apply on the wart or what?

Replied by Dave
(Bangkok, Thailand)

You take the zinc orally, with food as it can upset some people's stomach. For some it is better to start with 50 mg a day, and increase it once you are used to it. Dave.

Replied by Steph
(Kc, Mo, Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

I had a wart on my face for ~10 years. I tried ACV, urine, duct tape, banana peel, aspirin, and maybe more I've forgotten. Read Ted from Bangkok's post about zinc, looked up the study and gave it a try. I took 50mg four times a day. Took more than a month, but one day I looked and it was gone!

Zinc Oxide Cream

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Jason (New York) on 01/30/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Zinc Pyrithione

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Posted by Jane (Houston, Tx, Usa) on 06/09/2012
5 out of 5 stars

This didn't work for me. But I have found something that does and is a LOT LESS painful than ACV. I caught 3 warts from a manicure/pedicure and for the life of me couldn't get rid of them. I tried Compound W, then finally ACV. ACV was VERY painful and just outright torture. I did the whole band aid at night with the vinegar and it did turn black but never fell off. I had to pull it off with tweezers. Well, this didn't get the whole thing (and it also gave the surrounding skin a chemical burn), there was still "dots" left in the skin so the darn thing was still there growing back. After doing 2 rounds of excruciating ACV treatments I finally gave up. I was tired of the pain and open wounds.

I then tried Brewer's yeast pills but for some reason, supplements make my moods go awry so I had to stop. Then I read a post by a girl who used Selson Blue anti-dandruff shampoo. It's main ingredient is Zinc Pyrithione. This was going to be my last ditch effort to combat these warts, and I just knew it wouldn't work. Well... It did! Several times a day, I gently wash my warts with this shampoo (with a nail brush). After about a week, they were GONE. They just dried up and went away. You have to try this, you don't have to endure this painful vinegar treatment anymore, zinc pyrithione is your new friend. They have not come back and my skin looks so healthy now where the warts used to be. Thanks be to GOD!

Replied by Jackie
(Grand Rapids, Mn)
5 out of 5 stars

About 1 month ago, I came down with a plantars wart below the great toe and just above the instep when I noticed a burning sensation. It was a small white spot. I had 13 warts between the 2 feet when I was a teen and I don't remember them hurting this bad at the onset. Maybe this one is a different type? Anyway I think the ACV worked but it burned constantly and it just wore me down, so I tried the shampoo with zinc pyrithione (a sample size of Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo) last night. I got immediate relief. Did it again before I went to bed and this morning I can step on my foot. Everytime I put the shampoo on it seems to get better, the deep pain around the wart when pressed is much less. I used it full strength and scrubbed it gently with an old toothbrush and let it dry without rinsing it off. The center is dark. I hope this is the ticket. They sure are miserable things.

Replied by Jackie
(Grand Rapids, Mn)

I came across a website today recommending grapefruit seed extract as a remedy to cure warts. Apply a few drops to the wart and cover with a bandaid. Starts to work right away to soften the wart and kill the roots. No filing necessary. GSE is antiviral and useful for many things. Warts are caused by a virus. I'm hopeful. So anxious to get rid of it. I wonder about some remedies such as over the counter acids and nailpolish. If the wart is open at all wouldn't these products get into the blood stream?

Replied by Jackie
(Grand Rapids, Mn)
4 out of 5 stars

Update: I happened to have grapefruit seed extract so I tried it on the wart for 2 days. It got on the surrounding skin but didn't harm it. Made it difficult for the band aid to stick so I kept it in place with an ace bandage. Lots of pain in the foot yesterday, throbbing even with range of motion to the foot, couldn't step on it hardly. Soaked my foot in white vinegar last night for about 20 min, then went back to the selsun shampoo with zinc pyrithione. Pain gone shortly. What a relief. I'm walking normally today. If it will be cured or not will remain to be seen but this treatment is an excellent pain reliever. Thank you Jane for posting this.

Replied by Lisa
(Petrolia, Ontario)

Hello has the zinc pyrithone worked with your wart? Please up date as I am in such agony and a state of depression over a wart on the tip of my middle finger and a planters wart on my foot (foot I have had for at least 6 yrs and finger about 2. 5 years. I recently have had them froze at least 4 times now a week apart. The pain is horrible. I also soak them with Apple Cider Vinegar and sea salt then gently file. I have been using thuja ointment and duct tape alternating at times to relieve the painbut the pain is too much. Please update on the zinc pyrithione.

Replied by Joanna
(Greenacres, Fl)

hi I had a hand surgery ( in the palm of my hand) I had 2 tumors on it. Well to make story short, the surgeon, open twice my hand in the same week. I have a little bit of keloid but the part of the scar line between the index and the tumb, grew a wart and its really painful. I still dont know if it really is a wart. Its painful and has is a bump with minimal red dots on it. I cannot even touch it bc its painful. I thought it was some kind of stitch wanting to come out but it doesnt have any fluid on the inside. The ACV will help with this painful"wart"?