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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Anna (Bethesda, Md) on 06/16/2011

Apple cider really works!!!
Apply a little cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar every night, attached with some tape and in less than one week you will see how the wart starts disappearing. I had tried every chemical I found for months and nothing worked. No salicylic acid, no freezing, nothing! Try it!

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Posted by Missb1315 (Houston, Texasss) on 04/23/2011

so are you sure the Apple Cider Vinegar works on the warts? ive had mine about a month now, and there starting to get unbearable. I dont have insurance so I cant afford a doctor...im gettin desperateee... Any ideas?

Replied by Stargazer
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

For about two years I had a wart on the inside of the third finger on my right hand where the first joint is. I went to the dermatologist and she applied liquid nitrogen on two or three separate occasions and it did not work. I read about applying ACV to the wart and this is what I did: I took the cotton end of a Q-tip swab and soaked it in ACV that I purchased at Target for less than $1. With the ACV soaked cotton pressed to the wart, I secured it with a band aid. I did this for about a week, applying a fresh piece morning then again at night. Eventually I just kept the wart covered with the ACV/band aid overnight.

After about two weeks later I noticed the wart turning dark and eventually it dried. I was able to remove what was left of the wart with cuticle nippers. The skin where the wart once was is perfectly smooth and the wart has not grown back. I swear by this remedy and will now use organic ACV (_____'s) for solar keratosis that I have on my back and chest. My dermatologist prescribed imiquimod but the lesions look worse now than before. After the course of treatment I will try the ACV if the imiquimod does not work. I will keep everyone posted!

Replied by Stephen
(O Fallon, Missouri)
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar definitely works. Just make sure to apply it consistently it for fast results! I used cotton balls, Q-tips, adhesive bandages, and sports tape and it worked wonders for me.

In fact, here is a picture of my foot before and after I used ACV on it:


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Posted by Chris (Winnipeg, Manitoba/canada) on 03/19/2011

a ladie told me I can use this for warts so I went and bought a bottle of organic apple cider and a roll of the best duct tape I could find then took a cloth or anything that is sterile and can obsorb it. So I waited for an hour or two then I put a little pad on him then sealed it with duck tape. Waited for 12 to 24 hours but the longer I waited the better they went away but the more the skin was getting scabbed but I am worryed about my son he is four and I would like to see him not grow up with them it would hurt me more then the dumest thing I could ever do and now he went from having 12 to 8 really small ones also I was reading just some of your stuff and think you are comming up with something it is there but now I will take a bit every week to see what it could do

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Posted by Tony (Atlanta, Ga) on 02/03/2011

I used ACV to treat my wart and it worked within 3 days time. After the wart fell off, my color hasn't come back in over 6 months. How or what can I used to bring the color back in that spot?

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

I had the contrary, as I had a big wart on my leg which wasn't disappearing with ACV I decided to use white vinegar for a few days. It was looking good so I decided to do it one last time during the night to be sure the wart was gone. My leg got very sore and it hurt a lot. When it healed I had a big brown mark, many times bigger than the wart so I really regretted it but now, almost a year later the mark is a lot lighter and actualy doesn't bother me anymore. It is near my ankle so no one is going to look down there and I think that it will still get lighter. As yours is white I really don't know. I have a lot of white spots all over my body and I have never found anything to give them some color.

Replied by Carina
(Edinburgh, Uk)
5 out of 5 stars

I am responding to the lady with little white scars from warts, I have stumbled across dermal rollering and I am in awe, be carefull of doing this if you have any flatwarts as they could spread. It will bring the pigment back after time. My flatwarts were everywhere after being misdiagnosed and given cortisones ( which will stimulate them as sugary foods will too... So the CURE IS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR from head to foot ( yes I stank) 1 month 3 times a day and now I dermal roller I want to upload a picture one day as I am 50 and my skin is better now than it ever was in my entire life. Clarins 20 sunblock everyday and argan oil at night. This really does work. I felt like a leper a year ago now I am so happy I found ACV simple but it WORKS be patient and keep at it.. Love and light to anyone out there who feels like I did. BE DETERMINED xxx

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Posted by Kyle (Los Angeles, Ca) on 01/26/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I had a plantars for about 3 years, tried freezing, salycilic acid, even had my dermo remove it surgically... That was terrible painful and I couldnt walk normally for 2 weeks. Then it came back, BIGGER! He said we would have to remove it again. I said NO!

Found this site, did ACV on it for about 3 weeks, on a cotton ball taped to my foot every night. It got swollen, turned white, hurt sometimes. Then about 2 weeks in I noticed it was turning black. A week more and it practically fell out. I still had some black dots, but there was a small crater where the wart used to be. To make sure it was gone I used a salycilic acid liquid on it for about 4 days. Today I scrubbed the acid off and everyhting is completely gone. Just some dead skin and a hole where the bugger used to be! No dots, nuthin! I am very happy! After all this all it took was a 2 dollar bottle of ACV, some bandages and tape and a wee bit of patience. Saved me another 150 bucks and my knees from hurting because I was walking funny! ACV is now a part of my daily life!

Replied by Farah
(Fremont, Ca)
1 out of 5 stars

Hello all, I have been using apple cider vinegar for a week now. At first I saw some black dots but eventually the wart got white and puffy. I picked on it and the outer layer came off. Thus the wart looked smaller but underneath the other layer there remained a smaller wart. I have been using a cotton ball soaked Apple Cider Vinegar and bandaid to cover it over night. But it's again getting white and puffy with some black dots, but that's about it. The wart is not getting completely black as I read it should. It hurts like hell. B4 Apple Cider Vinegar I tried raw crushed garlic one night but ended up with a huge blister. Now to treat that I am using neosporin around the wart and Apple Cider Vinegar on top of the wart. Getting impatient with this now. Need help.

Replied by Gregory
(Dfw, Tx)

The homeopathic Thujua occidentalis works great for warts. Be sure to follow abstaining from certain things during use of homeopathics. I think its caffiene, menthol, alcohol, and mint.

Replied by Girl
(Seattle, Wa)

I have been doing ACV for a few days now and my wart has just gotten much bigger and white. What happened to you? Did it end up going black and coming off? I'm worried about this wart just getting bigger and bigger....

Replied by Kay
(Destin, Fl)

I had what I assume was a plantar wart imbedded into the ball of my foot; it was a growth that looked exactly like a kernel of corn (when dug & pried out) but obviously with a root attached to a blood vessle, because it was a bloody mess to remove. Despite removal, it keep growing back bigger year after year. Nothing 'cure it' after 10 years. Being my dominant foot and very painful once it reached a certain size; I got desperate and used an insulin needle to inject it with a bit of Clorox. Problem solved; within a week it 'died" once and for all, and turned into a dried up callus-kernel which I pried out for the very last time. It's been 10 years now and no sign of it! What a relief to have that over & done with!!

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Posted by Anonemouse_me (Longmont, Colorado Usa) on 11/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I would also like to add that apple cider vinegar will help with warts. I used to have a problem with them on my hands as a child and tried everything from freezing them to burning them to over the counter brand name remedies... My parents must have spent 200 dollars trying to take care of them to no avail. So we read that apple cider vinegar applied to a cotton ball and taped or bandaged over the wart will clear it up in a matter of days. After two years of struggling with them they cleared with 3 dollars worth of acv... Just wanted to add an additional use for it :)

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Posted by Smiles808 (Jamestown, Nc) on 11/03/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My husband had a wart on his hand for years, and he had tried freezing it off several times. Finally, I found the ACV idea, so he soaked a cotton ball in ACV, put it over the wart, and secured it with a bandaid. I believe he left it on overnight. After 2-3 treatments, it started to turn black, and finally it went away. It has now been gone for over a year.

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Posted by Kayla (Troy, Mi) on 10/20/2010

Update from my last post. After about 2 months of treatment with ACV and cotton balls I am free of warts. It took two months because I took my time, allowing healing time and stopping treatment while on my periods. Also, because I had more than a few warts the ACV hurt after a while, and some days I chose not to deal with the darn things. But today I have no warts and it feels good to be freed from them. It has been over two months without them.

Replied by Patrick
(Edina, Mn)
5 out of 5 stars

ACV worked like a charm for me after all other costly methods failed, but it hurts like crazy (an achy, stinging hurt), so if you can't put up with pain for two to three days…. Well…? Details: I had a wart on the heel of my right foot that spread and eventually became so large that it covered almost half of my heal (about the size of an American Eagle coin, without exaggeration). The wart started as a tiny little thing, then spread aggressively DURING treatment by a dermatology center. After ~$800 out of pocket for extremely painful and worthless dermatology treatments (acid, liquid nitrogen, and laser, where they numb the area first with stinging pain killer).

I began to scour the Internet for other methods. I came across this string of notes concerning the application of ACV to your warts, and decided to give it a try. I took a cotton ball and centered it on an ~4" strip of duct tape [buy only 3M duct tape… all the other brands are worthless as they do not hold to your oily skin very well], then deposited a cap full of ACV on the cotton ball and taped it over the ginormous wart area, sealing it on either side with a couple more 1" wide strips of duct tape at the same ~4" length as the one that held the ACV cotton ball. Within hours after applying this homemade gauze the area began to hurt like heck, and by the next morning my leg was throbbing with pain. I didn't care though, as I knew this was a good pain; that my immune system FINALLY had kicked into high gear to battle my wart. I downed a couple of ibuprofen to help ease the pain and kept the wart dressed like this for two days, changing my homemade gauze every 24 hours or so. By the third day, the pain began to subside a bit, so I removed the dressing. To my wonderment the wart has begun to turn a disgusting shade of green, yellow and black (just like the article I read said it would). Within a week or so the wart area dried up to all black, scabbed over and fell off. It was amazing. The area now is semi rough after it healed over, but I can live with this.

I told of this treatment to the dermatology center that I had gone to during a visit there with my young daughter for a different issue. The older Dr. that I spoke to was very interested in this method, and asked his assistant to get the details from me, which she did with pen and paper. The fact that the Dr. did not pooh-pooh this homemade remedy in the least was refreshing. The Doc said this method made perfect sense, that the acid content of the ACV was obviously enough for my body to react to it as foreign matter as it interacted with the wart area, and as such attacked the area with antibodies. The Doc said that that is really all they are trying to do with their methods… to get our own antibodies to kick in.

As a coincidence, last summer I ended up with another set of warts on my right pinky toe and the toe next to it after I injured / cut my foot. Somehow the papillomavirus (HPV) found its way to this wounded area. Again after trying to apply other methods to rid me of this wart-infected area, I finally decided to try the ACV method. I'm in my third day of treatment as of writing this letter, and again, my foot / leg aches like the dickens, but the warts are already beginning to turn black. I'll remove my homemade gauze tomorrow, and let nature take its course from there. Good luck using this method… I personally can vouch for it, but it may not work for everyone.

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Posted by Wafaa (Tucson, Az, United States) on 10/18/2010
1 out of 5 stars

ACV treatment did not work on a wart I had on a corner of my lips. I applied it every night for 3 weeks, and put a bandaid on it. It grew white, and got the black spot, and part of it fell of, but then the rest wouldn't go away. Needless to say the whole thing was extremely painful. I stopped treatment after 3 weeks, and it grew back. I was pretty disappointed as I'd used Apple Cider Vinegar successfully before on a wart on my foot. I'm now trying tea tree oil, so hopefully that will work.

Replied by Blanna_paris
(Clarksville, Tn)

cold sores (herpes) can look like warts.. the corner of your mouth is a common place to get a cold sore and could explain why the Apple Cider Vinegar didn't work..

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Posted by Avigayil (Lakewood, Nj) on 10/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider viniger for warts. I had a few warts and my doctor told me about this. I tried it and my wart is gone. Put on at night before bed till it goes away. It takes about a week.

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Posted by Steph (Lanarkshire, Uk) on 09/23/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I was very open-minded as to wither or not cider vinegar would work for warts. I had one on my face (how embarrassing). I tried household vinegar but it didn't do anything at all. With the cider vinegar, however, within 4 days it was gone! Would recommend it to anyone, even those who don't believe it is possible to remove a wart within a short time (I was one of those)

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Posted by Simon (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

After freezing, banana peels, doctor visits etc ACV has gotten rid of my plantar on my foot. I am very very happy I found this website! I had a huge beast on the ball of my foot that was spreading, ACV and duct tape was applied on cotton balls overnight as often as I could. The whole area got pretty fried by the ACV, but the veruca turned dark and hard, ready to be sliced off bit by bit. This process was repeated, more of the veruca was dying and able to be cut off without cutting too deep. Everybody doubted that this would work, doctors doubted it, friends doubted it - ALL I CAN SAY IS "ACV" WORKED A SMALL "MIRACLE" ON MY FOOT! Thanks to Earth Clinic :) :) :)

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Posted by Gabby:) (San Antonio, Texas, United States) on 07/07/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had this nasty wart on the bottom of my foot for about 5 months. It was driving me absolutely crazy because it wouldn't go away, no matter what I tried. I tried saran wrap, duct tape, Compound-W, Slow acting acid (from the doctor), and even had a podiatrist surgically remove it (It came back 2 days later, even worse! ). So then I was searching for a remedy and I found two options ACV and Banana Peels. Since I am allergic to bananas, ACV was my only choice. I got a bottle of ACV from the local health food store, then some Cotton Balls (pure cotton, not the synthesized ones). I scrubbed the wart lightly with a pumice stone to remove the callous on top. I soaked the cotton ball in the ACV and then placed it on top of my foot. I put a band-aid on top of the cotton, to keep it in place. Then I used band-aid wraps to keep the band-aid in place and then cover my foot with a sock. I did this every day for about a week and a half, only removing the dressing when I showered. Then after the shower, I would repeat above steps. The wart will raise up, it will be swollen and tender. On the last day, remove all dressing and let your foot air out for about 4 hours. This allows all the liquid to evaporate from the foot. Then I went to bed, with only a band-aid (no sock, dressings, or ACV soaked cotton balls). The next day the wart was red and flattened. I had a follow-up appointment the next day, so I continued to cover the wart with a band-aid (again no more ACV). When I went to the podiatrist, he said that the wart was completely dead and he proceeded to remove the dead wart. ACV truly cured my wart. The only downside is that all the skin around your wart will become pruned and start to peel. I used a pumice stone to remove all the dead skin, as needed. Sometimes your foot will callous over (it didn't happen every day) so then it is important to use the stone, to allow the ACV to sink in. But I definitely recommend using the ACV, because it helped me when I was running out of options.

Replied by Sonny
(Santa Fe Springs, Ca)
5 out of 5 stars

The apple cider vinegar works. My 12 year old son had some around his fingernail. The derm said it would be very painful to remove those so we'll start with the ones on the back of his hand first. He was going to freeze them and he did. But they grew back. Then the last thing he said to do was to have surgery. We did not like the sound of that.

So I found the ACV remedy. I actually put it on the wart that had been on his hand the longest. I bought special bandages called Nexum, I believe. They are waterproof and have a clear thin wrap and the cotton in the middle. It worked perfectly. I applied the AC directly to the cotton on the bandage and stuck it to the wart. My son wore it all day at school then when he got home we took it off and it was weird looking. Almost like it was porous. See through and getting black. I let him air it out that night and in the morning we did it again. That day he got home and when he came out of the shower that evening he ran to me and said look dad. It was peeling off. In the morning it was gone. There is a piece of wart still in his bed somewhere, could never find it. Gross but the wart is gone. YAHOO! AMEN! DONKA SHIN! HORALE!

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Posted by Surfer143 (Obx, Nc) on 07/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Two summers ago, I developed a plantars wart on one foot. Didn't know what it was at first...went to a podiatrist and he shaved it off. It came back within a month and I was afraid of going back as I had read online about removals where they leave scars and the warts come back anyway. I did the Apple Cider Vineger and duct tape just as you said. I have to say that when you put the cotton ball dipped in ACV on the newly cleaned skin, you will feel like you just shot your foot with a shotgun!! But it worked...took maybe 2-3 weeks. Wart was completely gone and has not come back. No doctor's bills, no scarring.

Replied by Watchon10
(Grand Rapids, Mi)

Eggplant worked for us. Years ago one of the preteens had 3 huge warts on her hand. Freezing twice didn't help, the doctor said the virus was too resistant. After praying to my Lord Jesus Christ for some inexpensive natural remedy, we heard about using thin slices out of a fresh eggplant. So I applied a fresh slice from the middle of our purple friend with masking tape, nightly for about 1 1/2 weeks and the warts dissolved to tiny size. The girl wanted to stop treatment so we did but the warts continued to dissolve on their own!

Later I thought I would try this on a plantars wart on my sons foot and it worked, taking about 2 weeks. Hopefully this works for someone else. When trying, use fresh slice every night.

With GMO veggies, don't know if results are the same now. Thank you Jesus for guidance!

Replied by Abbaluv
(Spring Hill, Fl Usa)

I found that sliced raw potato works the same way. I have had great results through the years using this method. Our family seemed to be prone to warts.

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

Abbaluv, did you cut a thin slice of potato, did you apply it only at night, did you tape it and where did you have the warts? I have a very flat wart on my hand which I can't get rid of and it irritates me but I get fed up of all the taping so I stop. I have tried ACV, banana peal, bicarb.... Frozen it at home, at the doctor's, you name it! I also have a few little ones on my leg. I would love to find an easy way of getting rid of them, if possible internally because all the taping drives me mad! There was a time when I slept with quite a few bits of tape on my leg, ridiculous and nothing seemed to help!

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Posted by Erin (Tuttle, Ok, Usa) on 04/08/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had a wart on my pinky finger for 4 years. I used the freeze off wart remover kits you can buy at the store and they got rid of it, but it kept coming back with a vengeance. My sister mentioned this website and I decided to try the ACV cure. I soaked a cotton ball in ACV and secured it to the wart with a bandaid before bed. I'm not going to lie, it hurt really bad...but I figured that's how I knew it was working. The only way I can describe the pain is, it was like someone was trying to drive a phillip's head screwdriver through my pinky finger. In the morning, I would remove the cotton ball and bandaid and repeat at night. The hard, rough bump came off in a few days, but that sucker was deep! I'm a "picker" so I dug the black part (seed) out and continued with the ACV for a week. It's been 6 months and it has stayed completely gone. Thanks earthclinic!