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Posted by William (Vancouver, Washington) on 11/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

A nasty looking wart appeared on my forehead one day out of nowhere. After a couple of weeks looking at it I recalled having removed a wart several years ago from my left hand using apple cider vinegar. I still had the ACV. First I rubbed the top of the wart a bit with fine sand paper. An emery board would probably work as well. Then a used a small piece of cotton from an ear swab. I soaked it in ACV, put it on top of the wart and a bandaid over it. Used the other end of the swab to drip some more ACV behind the bandaid on the cotton/wart. It burnt a little bit.I changed it in the morning and at night, adding ACV during the day. The third day it was flat and black. No more ACV, no more bandaids. It didn't fall off, so two days more and I just picked on it a bit and it came off. There's a little pink spot there, about 1/8 inch in diameter. I'm now putting V-E on it. If the pinkness goes away great, if not, no big deal. I'm just so glad to be rid of that nasty looking wart.


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Posted by H (Toronto, Ontario) on 11/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

After 4 months of discomfort I realized I had a massive planter wart on my left foot. After one week of applying ACV-ing band aids, it fell off. YAY!


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Posted by A (A, VA) on 11/03/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I wrote in previously that the ACV killed my wart now, after trying all different remedies (pine tar, banana peel, sulfur, aspirin, etc, my daughter is AMAZED that her small wart on her finger is turning black. We started the ACV on her finger after my wart started disappearing. It took only 3 days of bandaide use on her finger with the ACV and her wart started turning black, she was so excited. We are going to continue to use the ACV bandaide until the wart and every piece or root or black dot is gone. Strange thing, she got this wart after getting a slight burn on the toaster, after the burn left, it left a bump which turned into a wart. She got this last year, we killed it with sulfur then, it did go away, then reappeared this year.

If I only knew about the ACV years ago, I would not have suffered so when I had a wart on my thumb that was the dread of my life-it always came back, even came back when surgically removed. AND HALF OF IT WAS UNDER MY THUMB NAIL. I used to file off my thumb nail, and apply over-the-counter medicines that BURNED FOR HOURS AND DAYS ON END and did absolutely nothing.

There is no pleasure like pulling off dead wart tissue after using ACV. CHEAP ACV, COSTS PRACTICALLY NOTHING. I really would like to know what are those black dots. Nothing like seeing the ACV KILLING THOSE HORRIBLE BLACK DOTS.

Replied by Paul
(Redditch, Worcs, England)
04/20/2012

A lot of people have been wondering what the black dots are that appear in warts. They are actually dead capillaries (tiny blood vessels) destroyed by the infection.

Contrary to popular misconception warts are not a fungal infection and there is no "seed" to be removed. It's an opportunist viral infection caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Being a viral infection is what makes it so difficult to treat and the increased risk of it returning.

It's not advisable to pick warts as you can spread the virus to other sites as the virus will be active in particles of skin tissue. The virus can spread to under your finger nails, which can be a difficult (and painful) place to treat them. Plus if you get warts on your finger tips this increases the risk of the virus spreading to the face.

Take extra special care when treating the virus not to spread it.

It may be advisable to consider undergoing an immune boosting supplement regime while recovering from the virus to help the body fully heal.

Remember the virus can lay dormant even after successfully treated and if the immune system is compromised or low, the warts may return. There are a lot of ways you can boost the immune system, eating fresh fruit and vegetables, and taking a high dose of vitamin C supplement daily (1,000-3,000mg) is a good start.

Those experiencing discomfort from ACD treatment and filing may find a prescription pain treatment beneficial for a week or two until the treatment is finished.


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Posted by D (Virginia) on 10/30/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar cured my stubborn wart on my leg. For about a year I was trying to 'kill' this half-dollar size wart below my knee with: sulfur, aspirin, pine tar, aloe, and Itchameol (sp?). I kept it taped up all summer long, those above mentioned never worked. I read on Earthclinic about the vinegar, I was willing to try EVERYTHING and I did try EVERYTHING!!! Forget the over-the-counter medicines-they are expensive, AND THEY BURN AND THEY DON'T WORK.

I kept searching and searching the internet and came across Earthclinic and I really wanted to try the vinegar but was afraid of the burn. WELL, I tried it just a couple of days ago and THE WART IS MELTING AWAY!!!! I just kept a small piece of cotton and duct tape over it 24/7. Yes, it did burn, but it also itched. The burn, (I did over-kill, I really soaked that cotton) was not as bad as the silicic acid in the stores. And the burn went away after an hour or so, depends on how much you soak that cotton.

The wart is about 90% gone. When I change the bandage I wash the wart under hot soapy water with a brush to get rid of the excess DEAD WART TISSUE!! I try to pick the dead tissue along with the black dead holes with a tweezer, but, time limited, I decided to just scrub it with a gentle brush under hot soapy water.

I am a clean person, they only way I can think of how I got this EVIL WART is the following:

--washing the floor on my hand and knees because I like a clean floor and cannot to this day find a mop that gets in corners

--since the vinegar is working FAST I figured my body is not getting enough acid, I just might take a teaspoon of vinegar daily

Thank you Earthclinic for BEING THERE!!


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Posted by Andrea (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) on 10/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have always had warts on my hands since I was very young. Most of them would come and eventually disappear. I had one on my finger on my right hand for atleast 3 years. I never really cared about it because I thought it would eventually go away like the others, but obviouslly it didn't. I was googling home remedies for back pain and found this AMAZING site. I decided to check out the wart ailments, and I read every single feedback. They were so helpful in deciding to use the apple cider vinegar. The first night I was going to do the ACV I was very nervous. But I went ahead and poured enough ACV on a cottonball to cover the wart and some surrounding skin. I then put a bandaid over the cotton ball to keep it in place. I did this at night and kept the bandaid on at school. I took the bandaid off when I got home from school. The next day the wart was white and so was the surrounding skin. I did that same procedure for about a week and a half. I was so anxious for the wart to compeletly turn black and to peel it out. I finally did, and there was a hole in finger with raw skin. **warning: do not put ACV on the raw skin!** I tried that because I read it in a user feedback, and my finger felt like it was going to fall off. After that miserable time, the raw skin finally scabbed up, which itched very badly. About a week after the wart finally came out, the scab peeled off and now you can not tell that I ever had a wart there. Towards the end of the first week and a half, my finger throbbed only one night. The ACV is not painful at all, on the wart. I recommend anyone who has warts to try this. ACV is worth the time for getting rid of nasty warts.


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Posted by Tone (Los Angeles, CA) on 10/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have had warts on my right hand for years. I tried treating them with commercial products, and they would work for a while, but the warts would always come back (and invite a few more to join them!). I stumbled upon ACV as a natural way to treat warts and decided to try it. The first attempt on my thumb was a learning experience...I put too much on and it lifted all of the skin off and made it raw and sore. After that, I kept the cotton and ACV only on the wart area with a bandaid, and it has worked incredibly well. After a couple of days the wart will turn black, then die away. It's a miracle considering how many years and the amount of money that I spent trying to rid myself of them.


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Posted by Tami (Chicago, Illinois, USA) on 10/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Well, I was the biggest cynic, but ACV worked for me too. I didn't realize it, but I had plantars warts on my feet and then one spread to my finger. I tried the ACV after reading all the good stories on this site, and guess what? Same good outcome! I used the Qtip cotton with a bandaid and changed it several times during the day to re-wet the cotton. I think the vinegar only hurts alot if you have sensitive skin, because i didn't reeally experience any pain. After about 4 days of this, the wart turned black and i picked it off with a tweezer - this did not hurt. It left a little hole which i covered with neosporin and a bandaid and voila, no more wart.

Now, for those plantars warts...


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Posted by Mary (Baltimore, Maryland) on 09/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My son had several plantar warts on the bottom of his feet. We tried several other remedies, such as the banana peel, potatoes, etc. and nothing worked. Then every night for about a week or two I applied a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar to the warts and taped it on using gauze tape. Those stubborn warts started to clear up and have not returned, it's been a year so far. I would highly recommend apple cider vinegar to remove warts.


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Posted by Diane (San Jose, U.S.) on 09/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I used apple cider vinegar to cure several warts on my hand. Previously I tried freezing them at the doctor's, as well as a home freezing treatment. I followed the advice by soaking cotton pads in the ACV and leaving them on overnight. I did it for about a week, and by the end the week they were gone! The smell isn't great and the skin feels irritated the next morning, but it is quite worth it for the results. It has been over a year now since my treatment, and the warts have not returned. I'm grateful to this site for informing me about this great natural remedy.


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Posted by Jennifer (Durham, NC) on 08/16/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I went to the dermatologist because I had a very painful wart I had for several years in the palm of my right hand. She prescribed several expensive prescription topical ointments, and nothing worked. I read about ACV and removal of warts on line, so I decided to try it. After 10 days, it was completely gone! I applied the ACV to a cotton ball on the wart every few nights (otherwise, it burns the surrounding skin) with a piece of adhesive tape, and I was very excited about the results. I've not had any recurrance since then and I am a firm believer in ACV!


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Posted by Billy Brent (Austin , Texas) on 07/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Warts!! Ugh. I had plantar warts and warts all over my hands. I tried the typical stuff: Compound W, that Sray cold/burning stuff you pay way too much for at the drugstore, duct tape, direct accupuncture on the warts (i'm not discounting accupuncture as it does often work wonders), having them professionally burned off (which worked but they came back within a month!). I spent several hundred bucks trying to get rid of those bastards. The plantar warts were of the 'mosaic' variety, meaning they were forming in clusters, especially on my heels. They were even beginning to hurt--not to mention that they were a source of embarrassment at the pool and in yoga classes.

I unenthusiastically tried organic ACV as a last resort and voila! Within a week to ten days those suckers were gone! They didn't peel off like they tended to do with the above mentioned treatments (only to return). The roots of them turned black and they just withered.

Here's what i did: took some gauze and saturated it with the ACV, and secured it with duct tape over the warts before bed. Did this for about a week.

I wish I had found this website earlier before spending all that money. Went to two doctors who, it turns out, were clueless. Maybe they were clued in on the fact that a 3 dollar bottle of vinegar (of which you're only using a few pennies' worth) can really do the trick--they make their money off of illness (in the U.S., anyway)

Incidentally, I've been meaning to post this for a while. Several months have passed and not a sign of a wart!!


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Posted by Alg (Oslo, Norway) on 07/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

ACV cure for warts (hand and foot): Soak enough cotton balls/ pads to cover your feet in Apple Cider Vinegar. TO get the best result, put the cotton pads soaked in ACV in a sandal which won't get ruined and will help keep the pads in their place (perfect shoe/ sandal: CROCS). Soak your feet for as long as you can-make sure you do this on a day when you're COMPLETELY free. When done, clean your feet with warm water and clean off the dead skin. When your feet are completely dry afterward, use a plastic foot file to remove rough skin and rub foot lotion.

I've been in pain for two years with foot warts and I've found the best 'medicine' (cheap, effective) only recently. I soaked my foot three times (almost 10-15 hours each time) and the effect was unbelievable! Now, I am completely wart free! All thanks to Earth Clinic and of course---Apple Cider Vinegar.


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Posted by Tina (DFW, Texas) on 06/06/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had a plantar wart right on the edge of my heel that I could not get rid of. I tried the OTC freezing stuff and it did nothing. I starting putting ACV on a pinch of a cotton ball on it at night with a bandaid. I would also put a fresh one on in the morning and try to keep it on all day. This was during the summer even, I would just put a bandaid on it. It looked better than the wart anyway. After a few weeks, it turned white and eventually came out. The hold healed up and now you can't even see where it was and it has not returned after 2 years.


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Posted by James (London, England) on 06/03/2008
5 out of 5 stars

ACV for Warts: At first, i used thuja oil (Warts no more). Honestly, there was not much improvement mostly just redness. I had only tried it for about 2 weeks and one appeared to be getting smaller but it says it can take 2-6 weeks for thuja to work. I lost patience and i found this webpage and tried apple cider vinegar and in 3 days they are black and scabbed over!!! yes, it burns. It can be bloody awful at times but it's pretty damn worth it. Also I agree with the original poster baths help, warm water and then hydrogen peroxide really seemed to help. it fizzes a lot. which is a good thing i presume. the skin around the scabs has turned reddish so i'e been applying off and on tea tree oil and aloe vera. aloe vera calms it quickly. i didn't keep the bandage on all day mainly just 6-10 hours at night and when just hanging around at home i would reapply acv wait for it to drink up and reapply but you must bandage it for a continuous amount of time.

Good luck! give it a shot. for the nay sayers just so you know one of mine was stubborn, Very stubborn so don't give up after one try. be positive and take lots of ester-c (Vitamin c but the absorbable kind, vitamin c when taken in supplements is often not absorbed)

Cheers!


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Posted by Terri (Babbitt, MN) on 06/03/2008
5 out of 5 stars

After numerous trips to the Dr. & failed painful treatments of the freezing method for the warts on my finger, my sister suggested this remedy. At night I wet a cottonball with the ACV then put it on the wart and cover it with a bandaid. I change this nightly. within 1-2 weeks my warts were gone.



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