Home remedies for getting rid of warts


Warts are common and are caused by a viral infection. They are most often seen on the hands and feet and they usually look like a tiny cauliflower. There are other flatter warts called plantar warts that are mostly on the soles of the feet and they can be very painful when walking.

Warts tend to appear out of nowhere and they sometimes disappear as mysteriously as they came. Cosmetically they are quite ugly and most of us are keen to get them removed.

They can be treated in several different ways by the medical profession but none of these ways is guaranteed effective. Some of these methods are quite painful and it can be traumatic to be treated in this way. Children often have warts and it is beneficial to have some "kinder" ways of removal that can be utilized before visiting a doctor.


Tips and hints on getting rid of warts

Take a cotton ball and tear into the size of your wart. Soak it in apple cider vinegar. After squeezing out the excess, place the cotton ball on the wart and secure with a Bandaid or a plaster. Repeat this each evening. The wart will start to turn big and yeuky after a couple of days and a few days later it will disappear. This remedy works even on warts that have been around for several years. If you don't have apple cider vinegar in its liquid form then you can use a small piece off an apple cider vinegar tablet. If you don't have cotton balls you can unravel the little bit of cotton on the end of a cotton bud and use that instead.

Dab a small amount of fresh aloe vera gel on the wart and cover it. Repeat daily. In a few days the wart will be gone.

With a cotton bud place a small amount of witch hazel on the wart.

Find a dandelion stem or leaf and break it open. There will be a white sap inside which should be applied to the wart. Do this twice daily, each time, covering with a Bandaid or a plaster. The wart should be gone in about a week.

Tape an aspirin tablet to the wart and change the tablet daily. The wart will be gone in 1 - 2 weeks.

Cut a small piece of fresh garlic and place it on top of the wart. Keep it in place with electrical tape. It is good to seal it totally with the tape so that no air gets in. Repeat daily. In a week and a half the wart will fall off.

Buy a small bottle of liquid kelp. apply to wart and cover with a Bandaid or a plaster. Repeat daily and at the same time add 2 3 drops of the liquid kelp to one of your drinks each day.

Place a small piece of duct tape on the wart so it is sealed from air. Replace the tape when it starts to come loose. Wart should be gone in just a few days.

Place a small amount of toothpaste on the wart. Cover with a Bandaid or plaster and repeat daily. Wart should be gone in about a week.

Cut a small piece of banana peel. Tape it to the wart and repeat on a daily basis. Wart will soon be gone.

With this remedy you have to be very careful. Put a small amount of super glue on the wart and let it dry. It seals the wart from the air. Without air the wart will die.

Cover the wart with clear nail polish and let it dry. When the nail polish wears off repeat the process. The wart should be gone in two weeks.

Dab on some good quality tea tree oil and cover the wart in the morning. Repeat in the evening before bed. Do this daily and the wart will be gone in 1 - 2 weeks.


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