3 Natural Treatments for Wart Removal
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If you’ve ever had a wart, you know how hard it can be to find proper treatments to get rid of it.
And it’s worse if you’ve got more than one wart. Once they start spreading they can really be tough to get rid of.
Warts on their own are fairly harmless…
The only reason for concern if they cause discomfort in any way, such as pain or bleeding when bumped, or are aesthetically unpleasing. They often go away on their own, though this can take weeks, months, or sometimes even years, if they go away at all. Over the counter wart removal medications have good reviews, with some people reporting miraculous successes. If you prefer a more natural method before trying the over the counter chemical methods, here are a few home remedies that one should try. These remedies are all natural, pose no health risk, and are sworn to work by many.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It is amazing how many things apple cider vinegar has been credited for curing, including such potentially harmful and hard to treat conditions such as acid reflux disease and high cholesterol. Many have also reported that apple cider vinegar can help with wart removal. One method of application is to, before bed, soak a small cotton ball with the apple cider vinegar, and then fasten it to the wart using medical tape. There are reports of this method working overnight, though more realistic accounts suggest a month may be more believable.
Another natural remedy that is touted by many is Castor Oil. My Great-Grandmother used to give me castor oil for everything! This vegetable oil that is extracted from the Castor bean is applied in a similar fashion as the apple cider vinegar. Many report that it works just as well, though there are not nearly as many proponents of this method as of the apple cider vinegar. It could just be that people are more likely have apple cider vinegar around the house for cooking purposes, however.
Yes, that heavy grey tape in your utility cabinet. Some say that if you get a roll of duct tape and cut a piece roughly the size of the wart. Place the tape over the wart until the tape falls off then replace with fresh tape. Repeat this process for about 6 days. On the 7th day, soak the wart in water until it becomes soft. Then gently rub the wart surface with an emery board or pumice stone. Leave the tape off overnight for day 7. Repeat this process until the wart is gone, but no longer than 2 months. If the wart still persists, consider other remedies. This one does not have a terribly large group of followers, but there are more than a few accounts of duct tape working miracles.
Other At-Home Treatments
Some people promote other home remedies such as potatoes, aloe vera, baking powder, tea-tree oil, even urine.. Yuck! I tried all of these (except urine, ahem!) and none of these treatments were strong enough to produce results for me.
Others will tout taking vitamins and adopting a health lifestyle. While there are no downsides to this solution whatsoever, I live a healthy lifestyle and still had issues with warts.
For those with a really bad wart….
If you have tried the natural treatments, but don’t get your desired results, it may be time to consider an OTC solution to the problem. If you are serious about removing your warts, I highly recommend you check out my review of Wartrol… The ONLY treatment method that worked for me and got the job done, fast!