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29 ways to get rid of warts

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1. Grey duct tape

You can simply cover your warts with grey or silver duct tape to kill your warts by suffocating them!

Black electrical tape or gorilla tape will probably work just as well but…

When using duct tape to get rid of warts…

Tip: You can also place Salicylic Acid on the wart before you put duct tape over the wart to get that extra wart killing power!

2. Go bananas

Warts are partly caused by you being low in potassium so basically that means by simply eating bananas and other foods high in potassium you can get rid of warts within 2 weeks plus…

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

The main reason why Apple Cider Vinegar is so good for getting of warts is because it's also high in potassium but with apple cider vinegar…

You can make a foot bath soaking your feet in the apple cider vinegar to quickly get rid of those stubborn plantar warts or the warts on your feet and for any other warts…

Dab a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and then use some waterproof medical tape (that is about 1 inch thick) to tape it to the wart.

4. L-Lysine

Just like potassium, L-Lysine can also strengthen your immune system and some studies show that a diet low in L-lysine can weaken your immune system leading to warts but…

Taking L-lysine supplements or eating more foods that are high in L-Lysine like tuna, salmon, beef, chicken & yogurt will help to both prevent and get rid of warts.

5. Take immune boosting herbs

You can take immune boosting herbs like Astragalus, Bayberry, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Schizandra and/or Elderberry to also prevent and get rid of warts.

6. Basil

You can tape crushed basil to your warts using waterproof tape, medical tape or cover it with a bandage and you'll want to keep doing this everyday for at least 1-to-2 weeks until the wart is gone.

Basil works because it has several antiviral compounds that will kill off the wart.

7. Aloe

Take the juice from an aloe vera plant and apply it to your warts. The malic acid contained in the Aloe will get rid of the warts.

Once you've placed the aloe juice on your wart, cover it with a bandage and do this daily until your wart is gone.

8. Get more Zinc

Taking 600mg of zinc daily and/or including more foods high in zinc in your diet will boost your immune system so your body can fight off the virus causing your warts making them go away &…

Once your immune system function has improved thru the use of more zinc in your diet you are less likely to have the warts come back.

9. Garlic

In all the successful studies done on wart removal using garlic…

10. Castor Oil

Castor Oil has an acidic nature that will help remove your warts and you just take a cotton ball dabbed in castor oil & you place it on your wart with a bandage daily for at least 2 weeks.

11. Lemon Oil

Lemon oil is a disinfectant that will help kill the HPV virus causing warts plus…

Lemon oil has a high concentration of d-limoen which helps breaks down warts and to get rid of warts with lemon oil…

Just place a few drops of lemon oil directly on the wart 2-to-3 times per day.

12. Nail Polish

Nail polish works the same way that duct tape does because after you coat the wart with clear nail polish 2-to-3 times per day…

You will cut off the oxygen to the wart suffocating it until it goes away within 2-to-3 weeks.

13. Chalk or superglue

2 more things you can use to cut off oxygen to your warts is chalk or superglue so…

14. Pineapples & Papayas

Pineapples & papayas have enzymes that will actually dissolve and eat away your warts so…

15. Vitamin C

Take a paste made from crushed vitamin c tablets and water and apply it to your wart covered with tape because Vitamin C is acidic enough to help remove warts &…

Taking Vitamin C or getting more of it in your diet will help prevent future outbreaks of warts.

16. Snitch on your warts

You can let your body know you have warts so it can build up enough antibodies to destroy the virus causing the warts and to do this…

17. Bring the heat

You can use a heating pad on your warts for 30 minutes at a time 2-to-4 times per day to get rid of warts but make sure you don't use too much heat and don't go over 140°F (60°C) and…

Soaking your warts in hot water also works & soak your warts in hot water with some apple cider vinegar added for faster results.

18. Spit on them

Before you brush your teeth, drink or eat in the morning spit directly on your warts & rub it in everyday because…

The saliva in your spit contains chemicals (like histatin) that speeds up wound healing which will also aid as an antiviral agent to fight warts.

19. Your Diet

You need to maintain a diet that helps boost your immune system by avoiding processed foods and including more natural, organic & unprocessed foods in your diet and as you already seen on this page…

Get more potassium and zinc in your diet as well because studies show a good immune system will help prevent warts from reoccurring and keep them from spreading.

20. Patience

Warts aren't harmful and they should go away on their own untreated after 6-to-18 months and no matter what method you choose on this page outside of surgery…

Its going to take at least 2-to-6 weeks to get rid of warts with treatment.

4 Over-The-Counter Methods

21. Use Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid will easily get rid of your warts because its a keratolytic which basically means it dissolves or breaks down keratin and keratin is the protein that warts are made up of so…

The best way to use Salicylic Acid to get rid of warts is to simply use wart removal products like Compound W or PediFix Wart STICK whose main ingredient is Salicylic Acid.

22. Use Aspirin

The main ingredient of Aspirin is Salicylic Acid so Aspirin is basically a form of Salicylic Acid you can eat but to use Aspirin to get rid of warts…

23. Freeze it

You can freeze your warts with products like Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away Wart Remover or Compound W Freeze Off

24. Betadine

Betadine has antibiotics in it that will kill the virus responsible for your warts so to get rid of warts with Betadine…

5 medical treatments

It is generally recommend that surgery be used as a last resort for wart removal unless your warts are very large, uncomfortable or very painful because even with expensive surgery There is always a chance you could have a reoccurrence of warts

25. Aldara

Aldara (or imiquimod) is an expensive treatment administered by your doctor that stimulates your immune system into fighting off your warts.

26. High grade freezing

This treatment is many times stronger than Over-The-Counter freezing kits like Compound W Freeze Off where your dermatologist may use liquid nitrogen to freeze off the wart at an extremely low temperature of -320°F or -196°C whereas…

Your at home freezing kit will only get as cold as -70°F or -57°C.

27. Burn them off

Lasers or electrical burning (cautery) can be used but scarring is highly possible with these methods.

22. Excision

This is basically where the wart is cut out in a painful procedure and scarring will most certainly be a result.

28. Injections

Injections of candida (or yeast) or bleomycin (which is a chemotherapeutic agent used in cancer treatments) are effective wart treatments.

29. Other prescription medications

You can have your doctor prescribe you podofilox (Condylox), trichloroacetic acid, 5-fluorouracil cream or cantharidin.

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Why is there no home remedies for vaginal warts?

May 10, 2015


Ive had a wart in my middle finger for about 4 years i got medicine for it and it came off but one day i look at my hand and its there again ive tried the vinegar and Limon juice even the duck tape but it keeps coming back, what do i do to keep it permanently gone??

March 19, 2015


1-3 grams of L-Lysine should knock it out in about 7-14 days.

March 20, 2015

Dr Jecyll

Have finger removed

May 11, 2015


I had plantar warts on one heel that would not go away. Multiple painful freezings, etc., but they would come back. I finally went to a dermatologist who did the DNCB method (gets you allergic to that substance, then put it on the wart so your body attacks it then recognizes the wart). They happily went away, and not a wart since.

March 19, 2015


I have had a Plantar Wart on my foot for about 18 years now & have tried literally everything including Duofilm & Banana Peels - nothing has helped & recently I was trying Thuja Pills & Lotion but it actually caused me to get 2 warts on my thumbs - I managed to get rid of 1 but the other is growing quite fast so I am going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar next & hope & pray for the best!!

November 03, 2014


You should see a foot specialist.

November 08, 2014


Paula, try the duct tape, epsom salt soak, salicylic acid pad mathod I mentioned below. I thought I would never get rid of my wart until I used this. Just remember it's going to take at least 3 or more weeks of 24/7 duct tape, daily soaks and finally good salicylic acid pads with a lot of cusioning around the acid part to promote pressure around the wart. Persistence is key!

December 16, 2014


Include wild oregano in your diet to build your immunity .

February 21, 2015


This is an awesome list of wart treatments! Definitely the most in depth list I've seen on the web. Great job!

I myself had a really bad plantar wart that I struggled to treat. I tried a lot of at home remedies and did focus on my diet as #19 suggests and it does help, but it wasn't enough.

What ended up working wonderfully was the combo of duct tape, epsom salt soaks and then salicylic acid pads (I sued the corn pads that Dr. Scholl's sells). I had to first soften the wart up and use something that forced it out into the acid when I walked. Thus, the pads worked out there.

I created a blogger page that's focused on wart treatment. Particularly this treatment and the experience I had with it. It has before and after photos in case anyone is interested.


Again, thanks for the in depth list.

October 22, 2014


I understand all these, can one please discribe how all these methods can be used for genital warts?

August 20, 2014


Hi there is no home remedy or cure for genital worts..you need to see your doctor and get some medicine for that.

February 23, 2015


Hi. Please pardon my bad English... The bottom of my left foot started with one wart and eventually a lot of them started to appear on both feet. I ended up with what they called it "mosaic warts." (at least 30 of them) I was embarrassed to let people see the bottom of my feet. Recently I started working out, running in the morning, eating plenty of fruits from my smoothies. I also did multiple freezing treatments (DR SCHOLLS FREEZE AWAY 7 DUAL ACT, after it ran out I just used computer duster) on the biggest wart. I just read the list from above and seems like I did a lot of things from the list. So maybe it was a mixture of things that got rid of all the warts, including the one on my thumb. ooo yea I'm also taking L-Lysine from time to time (helps a lot with cold sores)

So guys. Start exercising, eat plenty of fruits and veggies, get some sun(boosts immune system as well), and try freezing them while you're at it. I'm really happy that they are all gone now and hope they will never come back! Good luck to all of you out there!!!

July 10, 2014


O yea. After freezing the wart, put a bandaid on it for a couple of days, the burn will be super sore. Wait for the sore to recover, turning into hard skin, and you can file off that top layer and do the second treatment. It will take multiple treatments before it can completely be gone. Like the article is saying, maybe by freezing one wart lets the body fight that type of virus. The freezing treatment is really painful but got to keep doing it. No pain no gain. That's what I did to mine. I'm just sharing my experience. I don't have any professional medical degrees. I really hope this helps. I even have a picture of one of the wart areas, before and after.

July 10, 2014


HI, I had 2 plantar warts about 18 years old. Did cauterisation, freezing, salicylic acid, etc but didn't go. After 18 years, one of my friends a dermatologist told me to have Zinc. I had 400 Mg of Zinc Picolinate per day and by God's grace its gone in 4 Months. Eureka.... PLease try this. This will definitely work. God Bless.

August 13, 2014


Guys dont cut ur wrat it gonna bleed and then it grow again.

July 04, 2014


The duct tape does NOT work by "suffocating" the wart. We don't absorb O2 through our skin. It works by developing a mild irritation to which the body reacts to with anti bodies.

July 01, 2014


My wart is on the right toe and it never seems to go , I have tried all the above methods with no result ,
I might have to go for laser surgery :(

June 20, 2014


Hey there, I had good results with putting aloe vera and bandaids morning and night on my sons plantar wart. It took a few weeks but never had another. He also has zinc regularly.

April 17, 2014


I try to take L-lyzine because of my wrats are under my breast.I think duct tape will be painful.I cut one before and it bleed.

January 23, 2014


well I have had the Dr try to freeze my warts off (4) it did not work and I had 2 treatments warts still there, only bigger now.I will try some of these new tricks see how it goes.

December 16, 2013


same thing happened to me plus when the DR did it was very painful and sore for many days and only the top layer fell off the rest stayed then it got larger in size and I've had it over 2 years now in the same place

March 09, 2014


I would just like to say i have a plantar wart on the ball of my left foot and the nail polish, freezing and duct tape method does not work it isn't doing anything and i now see the growth of the 3 more warts forming because of the duct tape. I am now going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar method and see if that will work.

P.s. the acid doesn't work either.

November 22, 2013


use comestible ,pure 99.99%,tea tree oïl from tremenda[that is the brand i know works].after your bath or foot soak, apply with a q tip. cover with a band aid.it will eventually disappear.

December 13, 2013


do every night ,until it goes away. you can also repeat applying tea tree oïl in the morning,cover with band aid.

December 13, 2013

Win Currie

Hi Cayla, most people wouldn't do what I did. I bandaged the wet side of banana skin onto my foot, leaving it on and renewing it every 3 days for 2 or 3 weeks (I forget which). This was after 3 freezing treatments by Doc who was then going to cut them out (I had 10). They left me never to return. That was 35 yrs ago. No-one will know you are squelching around on b. skins. Good luck.

April 02, 2014


I've been getting freezing treatment with no real results (they kept coming back and kept getting worse, despite complete removal and freezing twice a week). I switched to duct tape and a combination of immune boosting vitamins, the L-lysine, and got back on a good diet/exercise routine. Warts are almost gone and my hand is looking normal for the first time in almost a year.


November 14, 2013

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Great Info.... Thanks!!!!

November 08, 2013


You can't take 600mg of Zinc! Try it and you will find your body react via nausea and throwing up. The dosage shouldn't go over 100mg of Zinc after meals a day. Most people have to start out with only 15-45mg before they can increase to 100mg (if 100mg is required at all).

October 23, 2013

Another David

True - Zinc can be toxic.

October 28, 2013


I just wanted to warn everyone to avoid the high grade freezing if at all possible. My dermatologist offered it without cautioning me that it usually causes scars. The scars are much worse than the warts ever were, and another dermatologist told me this is common.

I have warts up my legs due to my razor starting on the tops of my feet (which tend to develop warts) and running all the way up my legs. Basically, the razor drags the virus from my feet up my legs, while inserting it into fresh cuts on my leg skin.

I am hopeful that one of these methods will eliminate the warts once and for all.

October 16, 2013


I had a wart on my right ring finger for years. I also have herpes simplex and a friend told me that taking L-Lysine would help prevent outbreaks, so I started taking L-Lysine. After what seemed like only 2 or 3 weeks, I noticed that my wart had dissapeared, and it has not been back!
I just decided to see if L-Lysine really could be the reason the wart went away, so I did a search on it tonight, and YES, L-Lysine CAN eliminate warts!
Why did the doctors never mention this???
I HIGHLY recommend taking L-Lysine to get rid of warts! Your body needs it anyway, and you can only get it by eating it! I would not be surprised if many vegetarians are L-Lysine deficient, and therefore exhibiting warts!

October 09, 2013


For vegans and vegetarians, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) are the best sources of lysine.

June 29, 2014


Nuts, spirulina, and fenugreek seed also contain l- lysine. Soybeans do as well. ACADEMIC SOURCE HERE: umm.edu

June 29, 2014


HoW many mg?

March 17, 2015


My 10yr old daughter had 7 warts on her hands and after being told by the doctor to go find acid and duct tape to cure the warts I was not pleased. The pain, scaring and the amount of time to keep your hands wrapped in duct tape was not going to be easy. I talked to the pharmacist and he recommended stomach acid reducer pills. I purchased them (I bought the Walmart brand) and went home to do some research and I gave her 2 pills by mouth in the morning and in 2 at night. In 3 weeks all the warts were gone and 2 years later she still is wart free! No scars no pain and no side effects from the acid reducer!

October 01, 2013

Raslan Oussalah

I tried many of the suggested treatments. However it only works for 1 or 2 of the warts then it almost look like they adapt to survive the treatments. I know it sounds crazy. It started with 1 wart on my left hand in 1999 and every time I used the freeze treatment, a new one would pop up. I now have 5 warts on my left hand and 3 on my left foot. I gave up the freeze treatment because it was extremely painful, especially for the warts under the nails. The doctor made me do it every week for 3 months and it solved nothing. Duofilm and filing worked for 1 wart and helps reduce their size. However, the most success I had, although not complete, was using some bandages with Salicylic Acid. I leave on them for 3 days (it is painful on the nails warts so I recommend taking a mild pain filler at the same time to be able to function during the day) then remove, clean, peel off the dead skin and start again. It does damage the skin around but it does not seem to be permanent. So far I managed to remove 2 of them using this method. I am still going...if this doesn't work, I am going for the surgery. 14 years with warts on your fingers is ridiculous. I am embarrassed to show my hands and although I like foot massages I can't go there because I am embarrassed by my newly acquired warts on my left foot.

September 22, 2013


I'm having this silly wart on my nose & it's been here for 3 years, already had it cauterized thrice but it keeps on coming back. Gotta try some suggestions in your list. Thanks.

August 28, 2013


These are very good suggestions actually. Try the various methods, and save freezing or burning or surgery for last because they are the most dramatic and can damage your skin the most. I like the duct tape idea, and I'm buying the betadine to try that as well.

July 28, 2013

wendy s.

hi...thanks for the info
I will start at the beginning and keep going down the list
wish me luck

July 23, 2013

Incorrect please try again

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