How to Cure Warts

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Warts are frequently an unsightly frustration that seem to linger indefinitely. For those afflicted, in addition to being embarrassing they can also
cause pain and discomfort. There are several different types of warts, each caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which can enter the skin easily through a tiny scratch. The virus causes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin, thereby creating the unsightly wart.
The HPV virus is highly contagious and lives on many surfaces including keyboards, doorknobs, floors, counter tops, etc. It can be spread by a simple handshake. Although there are a number of treatments available, the one we’ve found that works the best & least painfully is as simply as peeling a banana.

Before we begin, lets preface this by saying there are hundreds of strains of HPV, as such, not every remedy is going to work for everyone, which is essentially why most of the store-bought remedies seem to fail for most people. For this particular wart we had tried Compound W, freezing the wart, OTC Wart Medicines, about 5 in all, to no avail. The over the counter treatments caused itching, Severe Burning and even pain at the wart, and the skin around the wart had turned white at times, etc but it still wouldn’t budge.

Having tried those painful “remedies” that failed over and over, It took me about 3 months to convince my son to give this painless remedy a try. Finally, exasperated at the whole situation he gave in, rolling his eyes at me when he realized my plan. However, this particular remedy is one that we tried with Excellent success and have not had a recurring issue since.

Peel a banana, unripe bananas (partially green) seem to work best. (Eat the Banana, haha, waste not, want not, right?) Take a knife and scrape the inside of the banana peel.

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Apply the scraped banana peeling directly to the wart, covering it completely.

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Apply a Waterproof Band-aid or athletic tape to completely cover the wart.

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Reapply 2x Daily for 7 days. (Once in the morning, Once before bed).

After 3 days the wart had shrunk drastically, about half it’s size. After 10 days, it completely dropped off, with the skin completely healed underneath, no painful “hole” that many seem to experience with other remedies/cures.

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Although We stopped applying treatment after 7 days, the foot was completely healed after 21 days with no scarring. The wart has NOT reappeared.

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We Applied this same technique to a wart that appeared on a finger: (please note that you can tell this is the same person, same hand due to his scarring on the knuckle, which we’ve marked with a green arrow so you can see it)
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The peel was applied for 10 days, the wart completely shrunk away painlessly. After 21 days here’s what the same finger looked like: (please note that you can tell this is the same person, same hand due to his scarring on the knuckle, which we’ve marked with a green arrow so you can see it)
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Other Cures that have been known to work:

Dandelion Sap.

Simply find a dandelion flower, pull it up, break the stem and apply the sap liberally to the wart. Cover it completely with the sap. Apply a bandaid. Reapply 2-3x’s per day until the wart disappears.

You’ll probably notice that the wart will turn dark brown or black within a couple of hours, this is perfectly normal. Although this remedy has been touted to work, this one is only available seasonally and the sap does NOT store well for use during the fall and winter months when it’s difficult to find.

Do you have a Wart Remedy or Cure to share?

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14 Comments

  1. whenever one of our kids had a wart, my husband would get a milk weed stem, break it and put the juice on the wart. it would turn black in a few days and then disappear.
    bevfrank

  2. when i was pregnant i got a wart on my toe & didn’t want to use any chemicals. i used apple cider vinegar on a tiny piece of cotton & covered it with a band aid. i reapplied each day when i bathed & you simply scrape off the dead cells as they become loose.

    warts gone!

  3. thanks so much for the wart removing tips. my husband has one on his hand. i’m going to start right away.

  4. when i was just a kid had a wart on the back of my hand close to my wrist. so ugly, anyway i applied an aspirin put tape over it and it went away. 67 now and it never returned. Don’t know why it worked.

    • When I was just a kid had a wart on the back of my hand close to my wrist. So ugly, anyway I applied an aspirin put tape over it and it went away. 67 now and it never returned. Don’t know why it worked.

      Thank you for this tip! I will try it too.

  5. this is going to seem *silly* but, i have used duct tape on my wart. i covered my wart with duct tape for 7 days and it went away, has not returned. I kept the duct tape on while I bathed and showered.

    Took it off 7 days later – and *poof* gone!:party1:

  6. Applying a piece of pineapple once to twice a day for about a week. Hold in place by tape for about 30 minutes. Strange as it sounds..my son had a wart on his wrist. Tried everything…and this worked

  7. I had a wart on the side of my thumb that I could not get rid of no matter what I tried. If it did come off, it always came back. When I read the article on the banana peel I did not have much confidence in it working but decided why not, it was not going to cost me anything and I had tried everything else.

    Well, it worked! For me it was a bit quicker and here it is a year later and it never returned. How does someone figure this out?

    Now I am looking for something to cure my sister-in-laws toenail fungus. Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch!

    I definitely will never discount any remedy especially inexspensive ones.

    • Now I am looking for something to cure my sister-in-laws toenail fungus. Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch!

      I definitely will never discount any remedy especially inexspensive ones.

      I used to work for a podiatrist, she recommends Vicks vapo rub on toenails and skin around every night before bed. It will take months for new nail to grow completely in, but you will see new healthy pink nails coming in 2-3 months.

      • Now I am looking for something to cure my sister-in-laws toenail fungus. Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch!

        I definitely will never discount any remedy especially inexspensive ones.

        I used to work for a podiatrist, she recommends Vicks vapo rub on toenails and skin around every night before bed. It will take months for new nail to grow completely in, but you will see new healthy pink nails coming in 2-3 months.

        The best cure I’ve seen is to soak your toes in urine. The older the better. I know it sounds gross and crazy but it works.

        I got nail fungus from a nail salon and I tried everything. This worked. Put the urine in a sealable canning jar and keep on counter.

        The older it gets the more potent it is. Soak toes 2 times a day for 20 minutes for speedy results. Letting it dry and remain on the nails works best. It may be rinsed after soaking but takes longer that way.

        Most people think urine is dirty. Urine is actually sterile. If it wasn’t you would have a bladder infection.

        The soldiers over in Vietnam used to pee on their feet and boots to keep the jungle rot off their feet. A pediatrician I worked for from the Dominican says they use it for insect bites too. I’ve suggested urine therapy for acne too.

        It works great for that too. Just apply with cotton ball before bed and let dry. Wash face with water in morning.

        One thing that people make a mistake when treating nail fungus. They keep their old socks and shoes. All must be thrown out because fungus can live in them and reinfect your feet and nails.

        Once fungus is gone wear only white socks. The best thing is that it’s free!

  8. Thank you for all of your great tips on how to get rid of warts. I have a wart that I need to get rid of. I will definitely take all of your great advice and information into consideration when trying to treat my wart.

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