2 Effective Home Remedies For Warts

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Get Rid Of Warts Easily:

Warts can be easily removed using the two very effective and painless methods explained below. You don’t need medications or anything special for these easy home remedies for warts.

First, here is a little background on warts: A wart is a small, rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister. It typically occurs on humans’ hands or feet but often in other locations. Warts are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered to be mostly harmless.

It is possible to get warts from others; they are contagious and usually enter the body in an area of broken skin. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can reoccur. via wikipedia.com

Different Types Of Warts

  • Common warts usually appear singly or in groups on the hands, although they may grow on any part of the body. They usually are rough, gray-brown, dome-shaped growths.
  • Plantar warts can develop on any part of the foot. As the callus and wart get larger, walking can become painful, much like walking with a pebble in your shoe. When pressure from standing or walking pushes a plantar wart beneath the skin’s surface, a layer of thick, tough skin similar to a callus develops over it. Sometimes dark specks are visible beneath the surface of the wart.
  • Flat warts are usually found on the face, arms, or legs. They are small (usually smaller than the eraser on the end of a pencil). There are usually several in one area. They have flat tops and can be pink, light brown, or light yellow. Flat warts are often spread by shaving.
  • Filiform warts a kind of flat wart, can grow around the mouth, nose, and beard area. The surface of this type of wart has many flesh-colored, finger-shaped growths.
  • Periungual warts are found under and around the toenails and fingernails. They appear as rough, irregular bumps. via webmd.com

How to use a banana to get rid of a wart

What you will need:

  • roll of duct tape
  • sharp knife
  • sandwich bags
  • rubber band
  • unripe bananas, the greener the better

Here are the steps to take:

  • Every morning cut off a small piece of banana peel, the size of your wart.
  • Take the sandwich bag and put it over the end of the banana and tie it off with the rubber band – this just keeps your banana and it’s peel fresher for longer.
  • Take a piece of duct tape that’s big enough to cover the wart and some surrounding skin.
  • Place the banana peel so that the inner skin is completely covering the wart.
  • Put the duct tape over the top of the peel, pressing the tape down firmly so that it sticks to your skin.
  • Leave the duct tape on overnight and peel it off in the morning.
  • The peel will be black. Wash the wart and dry it off before repeating the process with a fresh piece of banana skin.
  • Once the skin starts to look a little calloused or dead, use an emery board, nail file or pumice stone to file the dead skin off.

Keep on applying fresh peel every day, and eventually the wart will disappear – this could take as long as a month so be patient.

This video shows a wart being successfully removed from a child’s hand, using banana peel:




Apple Cider Vinegar For Wart Removal

There are many reports of Apple Cider Vinegar getting rid of warts. It is easy to do and only takes a week or so. You may feel a little bit of discomfort around the wart as it starts to realize it is under threat. Do not stop at this stage – it is working.

Here is what you do: Soak a cotton ball in Apple Cider Vinegar and apply it to the wart. Use a band aid or duct tape to secure the soaked cotton ball in place. Leave it on over night. Remove in the morning and use a pumice to remove any dead skin. Cover with a clean band aid and repeat the process every night until the wart is gone.

This video below shows a large plantar wart being treated using this method.



This is what the person did to get rid of this persistent plantar wart:

  • I pulled the tip of a Q tip off and soaked it in ACV, then applied it to my wart and covered with a water proof band aid at bed time
  • In the morning, I cut a piece of duct tape in a circle approximately the same size as my wart and securely on my wart
  • I left the duct tape on my wart for about three days – even in the shower
  • After the third day, I soaked my wart in warm water while in the shower
  • After the shower, I filed my wart down with a pumice stone to get any dead skin off
  • Then I would start the whole process over again on my freshly filed wart
  • I did this persistently approximately every three to four days for about 2 months total
  • I was pain free after about 5 weeks, but the wart was plainly still there so I kept up the treatment until the wart seemed to be gone completely

Then I stopped all treatment and left area uncovered. The skin dried up “scaled” up, then peeled off and now is barely noticeable. Just a faint scar where the wart once was. I am completely pain free and worry free. See the results:


Before and After Wart removal


Keep in mind that Plantar Warts are much more resilient than smaller warts on hands or other areas. The general rule of thumb for getting rid of warts on hands is to expect it to take around a week, maybe a little more and in some cases less.

Apple Cider Vinegar WILL get rid of warts, you just need to make sure to be persistent once you start.

Author: This article was written for Self Sufficiency HQ by Barbara Wright of Stanford, Kentucky. 



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