Warts aren’t exactly the most pleasant things to deal with. They’re rather ugly in appearance, painful, and very undesired in general.
Having warts removed by a physician is arguably what most people tend to lean towards if they happen to develop one themselves, but there are several at-home wart remedies that I found through a bit of internet research. Since warts tend to develop in moist/bacteria-prone areas (most commonly hands and feet), and this summer has had us all feeling quite most, I thought I would share some of these remedies with you.
Here are some suggestions for removing warts at home, courtesy of Kidspot:
- “Cut a potato in half and rub the wart firmly with the potato half, making sure that the skin becomes saturated with raw potato juice. Repeat morning and night for two weeks to start seeing results.
- “Soak a cotton wool ball in apple cider vinegar and apply directly to the wart. Use a bandaid to fix the cotton ball to the wart. Remove after three to four hours. Repeat every day for three days to start seeing results.
- “Place a small square of duct tape over the wart and leave in place, removing only when you want to replace the tape. Continue for two weeks to start seeing results.
- “Rub the wart with the peel of an orange. The wart will turn orange and then darken and finally drop off. Continue for two weeks to start seeing results.
- “Paint the wart with a layer of clear nail polish. Repeat every second day. Continue for two weeks to start seeing a result.
- “Soak a cotton ball in fresh aloe vera and apply directly to the wart. Repeat each day for two weeks to begin seeing a result.
- “Rub raw garlic over the wart every day for two weeks to begin seeing a result.
- “For plantar warts, apply the inside of a banana peel to the wart. The peel must remain in contact with the wart at all times. Continue for 3 – 4 days to see a result.
- “Apply the milk of a dandelion directly to the wart. Repeat every day for two weeks to begin seeing a result.
- “Rub castor oil onto the wart twice a day for two weeks to begin seeing a result.”
Depending on the severity of the wart, it may be beneficial to see a doctor. Otherwise, perhaps one of these tricks will have your wart saying goodbye. I’m relatively certain I have a wart developing in the bottom of my foot, so if I try one of these remedies out, stay tuned; you’ll be the first to know.
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