Patient Comments: Warts - Effective Treatments

Which wart treatments have been effective for you?

Comment from: micky, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 18

Both my son and I had warts on our fingers and thumbs. The only remedy I found was a careful and prudent light rubbing on them with an emery board for a few days. Then they disappeared forever!

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Comment from: yogadawn, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 01

Oregano oil is anti-viral and worked on warts on my finger and foot! I had tried freezing, acid drops, acid patch, and tea tree oil with no luck. However, the oregano oil on a cotton ball taped on, worked like magic. Persistent application is required and the oil much be diluted with another oil as it burns otherwise.

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Comment from: manual_labour, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 28

I tried liquid nitrogen, multiple applications for my wart over many months, close to one year in fact. I ended up burning it off with a cigarette. It left a small scar, but never returned.

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Comment from: Swaroop, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 17

I had around 20 warts on my right hand. I used to rub against them a solution of potassium sulfate and glycerin, which has an exothermic reaction and releases heat. Because of this heat the warts disappeared in few weeks.

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Comment from: Karen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

People who use the pumice stone for warts, seem to have a degree of success. This may be a coincidence, but as a teenager I had warts on my hands: I burned, frozen, and tried over the counter remedies. Nothing worked. One day I noticed the warts were getting smaller, and was doing no treatments, as I had given up. Sure enough day by day they were getting smaller and smaller, then they were gone. Finally it hit me what was causing this to happen. I had been going to my sister's house every day, and she had Lava soap in her bathroom, which is pumice. I've had a wart since, I got Lava and it was gone also.

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Comment from: agrantant, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

Great article. I think the one thing is that not all people have the same skin sensitivity. Some people may be able to freeze a wart while others would feel more comfortable with a less invasive treatment like duct tape and garlic.

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Comment from: Sara, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I had embarrassing warts for about 6 years and went to my dermatologist 4 times. Each time, the warts came back. I tried every single thing I could get my hands on. I found an electronic wart remover online and within 2 weeks I had eliminated every last wart for good. That was the last I ever saw of them and I could not be happier!

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Comment from: LeAnn, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I have found that a bit of tissue soaked in vinegar on the wart, then covered with duct tape works within two or three weeks.

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Comment from: 64driver, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 30

I have had a wart crop up twice in my finger. Once when I was about 10 years old, and once at about 30 years old. Both times I tried every over the counter option. The only thing that ended up working is picking at it with my nail until the wart was torn out. It hurts a little and bleeds a bit more than you would expect, but it worked!

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