Patient Comments: Warts - OTC Treatments

Have you tried OTC treatments for warts? Please share your experience.

Comment from: NoMoWartz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I put a duct tape over a wart on the underside of my big toe and left it for two weeks. No more wart. It's as if it was never there!

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Comment from: jimdkc, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 26

I"ve had good luck with over the counter freeze treatments for warts in the past. It usually takes about 3 applications, 2 weeks apart to work. However, I currently have a very stubborn wart on the pad of my little finger. It"s been there for several months, and the freeze treatments only seem to make it bigger and more prominent! I"m thinking of trying a salicylic acid treatment next.

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Comment from: Singer, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 17

On the basis that a wart may be a parasite, and having heard about the use of duct tape, I simply covered the very new, fast growing one on the back of my leg with ordinary clear nail varnish, replacing it after a bath. It very quickly went black, and after three weeks, I peeled off the nail varnish and the whole wart cleanly came off. There was a little bleeding but the skin was otherwise clear.

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Comment from: jim, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 19

Try the root end of an onion with duct tape (the quercetin is anti-viral, and it worked).

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