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  • I've had them on my hands several times. There are three traditional ways of treating them. 1) Burn them off with a cauterizer (rather get a doctor to do that). I've had that done once and it didn't fully eliminate the wart. It came back about 6 months later. It was painful. 2) Burn them off with a freezing agent like liquid nitrogen. You generally have a doctor do it, but there is a new over-the-counter wart freezer that I've never used (http://www.wartner.com/). I've had this doneby a doctor 6 times and it was permanent on the treated spot 5 out of 6 times. It is not painful during the burning but, the area is a little sore for a few days afterwards. 3) Use one of the over-the-counter wart elimination medications. These have never worked for me and usually take weeks of applying the stuff daily to get rid of the wart. No pain. Not much gain either. There was recently a study of the use of duct tape to kill warts. You are supposed to cut the duct tape to be the size of the wart and then leave it on the wart for a few weeks. I didn't try this one. http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m0LMB/2_22/97995717/p1/article.jhtml I recommend going and getting them burned off with liquid nitrogen. Warts are very hard to totally eliminate. I got warts on my left hand in 1992 and my last freezing treatment was in 2002. Even if you kill one wart, there is no guarantee that another one won't pop up near the same place.
  • There are many ways to remove warts. But I had mine removed with liquid nitrogen. It took two or three months, but its completely gone now. And I haven't gotten a wart since then.
  • I have been having warts removed for nearly twenty years, now. Warts are caused by virus and can be spread by contact. I understand that once you have had a wart, you're more likely to continue getting them. I have had mine frozen with liquid nitrogen (unlike the other person who posted here, it was not painless for me. Of course, many of the warts I was having removed were on my fingertips, a very sensitive area of the body) and lasered. Both ways were effective in removing the wart but didn't halt the growth of new warts. The hardest warts to remove are plantar. I have had plantar warts on the ball of my right foot for years and no matter how I've had them treated, they won't seem to permanently go away.
  • My daughter had a wart on her foot and finger. I took her to the doctor to have them burned off and the doctor wouldn't do it because my daughter was only 6 at the time. He felt that it would be scarry for her. He suggested that we put duct tape on them, and keep them covered always. Then, take the tape off before showering or batheing. Let the body parts soak to get the skin soft, remove the rough skin with an emery board, then put new tape back on. The tape is supposed to "suffocate" the wart and the roots inside the skin. Anyway, it worked....and that was 2 years ago, and they haven't came back.
  • Go to your local health store and buy a bottle of Tea Tree Oil. It is about $8.00 a bottle, well worth it. just dab some on each wart about 3 times a day for about 1 to 2 weeks. ( note: just because the wart seems to be disappearing doen's mean that it is gone, just keep it up for about 5 more days after you have noticed the disappearing.) I did this on my husbands wrist and it has been four years now and they have not returned and he has not had any more problems.
  • I might also add, that any over the counter skin agent, or natural oil is always better to be placed on the wart, after a shower or bath, and the pores of the wart are open. This makes it softer, and the medication and or oil, absorb into the wart better, thus resulting in faster progress of the removal.
  • My friend used liquid nitrogen on two warts on his hand. This only worked temporarily as another one grew on his hand. I had one on the side of my hand. To get rid of it one day, I was in 6th grade at the time, I just kept cutting at it with toenail clippers. A little would grow back and I kept cutting as much of it as I could. Finally, after a few tries at this I cut to where I could no longer see it and it never grew back. Weird but it worked. Also I was not actually cutting my hand there was no pain in this just cutting as much of the wart as I could.
  • My daughter had a wart on her toe and I used Clear Away Liquid by Dr.Scholls. It's in a nail polish type bottle and comes with small band aids. You put 1-2 drops on the wart, let the liquid dry completely (a minute or two is all it takes) then apply the band aide. Continue doing this until the wart is gone. We tried a few different things until I found this and it worked and the wart was gone in about a week or so. Her wart hasn't come back and it's now been about 2 years.
  • I have found that the birth control "Ovcon 35" removed every wart that I had. I had few on my hands and some on my feet and within a month they were gone and haven't reappeared. I took the pill everyday at the same time like instructed for protection. It has worked wondefully.
  • They're troublesome, aren't they? I had tried everything at one point or another, those stinky oil/gels that are supposed to remove warts never worked for me, I just got really dry warts! I eventually picked up the habit of just taking a straight edge toenail clipper and trying to get as far into the wart as I could, removing any part of it that I could without getting back into my "real" skin.. (I had them on my fingertips..), that worked for me, and they never multiplied, except for on one stubborn wart. I finally gave up, and went to the doctor who put a tiny dab of liquid nitrogen on it, and after a few days, it seemed quite small.. I cut off whatever was left with the toenail clippers again, and I haven't had any problem since! So, when all else fails, liquid nitrogen is the way to go, but if you're looking for something a little less "traumatic" (it's quite cold, and makes creepy fizzing noises..), cutting or filing them could work as well.
  • All you need to do is a simple process for about a week or maybe two take some cotton swabs(for your ears) and a bottle of common hydrogen peroxide solution. dip the swabs in peroxide solution and place a drop or two on it you will notice fizzing occuring its doing its job. all of wart will die and turn white. repeat as needed. It works!
  • Take a banana peel and rub on wart then put band aid on it and repeat for a couple days and wart will be gone...try it you will be amazed.
  • I tried every single remedy I could find to get rid of the warts I had (under my fingernails - one of the most difficult to get rid of, aside from Plantars). I had pretty good results with duct tape (really!) and good results from Compound W gel (NOT the liquid!). Unfortunately they didn't get rid of all of them completely. Even the dermatologist couldn't get them off - he tried freezing them, and he tried this nasty liquid made from ground up blister beetles. My warts didn't go away until I decided to accept them and leave them alone. Once I did that, they went away in a few weeks. I know it sounds odd. For Plantar warts, I used a cream called Duoplant, which kills the skin around the wart. That was accompanied by weekly visits to the Dr. to have the dead skin carefully cut away with a razor blade. Eventually the wart just dropped off. Really though, I had the best results combining the Compound W and the duct tape - just follow the instructions for the gel, then put the duct tape over it (I used enough to cover the wart and hold on to the skin around it). It gets pretty painful, but it works great - I did get rid of one wart with it. The trick is to LEAVE IT no matter how bad you want to peel it off! I took it off for a half hour a day, then put new gel and tape on.
  • I found out a quick and easy way to get rid of warts when I had a toothache. I had a small wart on the tip of my index finger and when applying Maximum Strength Orajel to my mouth with that finger, the wart slowly got smaller and decreased in size to the point where it was barely visible. This may not work for everyone but it is worth a try.
  • Duct tape! Duct tape irritates warts, and that causes an immune system reaction that attacks the growths. Wear over the warts for six days then remove and soak the area in water. Use a pumice stone to scrape the area, then reapply the duct tape the following day. Continue with this for two months. A non-painful approach. Some Pediatricians are using this method.
  • well i had one on the side of my hand. I tried everything that is possible from home, putting tape on it to putting it in warm water, nothing hardly worked. One day i got so frustrated with it i simply carfully placed the barrel of my bb gun against the wart, and shot it off. It pretty much made a scab, and bled alot but now thers hardly anthing visible.
  • ew. -edit- omg, I'm so sorry. I meant that Number 5 here, is ew. Not that warts are ew, I have plenty of them.
  • i have tried everything from duct tape, over the counter gels/liquids, i tried the freeze off stuff by dr.s. i have tried cutting them off with razor blades nothing seems to work..it is taking over my social life and my home life..please help..troubled texan
  • ok this may sound nuts but when i was 6 years old my grandpa gave me a penny and told me to rub the penny on my warts and say go away and i remember doing in and they did go away.at 42 i got a wart on my hand and i put the penny on the wart with a bandage every night.i didnt say go away but with in a few days i could see the wart getting smaller and now it been gone 9 months and it didnt come back.if you are going try it use a old penny like this one.it wont hurt to try it.
  • I'd go to the doctor. It's often bacteria that causes people to get warts. They can do a culture on it and prescribe some antibiotics and remove them by freezing them off. If warts aren't treated properly they will come back.
  • I had a wart on my toe. I tried many of the over-the-counter remedies described in other answers, and none of them worked. After a few months, I finally went to a doctor and he got rid of the wart within a week. Now, the doctor told me that it usually takes longer that a week for most warts, even with a doctor's care, but a doctor is definitely the way to go if you want the bugger gone straight away!
  • well I had wart for seven years and tried to have it froze off at the doctors but it just seemed to spread and kept coming back and then I started spraying my shower floor with white king spray bleach and, then I would step on it and rinse my feet and floor with the shower head and they all went away except the one on my heel and side of my foot which the bleach did not reach so sprayed them with bleach too after steping into the shower aswell and they cleared up "also". TIPs for getting warts to go away with bleach DO NOT wear wool socks they make warts spread ONLY cotton socks, try to remove the top layers of the wart with a foot file or a small sissors "then disinfect the object with bleach aswell" if you removal the top layers of the wart bleach can reach the root of the wart faster. if you do not have spray bleach, get an old window cleaner spray bottel or something sprayable lol and mix 1 part laundry bleach and 2 part water. I really think this works really well "just do it once everyday with a shower" and "always wear clean cotton socks after you get out". I think the reason bleach works so well on warts is because the chemicals that bleach contains causes wart to shrink and kills off the wart virus "if anyone trys this please come back leave some feed back if bleach hs helped you wart problem"
  • HOW TO GET RID OF YOUR WARTS WITH BLEACH well I had wart for seven years and tried to have it froze off at the doctors but it just seemed to spread and kept coming back and then I started spraying my shower floor with white king spray bleach and, then I would step on it and rinse my feet and floor, and they all went away except the one on my heel and side of my foot which the bleach did not reach so sprayed them with bleach too after steping into the "sprayed shower floor" and they cleared up "also". TIPs for getting warts to go away with bleach DO NOT wear wool socks they make warts spread. "ONLY" wear cotton socks, try to remove the top layers of the wart with a foot file or a small sissors "then disinfect the object with bleach aswell" if you removal the top layers of the wart, the bleach can reach the root of the wart faster. if you do not have spray bleach, get an old windex cleaner spray bottel or something sprayable lol and mix 1 part laundry bleach and 2 part water. I really think this works really well "just do it once everyday with a shower" and "always wear clean cotton socks after you get out". I think the reason bleach works so well on warts is because the chemicals that bleach contains causes wart to shrink and kills off the wart virus "if anyone trys this please come back leave some feed back if bleach has helped your wart problem"P.S when removing the top layers of your wart, soak your wart area in warm water or take a warm shower it helps soften the wart and makes the wart more noticable and easier to remove the top layers of the wart P.S AGAIN I'm not sure what type of reaction bleach might have on some plastic spray bottles, so be careful, I have never tested bleach in on other spray bottels, and I just noticed that all bleaches come in a thick white plastic bottle
  • go see a witch doctor. :)
  • I had 19 warts on my thumb. First I went to the dermotologist to have them burned off, after being gone for about a week, they began to multiply. so then I had 30 warts on my thumb, I tried duct tape, compound W, and froze them again, finally the doctor gave me a shot of yeast in each wart, the yeast was said to be rejected by the body therfore my amunsystem would travel to the site of the wart and recognize the other infection present. Anyways, after two treatments it seems to have worked.
  • Well to me nothing worked and i tried everything you could thing of. I tried everything above and it didnt work but im in 7th grade a right now im i bight my wart off. well i found some of this dr. scolls wart gell remover and i tried it but all it did was deaden it, so when i was deadend i was bighting it off again i did not hurt or anything now it is gone. The bottle says" Drscholl's clear away sallcylic acid wart remover fast acting gel" if you are a diabetic, low blood steam, on any moles, warrts with hair, warts on the face, muncous membrains or any eritated skin, any area that is red or infected.
  • Soak a cotton wool ball with apple cider vinegar. ( http://www.cidervinegar.org ) Place over the offending wart and hold in place with tape overnight. Let the area "breathe" during the day and then repeat the process the next night and so on until the wart disappears. Works every time
  • Hi,most warts are caused by a relatively benign virus.They often go away on there own.An old trick is to cover with duct tape or electrical tape for several days,robbing the wart of sunlight.Not sure if anyone knows why this works,but my grandma swore by it.Also,consider that poor diet can be a contributor,so try to eat more healthy foods-in other words veggies.
  • compound W
  • I dont know if this is recommended or whatever but its a good solution if you have the money for it. I bought the Dr. Scholls freeze away kit and their medicated salicylic acid bandaid devices. I have this one stubborn wart on my palm that would never go away using one or the other but i froze the wart 5 times today already and i have the salycylic bandaid on it. The wart has already shrunk massively in the 4 hour period since i did the last freezing. This might be really irritating to the skin for some people but its not bothering me at all. I’ll update how the removal is going in around 2 days to see if this combination remedy is as effective as its already showing to be. <<update>>i wrote that a day ago on another site and since then i have frozen the wart 2 more times (12 use kit $15.99) and continued with the salycilic acid bandaids and when i removed it the wart was so soft I just put my finger nail under it and it slid right off! Success i highly recommend this method if price isnt a concern. (also try freezing less maybe? i might have excessively frozen it but hey it worked in around 2 days on a huge wart =)
  • You could freeze them off, use the store bought band-aides with the medication already on the pad or you could try (heard this from a doctor!!!) duct tape. Something in the adhesive kills the bacteria, therefor it kills the wart.
  • freeze them or go to the dermotologist they might turn purple or hut tho
  • Abreva works great! Abreva is used for cold soars. Cold soars is a diffrent type of wart. You can get it for about $10 for the little tube. Just a little bit goes a long ways. What I did was scrubed the wart all the way down to the surface and applied the cream to it once a day and it has never came back. Just make sure you dont touch the wart because the bacteria from your fingers can actually make it worse.
  • This was recommended to me by a nurse. I dripped a little cider vinegar on the wart everyday for a while (about a week) and the wart disappeared. I did not bother with a plaster. Perhaps the acid of the vinegar killed the virus?
  • You can't, at least, not intentionally. You can get rid of an individual wart by freezing, burning, acid, or surgery, but the virus that causes warts (a form of HPV), can live in your body for years, or for the rest of your life. Warts are the result of a virus using your own skin cells and DNA to replicate itself. This is why your body has no averse reaction to warts, because it recognizes the warts as a valid part of your own skin. As my dermatologist put it, in order to get rid of the wart, you have to literally get rid of part of yourself, because your own body can't tell the difference. He also claims that the HPV virus has unbelievable longevity, and a single cell of the virus from someone else's shed skin cell can be enough to infect you. The good news is, in many people, the virus will actually die or become dormant on its own after a few months or years.
  • warts are tricky- not a lot of research has been done on them i get them from time to time on my hands, and the over-the-counter stuff works fine on them other people have had no luck with that, but HAVE had luck with duct-tape (cover the wart, change the tape daily) others have had to go to the dermatologist still others have tried those strategies AND more with no success- so try random things, and see what works for you
  • Ideally, you should go to a dermatologist. If they are small enough, the freezing kits available over the counter may work. Also, they sell salicylic acid pads and liquid which will help to dissolve them away.
  • I know right now in the winter, this won't work unless you get some dandelion oil from the vitamin store, but my son had a huge wart on his elbow and several small ones on his hands. We tried getting them burned off at the doctor, but the warts just kept coming back. My aunt told me to try rubbing the yellow part of a dandelion on the wart. So I found a dandelion and tried it. The wart was completely gone in a week. My son said it stung a little on the wart, but no where around it. This is an amazing home remedy and in the summer it is free. Try it, it couldn't hurt. I don't know if a dandelion oil would work, but it is worth a try too!
  • Cut a little piece of duct tape and place it directly over the wart.(this suffocates the wart) Keep it on for about a week and then take it off, soak the wart in warm water and while still wet, scrub with an nail-filing board. Leave the duct tape off overnight and apply a new piece the next morning. Repeat this proccess until the wart comes completely out. It worked for me! Good Luck!
  • One thing you could do is use the end of a cotton swab and soak in apple cider vinegar, place on the wart, and cover with a bandage. Change daily until the wart turns completely black, and falls out on its own. But this can be painful, so the remedy I used is:Cut a small piece of silver duct tape and place directly on the wart. Leave on for about a week. Take off the tape, soak in warm water, and while still wet, scrub with a nail filing board. Leave off the duct tape for one night and apply a new piece in the morning. Repeat this proccess until the wart comes out. It worked for me!
  • The technique is described in Tom Sawyer-check the book. It involves burying something at midnight in a graveyard...
  • I heard duct tape or a banana works I used some over counter stuff and it worked don't know the name but they were just some acid
  • I know is sounds silly but putting duct tape on them works really well. There are some instructions on the How To Articles, click the link at the bottom of this page. Another method is getting them frozen off with liquid nitrogen. Don't do this yourself, go to a podiatrist or a healthcare nurse or you will "burn" healthy skin too. My verruca disapearred a few weeks after I had this done.
  • If you don't want duct tape all over your hand because you don't like the embarrassment of it, the best bet is to go for an Over-the-counter remedy. Home-freeze methods rarely work as they are often incorrectly prepared, but a decent "paint" will do the trick. Using a paint with the active ingredient "Salicylic acid" will do the trick every time and is easy to use. Simply apply every night until the wart has gone. Be ruthless, don't give up even if you think it's nearly gone as it can quickly grow back to it's usual size. Products that contain this ingredient can be found in most pharmacies, the most common products being called "Duofilm" and "Salactol". Ask your pharmacist for these products.
  • leave duct tape on for 8 years, take it off, the again for 9 hours, then wash it with soap, then brush it with a tooth brush, then go eat a cookie, then close you're eyes, spin around 4 times and say, alla-kazam!there you have it, it's gone.(:
  • put them in oil or some kind of oil liquid.

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