The number of home remedies for wart removal is quite extensive. Quite a number of home remedies have been passed down from generation to generation. The effectiveness of some of these items however, is unproven. But with that said, many people claim these substances successfully removed their warts.
Duct Tape Occlusion
Home removal of warts through the use of duct tape is well documented. Even doctors and dermatologist will admit to the effectiveness of duct tape occlusion. Besides duct tape, a good quality waterproof medical adhesive tape, such as what a doctor would use to secure a bandage in place, can also be used.
Start by taking a piece of duct tape that is slightly larger than the wart and place it over the wart. Firmly press the tape down sealing the wart under it. The the tape in place for six days without removing it. Next, remove the tape in soak the wart in warm water for 20 to 30 minutes. Then take a small piece of pumice stone or Emery board and gently but firmly debride it. Continue to repeat this process until the wart comes off. Do not share the pumice stone or Emery board with anyone else and discard them after the wart removal is complete.
This process is thought to work by causing an irritation that your body recognizes as an infection, causing your immune system to kick in and fight off the infection.
Apple Cider Vinagar
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy for many different types of ailments. Some people claim to have effectively removed their warts by using Apple cider vinegar.
To get started you in the a bottle of apple cider vinegar, petroleum jelly, cotton balls and waterproof medical tape. Before going to bed, begin by rubbing the area surrounding the wart with petroleum jelly. Next for a small capfull of apple cider vinegar and dip the cotton ball into it. Place the vinegar soaked cotton ball directly on the wart then wrap it into place with the waterproof medical tape.
Remove the bandage the following morning then repeat the process each night before bed. This process can easily take up to a month to completely remove the wart. However, some people claim to have removed their warts by using this method within five days.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
To use this home remedy for wart removal, start by mixing a small amount of baking soda into some castor oil in a small container. Next, rub the mixture on and into the wart as thoroughly as possible. Next, cover it with a bandage to keep the solution in place. Do this two or three times a day until the wart drops off.
Home wart Removal With Garlic
Garlic contains natural antiviral properties and is good for fighting many types of viruses. Simply biting fresh garlic on a regular basis people can boost their immune systems. However for wart removal you will be crushing the fresh garlic and making a poultice.
Begin by crushing the fresh garlic into a paste. Next, before applying the paste to the wart rub a small amount of vitamin E oil onto the skin surrounding the wart. Garlic paste can be coustic and may damage the skin surrounding the wart. The vitamin E oil will help protect the skin. Next take the garlic paste you’ve just smashed up and apply it directly to the wart. Next, cover the wart with a bandage and leave it in place for 24 hours. Typically a small blister forms. Repeat this process for approximately a week and a wart should drop off.
Using Herbs for Home wart Removal
There are many different herbs that have extremely amazing antiviral properties. Herbs have been used with varying degrees of success. However, I can’t personally vouch for their effectiveness.
You will use this herb in two different ways. First began by steeping 2 tablespoons of the calendula herb in a cup of boiling water for approximately 20 minutes. Next take a small amount of that mixture and apply it directly to the wart. Next prepare the remainder of the T. to your taste and drink it. The antiviral properties will help boost your immune system eliminating the virus that causes the wart in the first place.
Tea Tree Oil
Essential tea tree oil is very well known for removing many different skin growths. It has been effectively used to remove moles, warts, and skin tags too.
Apply a small amount of tea tree oil to a cotton swab then apply the tea tree oil directly onto the wart. Repeat this several times through the day.
Echinacea has been known for quite some time as a substance that will help boost your immune system. Echinacea comes in many different forms but for this purpose it is recommended that you use tincture of Echinacea. Consume a dropper full of the tincture of Echinacea three times daily for two weeks.
Besides the use of the various substances that are commonly used as home remedies for wart removal, many topical over-the-counter solutions are available. Regardless of whether you want to use home remedies exclusively or try over-the-counter solutions, rest assured there are effective means at your disposal for wart removal.