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Anyone with tried & true advice on warts?

Answered on December 15, 2014
Created March 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM

This sucks. I think it might actually be Molluscum. They gotta go, post-frickin-haste.

Anybody?

Please?

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on March 14, 2013
at 06:01 PM

Adding...some people lightly abrade with nail file before applying the duct tape, then do that again every few days. We did not do that for the simple reason that my son said no thank you.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on March 14, 2013
at 05:59 PM

Duct tape is our favorite remedy. Bothers my son's skin, so we use about 20 hours on, 12 hours off, for 2-3 weeks. They came back in the same spot a year later so we did it again, longer this time, so far, he hasn't had them back (been about 18 months now).

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on March 14, 2013
at 09:40 AM

I've seen a lot of support for duct-tape. That's definitely on the horizon if these herbals don't work soon. I just started a new kitchen job with too many pretty waitresses running around to be looking like damned Gargamel.

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on March 14, 2013
at 09:37 AM

Well, the extended portions were all soft & fleshy. They were pretty huge, too. Looked just like brand new pencil erasers. Except my nose... that one was pretty flat, assumingly because the tissue wasn't deep enough to support it? The hard part is like a root ball or something. I picked it open & slept with a slice of garlic under a bandaid on my hand. Seems to have taken some of the piss out of it. I'll keep it covered with ACV for a few hours.

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on March 14, 2013
at 04:39 AM

Crazy...if I ever get a wart I'll try that. Did Tim "The Toolman" Taylor come up with it or something?

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on March 14, 2013
at 03:32 AM

The molluscum can take a while to heal, but they are usually pretty soft and fleshy. If they are hard I would be thinking more warts.... here is something else I just found: combine tea tree oil with iodine: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=358.175

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:51 AM

Thanks everyone. One's on my nose. I scraped it because I felt it'd look better like an average blemish, but now it's not really healing too quick. I actually tore all 3 off. The one on my hand is like a hard abscess waiting to grow out again. Definitely not bacterial, though. The one inside my elbow is just drying & going away like I hoped. I've been rotating Tea Tree, raw garlic, ACV & coconut oil already. They're so stubborn. I can't really afford a Dermatologist right now, but the black ointment is doable. Does any of that information make one diagnosis more likely?

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:57 AM

coconut oil + bandaid

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Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on March 14, 2013
at 09:55 AM

Ok, here's your remedy. You need fig trees. Sorry. In the spring, when the figs are not ripe, break one off. There will be a white latex dripping. Apply to warts.

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:49 AM

My son had a bunch of plantar's warts (5 or 6 on one foot). We got some of the medicated wart remover stuff and used that in conjunction with bandages, and with some persistence and repeated applications we got rid of all but one of them. That last one had to be removed by the pediatrician with a pretty simple scraping procedure.

A nurse friend of ours says that they often just prescribe duct tape. Apparently cutting off the supply of oxygen to the wart kills it about 90% of the time. Simply cut duct tape to the right shape and size and apply it to the wart and keep it there 24/7 for a few days. The wart should die and can then be peeled or scraped off.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on March 14, 2013
at 05:59 PM

Duct tape is our favorite remedy. Bothers my son's skin, so we use about 20 hours on, 12 hours off, for 2-3 weeks. They came back in the same spot a year later so we did it again, longer this time, so far, he hasn't had them back (been about 18 months now).

Medium avatar

(39821)

on March 14, 2013
at 04:39 AM

Crazy...if I ever get a wart I'll try that. Did Tim "The Toolman" Taylor come up with it or something?

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 14, 2013
at 09:40 AM

I've seen a lot of support for duct-tape. That's definitely on the horizon if these herbals don't work soon. I just started a new kitchen job with too many pretty waitresses running around to be looking like damned Gargamel.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on March 14, 2013
at 06:01 PM

Adding...some people lightly abrade with nail file before applying the duct tape, then do that again every few days. We did not do that for the simple reason that my son said no thank you.

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32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:05 AM

If it's molluscum, try Black Ointment (I use the one by Nature's Sunshine). It's herbal. Smells like barbecued salmon. Put a little on at night and cover with a bandaid. It will bring the infection up to the surface and heal faster.

Another option is to go to a dermatologist and have it frozen with a cryo-pen. That is the best if you have a lot of them and want to stop them from spreading. Don't use the at home cryo kit for warts; you can't control the dosage very easily and can easily injure the skin under if it's just molluscum. And honestly, those haven't worked well for us on warts either.

If it's a wart, we have had the best luck with the salicylic acid bandaids for warts. They aren't "herbal" per say, but they are pretty gentle. My 5 year old had a plantar wart on the side of her foot. We put a salicylic bandaid on every other night for about 2 months. Then one day, it just sloughed off. (It was a pretty big wart for a kid too - about pencil eraser diameter and very thick. Came up VERY fast).

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on March 14, 2013
at 03:32 AM

The molluscum can take a while to heal, but they are usually pretty soft and fleshy. If they are hard I would be thinking more warts.... here is something else I just found: combine tea tree oil with iodine: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=358.175

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 14, 2013
at 09:37 AM

Well, the extended portions were all soft & fleshy. They were pretty huge, too. Looked just like brand new pencil erasers. Except my nose... that one was pretty flat, assumingly because the tissue wasn't deep enough to support it? The hard part is like a root ball or something. I picked it open & slept with a slice of garlic under a bandaid on my hand. Seems to have taken some of the piss out of it. I'll keep it covered with ACV for a few hours.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on March 14, 2013
at 01:51 AM

Thanks everyone. One's on my nose. I scraped it because I felt it'd look better like an average blemish, but now it's not really healing too quick. I actually tore all 3 off. The one on my hand is like a hard abscess waiting to grow out again. Definitely not bacterial, though. The one inside my elbow is just drying & going away like I hoped. I've been rotating Tea Tree, raw garlic, ACV & coconut oil already. They're so stubborn. I can't really afford a Dermatologist right now, but the black ointment is doable. Does any of that information make one diagnosis more likely?

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on March 14, 2013
at 12:39 AM

I don't have much too offer except that applying apple cider vinegar got rid of the two that I once had fairly quickly.

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on March 14, 2013
at 08:02 PM

I'm new here and to the idea of Paleo but I read this question and had to add my two cents!

I had warts on two of my fingers for about 2 years and I would go to the doctor's every two-three weeks to get them burned off with liquid nitrogen (they say it doesn't hurt at all, a total lie), and then would have huge blisters on my hands until they healed and the warts were still there underneath and then I'd go back to get them burned off again. So frustrating.

Eventually someone told me to try a homeopathic remedy, thuja occidentals (as someone else above also recommended), I just want to second that recommendation here. I bought the vial at my local health food store for $6 or $7, took three little pills two times a day (or two pills three times a day, doesn't matter) and within a month the warts were noticeably shrunk and by two months they were gone. One of them started to grow back about a year later, it was a little tiny bump and I just took the thuja again for a week or so and it went away.

Seriously, I'm no homeopath expert or anything, I just want to share this solution because it helped me so much (and is supposedly the homeopath treatment for ALL kinds of warts, because it sounds like yours are a slightly different type to what mine were) and I know how much it sucks when they just won't go away! I have also already heartily recommended this remedy to several people I know, (including some people whose kids had warts) and they have all had similar results!

Take care and good luck! ~Joanna

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on March 14, 2013
at 05:31 PM

acv works, for tough ones I have taken to cauterizing the shit out of them after a they start falling apart from the acv. basically acv it until they get really soft and you are able to pull out most of the wart with tweezers, then cauterize the flesh underneath with something metallic heated up with a lighter. I wouldn't recommend anyone else doing this, it hurts, its probably dangerous, but this is what I have done and its killed warts to death!

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on March 14, 2013
at 02:10 PM

Duct tape. True story: I stuck a square of duct tape on and pulled it off a week later wart and all. Never came back. It either starves the wart of oxygen or there's something in the glue that kills it.

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:09 PM

The only warts I’ve ever had are plantar warts, and after the torture of having a doctor burn one off, I swore I’d never go that route again. I ended up stumbling across food grade, 35% Hydrogen Peroxide, and I came up with a very effective protocol. Soak the foot in hot water to soften the wart. Cut or abrade away as much dead tissue as possible from the top of the wart. Then apply a tiny drop of peroxide to the wart with an eyedropper. If enough dead tissue has been removed, it will sting. Wait a few minutes, pat dry with a tissue, and repeat once more. A few days later, do the treatment again. On the two plantar warts I’ve treated with this method, two treatments were all it took.

Warning: 35% Hydrogen Peroxide is very different from the 3% stuff at the drug store. At 35% concentration, it will burn skin and needs to be handled with extreme caution. I keep a quart bottle of it in the deep freezer, and when I need to use it, I carefully transfer about a teaspoon of it into a small jar so that I don’t constantly handle large quantities of it; this also prevents the large bottle from being contaminated.

I have no idea if this would work on other types of warts, but if I got one, this is the method I would try.

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on March 14, 2013
at 02:46 AM

I had warts on my toe for years, and they never went away. But last summer I kept bandaids on it with duct tape and just changed that every so often. After about a month or so, I was in the shower and looked and found the bandages had come off... and there were no freakin warts! A bit of dead skin (sorry for such a gross story!) but I looked closer and under that it was flawless skin. To be honest, I didn't actually think duct tape would work... actually for a majority of the time it may have even been only band aids. Anyway - it worked! :O

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on March 14, 2013
at 02:13 AM

i tried so many different OTC remedies for warts and came up empty handed. the only thing that worked was going to a dermatologist and getting them froze off. this hurts like a mother- like really. mine were all on my hands and fingers and i remember i couldn't write for a week. but it's been about 8 years since i had them removed and i've never had a wart since.

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on March 14, 2013
at 02:10 AM

I totally don't buy into homeopathy, but I did take it once for a small wart on my nose (thuja occidentalis? maybe) and it absolutely shrunk it down to the skin. Could be placebo, I don't know, but I wasn't doing anything else, and not really paying attention to it until a month later when suddenly realized that it was just barely above the skin.. so I don't know what to think.. maybe give it a shot? The tube of little pills was only $6 or something.

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on March 14, 2013
at 01:35 AM

coconut oil and garlic concoction. worked when nothing else did for multiple people i know.

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