You might believe that a doctor’s visit is in order every time you get a wart. It’s not. This can actually be an unnecessary medical cost where you could have used a home remedy and seen results just as effectively as any doctor would give you. Here are some simple and easy ways to remove warts with items that you might already have lying around the house.
Garlic and Duct Tape
A strange combination, yes. Just peel some garlic and slice a piece off that will cover the affected area completely. Use the duct tape to secure it into place and then you’re good to go! Do this for a half an hour every single day until you see the wart disappear. The time this takes varies from days to weeks, so you’ll have to have a bit of patience.
This is a surefire way to ensure that you get rid of that unsightly wart. It’ll work on the wart quickly and harden it. You’ll eventually notice it just fall off. This is an extremely inexpensive way to remove warts.
Tea Tree Oil
This seems like contradictory evidence. Doctors believe that warts are caused by HPV and are therefore not going to respond to any anti-bacterial treatment. Tea Tree Oil has anti-bacterial properties. Try it for yourself and see! A fair number of people swear by it.
Duct Tape Alone
You can also use duct tape by itself to remove any warts you have. Just apply some duct tape to the wart, and leave it there for six days. The material on the sticky side of the tape should soften the wart, and it should come right off when you take off the duct tape.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This stuff has been used to cure a lot of different ailments. Well now you can use it to remove warts, too. Soak a cotton ball in some apple cider vinegar, and place it on the wart before you go to bed. Use a piece of medical tape or other adhesive to hold it there until the morning. This may take up to a month before you see the wart disappear.
Repeat the same process with the castor oil that you did with apple cider vinegar, and you’ll get the same results. Depending on which product you have in the house or which is cheaper, use whichever you choose.
This home remedy is a little scarce but there are some people that say if you chop a potato in half and rub it on the wart daily, it will eventually just fall right off. You are more than welcome to try this one. If you are skeptical, there are many others in this list that are bound to work for you.
Removing a wart doesn’t have to be a chore, and it doesn’t have to cost you money for the medication that you might be prescribed by your doctor. Use these home remedies, find the one that works for you and save your money.