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Common Wart Removal Methods

Common Wart Removal Methods


Warts are common in children and young adults. Common warts are found on the hands while plantar warts appear on the soles of the feet.


Here are some of the most common and effective treatments for wart removal.


Duct Tape


Duct tape is one of the most common methods of wart removal. There has been a lot of debate on the effectiveness of using duct tape as a wart remover. In most cases the duct tape is used to help localize medication, keeping it concentrated on the wart; it is also used in choking the wart. It is, however, worth mentioning that the use of duct tape may call for an extended period, weeks or months, to work.


Salicylic Acid


Most of the over the counter products used in wart treatment contain salicylic acid. To remove warts using salicylic acid, simply soak the affected area of the skin in water for about five or more minutes. Proceed to generously apply the salicylic acid wart remover solution on to the warts using the brush provided. Allow it to dry, leaving it on for a day. Once this is done, you can file or peel the dead skin off. This method has been found to be very effective in treating warts and is also fairly cheap.


Immune therapy


You can be able to remove plantar warts by introducing a substance that causes an immune reaction in the area around the wart. The main objective here is to make the wart visible to the immune system; which can be able to effectively eliminate warts naturally. The immune reaction causing agent is injected in the area around the wart by a qualified physician for the best results. One of the benefits of this method is that it gets the immune system to deal with all warts on different parts of the skin.




Freezing warts can be effective in removing them. The main idea here is to freeze the affected area, therefore causing frostbite to kill wart. Furthermore, this action alerts the immune system of the presence of warts and the underlying virus on the skin. It usually takes several rounds of freezing to completely get rid of warts.




Another common method of wart removal is burning. It is usually recommended that you visit a medical specialist to get it done. Doctors usually use a laser to burn the wart. This reduces the chance of being left with an ugly scar at the spot where the wart is located. If you feel brave enough, you can burn the wart yourself, at home. Simply light a match and then blow it out, placing it on the wart while it’s still hot. This stimulates a healing process, prompting the immune system to deal with the wart.


If you do not want to wait for an extended period before warts disappear naturally, you can use one of the wart removal methods described above.

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