Sometimes our first instincts upon discovering something unusual on our skin is to go into panic mode and immediately start setting up appointments with our doctors. While your safety is always of utmost importance, in the case of a common skin wart, there are natural ways to get rid of warts that can be equally successful while saving you money. Warts, while ugly and potentially embarrassing, are fairly benign and can often be removed simply, without going “under the knife”. Here are a few alternative treatments for warts you can try at home to remove warts naturally. If they are not successful or the wart comes back, then an appointment with your favorite physician at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center may be in order.
There have actually been medical studies that prove this treatment has a high success rate, but it will take a little effort and follow through on your part. Apply duct tape to the wart, keeping it on for at least 6 days. On the last day, remove the tape, soak the wart in warm water and use an emery board to gently file the affected area. Wait overnight and then replace the duct tape the next morning, repeating the process until the wart falls off. In many cases, just keeping the duct tape on for a week or two causes the wart to suffocate and fall off.
Applying pineapple to the wart several times of day has been effective in the removal of active warts. It is believed that the acids and enzymes in fresh pineapples are what makes this one of the successful natural remedies for warts.
Apply tea tree oil to the wart, cover with a bandage, and repeat daily until the wart falls off. We’re not sure how long you must continue this process, but if you go at least a month with no success, it’s probably time to consult a physician.
Crush up a vitamin C pill and mix with water, creating a paste that should be applied to the wart. Cover with a bandage and repeat daily until the wart falls off.
The healing properties of aloe vera are incredible, but this one only works if you have a fresh aloe vera plant on hand—the gel loses its effectiveness. Break off a piece of the plant and rub the broken part against the wart, covering with a bandage afterward. Repeat daily.
All of the above natural remedies for warts have been shown to work, but the common theme is the repetition and time it will take for the wart to fall off. If you have tried any of these natural ways to get rid of warts and they aren’t working for you, schedule a consultation with our doctors at the Laser Lipo & Vein Center and discover how quickly and easily we can remove the offending warts.