The remedy for removing your wart may be lurking in your kitchen cabinet right now. Garlic, apple cider vinegar, salt, and duct tape have all shown promising results when it comes to wart removal.
The number of traditional medical treatments are few when it comes to common warts. All viral infections are difficult to combat, and the HPV strains responsible for warts are no exceptions. If over-the-counter remedies fail, the only resort is expensive and often painful procedures in a medical office. To make matters worse, even a wart that has been surgically removed may return in the future. Fortunately, if standard treatments have failed, there are many home remedies that can be turned to for relief.
Preparing for treatment
Simply making sure the skin is clean and dry will usually be enough to prepare a wart for treatment. Plantar warts, which are found on the soles of the feet, may require additional preparation. See notes below for this type of wart. Once the site of the wart has been prepared, treatment can begin with one of the following options.
Garlic is a powerful antimicrobial agent and has been shown in clinical studies to have a significant impact on various bacteria and viruses.