The war against Warts.

Uhh-Yuk-Warts!

I haven't seen nor kissed a toad in many a year , so how come I have two warts on my left hand ring finger right beside the nail ?

(How are you able to use nail polish or nail extensions with those "uglies" curling over your nail-bed?)

According to the encyclopedias toads really don't have anything to do with warts . Warts are skin growths or benign skin tumors caused by a many different strained virus called papilloma.

Mostly the common wart is skin-colored with a hard cauliflower like surface.

Judging by how much money I've spent over the past couple of years to rid myself of these warts , I wonder how many millions of dollars are spent annually on wart treatments worldwide ?

From my own experience these medical treatments come in a few different types, with some even being painful. Freezing, zapping, burning with lasers etc... are common medical treatments.

I think I've tried them all and hello there they are again or still ...

My Doctor said these warts are caused by a virus infection and therefore will disappear on their own, sooner or later, it might take a couple of years but...then again they could also grow and spread .

To be frank with you, I've been battling these "little monsters" for almost five years now, if they were going to move on they would have done so by now because as I said I've tried most every type of medical "eviction method". They do not get the hint that they are not welcome. So far nothing has worked.

Internet research here we come... Home remedies from the olden times-versus modern day products-versus old wives tales.

I've found quite a few- some maybe a little obscure, some even vile and some totally ridiculous...

I'm thinking I'll have a hard time tracking down a witch, a gypsy for help or someone dumb enough to buy the warts from me. So I'll just skip those.

Methodology would be almost the same for the products listed here.

-Place well saturated cotton ball over wart and cover with tape.

-Leave on overnight.

-Repeat daily for up to two weeks.

Supposedly by the end of week two warts will either fall off, get smaller and smaller then disappear or be well on their way of being a vague memory.

(Skeptical are you? Me too.)

Well here is my list that I'm going to try:

1) Apple cider vinegar - cheap enough treatment, less then a penny a day.

2) Fresh garlic thinly sliced - taped onto wart, or fresh garlic juice or fresh or garlic juice mixed into a paste with baking powder.

3) Dandelion "Milk" - pop of the dandelion head and spread the sap (milk) onto the wart, cover with gauze and tape up with duct tape and leave on for a minimum of three days- without letting it get wet. (How can one go without washing their hands for three days?)

4) Camphor oil - a drop of oil on wart morning and night covered with tape.

5) Tea tree oil - same as above (However don't forget both camphor and tea tree oil have a very strong odor)

6) Vitamin E or A oil- covered with duct tape so no air can penetrate to warts .

7) Vitamin C crushed to powder mixed to a paste with olive oil - spread over wart three times per day and covered with a band-aid.

8) Banana peel- cut peel to same size as wart and tape onto wart white side down.

9) Castor oil and baking powder mixed into a paste- paint wart, cover with gauze and band-aid twice daily.

10) Dragon oil- Mix 4 drops of winter green oil, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil, 1 drop of camphor oil, 1 drop of lavender oil

Essential oils are available from health food stores. Keep mixture in small airtight bottle (essential oils are volatile, that means they  evaporate) saturate cotton ball with oil mixture tape onto wart with duct tape morning and night, until all used up about 8 to 9 days. Then cover for 3-4 days with a band-aid.

What I should still mention is that in most cases or maybe all these treatments the warts and surrounding area will peel and could also get slightly painful at times but then it will be worth it right?

I'm going to give these methods a try one or all depending on how many trials it will take to rid myself of these "little monsters".

If I need to try them all it should be within the next 8-9 months when you can expect a follow-up article on my experiences.

If all fails there will still be the witches spells,the gypsy's hexes and the Warts for sale offer......


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Zsuzsy Bee 4 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya tlpoague, congrats on a new grandbaby, aren't they just the best? I just love mine to bits.... I bet you wouldn't want life any other way than busy, busy.

Malaluka, I remember the products very well as I was a sales rep two million years ago (for about three months, couldn't make any money at it as I sold my friends and family all the products at my cost haha). As for tee tree oil I use it in many many ways.

And for the jerky I have played the same trick on three friends (couples) of mine with the same perfect results, unfortunately unless I can make some new friends I won't be able to repeat it because its been talked about soooo much that no-one will fall for it again. I can't thank you enough for the fun you gave me and the gang.

Also good luck with the new business venture.

take care

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

Busy seems to me my new motto. New business, new grandbaby, many new changes...in life and here, so I seem to be heading in circles trying to keep up. I had never heard of tea tree oil, or how it can be a natural bug killer, till my mother got into a product called Malaluka (or such, since I can't remember how it is spelled.) It has so many uses that I was amazed. Since then I started using tea tree oil when I can.

Have your friends tried any jerky lately?


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Zsuzsy Bee 4 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Hiya tlpoague, how are you? Teatree oil sure is some strong stuff. I don't even want to think of the taste, uh yuk. I would think that that should cure nail bitting...

Glad you dropped in for a visit

regards Zsuzsy


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

I am glad to hear that the dragon oil works. I will keep this in mind the next time I get one. At least you don't have to worry about chewing on your nails under stress when using the Tea Tree oil. The taste and fumes are awful. Thanks for sharing this helpful information.


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Zsuzsy Bee 4 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Susan, thank you for taking a look. I'm happy to report that the dragon cure worked and the wart has been gone for almost three years.

regards Zsuzsy


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Wow!! A Hub with good explanation and has valuable points


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Obviously Rick you haven't read the hub, I have used every type of remedy available on the market. None have worked. Wartfreeze has not worked either it just made the skin on my finger peel off. AsI mentioned nothing worked until I used the 'Dragon oil' for more than 5 months regularly (daily)...


rick 5 years ago

www.wartfreezenow.com


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

reversecharles, thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


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reversecharles 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great hub!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Storytellersrus, I'm sorry to say that all treatments have failed except for the Dragon oil... however I added Tea tree oil to the mix also and then it worked but it took almost 5 months of perseverance... I was on the verge to give up on the treatment and was already looking for a witch that could do a proper spell or a gypsy that could hex...

hopefully it will work for your daughter too even though they're planters warts.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Zsuzsy Bee, what fun, lol. I love all the stories people have posted here. I checked this out because my youngest daughter has been fighting planters warts for a year. The doctor cut it out and that did not work. Then my brother suggested a sure fire remedy which did nothing. I was hoping to find the definitive cure here, lol. What do you think worked the best? I would be happy to buy it from her, but does this mean I will have to rid my self of it, lol? I am not willing to subject her to electrocution either, ha! I will read this once again, carefully. Perhaps a pattern will emerge that she can attempt before she goes off to her freshman year in college! Great to hear from you regarding my book list...

Oh dear they are planter's warts...


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

D thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


6 years ago

I've read that using duct tape is supposed to work some magic, but don't remember how long you leave it on.

When I was a kid, I had a small wart between my ring finger and my pinkie. I complained about it to my grandpa who offered to buy it from me. He said that if someone bought your wart it would go away. I sold it to him for a penny and promptly forgot out about.

About two weeks later my grandpa asked me about the wart. When I went to show it to him we were both surprized to find it was gone!


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Good on you Zsuzsy for putting yourself out there. Three times in my life I had a wart. I used three different methods. The first a plantars on the bottom of my foot, I used an over the counter salicylic acid, and tore it out after maybe 7-8 days application! The second was one on my hand and I tried everything I knew and it stayed for months then was gone as soon as it came, on it's own! The last was the most embarrassing, I got a large one, just under a centimeter, on my jaw! I tried freshly cut garlic, pressed on it (they contain salicylic acid too, but probably other good juju) two or three times a day for almost two weeks. I also ate raw garlic at least once a day, sometimes just a slice, othertimes a clove. After two weeks I plucked the bugger off my face like an unwanted t-shirt tag. I read somewhere the key was fresh garlic, applied and ingested. That was over 3 years ago, still wart free, other than the metaphorical versions, haha.

Hope that helps my Northern wordsmith pal!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

brsmom68, thank you for taking a look and for commenting. You need to persevere with the treatments and something will work eventually.

regards Zsuzsy


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brsmom68 6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

My daughter has been battling warts on her fingers for the better part of her life...she's 13 now. She had the doctor freeze them off, but that was very painful and it did not eradicate them. We have tried the Compound W, home freeze kit, Dr. Scholls wart remover...but to this day they remain. We will try a couple of these methods and see if they work. Thanks for the hub, and the information...we'll let you know what, and if, anything works.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Thanks for taking a look and for commenting

regards Zsuzsy


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LVM 7 years ago

I have a friend who had her warts removed by laser and they never came back.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Amy, try some of the remedies tried here in this hub. Some of the remedies work for some people and not for others.

I haven't found any new cures since this hub.

regards Zsuzsy


amy 7 years ago

i have loads of warts on my hands and ive tried everything to get rid of them!

can you please help, ive had them about 3 years, and they are really stressful. xx


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

C.S. I'm not sure I need to get rid of the wart on my finger bad enough to want to get electrocuted but I'll keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing that story with me I really needed a good laugh. (Remember I was laughing with you not .....) Sorry its been a while since your comment but I've been away.

Hope you're well, kindest regards Zsuzsy


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

Zsuzsy,

Twice in my life I have had warts like the ones you described on your finger. The first time my Mother bought Compound W to get them off and I remember I spilled a drop of it on my scrapbook and it ate a hole in the cover. Needless to say the warts remained.

One day I showed them to my Aunt Dorothy and I have to say that she "witched" them away. She did a little voodoo with a piece of white thread and they were gone in a couple of days.

Now, about ten years later I found that I was getting more warts and the second time they were not only on my fingers but also on my elbow and my knee. My second eradication of the wart virus was the day I fell on top of a hot wire fence and I had wet clothes on.

The wire was up to keep the cattle in the pasture. I could step over it if I was careful but this one day I guess I was not so careful. The wire touched my leg, knocked me on my ass and I landed backwards across my back on the damn HOT WIRE. The electricity bounced me down a little incline onto the dirt.

When I woke up I was in my bed and my boyfriend said he had found me on the ground and I talked to him but I do not remember any of it. The next day I had tiny little black and blue marks like freckled bruises all over my body. I never felt any pain afterward and no side affects but the warts were gone and I have never had them since. The cure is a good jolt of electricity if you would like to give it a try! LOL


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Dawei888! Just make sure those warts on your toes are not planters warts... Those need to removed profesionally and the soone the better. If you wait too long with those, they can become painful.

good luck regards Zsuzsy


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dawei888 8 years ago

I have two warts on my left foot big toe and another smaller one on the bottom of my middle right toe on my right foot. i'll give this vinegar garlic method a try to see how it goes. thanks for the useful information!


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

GwendyMom! My Grandma used to make my cousin wash his hands a million times with baking soda. It might work for you too as a preventative.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

Thanks Zsuzsy Bee, I take care of 3-4 children in my home and was not sure if they were contagious, so that is valuable information. Also I hold his hand when we cross the street when I pick him up from Kindergarten, so I guess I better wash as soon as I get home. I never eally thoguht about it until I seen this Hub. Thanks again.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Marisue! I just posted a comment to you and it disappeared!

Let me know how the teatree work for you. The garlic slice wrapped with duct tape seemed to do it for me. To update this hub is on my to-do-list

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Gwendymom! Yes warts can be contagious... It is said that warts if left alone can also disappear from one day to the next especially kids's...

regards Zsuzsy


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

My nephew has warts on his hand. I am wondering if they are contagious? I don't have any warts and really don't want to get any.


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

I'm using tea tree oil and olive oil, combined in equal parts for a tiny wart on my right index finger...it's pleasant and seems to be shrinking it. We'll see, I'll keep you posted on the progress!!! LOL Are we all a bunch of warts or what?


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Omdelhi! To be honest I'm glad this wart is not on my chin. Mind you it could help with my image of the wicked witch of the west...Ha-Ha

thanks for taking a look

regards Zsuzsy


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omdelhi 8 years ago from New Delhi

IT IS OK, GO AHEAD. BUT SOMETIME THESE WARTS MAKE USE BEAUTIFUL. JUST THINK A WART ON HER CHIN.

NICE HUB.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Gabriella! I really want to win this war against this wart ones and for all...I'll let you know how it goes.

regards Zsuzsy


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gabriella05 8 years ago from Oldham

Hi Zsuzsy

They are annoing but they no thing to worry about I have them on my tommy.

Great hub thanks


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

CGull! Thanks for taking a look

regards Zsuzsy


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

I had this when I was young, actually it was solved by prayers, I will get more information and add it here soon. Cheers.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Mr Marmalade! thanks for your comment.

regards Zsuzsy


aman 8 years ago

Gr8 hub ,keep it up.

www.dentisthere.blogspot.com


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

I know how you feel and what you wish for. have a plantar wart on the sole of my right foot Have tried everything, most of them take months. Have won the battle, sorry I thought I had won, there they are again.

I suppose I can always get the foot amputated. Only joking

Great hub thank you

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