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Why Home Remedies Don't Work
There are many home remedies and old wives tales about removing warts that get passed around from place to place but the truth is, most of them do not technically work. Though some may actually get rid of the wart, the virus needs to be completely killed so that it does not come back. Most home remedies do not actually kill the virus but instead just mask it so that it doesn’t appear at that time. But yet again, the truth is, the virus will attack again and another wart will soon reappear. Here is a short list of a few home remedies that are said to work just in case you aren’t in the position to load up on wart removal products.
If you want to skip all the wart reoccurrences, it is probably best to skip the home remedies and move to something a bit more clinical. After all, you want this thing gone and you want it gone FOR GOOD!! So what are your options? Well, honestly, there are countless possibilities! I have taken the liberty to collect a few of those options and explain them a little right here.
Freeze Off Home Application
Liquid nitrogen is a popular wart removal method commonly used by doctors to remove warts. The liquid nitrogen dehydrates the skin cells, killing them, thus killing the wart. This remedy normally causes a large blister to form which can easily become infected if torn open leaving a scar where your wart once was. Though this is probably the easiest and quickest way to successfully get rid of that annoying wart, if you don’t quite fancy the large nasty blister or the possibility of a scar, you may want to look to one of the other methods. Liquid Nitrogen can also be bought over the counter and the procedure can be carried out at home in a matter of seconds. Home kits can be bought online that are easy to use and for the most part, painless.
Liquid nitrogen has proven very successful for me over the years and I recommend it to anyone with a wart they want to get rid of. Home kits take more than one application but your wart will be gone in just a couple of weeks with no pain, blisters, or scars.
Liquid Wart Remover
Wart Removal Products
Liquid Wart Removers
Another successful product that I have personally used is “Select Brand, Maximum Strength Wart Removal Liquid” with Salicylic Acid. This product works so great because of the Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid breaks down dead skin cells allowing the fresh ones to be exposed. Reapplying the liquid about 2 times a day allows the product to continue killing the wart at a slow and completely painless rate! No scars are left behind either! The only downfall is it looks as though you have white fingernail polish all over your hand, foot, arm or wherever the wart may be!
I have been using this product on one of my most recent warts and there were obvious results over just one night. The wart already looked smaller and I could tell that it was really beginning to come apart. I have reapplied twice a day for the past week and the wart has almost completely diminished! Definitely try this product!
Talk to Your Doctor
If you have tried a number of different products and remedies and are still having no luck, you may want to visit your doctor. It doesn’t mean that you have cancer; it just means that the wart is being stubborn! What works on one wart may not work on another! Visiting your doctor may seem a little scary; especially when you know that the doctor will take one of three routes, cutting the wart off, freezing the wart, or burning the wart. Though these methods may seem pretty painful, they are typically completely painless but can leave a bad scar. This route may also cost you a bit more money but is guaranteed to work!
If you have any success stories with a wart removal product, please leave a comment and let me know about it! I may just try it out next time and include it!