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Wart Removers

Updated on July 7, 2011



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.

Liquid Nitrogen being applied by a doctor
Liquid Nitrogen being applied by a doctor

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Liquid Nitrogen

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

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!


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      Warts On Face 

      7 years ago

      I tried a home remedy too and it didn't work. Best to buy a product that's made to remove warts. Many of the home remedies end up costing as much as a real product anyways.

    • danfresnourban profile image


      7 years ago from Fresno, CA

      This was informative, and I am glad that my hand does not look like the hand in the first image.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany

      I had 2 wart a few years ago and I tried everything I could get from the pharmacy to get rid off the aweful warts. I even went to the dermatologist and was treated with the products you mention in this hub but there was no success. Then I started mixing my own aromatherapy massage oil with lavender and using it for my own massage. Accidentally, I found out that it was the laveder essential oil mixture that was getting rid off my warts. It could only be this because at that time I have given up buying the expensive products and going to the dermatologist.


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