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3 Wart Removal Methods

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Having a wart is often a big nuisance because not only is this wart an annoying growth on your body, but it can sometimes be quite painful. Getting rid of warts can also be quite the task, especially if you don't know where to begin. There are several different methods for getting rid of warts and some work better than others, depending on the wart.

Duct Tape 

Duct tape is a great at-home method for getting rid of your wart. You will simply want to cut a piece of duct tape to cover the wart and leave it in place for 6 days. After these 6 days have passed, you can then remove the duct tape and clean the wart. You will then want to use a pumice stone to rub off the outer layer of the dead wart off the surface of your skin. Once this is done, you will apply the duct tape to your wart once again and will repeat the process until the wart is gone. This effectively cuts off the oxygen supply to wart and helps to kill the infected skin tissue. 

Essential Oils

The use of certain essential oils can also be an effective method for removing warts from different areas of your body. Oregano is one of the essential oils that is most often recommended for getting rid of plantar, cluster, and bump warts. The reason for this being that the oregano oil contains many antiviral properties. To apply the oil to your wart you will first want to dilute it using another oil, such as coconut or olive oil. You will then want to apply a few drops of the oil mixture to the wart directly. Repeat this process daily until the wart is gone. 


Cryotherapy involves the use of liquid nitrogen to actually freeze off the wart. This freezing of the wart kills the skin that makes up the wart a few layers deep, which successfully removes the wart. This procedure is generally done at your doctor's office and involves spraying a can of the liquid nitrogen directly onto the wart using a q-tip like attachment. This will successfully kill a portion of the wart each time, depending on how deep and large the wart is. You will need to be repeated 1–4 times until all of the wart tissue is killed. 

For more information, talk to a professional like Foot First Podiatry Centers.