What do you about warts?

@Masihi (4228)
Canada
October 2, 2011 9:06am CST
I have a small wart on my finger, and am just wondering what are you guys' personal experience in getting rid of them? It doesn't hurt or anything, and I know not to try to cut it off or pick at it. Does it go away on its own? I'm really curious. I even heard of people putting dry ice on their warts to "burn" it off or something crazy like that.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
2 Oct 11
It has been a while since my daughter had this problem and I just want to warn you to watch that dry ice, it can be dangerous..We ended up getting the store bought "Compound W" because it did remove it and it was only a one time thing, she never got anymore after that.
• Canada
2 Oct 11
When I was younger, (I thot I got them from frogs) I had seed warts, they can be quite large, and there are darkish brown spots in them like seeds and I found Compound "W" would not/did not work on them! Eventually I had the main wart surgically removed and the rest just disappeared..never to reappear! Whatever works, I wish you success!
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Wow, that must've been scary at the time, or at the very least frustrating.
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• United States
2 Oct 11
Wow pergammano, I guess because I didn't grow up with frogs, I never got any. Now toads on the other hand, I saw all the time and would pick them up. That stinks that you had to have them surgically removed..
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@GardenGerty (91247)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Oct 11
You can get a freezing spray, but you also can cut a little bit of duct tape just big enough to cover it and put on it and it is supposed to cause it to die. I think you keep it covered for two weeks and it will work. You know warts are cause by a viral. I wonder if frequent applications of melaleuca would kill it?
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
3 Oct 11
Hmm...I should poke around in my Melaleuca wellness guide, haven't thought of that but seems like they got a remedy for just about everything else. Thanks for the reminder. I still gonna try that duct tape remedy, though
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@GardenGerty (91247)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Oct 11
I have heard lots of good things on medical shows about it, so that is why I wondered. I know that if you put it on nails that have fungus at least twice a week it will eventually heal them and they will grow out.
• United States
2 Oct 11
My mom had a wart on her nose. She wrapped thread around and just twisted until it came off. I would not recommend this. It bled profusely! It was also very painful. I know there are wart removal creams. Not sure how well they work though. Good luck!
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Ooooh, OUCH! I shuddered when I read this post! :-( Well, the painful part would make me shudder, and bawl like a baby. Ya, I'd tell her to get a wart cream when she heals over because the root/seed's still in there, apparently.
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• United States
2 Oct 11
She did this a few years ago. It healed good. You can not even tell she had anything there unless you look very closely. I remember her moaning in pain and applying ice to stop the pain and bleeding. I still shudder when I think about it!
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• Philippines
2 Oct 11
I suggest going to a dermatologist. I had a wart in my thumb when I was a kid, it started small, but I was trying to get rid of it by cutting it, but it always grew back, and it got bigger over time. So my mom took me to a dermatologist and had it cauterized, they sort of burn it to kill the wart, don't worry it really doesn't hurt. After just a week, the wart is gone.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
I knew that some doctors burn the warts, I guess if it's big enough I might go into the doctor, but right now it's just a small one.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Good morning, Masihi! About a year ago, I was watching "Dr.Oz," and depending on the type of wart that it is, he suggested something very simple...and it worked for me (as mine were NOT seed warts)GOOD Ole "DUCT tape," hard to believe, isn't it. I had two warts, one on the crease of a finger (very annoying) and one in the palm of my hand...GONE! I applied duct tape, rubbed on tenaciously and left for a few days (replace if starts to come off) and VOILA! Duct tape must be tight over wart, sealing OFF air! Doesn't hurt, so worth a try before some painful treatments like liquid nitrogen!
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Another use for the good ol' Duct Tape, hehe, this is definitely taking its use to a whole new level! I love dr oz, and I subscribe to his newsletters as well. Must've missed that one, though.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Oh my heavens, that sounds serious being cut that bad :-s
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• Canada
2 Oct 11
What a wonderful invention that stuff is! But warts is something that I wouldn't have guessed. There used to be a show on;CBC-Canada..called Red/Green and it was hilarious! There was nothing that wasn't fixed in some manner with duct tape! There is also a book about Duct Tape, and I think I will put in on my "Wish" list! My goodness stowyk...your son sounds a bit like me.."an accident looking for a place to happen"! HOW AWFUL...and so scary, I am wincing just thinking about it!
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• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Masihi, I suggest going to a dermatologist to have your warts checked and removed. Warts is a virus and it needs to be cured as soon as possible to avoid spreading of germs and virus to different parts of your body and to other people whom you might get contact with. Don't try removing the warts on your own as it might worsen the infection. I used to have warts before and I consulted a dermatologist. The doctor removed my warts by cauterization and I'm happy with the results.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
3 Oct 11
Ok, thanks for your advise, if it gets any worse I'll go check it out. But for now methinks I shall unroll that duct tape!
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
I get rid of them by consulting a dermatologist and she gives me the name of medicine to take and that is the case of warts which constantly go back. also try ointment that could cure warts. i think a salicylic acid ointment or with sulfur soap could be a good remedy to remove it. also try to brush a crushed garlic to try to cure it.
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• Australia
3 Oct 11
I had quite a few warts on my hands as a kid...my mom took me to the doctors once a week to get them frozen/burnt off & that didn't work...I don't know how much money she spent on wart kill stuff to get rid of them...all I remember was when I was about 11, I looked at my hands & they weren't there any more! I honestly don't know what works to get rid of them.