Duct tape your warts!

Japan
October 22, 2017 6:30am CST
I have several rough bumps on my skin that my doctor called "veruca" which I believe is a type of wart. He said, "They'll go away in a year or two." I looked online for home remedies. The simplest one, doctor-recommended, was to put a small piece of duct tape over the wart and leave it there for a week. I first tried this on one that nobody can see, behind my knee. Guess what? It worked! The one that was bothering me the most was on my jaw. I put a piece of duct tape on it just for the weekend. I took it off tonight and took a shower. One hour later... it came off like dry skin! I was amazed. They do usually go away after a year or so, but they can be itchy. I was happy to find this doctor-recommended home remedy! Do you have favorite home remedies for things?
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@LadyDuck (456975)
• Switzerland
22 Oct 17
This is interesting, I remember that my grandmother used the milky liquid that comes out from the figs to remove verrucas, it worked. A slice of garlic also works, but it is smelly.
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@LadyDuck (456975)
• Switzerland
24 Oct 17
@petatonicsca I do not work if the dandelion milk works, but I am sure about the figs.
• Japan
23 Oct 17
The fig milky liquid, that's interesting! I wonder if the milky dandelion liquid would work too. But it's not spring.
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@Shavkat (137163)
• Philippines
22 Oct 17
For the elders, they tend to apply lime on warts. It will soften and can be easily removed.
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@Shavkat (137163)
• Philippines
24 Oct 17
@petatonicsca I haven't tried it. Thank you for sharing it.
• Japan
23 Oct 17
I have also heard of using lemon, ginger or slices of garlic. I decided to try the duct tape one first because it's less messy.
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
22 Oct 17
I had a wart that grew on my arms. One grew on my wrist which scattered around my forehead because sometimes I use my wrist to wipe my sweat. I suddenly notice there were warts growing on my forehead. To deal with it, I used onions. I sliced it thin and put it on the wards on my forehead. It is quite painful. I could feel its fluids burn not only the wart but my skin too The next day, I was swolen as if it was burned. Later on, it turned to become a wound so I stop using it. I instead mixed it with one glass of milk and drink it together with the slices of onions in hope that the immune system gets stimulated and fight the viral infection. My warts stayed but my cough was gone. So as a result, I found out that it is good to heal cough too.
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• Japan
23 Oct 17
That's interesting. I think eating onion is good for a lot of things, but I guess warts is not one of them.
@Chantiele (433)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Oct 17
I have never heard of that method before. I always thought that they had to be burnt off. My favorite home remedy is bathing in two table spoons of Epson Salts, as it cleans your skin nicely, and wards off any infections if you have cuts or scrapes.
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@AkoPinay (11544)
• Philippines
22 Oct 17
Wow! I didn't know this. It's time for me to buy duct tape.
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• Japan
23 Oct 17
It can fix other things too, like broken doors, suitcases etc.! So it's a good thing to have on hand!
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@AkoPinay (11544)
• Philippines
23 Oct 17
@petatonicsca Yes, thanks!
@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
22 Oct 17
this is very informative, warts could be an annoying thing in our body and we don't know that to do, duct tape to the rescue.
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• Japan
23 Oct 17
Duct tape fixes anything!
@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
24 Oct 17
Just wondering if it also worh to keloids
@prashu228 (37524)
• India
22 Oct 17
I heard about this duct tape treatment, but i never thought it works.. good for you
@hereandthere (45651)
• Philippines
22 Oct 17
the one behind your knee, doesn't it fall off when you shower or when you bend your knees?
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• Japan
23 Oct 17
No, it didn't and I was surprised. It stayed on until I took it off. Maybe because duct tape sticks so well!
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