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Wart Treatments

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Warts are one of the most common conditions that people suffer from, and are more often seen in children and teenagers than they are in adults.

Although warts can clear up on their own, many treatments are available if the problem persists. There are over-the-counter treatments, such as creams and gels, of which the most common is salicylic acid, which is administered onto the affected area, causing the skin to die and then be able to be rubbed off with a emery board.

Another common treatment is cryotherapy, where liquid nitrogen is sprayed onto the wart, freezing it and destroying the cells. An over the counter version of the spray can also be bought, which can be administered at home.

Elsewhere in the world there are numerous other home treatments that are claimed to be effective against warts. In Embarrassing Bodies: Live we’ll be trying out some of these treatments.

We want to find out what treatments people have tried, and whether they worked, so please suggest your home treatments for warts in the comments box below

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The oldest wart on my hand is over 40 years old. They don't die by themselves if left alone. I tried freezing it when it eventually got big enough (after 30 years) but it is still there. When I was pregnant they spread, that was 18 years ago and they are still there plus more. They start so small they are invisible unless soaked in water to swell. Too small to treat with normal remedies such as freezing or bazuka. I discovered that my palm is covered when I went swimming a year ago, but they have not grown big enough to be visible yet without soaking first. I presume they are flat warts. How old can they get? I am currently trying banana on the oldest one.





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I currently have warts had them 8 weeks and still there and seem to be spreading again and very itchy I currently using warticon and stings a lot but still nothing happening What shall I do





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I tried everything to no avail, horrible, ugly messy warts for months, eventually tea tree oil applied neat made them disappear in a couple of days. I was so unbelievably relieved, I hope this might help others





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Doesn't tea tree oil hurt

You need: tea tree oil, band aids and disposable nail files. I did this in university for 3 on my hands. Before bed, I put tea tree oil on the warts and covered with a band aid (to encourage saturation). In the morning, I would gently file down to remove dead dry skin and the planter wart seeds. This is why you need disposable nail files, because the seeds can transfer the warts to other places (which is why kids pick up warts at public pools). This took a few weeks, but worked really well. They were gone for good when having them previously frozen off had not worked. Also, I avoided the big blister that forms when the doctor freezes the skin. That can be painful and uncomfortable.





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Has anyone any idea who or how to get rid of plantar warts, I have had them for nine years on both feet making it nearly impossible to walk. Have had every treatment known by UK North East doctors.I am desperate any help advice contact would be appreciated. thank you in anticipation





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Hi, my young daughter had a mass of plantar warts on the sole of foot and i was totally unaware she had them until i saw her really limping up our driveway from the school bus one day. Im not sure if these r available where u r or not, but i bought the Scholl Wart Pads for her from my local supermarket and within a week the first wart had died and once that went they all went. They were very easy to use even on the soles of her feet. Very Highly Recommend!!!!

my 2yr old greatgrandaughter has a number of small warts all around her eyes they sometimes bleed if she rubs her eyes, it started with one on her back but now have spread any advise would be very welcombe, the doctor says they will just go but my grandaughter is not convinced





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It is true, as fast as they apper they will just dissapear, but only after a few years

I've waited 4 years believing people saying this... Planar warts It's only become a lot worse (from 1 wart on my index finger to now 19 on my fingers, 4 on my hands, 4 on my feet, 8 on my toes, 3 on my heals) I used to shower 3-4 times daily:(

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I have a Seborrhoeic wart justabove my cheekbone that has been steadily growing for the last 4 years. It is now over 1 cm in diameter and quite unsightly. I went to my GP who referred me to my local cancer clinic to get it checked out. Although it is currently not cancerous I am worried that it could change to a melanoma over time. Any help and suggestions for treatment and removal would be very welcome.





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My GP told me that I had warts under my breasts. They can be itchy at times. They are dark brown and slightly raised. Any help on now to get rid of them and are they dangerous....





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Rubbing the inside of banana peel over the warts every night before bed got rid of 3 large warts on my heel after freezing and acid didn't work.





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My daughter had warts on her fingers. We had tried all the over the counter gels and creams and the dry ice but they either didn't work or they grew back within a few months. The doctor suggested we try duct tape over the wart and leave it on for 10 days to my amazement this has worked and so far 6 months later we are still wart free.





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