How To Get Rid of Warts With Vinegar

By Subodh / March 15, 2011

Warts appear on different places of the body. Sometimes for instance they appear on the hands, feet, and genital areas.

Wars appear in different sizes, shapes, and appearances. They are single bumps or groups of bumps clustered together.

Warts can often appear very unattractive and they can also cause great discomfort and pain. This is the main reason that people seek help is to get rid of the warts.

Further Info

All types of warts are caused by a strain of the HPV (human papilloma virus). This is a kind of virus that enters into the body either through cuts and breaks in the skin, or by way of sexual contact.

However, you should note that there is different strains of virus that cause genital warts, versus the kinds that cause warts on the hands, feet, legs, or face. Therefore, they are eliminated using different methods.

Getting Rid of Warts at Home

For getting rid of various warts such as flat warts, plantar warts and other non-genital warts a variety of removal methods are used. Sometimes if the warts appear on the hand just some rubbing alcohol placed on the hand and then some duct tape applied to the affected helps.

Then, when the duct tape is removed, the warts are supposed to be removed with it. Aloe vera or castor oil might possibly be mixed with a variety of other soothing and germ-killing ingredients.

Vinegar is another very useful household remedy that helps get rid of certain kinds of warts. Apple cider vinegar seems to be the most helpful. However, regular vinegar could work.

A Small Recipe

This is just a briefing on one small apple cider vinegar and rubbing alcohol regimen used to remove warts at home. However, before you apply this apple cider vinegar and rubbing alcohol solution to the warts you should clean off the affected area. Then, dry the wart-infected location completely with your hands.

For best results, it helps to use a soap that kills off bacteria and other germs just to be safe. Also, pat your hands dry instead of wiping them if you really want to make sure the area is as clean as it should be.

If you have some cotton balls handy they can be used to help apply the solution you have created. Otherwise, you can use a clean cloth dipped into vinegar.

Either way, the cotton ball should be placed directly over the wart. Then, it should be sealed over with a regular adhesive bandage or some gauze and medical tape. You can let it dry like this overnight or all day long.

Additional Advice and Warnings

The above home wart removal method may not work as well on genital warts, but it might help. You can wash and sanitize the area thoroughly and then apply first the apple cider vinegar and the alcohol as shown above.

In any case, you should remember to through your old bandages away. It also is imperative that you clean up after you have applied and removed the bandages. This will prevent the warts from returning.

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