Q. My daughter had several plantar warts on her sole. We treated them with duct tape for several months with limited success.
Listerine has been used for eliminating fungus, so I thought it might also kill wart viruses. I put undiluted Listerine in a zipper-top plastic bag and had her soak her feet for 10 minutes.
She only repeated the treatment a couple of times. The warts disappeared in about three weeks and haven't returned. It might be a coincidence, but she is happy to be wart free!
A. Warts are susceptible to a surprising range of home remedies. Readers have reported success with duct tape, a few drops of fresh lemon juice, iodine or castor oil. Thanks for sharing the Listerine idea. We’re glad it worked.