Q. I went to the doctor with six warts on my arm. I wanted to get rid of them before my wedding in November. He froze them off but they came back worse, red and blistered.
I read on your site about banana skin for warts. I didn’t believe it would help but I tried it. After two days, my warts had dropped off.
Before bed, I cut a piece of banana skin to cover my warts with the white fleshy side touching the wart. I wrapped a bandage over it and taped it up so I couldn’t scratch at it in my sleep. In the morning I removed the bandage and used the shower to hose them down. Whenever I got a spare minute throughout the day I put more banana skin on the warts; then at night I did the treatment again.
My warts have dried up. I hope they will not grow back.
A. Thanks for sharing your fast success. Wart remedies are highly variable. What works well for one person may be totally ineffective for another. We’re glad this inexpensive and safe remedy did the trick.
Other readers have had success with a wide range of remedies, from castor oil to duct tape. Garlic, Listerine and turmeric may all seem implausible but people have found them helpful as well. You can learn more about such approaches in our book from National Geographic, The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies.