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Simple Treatment Healed Warts

Simple Treatment Healed Warts

Q. One reader asked about wart treatments for his 7-year-old grandson. The banana peel treatment you suggested works okay, but we found something that worked like a dream!
For two years our 8-year-old daughter battled warts on her feet, hands, forearm and elbow. We used apple cider vinegar and duct tape.
Apply the vinegar on a tiny piece of cotton ball, place it on the wart, cover it with duct tape and leave it on for a few days. Remove the tape and cotton ball, wash the spot with warm water and repeat if needed.
Our daughter only needed two treatments before all her warts were gone, never to return. She’s been wart-free for over a year.

A. There are so many wart remedies we have lost count. What works for some may not always be effective for others. Here are just a few options our readers have shared: castor oil, milkweed juice, Listerine, garlic, potato, turmeric paste and cimetidine (Tagamet). Details on each are available at www.peoplespharmacy.com.
When all else fails, a dermatologist can freeze, burn or cut warts off. Whatever treatment is used, warts sometimes come back.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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