Here is a video on using duct tape for warts:
Robina 7 Day Doctors and Acupuncture recommends this video
warts are very common, so, when you get one, how do you get rid of it?
Well, the plain truth is that two thirds of the time they will just disappear within 2 years. Your body eventually recognises and deals with the infection.
There have been trials of something more outlandish-sounding: duct tape. And in one of them, duct tape clearly outperformed freezing as a way to get rid of warts.
The trial showed that:
- The average wart reduction over 28 days was 1.3mm, which is a 25% reduction.
- 57% reported a reduction, 28% reported no change and 15% reported an increase
Compared to other forms of wart treatment, or to doing nothing, these results are pretty good! And duct tape is relatively cheap and easy to use at home, so you might want to give it a go.
How to treat your wart using duct tape
The first step is to cut a piece of duct tape roughly the same size as your wart. Then stick it on top and keep it on for six days. If it falls off, cut and stick on a new piece. On the morning of the 7th day, take off the duct tape, soak the wart in warm water and file off the dead skin with a pumice stone or emory board. Then leave the duct tape off for the rest of the day and night and reapply it the following morning.
Keep doing this for four weeks. The key is to keep the tape on your wart for six days at a time, followed by a break of one day. And every time the tape is taken off, remember to file away the dead skin from the surface.
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