Removal of Warts
Apple Cider Vinegar
"At last a simple home remedy that REALLY works"
The successful removal of warts
using apple cider vinegar has been the subject of many testimonials scattered throughout the net.
Most who have tried it have nothing but praise when describing how effective and quick
this home remedy has worked for them. And in many cases this success comes after trying many other procedures involving duct tape, freezing kits, compound w, as well as over the counter (OTC) medications containing salicylic acid.
The apple cider vinegar treatment for warts works, and that is great news because warts are the second most common dermatological complaint right after acne. So it's nice to have an inexpensive natural home remedy for such a common problem.
Warts are actually benign skin tumors that can occur alone or in large packs on just about any part of the body. They are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV), which enters the body through tiny cuts and breaks in the skin.
Most people will experience one at one time in their lives usually on the back of the hand or fingers (common warts) or on the sole of the foot (plantar warts).
Reference: Mayo Clinic article on plantar warts. (
Procedure for the Removal of Warts
Using Apple Cider Vinegar
For this simple procedure, the removal of warts using apple cider vinegar requires just 3 things:
Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cotton balls (end of Q-tip will do)
The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and after a week or two will be completely gone.
N.B. It is important to continue the treatment for a few days to a week after the wart has fallen off to help ensure it does not come back.
Wart removal pictures
Shown here is an example of a thumb wart at the start of the apple cider vinegar treatment followed by a picture of the thumb and wart about half way through the procedure and finally the wart free thumb at the end of the ACV treatment.
User feedback summary on the removal of warts
using apple cider vinegar:
What comes out loud and clear after reading the numerous testimonials posted below is how delighted and surprised people are to find that such a simple and inexpensive procedure using natural apple cider vinegar can be so effective in removing warts.
The only drawback most often mentioned is the pain involved.
Not everyone experiences pain, but for those who do, it can last anywhere from a few hours to 3 to 4 days
. Depending on the individual and the type of wart, the pain can be very mild or relatively strong. In the latter cases, over the counter pain medication has been found to help.
Alternative Natural Treatment
That is 100% Pain Free
If you find this vinegar procedure too painful for you or it's not working, there is another home remedy to remove warts, using completely natural substances, which is entirely pain free.
The simple procedure is explained by Charles Davidson, an alternative medical practitioner, in his
called "Moles,Warts & Skin Tags Removal".
He includes dozens of testimonials from others who have used it to remove not only planter and common warts but also
external genital warts, moles and skin tags.
In this 90 page e-book, Charles Davidson describes the differences between warts, moles and skin tags, discusses the major drawbacks of current surgical strategies for removing them and the benefits of permanently and painlessly removing these skin problems with his all natural method. The book is easy to read, is instantly down-loadable, and contains lots of useful color pictures.
If for any reason, you find this e-book is not helpful in painlessly removing your moles, warts, or skin tags, you can get a full 100% refund up to 60 days after purchase.
Testimonials on the removal of warts
using apple cider vinegar:
Location: Washington, United States
Date: May 22, 2013
My daughter had a 2 inch wide plantar wart that continuing to get bigger, with little warts surrounding the area.
I read about ACV, and I soaked her foot in ACV for 3 nights at 20 minutes a piece and it turned black and died. I was amazed, and have spread the word to other friends. That was 2 years ago.
She has a tiny one coming back, so we will probably treat again.
Thank you for spreading the word.
Ohio, United States
May 19, 2013
I read this article and testimonials and decided to try it despite complete lack of confidence that anything would work.
I have had cluster's of flat warts on the back of my hands and a few on my fingers for several years and only within the past year did I even know what they were. My primary doctor had called it "dermatitis" and prescribed a cream that did nothing. I finally went to a dermatologist who told me they are "flat warts".
I tried the freeze method at the dermatologist and every over-the counter and home remedy I heard of and NOTHING worked...only got WORSE. I even tried bleach out of desperation!
Finally after reading your article, I soaked a gauze in Bragg's raw organic apple cider vinegar and strapped it to the back of my hands with duct tape and left it on overnight (about 7 hrs). I was a little concerned when I removed it because it looked inflamed and even larger than before. I let them "air out" during the day and they actually looked a little smaller, despite a thin layer of my skin peeling off where the apple cider vinegar had been in contact.
After doing this for a couple of days though I noticed the 2"x2" cluster of warts on the back of one of my hands had shrunk enough that I could actually see the "individual warts" rather than the mass they had become. They also were beginning to turn light brown on the tops of some of them.
I kept repeating the apple cider vinegar technique for about 2 nights ON 2-3 nights OFF over the course of about 2 weeks.
The warts are almost all completely gone. The worse of the 2 hands that had the 2"x2" cluster is completely flat now and looks/feels completely normal.
I still have a few areas that are harder to get to because they are on my fingers but I'm working at it and know for certain that this will work. The worst of them is gone. After losing a thin layer of skin on on the backs of my hands from the acidic nature of the vinegar, It was a little harder to use the vinegar because my hands were sore/somewhat raw (this is why I didn't repeat the procedure every day and gave them a chance to "air out".
THANK YOU for sharing this article.
North Carolina, United States
May 18, 2013
I feel like I should leave a comment here as well.
A few weeks ago I nicked myself while shaving "down there" and it developed into a wart. I'm not sure if its HPV (the STD type) or just a normal wart, but needless to say ACV is working.
I'm only on day 2 but half the wart already peeled off and whats left is black. It is clearly dying I'm 28 and can count the partners I've been with on one hand so I must just be unlucky but thankfully I stumbled upon this treatment as soon as I discovered it was a wart.
Also, ACV is a great test to determine if you have a wart in the first place. If you soak the wart for about 5-10 minutes it will turn white if its a wart. If it doesn't then you probably have a skin tag or an in-grown hair or something of that sort.
ACV is not only a self-diagnostic tool but also a treatment for warts and I got a bottle for $2 at the grocery store. (I spent 6 on some topical cream which I hope they will let me return, don't even bother with that crap)
Illinois, United States
May 16, 2013
I've had a wart at the base of my palm for about three years.
After buying some patches (which helped a little), buying Dr. Scholl's freeze-off (which didn't help at all), and spending about $30 in over-the-counter treatments, I tried ACV with cotton balls and band-aids.
My wart was completely blackened within about four days, but I treated it for a little longer because it didn't fall off. I eventually tore it off--I know, I know, that's probably bad for my skin. But it's gone! I'm still treating the area for a few days, just in case.
Also, I have a low pain tolerance, so I was scared of the pain--but I actually didn't have any! That was a huge plus.
Illinois, United States
May 14, 2013
I recently researched this remedy to removing warts. It works great!
I've had annoying and ugly warts on my leg which were really embarrassing.
As I have been using the vinegar it stings quite a bit but its all worth it.
It's has been about a week and the warts have turned black. I'm not sure what to do now because it is sort of going into my leg like a small crater. Should I try to take them out or keep using the remedy or stop?
If anyone could get back to me on this it would be great!
May 11, 2013
I've had a wart on the pad of my middle finger, which then turned to 2, and just recently a 3rd has started to show.
I've tried numerous OTC products but to no avail. Going to the docs is the last thing I want.
Last night I read on another site about ACV remedy, these directions only said to cover for 3 to 4 hours. At 8pm I applied the ACV then went to bed, at 2am I woke up and removed the bandaid. The warts were swollen and white, and the skin was wrinkly. (but thats from the moisture, like soaking in a bath a while)
When I got out of bed this morning one of the warts (the oldest one) has already started turning brown/ black. The other 2 are still white.
I am very happy with this quick response to the ACV. I read about using medical tape and punching a hole in it to place over the wart so only the wart is exposed to the ACV that's a great idea.
Good luck to those who approach this method. It's fantastic and fast acting.
Virginia, United States
May 08, 2013
I have a wart on my middle finger, left hand. It bothers me so much, and it is quite embarrassing.
I came across the ACV treatment and decided to give it a try.
It turned black after about 3 days, and the skin around it looked so easy to peel off, so I did that, and stopped the treatment thinking my wart was finally gone. A couple days later, I noticed it came back.
I'm upset about this, so I'm giving the treatment another try, hoping it will be gone for good.
Any tips on what to do during the treatment to ensure disappearance?
Virginia, United States
May 04, 2013
Well after reading each persons experiences, I decided to give it a shot! What could it hurt?
Apple Cider Vinegar is a staple in my home, as well as cotton balls, so hey IT'S FREE! I had a wart in the palm of my hand, and over the counter removers were not doing anything except burn the snot out of my "good" skin around the wart.
I soaked a cotton ball with the vinegar and put it on the wart with a band aide. It did sting quite a bit, but not so bad that you can't stand it. The wart itself turned black by the next day. By the beginning of the third day of treatment the skin surrounding the wart was so burned and irritated that I decided to stop.
The wart I am pleased to say though is gone, I guess it really didn't like that vinegar!!!! The skin that was burned around the wart took about a week to heal completely.
SUPER glad I tried it! Something I've dealt with for over a year, was gone in 3 days!!!! Just try it people, you've got nothing to lose but the wart!
Indiana, United States
April 24, 2013
I had an unusual place for a wart...right between my breasts.
I acquired it about 6 months ago and was stunned as I have not had any type of wart ever. I could not even wear a shirt with a v neck or leave my blouses unbuttoned after the first button. I have tried clear finger nail polish, wart freeze system and just could not get any progress.
I went for an annual checkup just 3 days ago and showed it to the Doc who said he could remove with his scalpel...I was going to schedule an appointment as summer is coming and I could not handle it anymore.
I started looking on the web for the procedure he was going to use and came across the ACV approach.
Needless to say...3 days later it came off in the shower!
I used the method where I left it on 24 hours as it was not that painful...minor stinging at times but no biggie. It turned white...never turned black and just peeled painlessly away...There is a small hole but it will heal.
My only thing I would have done differently is to have used the vaseline around the area to protect my skin from the acid of the ACV..It is somewhat burned around the area but I can treat with Neosporin.
I am astounded and so happy I came across this cure. I will continue to treat the area for the suggested week or so and make sure this does not come back...But I have to say "I never thought it would work"!
Thanks for all who contributed their stories...I am a believer!
New York, United States
April 19, 2013
I've had a large wart on my hand in the crease next to my thumb for about 7 years.
I've tried time and time again to remove it using so many OTC products. Because of the location, my removal attempts have been excruciatingly painful as the medicine would inevitably make repeated and prolonged contact with surrounding skin every time I moved my thumb. And even through that pain, I could never get the entire wart to go away. It would shrink significantly, but still remained and would become larger again over time.
I've always been hesitant to try tactics like duct tape and ACV. To me, it seemed an embarrassing waste of time to have a piece of duct tape so visible on my hand or to smell strongly of vinegar. After all, the wart was embarrassing enough on its own; the last thing I wanted was to draw even more attention to it.
About 2 weeks ago, I decided to try ACV. At first, it swelled significantly, and yes, I smelled like vinegar. After several days, it began to sting as the surrounding skin was affected. When it got to the point that my skin was becoming damaged and very painful, I stopped treatment and decided to give up the attempt.
To my utter shock, about 2 or 3 days after I stopped treating with ACV, the wart shrank, turned dark brown, and resembled a scab. A couple of days later, it began to - painlessly - peel off. It completely came off today, leaving no indication of any remaining wart material. My skin still has some healing to do, but this treatment method proved to be fast and had given me more hope of a permanent solution than any other attempt over the last 7 years.
I feel such a sense of relief that I wanted to share my experience with others who may be hesitant to try a home remedy, as I was. My fingers are crossed that this embarrassment is gone for good!! Thank you ACV!!
Florida, United States
April 13, 2013
I've had a couple plantar warts on the bottom of my big toe for about four years. I had never had a wart before when the first one appeared, so I ignored it for a while. After about a year it was still there and I realized I had a wart.
I tried at-home freezing kits which did nothing, I tried putting clear nail polish over it, which did nothing, I tried duct tape occlusion therapy and THAT did nothing. I finally went to a doctor to have them frozen off, but all that did was cause a great deal of pain for about a week and turn the warts white. It was so painful that I just gave up and refused to go back to the doctor.
Fast forward to now (about two years later) and I noticed that my original warts began to spread on my big toe...I now had about three new ones AND two new clusters of mosaic warts! I was so over it and decided that I would give home remedies ONE LAST SHOT before going to the doctor to have them surgically removed, as I'm a believer in natural cures, and saving my wallet as much money as possible.
So I started the ACV treatment: After a nice hot shower, I took a pumice stone to the tough skin over the warts, just to scrape at it enough to create openings in the skin for the ACV to penetrate. Next, I soaked my toe in ACV for about 20 minutes. When that was done, I used the pumice stone again to scrape of any excess dead skin, soaked a piece of paper towel in ACV and secured it over my toe with duct tape. At this point, there was minimal pain, but walking was unpleasant because of the tenderness of the skin.
After only TWO DAYS, the three newest warts had turned black!!! VICTORY!! This was the most progress I'd ever seen with any remedy and the time it took to start working was beyond what I could have hoped for!
I continued my routine everyday, changing the duct tape and ACV-soaked paper towel about twice a day...and then around day 4, the pain came.
This was the WORST PAIN I have ever experienced in my life. Imagine you get a big cut and you pour rubbing alcohol on it...now multiply that times TEN THOUSAND and you've got the pain I was experiencing. It felt like tiny hot daggers were relentlessly poking at the nerves in my toe. Some nights I couldn't sleep because the pain would come in waves. My poor husband didn't know what to do to help me as I cried on the couch for hours with no relief. Despite the pain, I was determined to be rid of them forever, so I endured, although I'm aware not many people would and would probably take a break and wait until the next day to apply more ACV. It was a sick pleasure/pain relationship because I knew I was finally killing the little blood-sucking demons and I didn't want to give them a break!
After about 4 days, I had whittled away at the dead skin over the three newest warts enough that the shavings coming off on the pumice stone started to turn black: I had hit the dead wart tissue and it was coming off! I tried not to get over zealous and limited my "digging" at the black to just a little bit each time, but it only took about three treatments until all the black in the three new warts had come out on my pumice stone, leaving three little crater holes where the wart once was. Yay! Progress!!
The two clusters of mosaic warts and the biggest oldest original wart have proven to be more stubborn. I am almost two weeks into the treatment and the original wart JUST turned black yesterday.
Due to the intense level of pain (and the fact that I work on my feet 8 hours a day and have been limping everywhere), I am thinking that since three are gone and now all the rest have turned black, I might let up a bit and come down a few notches on the intensity of my treatment. I went a little nuts and I probably did more than was necessary, but such was the level of my determination to see them gone.
Just a side note: There were certain days when my other toes began to become raw and burned because of being in the ACV with my big toe, as well as a lot of the GOOD skin tissue on my big toe being eaten away by the acid and hurting dreadfully. Instead of applying vaseline to the surrounding areas, I massaged coconut oil into it...for those of you who like to go the natural route, this is a good alternative. This helped alleviate a little bit of the pain in the healthy skin that was under constant exposure to the ACV, and restored the skin back to health on my other toes and bottom of my heel.
Also, I wish that there was information somewhere about how long to continue ACV treatment after the warts have died. I don't want to unnecessarily expose my toe to ACV longer than necessary, but I also don't want to stop prematurely and run the risk of having the warts grow back or regain their strength. Any ideas?
California, United States
April 09, 2013
This message is for Cindy LeBlanc,
, who submitted on March 28, 2013.
Cindy LeBlanc, what exactly did your daughter do to her warts.
Just ACV nightly or during the day too? Did she let them dry out each day?
Did she let them dry out after a week or did they fall off as she was treating them with ACV? Did she file or cut the dead skin off between ACV treatments?
Thank you. Your answers would be very helpful!
March 31, 2013
I had a nasty thingy on the one side of my thumb for almost 2 years now. I used to wear band aids to school (just to cover it up). I now have a week of holiday break, so one week to get rid of it!! Im on day 3.
DAY 1: I followed the instructions, although I covered the cotton pad with ACV, with plastic wrap(to keep it wet). It did sting just a little, although not enough to make me irritated by it.
NEXT MORNING: The area where that thingy was, turned all white and looked like it has been under water for a VERY long time. The whole thingy became bigger in size.
DAY 2: I remade the whole ACV procedure, although I used band aid under a bandage instead of plastic wrap, this time. The pain got a bit worse (feels like somebody is stinging your thumb a bit) not that bad though.
NEXT MORNING: The whole thingy turned black and nasty, it wasn't as big as Day 2 though. (it turned black, means that the ACV is working!! happy)
DAY 3: (I'm writing this on day 3) I remade the whole procedure today again. The pain felt like somebody was stinging me with small fire needle) but pain is weakness living in your body, it just shows that results are on the way!!
Keep it up everyone!!
Massachusetts, United States
March 28, 2013
My daughter had a plantar wart on the sole of her foot for a few years. It was starting to grow larger and when examined by the doctor, we found out that it was several warts in a cluster.
Then I saw this link re: ACV.
Instead of using the liquid from the bottle, I bought ACV tablets at the vitamin store. We broke off a piece of the tablet and put it on the wart with a band-aid at night before bed. The first night it got very painful after a few hours. (This is good because you know that it is having an affect on the wart!)
She did this for a few nights in a row. All the warts turned black and peeled off in about a week's time and NEVER came back.
Since then, I have used this method on one that I got on my finger right near the nail bed. These are usually really hard to get rid of because they hide under the nail.
I used the same method and they are gone in a day or two.
Once in a while I will see another one starting to appear near my nail, so I immediately break a piece of an ACV tablet and apply it to the wart and it is gone in a couple of days. I like the ACV tablets because they are not as messy or smelly as the liquid. You can also take a tablet or two daily to help kill off the virus from within.
Texas, United States
March 28, 2013
I gave this a Shot after suffering with an ever growing plantar wart under my 4th toe. It had started to spread and I needed to end it.
I started on Friday and by Sunday it was already turning black. Wednesday night I sloughed off the surrounding skin and found that there was less pain after that.
Some inner black tissue was pulling away from the inside wart and I pulled at it. Then I cleaned out the rest of the remaining dead wart.
Applied vinegar that night but had to take it off as it was too much pain. Will keep it closed with duct tape and cotton until it heals. But it looks like it's gone for good.
I should've trusted in vinegar for this since it's an all purpose awesome. I'm so glad I found this site!
March 20, 2013
I have warts on my face.
I have tried many treatment like laser treatment, freezing etc.. but warts always came back after 1 or two years of treatment.
So this time after googling I found the treatment of warts with ACV. So I started the treatment and I can see the improvements. I am on 3rd day of my treatment.
I was surprised to see the improvements. As now I am on 3rd day, so bit confused about being fully cured of warts.
March 18, 2013
This message is for Savannah
, who submitted on March 09, 2013.
RE: wrinkled skin.
Try making the cotton wool smaller so that it just touches the wart. I used 2 bandaids to hold the cotton bud in place (kinda like a "Cross" shape).
I got rid of a difficult wart under my nail on my middle finger using ACV after all else had failed. HTH.
Texas, United States
March 17, 2013
I had a wart on my thumb for about two years.
After numerous visits to the dermatologist with freezings, creams, etc... still had that nasty wart on my thumb...The next step was surgery to cut it out. The wart was up against my thumb nail and starting to grow up underneath the nail. It was very painful and embarrassing!
Googling different treatments for warts I stumbled upon this site and decided to give apple cider vinegar a chance.
I followed the directions and covered the wart with ACV over night. The first two nights it changed to a pruney-white with black specks. On the third night it started to turn black.
After the wart had turned completely black (about day 5) the edges started to peel up and off. So I did what I wasn't supposed to do and I peeled the wart off (day7). Underneath was new and very tender skin! I followed the direction and continued the apple cider vinegar treatment on the new skin which was extremely painful (I know, not that smart). I would say my pain tolerance is fairly average, and it HURT! I ended up deciding not to continue the ACV until the new skin had healed.
When it did the wart did NOT come back!!! I can not tell you how excited I was. It has been about a year now and the nail has grown normally ever since!!
I usually don't go and comment on things or leave feedback, but I am so thrilled to share my success to maybe help others know that this does work!
March 13, 2013
I have had some pretty big warts for about two years now and have tried almost everything from freezing to rubbing garlic on the warts.
I am not sure why it took me so long to find this ACV "cure", but a few days after I started reading about it, I went to a local store and got a bottle of 10% ACV.
I had pretty high hopes for it and was surprised to see the warts (Started on 3 of them) turn white within 48 hours. I let them breath for a few hours and then they started turning black. There is no damage to the surrounding skin or any pain involved for me!
I am on day 3 now and I am really positive about this treatment. I will write a follow up report in a few days!
Arizona, United States
March 09, 2013
I have a few warts on the index fingers on both of my. I have had them for a few years but they have gotten bigger.
I was on Pinterest a few days ago and found a pin about using the ACV method to get rid of warts and moles.
So I figured, might as well try it if that person says it works.
I did as the directions told me (ie get the cotton ball wet with ACV and tape it to the wart) and slept with that on my fingers. I woke up this morning and my fingers were throbbing and the skin around the warts is all wrinkled and hurts pretty bad when I touch it.
Can anybody tell me if this is normal???
I am (probably) going to continue the treatment to see if it works, but I am a bit nervous about this wrinkled finger bit because it seems like nobody else has this happen. So please! CAN ANYBODY TELL ME IF THIS IS NORMAL??
Florida, United States
March 05, 2013
I got my first wart in my late 30s, a small one between my thumb joints on the palm side.
At first I ignored it. It wasn't very raised, wasn't uncomfortable, and I think I was probably the only one who noticed it. When it bothered me, I could trim it flush with nail clippers almost without pain and without bleeding. A couple of years later, I decided I was ready to be done with it and tried brush on salicylic acid, and when that had little effect, a freeze-off kit. Didn't work. I kept cutting it down from time to time.
When I read about apple cider vinegar, it sounded worth trying, but I only had distilled white vinegar on hand so I used that instead. It seemed to be working -- it took off some skin. I was using it only at night. When I poured some vinegar into the old salicylic acid bottle -- convenient for dispensing a small amount -- I stopped making progress at all! At the time, the skin was recovering a lot during the day when I was leaving it uncovered.
Next I came up with a better system to keep the process going 24-7.
First, I bought apple cider vinegar, and this time I put it in a clean perfume spritzer. For cotton, I use bits snipped from a tampon. It's thicker, and tends to stay wet longer than the light cotton from a cotton ball or Q-tip. Finally, I bought band-aid colored duct tape to conceal the operation.
In the morning, I cut a fresh strip of tape long enough to overlap itself when wrapped around my thumb, which helps it stay on through hand washings. Next I snip a bit of cotton to stick to the middle of it, and spritz the cotton with vinegar. The benefit of the spritzer is that I can open the makeshift bandage up after work and re-wet, and do it again at bedtime.
After two days, I had a white wart exposed, but it wasn't turning brown, so I pulled at the top with tweezers. After the next application of vinegar, the top turned brown, but it never got black as some report.
I think it's been about a week, and the wart has now come off. I'm continuing to use this system to try to make sure I've killed the wart's roots. This process has been quite painful at times, and I don't want to have to repeat it.
I don't know that I would have been able to put a child through this, but I understand it doesn't always hurt so much. Not even my kids have asked about the "band-aid" I've been wearing.
Wishing all readers of this page a future free from warts!
Illinois , United States
March 03, 2013
So I've had this wart on my left hand middle finger right under my nail for about three years now.
It's pretty gross and I always pick at it thinking maybe it'll go away.
Yeah... That approach isn't working.
So this is my second night using the apple cider vinegar and its throbbing lots and it hurts more than last night, but I'm desperate to get this thing off once and for all seeing as how prom is 60 days away.
I just want pretty fingers.
Michigan, United States
February 13, 2013
So I noticed a wart growing on my foot right at the the base of my 4th toe. I picked at it, but the darn thing continued to grow.
Eventually, it got bad enough and my doctor burned it out. The skin started to heal, but you could see that the wart was growing in the center of the healing skin. Grrrr. So I left it, occasionally dabbing OTC acid on it, but it would eat away at the skin on my toe more than anything else.
That is when I found out about Apple Cider Vinegar. I went and picked up a bottle of Braggs ACV and dabbed it on with Q-tip and have continued to do so for the last 4 days.
The first night I had very little pain, but the second night it started to throb a bit. I attribute some of this to standing at a concert for a few hours. The pain was not as horrible as I thought it was going to be, but you do feel it. I didn't really mind as I was exacting my revenge on the wart, but if you are a light sleeper it might keep you up for a night or two.
Since then, the wart has turned dark. I file down the wart and surrounding skin in the morning before my shower. After my shower, I dab it with the q-tip stretching the wart and working the vinegar into any break in the skin or wart surface. I then fold up a small piece of toilet paper, soak it and then place a bandaid and duct tape over it. It doesn't put as much pressure on the wart as a cotton ball does, so I think it is easier to walk on. I repeat this in the evening before bed.
Tonight I began to pick at the wart with push pin (probably not the best tool for the job) but much of the wart came out. That is where I am currently, but I will continue to apply the ACV two times a day.
Nothing has worked more quickly and effectively for me as the ACV appears to be working. If my progress continues at this rate of speed, I hope to be wart free in a week. ACV is producing results where doctors and OTC medicines have failed me.
I hope this encourages other people to try ACV for their warts as well.
On a side note, I have since bought new socks. I will use these for the duration of my treatment, my old socks were pretty grungy and "clean" is the new game plan. I intend to take care of my feet from now on!
Virginia, United States
February 12, 2013
I tried OTC treatments (freezing and SA) from various vendors, all with little to no avail.
All these treatments did was kill surrounding skin. Not to mention, trying to dig the wart out with nail clippers only caused a lot of bleeding and sensitivity.
After a few intermittent weeks (intermittent because I wanted the skin to somewhat heal since a fair amount of my skin was affected), I visited a local podiatrist. She handed me a chap stick of SA, and said that after a few weeks, if no noticed improvement occurs, then they could burn it out. My mother went through this and various other treatments, which proved fruitless. Not to mention I am a college student (Sr) and waiter, so being off my feet was not an option.
At first I was hesitant and never tried a natural remedy such as this...big mistake.
After two nights of burning (not anywhere near as bad as some people make it out to be) it no longer seemed to be making progress. I finally decided to suck it up and try digging it out one last time with nail clippers.
Wow, that was gross...it was black and the skin was yellow, and upon clipping the wart, some black stuff came out a bit (similar to a zit), then I began pulling upwards. I noticed the wart seemed to be moving, and as I pulled more and more, it started coming apart. I continued picking at it, and ultimately it all came out. It was gross and black and yellow/white, from the dead skin, but it all came out with no blood because the capillaries feeding the wart were dead from the acid.
Thank you all so much on here for helping me get rid of this!
February 02, 2013
I had a plantar wart on the ball of my foot for probably 4 years. It never really hurt or bothered me, so over time I forgot it was there and never treated it. That was my biggest regret.
When I got pregnant a couple years back it spread. When I say spread I mean a mosaic cluster of 6 or 7 warts in one area and then 5 separate warts all on different parts of my one foot! (I think it may have spread while I was pregnant due to my weakened immune system, but not too sure)
I didn't want to risk treating them during pregnancy so I waited until after I gave birth. I bought the salicylic acid, Compound W freeze kit, Dr. Scholls freeze kit combined with salicylic acid. NOTHING worked, it just made them flaky and uglier. At times it seemed to make them bigger!
Long story short I am so happy I found this site. I was at my wits end and willing to try almost anything. I was determined I would not have these hideous things on my feet for summer.
The first night I used the end of a q-tip and taped a bandaid over it with medical tape on top. It was some of the WORST pain I have ever experienced. I tried to be a champion and leave it on until I couldn't take it anymore. When I took it off it was still THROBBING. This lasted a couple of hours. I was somewhat excited about the pain because I felt it was really working.
I experienced this for the next 3 nights, and the warts turned black! I cut the black dead skin off and continued treatment. It still stung but not as bad.
3 weeks later no more black (at this point I am just soaking my foot each night in a bowl of the ACV, as I found the cotton ball dried out half way through the night)
I am so close to being wart-free and so excited that it is such an cheap and natural remedy! I would say the key is to be persistent and not give up!
February 01, 2013
I have a wart on the tip of my right-hand middle-finger (just beneath the finger-nail) which I have been trying to get rid of, I have wasted a lot of money for this but nothing seems to work.
So, out of desperation I searched for Home-remedy for Warts and found this website back in 2011 and tried this ACV remedy for about 6 or 7 months in 2011.
It was very painful going through this treatment but I was determined to get rid off of it so I went through all the stuff that you guys went through, like constant finger-throbbing, sleepless night etc.. etc. But sadly it didn't work out for me even after 6 or 7 months of ACV treatment.
So last year (2012), I went back to the Skin Specialist and did Laser-treatment twice, but even with this Laser-removal this little stubborn-wart wont leave my poor middle-finger.
Now, here we are in 2013 and I am back to ACV again. Please wish me luck that this Wart will leave me this time.
California, United States
January 28, 2012
Yes, keep it up. I had two 25 year-old plantar warts - one on each foot in the same place on the ball of my feet.
I had surgery, freezing, etc. but no dermatologist could help me.Then my boss told me about ACV. I thought WTH, why not?
I first started ACV on both feet at the same time but it was SO PAINFUL that I worked on one at a time. I'd say about a month of soaking and wearing ACV soaked cotton at night, one day, after a soaking I was able to lift the soggy brown thing right up off my foot. It was the whole root ball I think. It left a hole that closed up after a day or two. That wart has NOT COME BACK, thank God.
The one on my left foot has been more difficult - I think because I stop Tx too soon. I'm at it again now. It's not as painful since I killed a large part of it before but still painful.
Note: the first round of attacking these warts involved excruciating pain all night long. Intense throbbing and loads of PAIN. I can't believe I kept it up and if it hadn't been for the internet I would've given up. I thought that I was killing my feet but it was the wart that was rebelling and I finally won the war!!
I only wish that I'd have as much success on the other foot. Give it a month or two of soaking once a day and acv soaked cotton at night. It hurts when I have to cram my foot into my shoe but I take two aspirins. Ugh, warts are such a pain. Good luck to all!!
January 27, 2013
I have a wart on my index finger that looked like callous skin.
At first I didn't know it was a wart so I constantly picked at it. I even cut it a couple times and saw that it came back and really was a visible wart at that point.
I left it maybe for years until My friend noticed it said it was a wart. She tried to have her derma cauterize it but it went back. She eventually had it treated using natural method.
I tried searching online and tried the banana peel method last july 2012 for a few weeks. The wart grew smaller but did not disappear. It was not painful though. Late last year, I noticed it spread . I had 3 in the index finger. Since I am pregnant, my derma told me to just treat it later.
Since it is still months away and I don't want it to further spread, I tried the apple cider vinegar treatment.
After leaving the cotton with acv on the first night, it just turned yellow. Yes, it is painful at times. My finger is throbbing but I think that is because it is working. I think in about 3-4days it turned black. I would leave it day and night unless it was so painful I could not sleep or nap. The size was around .5cm in diameter per wart.
I just did what I was doing and sometimes just put on medical tape without the solution to cover the area. I did not file the wart until day 6 or 7 until the pain was tolerable. Slowly the browned skin fell off and white skin showed. It also has a hole. I just put a band aid on the flesh and it closed after half a day.
The bigger wart is still there but maybe in a few days it will also fall off or come off with the tape.
January 20, 2013
(Translated from French)
A big thank-you to your site!!
I searched for years for the means to get rid of an unsightly wart on my hand.
Since garlic and duct tape accomplished nothing, I had resigned myself to making it my life partner ... Freezing it was out of the question.
I liked your idea of treating it with apple cider vinegar, as I am rather fond of natural remedies, and I had nothing to lose except my wart ...!!
Well, after just one week, I‘m finally free of my wart!!
It began with pain because the vinegar had also attacked the skin surrounding the wart, so I opted for using nail polish to protect the skin all around. Very effective. And now, I'm still looking for my wart - force of habit - but there is nothing left of it!!
Thanks again for this natural method that gives results and works as expected. That’s the type of treatment I like!!
Minnesota, United States
December 31, 2012
I'm just another happy person that wants to report the amazing results using ACV to treat plantar warts.
I've had this darn thing on my foot for at least 8 months and I spent countless amount of money on over the counter product and a $500 bill to have it 'freeze' at the doctor office. I was running two races (a half marathon and a 10 Mile) with the wart on my foot. I found this site and decided to try (What do I have to loose :-)
I soaked a small piece of cotton in the ACV and covered it with a band-aid and some tape and I wear a sock before bed each night. The next morning, I removed the band-aid and cotton, then file off the dead skin. It took about 1 week of treatment before I saw a result. I'm in my third week of treatment and the pain has completly gone, I can run my long run over the weekend without constantly thinking and feeling the pain on my foot.
I will never, EVER, use another method if I get another wart. This will save you money and pain as long as you stay with the treatment until you see the result.
Delaware, United States
December 31, 2012
I developed a plantar wart on the bottom of my big toe a number of years ago through a cut. Thought it was just a callus at first before I realized it was a wart.
I tried the Compound W and duct tape methods, but they only seemed to make the wart spread into a larger cluster on my toe.
Last May, I found this site and gave it a try. I did it for about a month at first and saw some improvement, but they were still there, so I stopped for a while (just got impatient and too busy to keep at it every day).
I started up again in September (since summer was over and there was no reason to wear sandals anymore), this time taping pieces of vinegar soaked cotton balls from Q-tips to my toe with duct tape, and change them every day in the evening (I showered in the morning, keeping a zip lock over my to toe with a rubber band to keep it dry). When changing the dressing in the evening, I would file it down with a pumice stone before taping it back up.
It has taken longer than a a week like a lot of testimonials say, but the main wart and all the surrounding ones are all mostly gone. It's amazing.
There's still a couple discolored parts, so I'm keeping it taped for a couple more days just to be safe, but I think I'm finally rid of them. I used some Neosporin on my toe as well to help the new skin heal as well.
So my advice is this: be patient, and keep at it, even if you don't see results in the first couple weeks. Just keep filing away, and wrapping everyday, it will be worth it, I promise. So glad I found this site.
New Jersey, United States
December 19, 2012
I kept thinking that all these 'comments' were fake..that someone wrote them all..for what reason I did not come up with...and since ACV is so cheap, I figured that no one is going to make money off of these comments...
I had 3 small ones on my chin. For about a year.
I had tried the usual: the dermatologist burned them off...they came back.
I tried freezing them off myself with over the counter kind - I did that a number of times.
And they came back. (within a week)
OK - so tried the ACV.
Put a cotton ball in ACV and then put the cotton ball over the 3 small warts on my chin and used a bandaid to hold cotton ball in place. Then went to sleep (the warts 'tingled' but no pain).
The first day - they appeared kind of the same.
Did it again 2nd night. 2nd day - the center of all 3 looked different. As if it was turning brown or something. Just a small part of the center. Did it 3rd night. 3rd day they appeared to me to be getting smaller - and sort of drying up.
It seemed to be working. A scab formed on each of the three over the next fews days (I kept doing the cotton ball each night when I slept and did nothing during the day)
I'd say after about a week the scabs all came off and it has been about 3 weeks now and so far the warts have not come back.
If they do? Or if they even TRY to?
I'll just use the ACV again.
I'm actually pretty amazed.
The only part I really dislike is the smell.
But it is only at night. And the smell is worth the results.
California, United States
December 04, 2012
One day I noticed "something" on my left foot and didn't really think anything if it until two days later...two more warts!
Before going to the doctors and spending money (hey, I was in college), I decided to try to attack the problem myself. The ACV had a lot of positive reviews so I went for it.
I soaked it in a bowl of ACV and at night taped a cotton ball filled to capacity on each wart and then put a sock over it to keep it off of my bed.
By the next day, they'd turned white with a small hole in the middle! I was floored. There was improvement each day, and by the fourth day it did sting a little like other people experienced.
Totally worth it though, they were gone in a week! It was one of the best three dollars spent! Haha I highly recommend trying this out and stick to it, you may find yourself surprised every morning :)
December 01, 2012
It....works. Thank you sweet web of the internets.
So I had this little pair of warts on my neck for about six months or so. They were small but unwanted. The neck is a pretty sensual part of the body and no place for warts to be all up in.
I did the old doctor thing as you do and they came at me with scary chemicals and left me with a scar.
The warts remained.
I began applying apple cider vinegar with great gusto as soon as I found this site. TAKE HEED. The neck is a sensitive place and the skin around the wart is not always pleased to be doused in the stuff. After learning this lesson, however, I worked out a successful game plan:
1. Cover the surrounding skin with vaseline.
2. Dab a cotton bud in apple cider vinegar.
3. Hold cotton bud against wart - 10 - 15 mins.
I repeated this once or twice a day, always accompanied by a pleasant burning sensation , and after about 2 - 3 weeks the little bastards were gone.
I have waited ages since then to write this review to make sure they didn't come back. And they didn't!!!!!
Thank you everyone and apple cider vinegar.
Louisiana, United States
December 01, 2012
Wow !!!!!!! It is for real!
I got a common wart on my right middle finger while pregnant. It bothered me sooooo much. I even picked it off with tweezers one day. It grew back in a couple weeks twice bigger. So then next I tried freeze off, it only burn't down the top layer & that was it.
Then Just a few days ago was extremely tired of all of it. It was starting to spread just tiny ones, but I had seen how big they can get. So I googled removing warts.... Found the ACV.
Was hesitant, but thought whatever I'll try it. I can't believe it just 2 nights of it & tons of dead skin tissue. So my son said clip it off. So I did & wow it was all dead & now barely there.
I'm going to keep it up till it's all gone! Don't hesitate it is awesome! It's for real!
New Jersey, United States
November 29, 2012
It works! I was really skeptical that ACV would work on a wart I'd had for years and years. It was a very large wart and just wouldn't go away on its own.
I soaked a cotton ball with ACV and applied it to the wart with a bandaid. I only wore this overnight while I slept because the smell is kind of strong and it does sting very badly. The pain forced me to only use this for about 3 nights.
After the first night, the center of the wart turned dark, but then the whole thing turned white. I was disappointed because it didn't come off. I stopped using the vinegar, but about a week later, the whole thing came off on its own.
It was raw for about a week, but the new skin is growing back, and it looks great! I feel more confident already!
November 29, 2012
I have been fighting genital warts since mid summer 2012. I have only had two sexual partners and at the age of 34, I can hardly be perceived as a promiscuous person. I was horrified by my diagnosis. I literally cried in the Dr. office when I was given the news.
The Dr prescribed an evil little cream called Aldera®. I have been using this very expensive and brutal cream since September 2012. The side effects were horrendus. I would be guaranteed flu like symptoms almost immediately after applying. I'm talking fever, diarrhea, body aches etcetera only to find that it wasn't doing too much of anything for my GW!
3 days ago I received the info for how to treat my GW using the ACV. I am elated to report that they are gone! Although very uncomfortable applying to my perianal area, it was much more easy to handle vs. the prescription I was written that also caused severe tenderness and itching (but did nothing).
3 days of something that cost me less than $5.00! I cannot believe it! And to think that after $600.00 and months of getting NO WHERE and this was the answer all along.
Please believe it when you read or hear that ACV is not only a miracle but a lifesaver as well.
Scotland, United Kingdom
November 26, 2012
I had hundreds of flat warts all over my hands, back of hands and palms for almost 3 years. It really really caused emotional stress, I tried everything from over the counter products, doctors, dermatologists and apple cider.
Although apple cider works well on the odd one or two warts its not ideal for as many as I had (50 plus. I persevered with the cider, it helped remove some but I ended up really burning my skin, it and it became too painful.
I am now almost wart free, I gave up the apple vinegar cider and decided to get my immune system back to normal. Bit of a cliche but it honestly worked.
I started taking immune tablets, lots of fresh fruit and veg but I read that drinking Green Tea seemed to help. I started drinking one cup a day, although its pretty disgusting I kept going and without a word of a lie within 2 weeks I noticed a reduction and after almost 2 months they have pretty much disappeared.
I urge anyone to try this, is simple, inexpensive, and very effective. i honestly wish i had come across this sooner as it would have saved a lot of stress and heartache.
Would love to hear from anyone who tries Green Tea to hear your success stories.
California, United States
November 16, 2012
Question... I have been using ACV on plantar warts... it's the only thing that seems to have the slightest effect on them.
Like most people here said, it turns them black- love that because it seems like they're actually dying. The only problem is, I've been using it for at least two months, nightly. It's like it has an effect, only to a certain extent. But the root of the wart just doesn't seem to go away! It keeps coming back. The ACV was supposed to work within a week (bit longer for plantar warts--but not two months!!).
The main problem is that on certain parts of my foot, the ACV causes such pain that I wake up in the middle of the night and have to take it off, which probably slows the killing process.
Any recommendations? Anyone used it successfully on plantar warts? Do I need to just toughen up and see it through?
Berkshire, United Kingdom
November 11, 2012
My success is below. I hope it's useful to someone.
About seven years ago I developed a wart on the underside of my left middle finger. I thought it would go away of its own accord, as it arrived just like that, and it didn't get in my way much. It also wasn't that big. I eventually tried duct tape, banana peel, and Bazuka. Only the Bazuka worked. However, it was a delicate process.
Some time later a wart appeared in the middle of my left thumb, right where I press things with it. That was annoying, it meant I couldn't use a games console comfortably, or anything else that required a thumb press. The wart seemed to be mostly under the skin, only breaking the surface at its top. I tried digging at it with a scalpel, and using Bazuka again, unsuccessfully. I went to my doctor and had it frozen. A few days later, after it turned a dark colour, it seemed to fall out, and indeed my thumb got better for a while, but shortly after, it returned. I kept digging at it and using Bazuka. I went to the doctor again but was told the specialist no longer visit the practise, so I was out of luck. I can't remember what or how, but eventually the wart vanished. However, one appeared shortly after…
This time, the wart was right in the middle of the tip of my right index finger, arguably the worst place a wart could be. It was the same kind of wart as before, it seemed to start growing beneath the surface, preventing me from straight cutting it off. Again with the digging with a scalpel, and Bazuka, which I had just about given up on — it was as if my virus had become immune to it. I researched the internet and read about apple cider vinegar, and decided to give it a go.
I initially soaked some cotton bud in ACV and left it on overnight. It was difficult to affix it to the fingertip, and this method wasn't effective. I subsequently tipped a small amount of ACV into the lid of the bottle, and dipped just the wart part of my finger in it, brought it out and let the droplet soak in or evaporate. Repeat many times. This meant my right index finger was out of action for the duration of treatment, and I learned to type without using that finger (I'm a programmer and computer geek). I only did that on an evening when I was home from work. At other times, I left the wart to breathe. Because I did this pretty much all the time when I was at home, the ACV soon began to eat away at the wart, and the surrounding skin tissue.
It was painful, sure, but I was adamant that I would not let this wart ruin my life. The area that the ACV dissolved was about half an inch in diameter, larger than the size of the wart itself, so I was confident that the whole wart was being exposed. I realised that nothing I had read about using ACV on warts mentioned when to stop. My wart didn't turn black during this. Initially, it turned a dark red colour, but I thought that was bruising and my finger trying to heal, or perhaps that's just the colour that ACV plus flesh turns.
After a week, the skin started to turn a creamy–yellow, but I persisted, because it was still stinging, and I had it in my mind that the stinging was the wart dying. Eventually, after a few weeks, I stopped, and let it heal. The wart was not in sight and my finger looked normal. It still felt tingly under there, I assumed because of nerve damage that the ACV did. The tingling subsided, and I was wart free, or so I thought.
After a couple of weeks, the wart was back, in exactly the same place. I was not happy. I knew the ACV was the only thing that had worked, so I persisted with it again. This time, I wanted to go directly into the wart, not just bath it from the top. I thought about using a syringe and injecting just a small amount of ACV into the wart, but I didn't have a syringe. Instead, after digging out as much of the wart as possible, I laced a thread with ACV and dripped onto the wart just enough ACV to cover it. I was now melting away only the wart area and not much of the surrounding tissue. I kept at this for about a week, before I decided to paint over the area with clear nail varnish before going to bed, and wearing that until the next day when I got home to continue ACV. This meant I wasn't giving the wart a chance to breathe. It also protected the area during daytime usage, and also I imagine reduced the chance of me spreading the virus to things I touched.
Again, the area turned cream-yellow, so I decided to stop and let it heal a bit so I could see what was what. Again, it healed perfectly, and now, some weeks later, it looks completely healed, no sign of a wart, and any tingling I think I can feel, I think is just in my mind, because I had gotten used to something being there. I wish I had taken pictures to share, because I wish I had seen some from somebody who had a wart like mine. I don't doubt that I still have the virus, and I wouldn't be surprised if I develop another wart in future, but next time I'll be prepared for that sucker.
To summarise: Digging and AVC applied directly to the wart for a week or two.
Lancashire, United Kingdom
November 02, 2012
I'm 27 and I have flat warts on my face, mainly my forehead. I probably have 13 or 14 of them.
It started out with one wart, which I thought was a spot, then spread in small clusters. I discovered that they were flat warts after about 2 months, and tried using duct tape for a while. That didn't work, but I only did it for a couple of weeks so it may not have been long enough.
Anyway, then I tried apple cider vinegar, on a teeny piece of cotton wool, stuck on with duct tape. I concentrated on the first wart I had gotten, which was the biggest. It got really itchy and quite sore and red, and skin peeled off a few times, then one day about 2 weeks in, the wart turned yellow. I kept up the treatment and about 3 days later, the wart just CAME OFF while I was washing my face! It was amazing, I really wasn't expecting it. There's now a small hole in my forehead where the wart was, but I would take a small hole over a wart any day. It's barely noticeable when I have make-up on and I'm sure it'll heal over more.
I'm treating some of the other warts now, and hoping the same thing happens. It's hard to treat them all at once because obviously they're on my face so it's a bit unsightly when they turn red and yellow and angry-looking. It's also sore when I try to treat a whole cluster at once, so I'm doing tiny tiny pieces of cotton on individual warts.
But I'm so happy I've found something, it's been horrible having these on my face and I've been really self-conscious about them.
Would really recommend this; I was dubious about using vinegar on my face, as it is quite harsh on the skin. I think you just have to weigh up whether you would put up with a tiny scar to get rid of the warts, and for me, it was definitely worth it!
Hope this helps someone! Reading these testimonials was what made me go for it and I'm glad I did :)
Wisconsin, United States
November 01, 2012
ACV really works.
I had 2 small warts on the bottom of my toe for years. I finally went to the doctor to have them froze off. The entire area turned into a huge blister. Instead of the blister healing, the whole thing turned into a wart. Compound W only made it even bigger. Duct tape, banana peel didn't work.
Tried ACV, and within 2 days it started to turn black.
A couple months later, all the black was gone. I stopped using ACV and the skin is completely normal now. It was painful at times, so I had to do ACV during the day so I could sleep, but it was worth it!!!!!
October 23, 2012
(Translated from French)
For 10 years now, I have had a dark secret under my foot.
People ask me, 10 years! Why didn't you have it removed?
I tried Compound W and nitrogen treatments but nothing happened. My wart has multiplied and I now have several more nearby. The wart even spread under my toes and on the tip of my big toe.
I tried the apple cider vinegar treatment almost a year ago. I did it 2 or 3 nights and then stopped everything. However, a few months ago, I noticed that my main wart - which was now the size of a dime - had lost half its size. I then realized that the vinegar was working but that I hadn't complete the treatment.
Yesterday evening, I applied the vinegar on a wart that was more sensitive than the others, the one on my big toe. This morning, there was a black inside the wart and it is throbbing.
Tonight, I will resume the treatment on all my warts.
I can not wait to see if the miracle will eventually occur.
10 years of shame hiding these things during the summer at the beach. I can't wait :)
Iowa, United States
October 13, 2012
About four years ago, I noticed a small rough patch on the side of my index fingernail. I didn't think much of it until it began to hurt a bit and refused to go away over the course of several months. At a random check up, I asked my doctor about it. She took a glance and said that it was a wart.
She wrote a prescription for a compound that could be mixed at a local pharmacy, and told me to just apply it a couple times per day until it went away. I started using it and initially noticed no change. After a couple weeks of using it, the wart began to grow larger and more inflamed. I assumed this meant that it was working, and continued to apply it throughout my day while it continued to grow. After a couple months, it started creeping under my nail, lifting it slowly off the nail bed. Naively I continued to use it until my nail began catching on things and lifting up, connected now only by a small area of skin.
I worried that my whole nail would catch and peel off, so I filed it down to the root, leaving behind virtually no visible nail, exposing the wart, which I continued to treat with the compound she had recommended. I watched as the gnarled, black spotted growth slowly took over the entire top portion of my finger.
This was an issue, as I work in the beauty industry and constantly have my hands exposed while doing makeup and various spa services. The doctor had also said I could file it down with a nail file on occasion, so I started doing that. It smoothed it out a bit, so it wasn't as obvious, but I still had no nail, and an ugly mass where it had once been. Although I was very careful to use gloves during treatments and avoided any direct contact with other people, they started to notice and ask questions. I hardly wanted to be the makeup artist applying eye shadow and explaining that I had a wart on the very finger holding the brush, so I began adapting how I used the brushes. How I wrote, how I signaled, waved- anything that involved a person seeing my finger. It disappeared in photos. I always looked like I was holding up some sort of weird gang symbol when I did anything with my hands.
Six months after my initial doctor visit, I decided to return and find out what was going on. I explained what I had been doing to treat the wart, and the doctor looked down at it. "A wart? I don't see a wart. No, that is just scar tissue." she assured. So I left the office, confused, but confident that the person with the PhD must know what she is talking about, and discontinued use. But the "scar tissue" began growing and spreading at a rapid speed, even when I filed it down. It could completely regenerate in a matter of hours. At this point, I started trying the over the counter remedies. These also only seemed to infuriate it and it continued to grow and throb. Meanwhile, I noticed a second growth developing on the nail of my ring finger. I decided I must have just trusted the wrong doctor, so I found a dermatologist. She suggested we try freezing, and thus I began the third attempt of getting rid of the warts.
(Now that there are two, let's avoid confusion by naming them. I'll name the first one after the first doctor, because it was basically her creation, and doctors like to name things they discover/create after themselves, right? So the first wart on my index finger will now be referred to as "Weeno" (yep, Dr. Weeno.) and the second, we will just name "Ringo", because it was on my ring finger, and they sound cute together. Nothing against the Beatles. Nobody wanted to hold MY hand.)
Twice a week for an entire summer, at $40 out of pocket per treatment, I went in and had her freeze both warts. The pain was very sharp initially. My hands would shake as I tried to drive home from my appointments, and large blisters would form over the warts which I did my best to leave alone as I worked with my hands all day. The pain would subside after a few hours, and I could get through my day without too much discomfort. I began the freezing treatment in June, and made it to August with absolutely no change whatsoever before the thought occurred to me that perhaps some doctors didn't really know what they were doing (or care.) So I stopped throwing my money at them. I started coming to terms with the fact that Weeno and Ringo may just become a permanent fixture on my hand.
I continued to file them daily, trying to stop before they bled, because I found bleeding made them spread out further. This carried on for some time, and before I knew it, I had had my two ugly buddies for three years. By this point, I didn't even need an index finger. I learned how to work entirely without it. I got used to the pain I felt every time anything even gently grazed against them. I generated vague explanations to give people when they asked why I appeared to have a zombie finger. I read a news article about a man who cut off his thumb with an ax because it had a wart on it. The general public's reaction was that this man was simply crazy. My reaction was, "Huh. An ax? Wrong tool, right idea. I wonder if..." (I promise this isn't a story about me amputating my own finger in a fit of insanity. Though that would certainly make this testimonial more interesting.)
Anyway, I realized that I was pretty desperate to get rid of Weeno and Ringo, although they had been so loyal to me through the years. I began searching for home remedies. I tried using banana peels first. I did notice that they would shrink the buggers a bit, but it was very hard to keep fresh bananas in the house at all times, and the cashier started giving me this strange, "This is either for sex, or you have an illegal pet chimp." look when came in to buy a bundle twice a week. So I reached out to a close friend for help in finding other options. She suggested Apple Cider Vinegar, which lead to my discovery of this website.
I went out and bought a bottle of organic ACV for about $3.00 and started soaking a bit of cotton ball in it, then applying it to my fingers by wrapping them in duct tape every night. For the first couple nights, there was slight discomfort, but I was able to take a mild pain killer and sleep through it. Weeno did not like this at all. The black speckles deep under the skin began to rise to the surface, and I continued to file them down daily. Though the black specks made it much more noticeable, I was happy to see something, ANYTHING change without the dynamic duo spreading out and trashing my fingers like a frat house.
After about a week, the pain started. I like to think I have a pretty high pain tolerance. I make it through tattoos, piercings and waxes without anything more than a flinch, but this was a pain I had never experienced. It took about five minutes after applying the ACV for it to really kick in, but when It did, I couldn't focus on anything else. It was similar to the pain you feel when you slam your finger in a car door, but it didn't go away. Just that initial pang of metal slamming on both sides of your finger without any release. I could no longer sleep with them on, so I would apply the cotton and duct tape in the evening around 9:00, and keep it on until about 3:00am. I was basically useless for the entire time I was treating the warts. I would usually try to distract myself with a movie, shaking my hand constantly like I was waiting for nail polish to dry. Every instinct urged me to remove them and stop the pain, but I pressed on for several weeks, and then months. This was my last resort. I had no other options.
I started reading the testimonials on this website, and found great comfort in doing so. I steadied my breathing, shook my hand, curled my toes, and read through them while the pain throbbed in the tips of my fingers and sent shooting pains down the lengths of them, into my hand. I looked at pictures of beautifully painted fingernails and henna tattoos, and dreamed of a day when I would be able to get a manicure, sign a document in front of someone, touch someone without being self conscious. To be able to button a shirt without pain.
I would remove the tape and cotton before going to bed, but the pain often continued into the night and I often found myself curled up in the fetal position, clenching my hand into a fist, crying and completely unable to ease the blinding pain until about 5 or 6 in the morning, before getting up and going to work a couple hours later. Weeno and Ringo were now both black and did not spread, though they were also not shrinking. For several hours after treatment, they were puffy and white with dead skin bulging around each little black dot. I bandaged them during the day, as they were finally so unsightly, it was nearly impossible to hide them. I probably went through a box of bandaids every week. This continued from April to August.
Finally one morning when I was late to work after staying up all night in excruciating pain, I decided to give up. I put the ACV, cotton balls and tape away, and decided that Weeno, Ringo and I were just going to have to start a band or join the circus or something. A week passed, and I noticed Ringo was shrinking on its own. Weeno didn't shrink, but it didn't require me to file it down anymore. After another week passed, one night I pulled out the ACV and gave it another shot. I only treated Weeno this time, as I thought the pain would be easier to bear if I treated them one at a time. Mild discomfort followed, but it was nothing like how it had been. I waited a couple days before treating it again, and watched as it began to shrink.
I continued on this way, treating it about twice per week, and found that I could leave the tape on all night. Meanwhile, Ringo continued to shrink on its own. One day in the shower, I noticed that some of Weeno was lifting, so i peeled it back and pulled half of it completely off, exposing healthy pink skin underneath. I nearly ran down the street nude in celebration with shampoo still in my hair, but decided against it. By mid September, the rest had either peeled off or simply vanished.
My ring finger now looks completely normal, as if nothing was ever wrong. Weeno left more of a mark, as my fingernail is still growing back out, but it appears to be a healthy nail, slowly re-attaching to the nail bed. I've grown out all my other nails now, and look forward to my henna/manicure party that I'll be throwing as soon as my index nail is long enough.
Until then, I proudly sport every shade of nail polish I can get my hands on, and change it about twice a day. Which is a heck of a lot better than bandaids.
Maryland, United States
October 05, 2012
I got a wart when I was pregnant with twins on my toe right against my small toe. (I believe it was from my toe constantly rubbing on my shoes and my other toe nail where I received a cut, then when I wore flip flops or took my shoes off in class I exposed myself to the virus).
At first I didn't know it was a wart so I constantly picked at it. I even cut it a couple times and saw that it came back and really was a visible wart at that point.
I read about the banana peel method so I tried that for about a week. I didn't have duct tape so i used painters tape and taped it the best i could. Sometimes it would fall off so I would just redo the peel and tape again. Being as big and far along as I was and busy with appointments, not seeing much difference with the wart other than a slight decrease in size and it drying out, I gave up and just began rubbing the banana peel on it when I remembered. After that it stayed dried out and stuck out even further, I figured that meant it was starting to reject from my body so I left it alone for a while.
After I gave birth and was healed up a few weeks later I decided to resume treatment. I took nail clippers and clipped off about half of the wart that was dried out. I saw two red dots and they started bleeding a little. I just kept toilet paper pushed against it until the bleeding stopped. Then I put a banana peel on there and taped it shut again. To make sure the tape wouldn't fall off and the wart was smothered I took a skinny ribbon and wrapped it all the way around tightly and tied it up. My toe throbbed that whole night. The pain was pretty bad and i have a high pain tolerance. It was like a pain with every heart beat that ran through my foot and up my leg. I couldn't take any Aspirin since I was still recovering from my c-section and the Motrin they gave me are ineffective so I just dealt with the pain. The next day the wart had grown back over and was white with more black dots. I filed it and kept on with the banana peel for a couple days.
But I wasn't seeing much change so I decided to try the apple cider vinegar. Same technique with the filing and tape but with the vinegar.
Immediately the next night I saw that the wart was browning and there was many black dots and the middle appeared to be turning black while the outside was white. I was paranoid about the increase in black dots but figured I had no choice but to carry on with this method so I did.
The next night there was more dots and the wart turned brown. And the next night the wart had turned black and decreased in size. I kept with it for the next week and it kept getting smaller and smaller. At one point the black part came off but there was still white. I stopped putting vinegar for a couple days, since I didn't have any and just used duct tape and ribbon on it, then the next time that white part with the black dots had turned brown and just came off like a scab when I filed. I stuck with it another day to file off a little bit of white that had been on the outside of the mole that was still on there. Today I was able to file that off.
Im hoping its gone for good! But i still am putting duct tape on it until I know for sure.
Im glad I tried natural methods before wasting money on painful freeze kits of doctors procedures. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get of a wart to try this method first! Personally I thought this was not even painful compared to the banana peel but maybe that was because when I used clippers I cut off healthy skin and immediately cut into the vessels and made them bleed. With the vinegar and file I was able to hurt less healthy skin and not make drastic cuts causing bleeding.
P.S. During this whole time I ate as healthy as I could those first couple weeks. And increased my water intake the whole time.
The last week I also took vitamin C and Zinc + my prenatal vitamins since I read that people have taken zinc to fight off warts without any treatment. Anything to strengthen your immune system will help to fight it off.
California, United States
October 05, 2012
I had this SUPER painful plantar wart on my heel for almost a year.
I tried having it frozen off by my GP, freezing it at home, several types of medicines and also going to a podiatrist several times, who would "shave" my wart off each time and apply more medicine, but NOTHING worked. My Dr then prescribed me a "cancer cream medication" which was suppose to possibly stimulate my immune system to "eat my wart". It was $500 dollars! I had actually planned to go the next day and pick up the RX and pay that much money, but I thought I would Google it first. When I looked it up, I read that there were HORRIBLE side effects and even deaths from it! I went back to my Dr and he said that my only other option was to laser it off at a outpatient surgery center, and that they would have to put me under for the surgery and that there was a chance it could come back!
At this point I desperately searched the web for hours, looking for any other way. Then I stumbled upon this site! So many testimonials about ACV working, what did I have to loose. So I skeptically tried this method and to my amazement, IT WORKED!!
Heres what I did: I pulled the tip off a Q tip and soaked it in ACV, then applied it to my wart and covered it with a waterproof band aid at bedtime. In the morning, I cut a piece of duct tape in a circle approximatly the same size as my wart and securely applied to my wart. I left the duct tape on my wart for about three days, (even in the shower). After the third day, I soaked my wart in warm water (while in the shower). After the shower, I filed my wart down with a pumice stone to get any dead skin off. Then I would start the whole process on my freshly filed wart.
I did this persistently approximately every three to four days for about two months total. I was completely pain free after about 5 weeks, but the wart was plainly still there so I kept up this treatment until the wart was visibly gone. I am now completely pain free, worry free and can wear all of my pretty shoes again! If you just keep at it and be persistent, it will work! I promise!!!
I kept a photo diary of the whole treatment process and have now posted it on youtube. If you want to see how the treatment worked first hand, search for "Plantar Wart Removal With Apple Cider Vinegar" by jenjen95062.
Colorado, United States
October 05, 2012
I have to say, when I found this website I was skeptical about the ability of ACV to really work. But I was desperate and so I decided to try it.
I had 4 warts, one on my hand, and three on my feet.
When I first started, I only did it overnight. Then I started doing it about 18 hrs a day. The first night I did it, my wart turned white and puffy, and then, over the 2 weeks, they continuously turned blacker and blacker inside. Then one night I started to pick at them and they all fell off.
It took about 2 weeks of religiously putting the ACV on. The only thing that I have to say about this remedy is that the pain is really bad.
But it is totally possible to get through because the reward is so good. I have been wart free for over 2 months now!
Kentucky, United States
October 01, 2012
It all started with a planter wart on my big toe which later spread to multiple warts all over my toe. I'd say about 20 or so. I came across this website in any attempt to finally get rid of them. I've tried compound W but that didn't work either.
Well I've been taping on cotton balls soaked in ACV for nearly 3 weeks, and although they've been brought to the surface, most have black spots in them, it just isn't working.
I haven't felt any pain, more of an itchy feeling.
I'm hoping that maybe if I take a break from using the ACV that maybe I'll see a difference, we will see I guess.
Oklahoma, United States
September 21, 2012
In 2010 I got what I *thought* was a splinter in the bottom of my big toe. I couldn't get it out, so decided to wait for it to work itself out. Instead it calloused up and became very painful- like walking with a rock in your shoe. By the time I realized my "splinter" was a plantar wart, it was already pretty deep. I tried an over the counter remedy- the gel pads- but like so many have said- it only made the single wart return as multiples.
It hurt so badly I couldn't wear heels, hated to stand, and it hurt even in my sleep. I went to my physician, who BURNED the wart off for me. Prior to that procedure I had to have several shots in my toe, which was pretty awful, but nothing compared to the constant pain I had been in. The procedure worked, and I was happy to be able to walk pain free again... But I sadly noticed that there were still two small warts remaining.. Physician burned them off again- the shots were excruciating this time... I guess because I was actually pain free for a week? Anyways, he got the last two, and I was looking forward to having life back- who knew a toe could bring so much trouble?
But they came back!! With a vengeance. I really at this point thought about asking the doctor to just chop off my toe. I was very depressed, and in a desperate Internet search found this website. I decided to give it a try- what did I have to lose?
I taped a soaked cotton ball in apple cider vinegar to the area overnight for three of four nights in a row. It made the skin white, and I smelled like a funky pickle, but it didn't seem to be working either. In tears, I gave up on the process.
Then the most amazing thing happened- I woke up one morning and thought "something is different!" It took me a moment to realize that the "something" that had changed was that for the first time in about 6 months I had awakened pain free! I dashed into the bathroom to inspect my toe, and found standard blackish evidence that the warts were dying. They were completely gone and healed in a couple weeks.
I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have found this page, and the wonderful testimonials. I told my doctor (he seemed unimpressed), and I wish I could spread the word how simple getting rid of warts can be.
We are currently treating a couple on my son's hand- day 2 and they are already black. No more embarrassment at school for that guy!
Waikato, New Zealand
September 05, 2012
I had a wart on my forearm that a friend noticed and suggested I try this remedy. It turned black in 2 days, I did NOT feel any pain. It shrunk in size and eventually just fell off about day 5-6.
I also tried this on a very old planter wart on my foot. I tried for about 6 weeks and it only seemed to bring it to the surface. A few months later, I went to the doctor and had it frozen (that WAS painfull!) but still didn't work. Another friend then recommended the banana skin remedy which worked in just over a week.
recommend ACV for regular warts.
Illinois, United States
August 31, 2012
I’ve had a wart on my index finger for over a year. I tried everything to get rid of it, freezing salicylic acid pads, duct tape, cutting it out and it only seemed to make it bigger.
I found this site and although I did not have ACV I had white vinegar and decided to use that instead.
After the first night of using the vinegar I saw the wart turning black the next morning.
I just pulled the sucker out before I typed this. I used duct tape and placed it on my finger and ripped it off, I repeated this until the wart was left on the duct tape and out of my finger!!
I guess I will continue using vinegar on my finger for another week to insure it doesn’t come back!
Good luck to everyone else struggling with these terrible things.
Gorgia, United States
August 30, 2012
I had a painful "wart" on my finger and used the apple cider vinegar for three weeks.
The wart never turned black or fell of as I had read in other's comments. It was painful though! After three weeks of using it, I quit and it started to dry out and at times, peel off but it was still there.
I finally went to the doctor who stated that it was actually a CORN but the vinegar treated it and now we needed to let it heal. She said based on how it looked, it should heal but if not, they would freeze it off.
August 29, 2012
My name is Katheryn and I had 2 plantar warts right on my heel. They were both extremely painful to the slightest touch. And to add on top of the pain, I had ballet everyday.
This was extremely painful. It got to a point were I sat down at class.
I went to a dermatologist and my doctor did nothing but cause me pain.
Then I came across this site and the home remedy of apple cider vinegar. When I was reading the experiences of people who had done this, I was surprised that they went away.
So I tried it myself and in a week and a half, both were gone! PAIN FREE!
I did not feel either of them fall off. I was a little worried to try this because when I was reading many experiences and the man who said that the pain was an 8.5/9 out of 10.
But I did it anyway and there wasn’t even the slightest moment when I felt pain. All that there is left is a little divet where the huge plantar wart fell off. But that didn’t hurt and the little one left no sign it was there.
I hope my experience helps you as much as others helped me!!
North Carolina, United States
August 19, 2012
I had a small wart on the outer edge of my upper lip.
I tried over-the-counter methods of removal with no success. After reading about the ACV method, I decided to give it a try.
After about four days of using ACV, the wart is practically gone! I will continue the process just to make sure. The process was painless, but I did experience slight throbbing in the root area which means the process was working.
Highly effective method and I would recommend it to anyone.
August 17, 2012
Bear with me because I think this will help you.....So after having the most savage wart continue to grow underneath the left hand side of my index fingernail, I am proud and relieved to be able to share my 6 month process of trial and error....then success of eradicating the stubborn, horrible thing.
The wart first appeared as a white lump underneath the tip of the nail and after several months of discarding it as a callous, I soon realised it was in fact a wart. A subungual / periungual wart to be exact (the hardest to remove apparently). My first attempt was to try freezing it. Due to its location, this was incredibly painful and after 3 attempts the wart had actually grown in size and bedded itself further beneath the nail and down the side. I stopped that immediately as it worsened the situation very quickly. That was when I started to delve into more online research which brought me to this very site and this suggested remedy....
Encouraged by the countless testimonials, I decided to get some organic ACV, some duct tape and some cotton buds to give it a go. The pain was something I had never experienced in my life. I'm a 27 year old guy and consider myself to have a decent pain threshold but this was extremely intense. But I stuck with it as I was sure it would be effective. The wart did not turn black, it would just pulsate with pain continuously and after a month of minimal progress and a hell of a lot of sleepless nights and uncomfortable days I had to go back to the drawing board once again. The nail bed itself had become damaged by the acidity of the vinegar and worsened the condition even more making me very depressed and obviously (if you are reading this you know) self conscious and embarrassed by it. At this point I thought it was going to take the whole fingertip.
Disheartened by that, I decided to take a more holistic/herbal route. HPV is the cause of warts and it directly affects the immune system so I went for a totally new PAIN FREE approach that included ACV as an active ingredient….
I bolstered my vitamin intake, started taking omega 3, powdered greens, green tea, upped my exercise, cut out sweets, cut out booze, and tried a new technique I though of myself. BUT IT WORKED. After 3 to 4 weeks.....
I would apply the ACV topically to the wart with a cotton bud for about ten minutes, then when it would start to throb I would let it dry. I would then apply a drop of Oil of Oregano (tea tree or Thuja oil would work also I think), I would then apply a small piece of banana peel over the wart and then intricately wrap the fingertip in duct tape to suffocate it completely. Changing it once to twice a day. Sounds like a witches potion I know, but I would try anything to get rid of it.
No Pain. Maximum progress. The wart began to shrink after a week and looked like it was receding naturally rather than being blasted aggressively by acid, ice or surgery. Now my fingernail is back to normal completely and the nail bed has healed. I have never felt more relieved.
Basically, ACV was an active ingredient in my solution but it doesn't have to be the only thing you try. Stick with it and persist and you will find the remedy that works for your body. It doesn't have to be that painful. Be positive and adjust your lifestyle too, I really think that worked wonders for me. Good luck. (sorry for the length but I had that thing for 2 years).
Thank you to everyone who has shared their experiences and to the creators of this site. Peace!
August 11, 2012
Wow. Had a wart under middle finger after having mistakenly picked at a plantar wart.
Tried for a year to get rid of it... freezing, salicylic acid, wart pads cut to size.... nothing.
ACV for a week. Stung like crazy for first couple of days. 5 days later almost all gone.
Wonderful! It works!
New York, United States
August 09, 2012
I've had a wart on my leg for 5 months. After trying wart treatment, GSE, salicylic acid, nothing worked quite like ACV.
I used a cotton ball soaked in ACV covered in a band-aid for 3 days and it's black already!!! There is some swelling around the wart but manageable.
This sucker is going bye bye!! Saved me a trip to the dermatologist and $$$.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
August 07, 2012
I've had a wart on the left side of my nail on my thumb for over a year now and have tried to get rid of it using over the counter freeze things, duct tape (which kind of works but doesn’t get rid of the root) and I got it frozen at the doctor’s twice but it took far too long and it kept growing back :/
I read about this treatment online and thought I’d give it a go. I am on day 2 of the treatment and its already starting to go dark! I just poured some ACV in a shot glass and sat with my thumb in it for about an hour, which was a bit too long..
It is a painful procedure but it is well worth it! I would do anything to get rid of it because its so horrible looking.
…So I'm going to battle through the pain to get rid of it!
I strongly recommend people use this cheap, easy, effective method!
California, United States
August 07, 2012
My daughter began to develop warts at age 3. The doctor did not want to treat her until she turned 4. At 4, they had doubled and we began over-the-counter treatments for a year. Nothing worked. At 5, we finally got aggressive and saw a dermatologist for 6 months straight for freezing, while also using 3 prescription creams.
Over $800 later and still, barely any progress. I decided to try the ACV treatment when summer break started. Almost every wart on her fingers had turned black by the very next morning. We continued for 4 days, deciding to let the scabs heal and fall off before considering a second round.
It has now been 2 months and there is no sign of them coming back. I can't believe a 3 year struggle was ended after a 4 day treatment. This has meant so much to us.
My daughter tolerated the pain okay, but hated the smell. She gagged a lot and reacted more to that than the pain. I had her wear knit gloves over her bandages to conceal some of the smell.
So worth it. Thank you!
New Hampshire, United States
August 05, 2012
A couple of years ago, I noticed a cluster of warts on the bottom of my foot.
My mother took me to the Doctor’s and the doctor said to use Compound W and that the wart would be gone in 3-4 months. My mom bought the Compound W but we never ended up using it because she looked up home remedies online and came across ACV.
She soaked a cotton ball in ACV and pressed it against my foot, keeping it on with band-aids. I put a sock on over it and went to bed like that every night for 2 weeks. In the morning we'd always file it down, and after 2 weeks of this procedure it was completely gone!!
So now, years later, I'm 14 years old and about a month ago I discovered another one on the bottom of my right foot. I ignored it, because I really didn't want to go through all that again, but eventually it became extremely painful and my mom noticed me limping.
I showed her the wart and we went out and bought the stuff for it. I applied it to the cotton ball last night and put the band-aids over it. This morning I woke up and stepped out of bed and there was worse pain than I had remember. It was severe, excruciating pain. It was very painful whether my foot came into contact with the ground or not, it didn't matter. I panicked when I noticed the whole area where the cotton ball had been was white and raised above the skin, but that part started to go away and I remembered that it always does that because my skin was basically waterlogged because it had been with the ACV all night.
So yes, the pain is absolutely excruciating, but it works extremely well and I will continue to do this to get rid of it.
August 04, 2012
Had a few nasty plantar warts on bottom of foot.
Soaked my foot in apple cider vinegar, applied a small pad and covered with duct tape and repeated after 2 days.
On 4th day, while removing the duct tape, out came the warts - gone - worked very well.
August 02, 2012
THIS IS AMAZING !!!
After soaking the wart over night with ACV it turned black. I let it air dry then razored off the upper most layer of dead skin.
If it seems calloused and hard and doesn't hurt then remove that layer. THEN reapply the ACV....IT WILL STING A LOT. Well it does for me.
Its been 3 weeks and they are almost gone =0 So Happy =).
I'll post again when they are completely gone!!!
California, United States
July 31, 2012
I had warts on my arm for about 4-5 years now, and tried everything to get them removed. I used Compound W liquid remover and that didn’t work. I went to the Doctor’s, he used liquid nitrogen, the warts turned into huge blisters and were gone, but then reappeared about 5 months later and came back bigger. Then I used crushed garlic under a band-aid over night on them, This had the same result as at the Doctor’s office. They blistered, they were gone, but they came back about 4 months later, and now there were even more.
So now I looked up every home remedy possible, and now they seem to be gone. What I did was follow the ACV treatment for about two weeks, and at the end of the two weeks I was left with 3 large holes where 3 large warts used to be, (there were some smaller ones I was waiting to do after the larger ones healed) and during this whole time, I was taking 2 150mg garlic pills, 3 times a day, usually after breakfast and lunch, and right before bed.
After a couple more weeks, the big warts were still healing up (the entire time they were healing, I would cover them with Neosporin and a band-aid). Occasionally, I would put an Aspirin paste on them over night (just drop a few drops of water on an Aspirin tablet and it will melt into a paste). Because I read that this also gets rid of warts, I also started applying the Aspirin paste to the medium sized warts. I haven’t treated them with ACV yet.
The Aspirin worked. Amazing, some of the medium sized ones disappeared overnight. Some took a few more days, and after a few weeks of taking garlic pills, the smaller warts began disappearing.
My arm is almost completely healed (I stopped covering them with band-aids to let my wounds "breathe" a little and scab up) now from the ACV and the big warts look like they are gone now too.
So ACV does work. I used it along with other remedies that I also believe work, but I don’t think the Aspirin or the garlic pills alone would have gotten rid of my larger warts. But for the smaller warts, garlic pills and Aspirin did work.
Hope this helps.
Wales, United Kingdom
July 29, 2012
Yes this works.
I had a cluster of three annoying warts on my right index finger for over a year and buying an over the counter remedy which did not work I consulted the internet, bought the acv and followed instructions.
After a week, they went dark brown. I used duct tape to cover the area and found this played a part in the success. My finger throbbed quite painfully several times but I felt that was a small price to pay.
After two weeks they went. I continued the acv without the covering tape for several days after. Yes believe me, this method works.
Alabama, United States
July 26, 2012
It all started with a wart on the bottom of my heel in high school.
I wrestled for my high school for 2 years and my senior year I noticed an abnormality on the heel of my foot. I of course thought it was nothing and just ignored it. After about a year and a half that small abnormality had spread into a dozen or so warts on my heel as well as a nickel sized wart on the back of my archilles tendon.
I still continued to ignore the warts, then one day I realized I had the same type of wart on my left thumb and that was when I was ready to rid myself of these cursed things. I went to a dermatologist and they had me use salicylic acid and it was very painful to say the least. I treated my hand and foot for months with salicylic acid and had absolutely no results.
I gave up for about 6 months and just happened to tumble upon this site, like everyone else and decided "what the hell, why not".
I am now on day 4 of the ACV treatment and 3 of my warts have already died and are falling off. The wart on my archilles tendon is completely black now and should be falling off within the next few days and the cluster of a dozen or son on the heel of my foot are dying one wart at a time.
This is the best results I have ever experienced and it makes me a very happy man. I will warn anyone that the pain I have experienced is quite alarming. I have broken bones before and this is not too far from that pain. But you've gotta remember "No Pain, No Gain".
August 15, 2012
I commented about 2 weeks ago about the progress on my warts. I had about a nickel-sized wart on the back of my heel on my right foot.
As I said in my previous testimonial, I had been treating my warts for about a week with ACV.
After 3 weeks the nickel-sized wart on my heel turn black and scabbed over. I decided to leave the scab completely alone and just soaked my foot 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes before I went to bed and wrapped my foot every night and that's it. br>
After about 5 days the black scab completely fell off on its own revealing a hole about a size a fifth the original size and all new pink skin. I am still applying ACV at night to the hole to assure that the wart will die off.
I advise to anyone, to not pick at the wart if it turns black and scabs over, just leave it be and let your body do what it does best and push the wart off your body.
It worked great for me and less pain is involved. Just be patient and you will be healed.
Huntington Beach, California, USA
July 23, 2012
I have or had a plantar wart on the bottom of my big toe.
I had it frozen twice by a dermatologist and also used over the counter freezing multiple times. I had to give up jogging since I couldn't put my toe down, I walked with a limp.
It's gone now and I got my first pedicure in 8 months yesterday. It took 3 weeks of using the cotton ball soak with vinegar with a ban-daid.
On weekends I would do it during the day. It was painful at times. I also would file off the skin when it was dried out.
This is the best method and I am shocked that dermatologists don't recommend it. Oh, I guess if they did you would have no reason to see them. Shame on them. Anyway don't give up, it does work.
Mississippi, United States
July 23, 2012
My daughter had several warts on her toes and nothing seemed to work. We tried Salicylic Acid, Freeze-Away kits, duct tape, etc. Finally she started using ACV and in no time they were gone.
Fast forward a year... I noticed a wart developing on the underside of my middle finger. I tried the Freeze-Away kit again and have decided that kit is useless, I don't know anyone who has had success with it. My neighbor has a wart on his ring finger and has been wearing duct tape for a few weeks now. After a few weeks and he is still wearing it I decided I didn't want to try that method.
That's when my wife reminded me about the ACV treatment that my daughter used. The smell is terrible, but I was willing to try it.
I was already experiencing slight pain simply because where it is located, it is always getting hit or hung on something, so the additional pain has not been an issue. However, after only one night I noticed it was darkening and becoming slightly tender. By the second day it was turning black and becoming hard and sensitive. I've been following the treatment for about 4-5 nights now and it looks dead and drying up.
My daughter's warts just disappeared after a week or two and never turned black so that is why I researched mine to see if this was abnormal. I am glad to hear that it is normal to turn black and that from what I have read I expect mine to be falling off soon. From experience this is the most successful treatment I have seen, just a little smelly but the end result is worth it.
My neighbor is next! He and his son have tried several things so once mine are gone I will try to get him to try this method.
North Carolina, United States
July 22, 2012
I'm not even near 30, and I thought I was going to be stuck with a wart for the rest of my life! It was on my mind all the time on how ugly it looked, worried about if it was going to spread.
I was looking online for removal methods, came across apple cider vinegar. I honestly didn't want to go to a Doctor..and I didn't want to spend close to 20 dollars for the Dr. Scholls. I saw this website - so many people said it worked! Shoot, I'll give it a try.
The pain - yeah, on a scale 1-10, it was an 8.5-9 BUT IT WORKED, and its totally worth it. The wart is GONE, I honestly have never been so happy and relived in quite a long time! I used the ACV over night when I slept with a band aid.
Its harsh on your skin, as said in other posts, but I am so glad I came across this site! So glad I tried it, and so glad it worked!
England, United Kingdom
July 19, 2012
I am currently on day 5 of using this treatment on a plane wart and it is working well.
One question - the middle part of the wart has now fallen out (so it is just raw skin at the moment) but I can still see some of the outer wart remaining, do I keep using ACV on this or will that part of the wart die if the core has come out?
Nevada, United States
July 14, 2012
I'm 13 and have been dealing with warts for almost 4 years. It started out as just one single wart on the back of my right hand. Then years later there were more growing.
I've been trying to hide these warts for a very long time now. And people at school pointed it out and I got really embarrassed. So I even tried the duct tape method. It didn't work! So I just felt hopeless and I gave up . But then a year later I found this! I tried it and I am on day 3.
There is no pain for me! And some started to darken! So that means they will fall off! I hope they will all go away after all these years! I’m crossing my fingers!!!!
And I have a question, can you use plain white vinegar?
Florida, United States
July 13, 2012
My daughter developed a plantar wart that she did not tell me about until it was very large and painful.
We sought medical treatment, used OTC products, but nothing worked. She started to develop warts all over the bottom of her foot. After reading about the ACV method, we soaked her foot in vinegar for about 5 minutes each on two consecutive evenings...
On the 3rd day, the original plantar wart turned black and all the smaller ones turned white. The large one fell out, leaving a large hole in the bottom of the foot which healed nicely and the smaller ones simply disappeared!
New York, United States
July 05, 2012
I've had a plantar wart on my big toe for about four years now. I suspect I got it from my older sister using my shoes.
Anyway I just started this treatment and on another site I read the warts may get bigger before they start to die.
I’ve only done the treatment during the day and when I took off the bandage I noticed I actually have a large cluster of warts around the big one. After the swelling went down, I noticed the warts had grown and become more visible. So I decided to try the treatment at night.
Hopefully it works! My other sister used the duct tape only method and it has seemed to work for her but I didn’t have the patience to wear duct tape around my toe for weeks at a time. So even though I’m having some tingles of pain, I find this method a lot more bearable.
New York, United States
July 02, 2012
I have a 1/2 inch wart on the bottom of my foot on my big toe, where the joint of the toe is. Walking is the worst! I've been dealing with this throbbing, sharp pain for too long. After reading up on it I decided to try the ACV and cotton ball method and I swear to you that it really, really works!
The first night I put two cotton swab tips on the wart and sealed it with duct tape around my big toe. That was WAY WAY too painful, so I took it off after 10 minutes and tried again the next night. It was like someone was stabbing a throbbing hot knife through my foot!
The second night I used one cotton tip with three band-aids (one across the middle, one on top and one below to stabilize.) I woke up the next morning with the wart raised REALLY HIGH, stark white with lots of dead blood vessels. After taking a nail file to it, it was way smaller than it had ever been.
The third night I had to skip, which leads into today. I looked at the wart and it was already starting to turn black in a large area! Only ONE NIGHT of actually using it and the wart is already progressing fast!!
I'm gonna keep doing it and it should be gone shortly. I can't wait!
Johannesburg, South Africa
July 02, 2012
This weekend I spoke to my husband and got so emotional when I told him that this is the best results that I have ever seen and I am so positive that I will be rid of this plantar wart - for the first time in so many years I finally found hope.
I couldn't walk property, couldn't wear those nice heels to clubs and I couldn't even stand too long. This will all change now and I cannot wait.
I am even getting emotional whilst typing this. I first noticed it about 7 years ago. It was just there, this huge calloused thing that I thought would just go away with some foot things from Scholls. But alas, everything I bought turned out to be a waste of money and I gave up.
Not too long ago I just got to the point of 'enough now'! It was hurting now and again, not all the time, but it was beginning to really get me down. I heard about the duct tape so I bought some along with some wart magic remover things. I started filing the hard skin then putting some wart remover in then tape it up with duct tape. It started hurting....so I stopped the wart magic stuff. Things were not progressing as fast as I wanted it to though. So I did some more research and stumbled upon this site.
What a blessing to those in distress!! After using ACV for 2 weeks it's nearly gone! I am giving my foot a rest from the AVC though. My foot is damaged and I need it to heal then I will knock the remainder of that bugger with more AVC and duct tape! I had my wart for many years so it's grown pretty deep and is very stubborn, I never expected it to come out easily.
I do have to warn you about the pain though. I gave natural birth with no painkillers.....this was by far the worst pain I have ever ever experienced!! I was swallowing Myprodol's like Tic-Tacs and couldn't walk for about a week!!
My poor husband could only look on in horror, look at the sucker on my foot and swear at it like he wanted to fight it right here and now.
One word of advise guys - use 2 regular band-aids - cut a circle in the middle about the size of the opening where the wart is stick them in a cross + over the area, then take a small piece of duct tape, cut a hoe in that too, and stick over, then take small cotton ball, soak in AVC put it in the hole and then cover with another piece of duct tape, this way some of your healthy skin will be as protected as can be.
So, he's not gone yet, but he will be soon, so many huge chunks came off that I think it's on it's last.
I will update you very soon on the state of my friend.
Good Luck all!
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