The apple cider vinegar warts removal procedure was reviewed by sixty two users throughout 2013 and the results are recorded in the graph and table below:
60 users of this procedure reported either successfully removing their wart or definite progress in doing so and only two found it had no effect. Many people used the ACV procedure as a last resort after finding other treatments did nothing or made their warts bigger.
Unfortunately this apple cider vinegar wart treatment can be painful as 68% of the users reported. Several people mentioned that over the counter pain medication helped to reduce the pain.
Everyones pain threshold is different, so if you find this procedure is too painfull, you can check out Charles Davidson's all natural pain-free treatment written up in his e-book here.
My special needs child has had a wart problem on one of her hands for many years. Due to her disabilities, doctors refused to treat them but suggested we use OTC remedies.
Over the course of about 7 years, a single wart became 20+. I have tried everything, numerous times. Her pediatric dermatologist finally agreed to treat her with injections directly into the warts (very painful). We were hopeful that this would finally work. After numerous treatments, no change. :(
The doctor finally prescribed a heavy duty prescription topical but warned us that her hand will peel badly and may become very raw. She said we may see results in a couple of months.
Somebody asked me if I had ever tried to remove her warts using apple cidar vinegar. Honestly, I was pretty skeptical but thought it was worth a try before resorting to the prescription cream.
I have been treating her hand for 3 days and the warts are all turning black and have shrunk considerably. I coaxed about 4 of them off her hand with ease.
I am amazed that this simple, painless, CHEAP remedy is working!
I had many moles and skin tags that were becoming unbearable.
I remember my aunt having so many that it marred her beauty, and to be honest, I felt unattractive because of them.
I used to have them frozen off but then my medical insurance denied the practice as "not medically necessary". I was thinking I was doomed to carry these skin issues forever until I came across this website, and began trying the apple cider vinegar method.
It burned like heck, but in only two days, I began seeing them begin to flake. In a week, several had fallen off, and I am going to continue to use this treatment until I see all of these unwanted skin growths fall off.
What an effective and cheap way to get rid off skin tags, moles, and warts. I even told my sister in Germany to try it on her husband's warts and moles, and I am sure he will have the positive results!
Thank you for sharing this information!
I had numerous warts in the past few years. Went to the dermatologist to freeze them 5 times. Some warts were resilient & kept on coming back but after a few treatments they were all gone.
The freezing is about 150$ per visit. A few months later, when I discovered some new warts on my hand, I tried making an appointment but they were fully booked for the next 10 days. So I decided to go to RITEAID & buy Dr Scholls...
Well, NEVER USE THESE PRODUCTS. They blister only the top layer of your skin & don’t cure the wart. I had already researched about ACV years ago but never tried it, so I decided to give it a try.
In 2 to 3 days your wart will turn black. I don’t know why but some warts don’t hurt at all but others hurt like hell when you leave the soaked cotton balls with a Band-aid on. As each day progresses & you repeat this treatment, it hurts more & more; maybe because the surrounding skin is irritated & super red? But one thing for sure is…YOU TAKE THE PAIN & IT WILL FALL OFF & YOU WILL BE WART FREE... NO PAIN NO GAIN. :)
But if you don’t have money problems, I suggest you go to the dermatologist & freeze them because it only stings a little for that day...because if I had to compare the burning & throbbing pain, ACV wins two hands down.
The only bad thing about freezing, you might need multiple treatments. There wasn’t a wart that didn’t go away with two treatments & the good thing about ACV treatment? It’s super cheap. It might hurt like hell but, from my experience, it works wonders & I’ve been wart free ever since. & I hope the same for you guys. :)
I have had a plantar wart for a few years now, tried everything like freezing, salicylic acid, and other over the counter medication and nothing worked.
Saw this website and tried ACV. I put some cotton wool soaked with ACV every night with band aid. Within 5 days the wart turned black and then dropped off! I must confess that the pain on the first 3 days was unbearable and it woke me up every night and I had to put ice on the wart to stop the pain. I persevered and gradually the pain went.
I would recommend that you file the wart down every night before ACV treatment to ensure that the ACV is able to penetrate to the wart.
Am so pleased with the result, when nothing else worked!
I am amazed at how well this remedy works! I have four different 'wart stories.'
First, I have two daughters, my 7 year old who had a small new wart and my 9 year old who had one 'new wart' and an older wart (one of which had been frozen off before.) I treated both of them three consecutive nights, they reported minimal pain (though the oldest wart caused my daughter some pain where she was tempted to remove the ACV) The warts were black after the first night. They went swimming on day four and came home to realize they had fallen out! Maybe the chlorine? I treated them again for three days and they were black again after one day and fell out a few days later. We did one final treatment, for two nights, which did nothing. The warts are gone in less than two weeks! They have little holes where they were and you can see fresh pink skin!
I have a more stubborn wart/ mole/ bump/ unidentified growth on the sole of my foot. It is clear, smooth and raised. I noticed it 9 years ago. During my second pregnancy, 8 years ago, it started to grow. I saw a podiatrist who said it wasn't a wart and it didn't look cancerous, so if it didn't bother me to leave it alone. I took his advice and ignored it until 3 years ago when it had grown and was getting annoying. I saw a dermatologist who said its not a wart, not cancerous and probably a colorless mole. She wouldn't remove it and said if it wasn't really bad to leave it alone as it would require foot surgery to remove. It definitely wasn't bad enough to go through foot surgery, nor the money that would cost, so I ignored it. I soon became pregnant with my 3rd child and it continued to grow.
Last year, I decided something had to be done and I wasn't ready for the knife, so Dr Google it was. I came across ACV and saw that it could be used on warts or moles and was relatively harmless, so decided it was worth a shot at my "bump" as it has come to be known. I went crazy at first, constantly treating it 24/7. It turned brown and would occasionally have a brown/ black fluid cone out of it (like old blood?) I couldn't walk it swelled so big and hurt so bad. My ankle was sore from walking on only half of my foot. After a couple of weeks, I did nighttime treatment only because it was so painful. It finally got so darn painful, I took a break. Plus, I was about to have major abdominal surgery and didn't want to have that and not being able to walk. I left it alone and layers peeled off and kept peeling off for weeks. It got flush with the skin and I didn't treat it anymore. I knew I needed to, but after having surgery complications, and new issues, I ended up having four abdominal surgeries last year and didn't want that pain added on.
So, here I am a year later and the thing has grown back and was hurting again. With Summer upon us, I'm ready to be rid of it. I started treating about a month ago and have been treating nightly. It turned black and has oozed the nasty black liquid a couple of times. I file it down daily, not a lot, since it hurts to touch it. I take a few days off when it starts getting really painful and let it calm down and dry out some. I then am able to file more and reveal a bright red color under it. It's flat with my foot again, but I can still feel a fairly good sized bump beneath the skin and the dark red circle is still there, so I know it's not gone. I just finished a three day no treatment break and am on week five of treatment. I'm guessing it's going to take another month or two to completely get rid of it, since its so well established; but this time I'm not giving up! This thing is going to die and I'm getting my foot back. Seeing my daughter's results and reading here, I know it can be done, but it's going to take patience. I will post my success when I'm done treating.
As far as the pain goes, I firmly believe the age of the wart/ growth is directly related to the pain you experience. I've come to that conclusion from reading testimonials and my own experience with my kid's warts. The 'new warts' caused them very little, if any discomfort. Whereas my daughter's 'old wart' caused her enough pain to consider removing the ACV cotton and bandaid. The one I have is 9 years old and firmly planted and is giving me a much harder time. I've had total disc replacement in my spine, one baby without drugs, a c-section baby, large hernia repair, hysterectomy and lived in chronic pain for four years, I'm no sissy. I've been told by doctors that I need to take my pain medicine and that I have an extremely high pain tolerance. This pain isn't the worst I've experienced and its not always bad, but when it is bad, it throbs and hurts like crazy! It's a piercing pain and the more you treat, the more it hurts. Plus, with it being on my foot, it throws off my walking and wearing shoes. I have found some relief by buying the corn protectors, they are round padded bandaids, with a round cutout in the center that helps cushion around it, so it doesn't receive so much pressure when walking. When I am treating it and it swells, that helps a lot, I put one of those on in the morning with a bandaid over it and barely notice it if I'm wearing comfy shoes. The cutout is still covered by a sticky layer, so when it's pulled off, it sometimes pulls the top layer of skin off the growth. I like that it does that, since it helps exfoliate. If you didn't want that to happen, you could put cotton on that part so it wouldn't stick to the wart.
I hope everyone had great wart removing success with ACV!
Update- June 27, 2013
I wrote in on June 3, 2013 and since then I've made some great progress on my "bump" on my foot. To clarify location from my earlier post, it is on the sole of my foot (opposite side of the arch, on the outer edge.)
Two weeks ago, I was super excited and thought it was gone. The ACV had not been hurting at all for several days and I was able to cut off all the black skin. There was a crater with fresh skin underneath and I thought I had defeated this thing. I almost updated then, but I knew to treat it again with ACV to make sure it was gone. I was bummed that as soon as the ACV touched my foot, the pain started. The next morning, it was black again.
I've been treating daily since then and use an emery board to file it down at night.
Tonight, I soaked my foot in hot water and once again was able to cut all the black off, without any pain. It had stopped hurting during treatment again, so I was hopeful. As soon as I saw underneath though, I knew it wasn't gone yet. It's considerably smaller, but there is still a small red circle in it, which is the wart.
I just put my nightly ACV on and the burn is back, not to intense at the moment. I'm confident it will be black in the morning again. I will keep treating until it is gone and update then.
On my daughters' warts, they are healing nicely and seem to be gone. As far as location, my older daughter had one of hers on her elbow joint and her older wart was on her finger knuckle. The younger ones wart was on her upper arm.
Update: July 14, 2013
Update on June 3, 2013 and June 27, 2013 posts:
I've wrote in twice now and had really hoped this 'bump' would be gone by now. Layer by layer, it's coming off, just slower than I had hoped.
I'm now 90% sure it is a wart, as I finally see the small black dots everyone speaks of. Before, it was on huge red area that would turn black. Now, I see small red areas that turn black.< br>
I am amazed at how it is a crater and after another ACV treatment it brings it up to the surface and the crater is gone. I keep thinking I almost have it gone, as the red are will be super small, then I treat, it raises and more appears.
It hurts so flipping bad right now, I can't even put pressure on it, but I'm not giving up. Obviously, since I've had it so long (9+ years), its very implanted and isn't giving up easy.
I had originally started using regular ACV; but am now using organic ACV. I'm not sure there is much of a differnce, other than the organic smells horrendous. Hopefully, I'll be back soon saying it is gone!
On another note, we recently used ACV on my husband's knee to get a splinter out, that had been in there some time. It was out in 2 days. We are also treating a wart on his finger, and it is progressing nicely, almost gone after 10 days. I only wish mine would go so quickly!
Update: August 24, 2013
From Kathy E, Texas, United States
Update on June 3rd, June 27th & July 14th posts:
I am still at it treating my wart. I'm just shy of treating for 4 months now.
It's back to being more of a red spot and then turning black with treatment. I keep thinking I'm getting to the end of it. It hurts horrible to treat and has had me up out of bed for a few hours the last several nights from the throbbing. I'm toughing it out, hoping it means I'm nearing the end. Hopefully soon it will be gone!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!!
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?
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!
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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??
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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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!!