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:
Name: Colleen Desbois
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: June 20, 2019
I had a plantar wart on my heel that had been growing for 10+ years.
Thought it was a callous but was told my my nurse practitioner that it was a plantar wart. She decided to try freezing it but I found the treatment too painful to continue.
That was when I did some research and found out about acv as a treatment.
It took about 5 months but it was worth the journey... Painful at times but I kept at it.
The wart started to turn black and I and my nurse practitioner would scale it down.
We kept doing this for several months and one day it just popped out... My nurse practitioner put some freezing on top of it to make sure it was gone.
It was worth everything I went through with the acv treatment.
April 13, 2019
(Translated from French)
This is really amazing !!!
I am truly grateful for this Webpage and all the comments!
I had a very painful botryomycosis on a finger.
After going to the emergency room, I was prescribed a silver nitrate treatment that turned my finger black allover. The treatment was a real torture. A week later, I was so ashamed of my finger that I became depressed. That’s when I discovered this Webpage.
I bought some apple cider vinegar in an organic shop and that’s when the miracle began.
The first few nights were hard but, thanks to the testimonials, I persevered and the pain gradually faded. After 3-4 days a cavity appeared. I bathed my finger with vinegar and hot water, and filed the skin. The black disappeared very quickly. I also filed the top layer of the nail.
After a week, my finger looked nice.
Now, two weeks after the start of the ACV treatment, I have almost no pain and the black color has completely disappeared.
I will continue the ACV treatment for another two weeks as a preventative measure.
My Dermatologist can’t get over it!
The apple cider vinegar treatment is truly miraculous!
I’m done with the pointless expenses and suffering.
Massachusetts, United States
August 09, 2018
I am so excited to finally be able to write a review here! I found this website over a year ago. I had a massive wart growing around and under the nail on my index finger. It had been there for over 10 years.
Over the last 10 years I had tried freezing the watt off three times, I tried wart removers, and I had it injected with medicine 5 times. Nothing worked. The wart would usually shrink a bit then grow even bigger. I had to file down the side of my nail to get at the wart and the wart grew so big I ended up removing half of my nail.
I began to feel hopeless. About a year ago, I found this website and decided to give this method a try. The pain was excruciating. I had to stop because I was unable to sleep at night. Even during the day when I had taken the vinegar off, my wart would still throb. But I noticed that my watt had shrunk and had black spots off over it.
Back in February, I decided to give it a try again. I wrapped the wart every night and took an over the counter pain killer as well. I would look at different nail styles and read these reviews when the pain would get too bad to help me through. After about a week or so the pain began to go away and the wary began to shrink and turn dark.
Unfortunately in my case, it took much longer than 1 week for it to go away totally. I continued the treatment from February until May. Filing away at the wart. Eventually in May I noticed that my wart was itching like crazy. It was unbearable at times but it was better than the pain. Then one day I went to file it and I realized the wart was lifting off!! The whole wart came out and left a massive red crater on the side of my finger.
I was so worried that my nail would never grow back but it is now august and my nail is almost entirely grown back. Looking at my finger, you would never know I had a wart there! I got my first manicure in over 10 years the other day and I cried of happiness! So so glad I stuck through it! Best of luck to everyone out there trying this. Stick with it! It’s worth it!
London, United Kingdom
May 06, 2018
I had a wart on the tip of my thumb.
I used apple cider vinegar and it works a treat.
It really really really hurts while doing it, but it's worth it, so carry on with it.
Persist with it and it really works because my wart fell out, thanks for apple cider vinegar.
North Carolina, United States
March 27, 2018
Just want to thank everyone for their detailed and insightful comments.
I’m only on day 2 of Braggs ACV + cotton ball + duct tape for both index fingers, but I can see the progress already.
Just do it.
I actually love how much it stings. It means I’m finally winning.
But I do feel bad for you foot folks!
Arizona, United States
January 25, 2018
I’m one of those weirdo hermits who just doesn’t participate in online conversations, but I’m gunna make an exception today. I found a plantar wart on the underside of my foot about 6 weeks ago. I thought it was a callous but when it didn’t go away and in fact became very painful to walk on, I knew the truth.
My mom and brother have suffered from them before, but I never appreciated the extent of their suffering until I got one of these little bastards myself. Literal agony. And every step makes you painfully aware of the nasty foot growth that’s ruining your life.
I immediately made an appointment with a dermatologist. Miserable, unable to workout, and promising myself about every 20 minutes that I’d never walk barefoot on a tile surface again, I went online, to read about remedies, but mostly to be freaked out by disgusting pictures on google images and terrifying testimonials of people who took 7 years to heal. Kill me with fire. The doctor prescribed an anti-cancer medication called Aldara. I feel as though it may have helped slightly, but it was certainly not expediting the healing. I was also concerned by some testimonials from people saying that Aldara caused more warts to form. My sympathies to whoever paid $200 for Aldara on here. That is really rough.
I also had two sessions of freezing done, both which failed to bring the wart to the surface and get rid of it. Maybe they helped slightly, but I was really experiencing a ton of pain, and after 4 weeks of these treatments, the wart was still deep under the skin.
Well I finally started ACV and just...I’m so impressed. I’m not usually a believer in homeopathic remedies, but in this case it’s clear to me that ACV is a far better wart medication than anything the doctor can prescribe. In fact, from what Ive read, most of the stuff the doc offers you (freezing, surgery, Aldara) seem to trend towards spreading warts rather than getting rid of them.
ACV is the way to go. Soak a cotton ball, cover with 3 more cotton balls, duct tape them in place, double sock it, and wait. After 1 week the wart has fallen out and left the fabled “crater” %*!*ing nasty btw. And now I’m still following this procedure to be sure it goes away completely and no new warts form. Pain is gone almost completely. It really looks like it could be completely gone in less than a week, two max. I’ll post an update if anything changes, but it also looks like I’ll be able to work out again soon.
Though this experience has taught me a lesson about shower shoes that I will never forget. I’m so pleased with these results.. ACV HELL YEAH.
Canterbury, New Zealand
Jan 06, 2018
I have 2 plantar warts, one on the underside of the left foot and one on the little toe of my right foot.
I've been using this method for 3-4 days now. Both have gone black, the one on the left doesn't hurt, but the one on the right hurts like a motherf**ker, even keeping me up at night with the throbbing pain.
Today I decided to be brave and cut away the black parts, and was surprised to see the results.
The one on the left foot doesn't hurt because the wart is still at the surface so, there's still a bit left, which I need to apply more vinegar to to get rid of it completely.
After I carefully cut off the black stuff on the right foot I could see that it hurts because it's quite deep, and there's basically an open wound on my toe now, like a deep crater.
I'm hoping that now that I've cut off all the black stuff, and that I just have healthy tissue, another week of the vinegar will mean that it's completely healed.
My tips are: 1) to file away the at the wart until you've reached the surface so that the vinegar can work immediately, 2) when it turns black cut away the black skin to expose the bottom in case there's more affected skin you need to apply the treatment to, 3) USE GLOVES when dressing the wound and especially when cutting away the skin so you don't spread the virus to other parts of your body, 4) PATIENCE.
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
December 15, 2017
(Translated from French)
A week ago, I discovered that I had several warts in my vagina.
I immediately looked on the internet and 2 days after the start of my research I discovered the wart treatment with apple cider vinegar. I am doing it now and I am seeing the results.
I'm not really satisfied yet, but it's only been 3 days since I started. However, I am very motivated to continue because I see a difference: the warts have decreased, both outside and inside.
November 11, 2017
(Translated from French)
In order to remove hand warts, I was able to try several treatments including liquid nitrogen and salicylic acid.
All worked initially but the warts came back bigger and deeper a few weeks later.
After finding this site, I tried the cider vinegar treatment (I bought unpasteurized organic cider vinegar) and I can tell you that after 1 week of treatment, my two right hand warts have finished by swelling, blackening, falling off. I then had a crevice with a crust that formed over.
A week latter the crust fell off and the wart disappeared.
For your info, I put a piece of cotton soaked in vinegar under a large bandage on the wart all night.
I can confirm that this method is extremely efficient! I am treating the left hand right now!
Pay attention to areas where the skin is finished, it burns a little but it is bearable.
Devon, United Kingdom
September 20, 2017
Well I have tried a number of things to get free of a number of ugly growths on my hands that appeared.
Having been unsuccessful I ended up looking online for what other people were trying and if there are any products that actually work!
So arming myself with a bottle of apple cider vinegar, duct tape/band aids and cotton wool as suggested I set to work.
After about a week the wart started going significantly black. After this applying more vinegar produced a more painful sensation - which I found encouraging as something was clearly happening!
After a few weeks of constantly applying the ACV with cotton wool & covering with tape the wart seemed much looser and the hole where it had been growing larger - at a certain point I pulled out what was remaining with pliers. I then carried on soaking the area with ACV daily.
So far I have treated 3 warts and although it takes some time and patience and some discomfort, I am thrilled to say it is all looking good. One of the warts had been on my finger for over 12 years & it doesn't seem to effect the treatment however long the wart has been there.
This should certainly be publicized as how to deal effectively with the virus / skin infection for the cost of a few pounds.
Thank you everyone before me that posted on this matter. If you are suffering with this condition I would recommend completely this approach.
Suffolk, United Kingdom
September 18, 2017
I am so pleased with the results from using ACV for a wart on my face (on my cheek).
I was getting very distressed at this unsightly growth on my face which is considered a cosmetic procedure to remove so was excluded from my private insurance and dermatologist consultations have long delays on the NHS.
So I decided to try this in desperation.
I applied the first 'dose' on the Friday night (cotton wool soaked in ACV and taped over wart), then put three fresh applications on during Saturday and again overnight.
By Sunday morning the wart had turned black so I left another dose and left on all day Sunday. When I cleaned it on Monday the black scab came away, but I noticed part of the wart still there next to the wound.
I put another dose to try and cover this on Monday, it did sting for about 30 seconds as there was a wound now from where the main part of the wart was, but on Tuesday this also came away. I was back at work on Tuesday but decided to leave the wound open to the air to make sure no signs of the wart remained while it cleared.
I am so pleased to say it is now the following Monday and there is no sign of the wart or any scarring in it's place, so can vouch for this method.
The only thing I would say is the final attempt to remove the last bot of the wart did burn the good skin next to the wart but that has now healed too. I used tea tree oil to clean the area each day and some aloe Vera to moisturise because the skin was quite dry after applying the ACV, but all worth the result so happy days again!
CO, United States
September 12, 2017
Help! I need input!
I've been doing the ACV treatment for a few days on two warts on my hand.
One of them I've had on and off for 5 years on my knuckle, tried everything (cream; freezing - both over the counter and at the doctor; yeast injections into the wart; duct tape) and it kept coming back. Most of the treatments didn't even affect the wart.
The other wart I've had for about a year and a half, but didn't realize it was a wart until a few months ago as it grew in size, shape, and texture. It is at my beginning of my nail bed.
ACV is working SO WELL! I am blown away at how quickly this process took hold, but I need HELP! I'm not sure how long to keep it going for?? When do you know if the wart is totally gone?
I keep duct tape on the warts during the day, and when I get home from work I switch the ACV cotton balls.
The warts turned black for several layers, fell out over the course of a few days, and now I have the crater. The inside is very tender, very very painful, and looks like pus - it is yellowish. Do I keep going?
The ACV is now at a new level of stinging with this open wound, and it was so bad I could not sleep last night. Up until now, there has been stinging and throbbing, but all manageable.
Please let me know your thoughts! When can I let it heal?! I work with my hands for my job so it is very painful.
WA , United States
August 19, 2017
If you have tried everything and haven't found a solution to your warts, PLEASE READ.
I know this seems like another gimmick on the Internet, but it truly is the only thing that's ever worked for me. I am 25 years old, and I had warts covering the back of my hand for 10+ years.
I tried freezing, burning, cutting, essential oils, hypnotherapy, and even the Wartabater- I was that desperate. None of those worked, and at age 23 I discovered ACV.
I scrape the wart using a disposable nail file/pumice board, apply ACV-soaked cotton balls with a bandaid to keep in place, and leave overnight. After 1-2 nights, the wart turns black. In 7-14 days it will be ready to pop out leaving a gaping hole where the wart was. This will heal over a 2 week period during which I suggest you keep anti-bacterial solution on the wound.
2 years later I am wart free (had about 28 all over my hands). Scars are hardly noticeable at all. Can't express how thankful I am to ACV. It is the real deal.
I have nothing to gain by writing this testimonial, I just know all through my teen years and college I was haunted by warts, and I want to help some kid that is struggling like I did.
August 02, 2017
I am not usually one for leaving comments on these types of things, but I couldn't not leave a comment after trying this treatment!
I had pretty bad periungual warts around the majority of my finger nails for a good 2-3 years. They were horrible and extremely damaging to my self-confidence.
I tried everything to get rid of these: cryotherapy, over the counter treatments and even old wives tales (one of which included a lot of vapour rub!) but none of them seemed to work. I promised myself that after 6 cryotherapy treatments, that I would not put myself through the pain again to end up back at square one and £140 worse off each treatment.
I had pretty much given up on finding a treatment for them until I stumbled across this thread. It sounded all too good to be true. Like I said, I had tried pretty much everything to get rid of these and they all sounded promising but nothing had worked. But, I was so desperate to be rid of these warts that I was willing to give anything a go.
I soaked cotton wool in apple cider vinegar and placed them on each of my warts and wrapped them up in duct tape, every night (this took a good 30 mins!). After a couple of days, they all started to change colour. It was slightly painful but nothing compared to the pain of cryotherapy! Within a couple of weeks, they started to slowly drop off; I couldn't believe my eyes!
Now, I am thrilled to say that they are all totally gone! I honestly cannot believe it. I find myself just staring at my fingers everyday in total disbelief!
Seriously, if you have the same issue, save yourself the hassle of doctors and over the counter stuff and just get yourself a bottle of apple cider vinegar, some cotton wool and duct tape.
It worked wonders for me!
New York, United States
July 29, 2017
I have had a large plantar wart on the center of the ball of my foot for about 7 years now.
I tried treating it on and off with four different podiatrists over the course of the years undergoing every treatment available under the sun including two surgical removals, an experimental anti cancer injection and multiple quarterizations, acid and laser treatments, all of which left me nearly incapacitated over and over again.
November of 2016 I began ACV treatment on and off with acid that I had leftover at home from a doctor who literally gave it to me so I could just try to treat it at home. After a few weeks I discontinued to acid treatment and continued with ACV somewhat inconsistently for about 2 months. I noticed a reaction immediately with the ACV in the presentation of blackness and swelling which resulted in the appearance of at least two separate warts.
By January of this year I began treating it consistently as follows:
- Every night I would scrape the area down with a very rough metal scraper and/or emery board. This was important for me because mine was in a place that developed a very thick callous over the warts after treatments and with walking on it which was encouraging growth, preventing treatment and leaving me in a great deal of discomfort.
- Every few nights or towards the end ever night I would soak a cotton ball in varying sizes and completely bandage it shut. I never used tape only butterfly bandaids or a few of the strong fabric or waterproof bandaids which were great because they seal the oxygen out which really attacks it.
I tried protecting the skin around it with Vaseline or Neosporin but this never helped me.
- The consistency with which I applied the ACV would fluctuate with my pain level. Being that I am on my feet most of the day at work and have dogs I could not apply the ACV 24/7 so I would only put it on at night for as long as I could bear the pain.
Most of the time I could not use the ACV every night nor could I last the entire night when I did because the pain was so unbearable. Most nights it was on about 4-6 hours. Some nights I would allow myself to withstand it and stay up all night long shaking and sweating in pain. Though even when I would take it off in the middle of the night from the pain it would still burn like hell for the remainder of the night even without the ACV on - sometimes the pain would last for 4 hours after I had already removed the ACV.
I don't know if it was the placement of my warts or the depth of the roots or my low pain tolerance but by the end of January through probably March or April I was in a great deal of pain every single time I applied the ACV. It took about 2 months into the treatment with nightly consistency for the pain to begin. It was not there from the beginning. I know this also probably had to do with the fact that I filed mine down almost every night (after awhile I couldn't even bear filing it down for a few days after treatment because it would be so sore and painful) but like I said above I didn't have a choice but to file it down because of how much dead skin was above the warts after every single treatment.
- It is now the end of July and they are almost entirely gone. I think mine are taking so long to resolve because of how deep they grew and the location. I had to deal with removing a lot of dead skin just to reach them and went through a lot of intense pain in order to do so. They are not yet entirely gone but I can see the end of the road not far away.
Keep going at it until you notice the appearance of normal looking skin. Any irregularities or any kind of skin reaction to the ACV (black spots, discolored, blistered skin) the wart is still present. The pain can be incredibly bad and it can take way longer than a lot of people on here say it does.
I may be the 1% that took this long to see s resolution and I almost gave up numerous times and sometimes was inconsistent. But it does work if you keep at it until there's nothing left to see or feel.
Texas, United States
July 10, 2017
I have 3 big very aggressive periungual warts on both of my hands one is on my pinky finger and has been there for 5 years. The other 2 are barely a year old but have grown to the same size as my oldest.
I didn't know what they were until one day I decided to look into the problem with my hands because it was becoming embarrassing.
I have been doing the apple cider treatment for about a year on and off with very little success.
The pain is so bad I cry and I give up months at a time because I feel hopeless but they're growing again and one has grown all the way under my index finger so typing this is difficult and hurts.
I've been doing this treatment again for a month and I see little black spots but the size is not going down.
I am literally at the point where I want to either smash my fingers with hammers just to squish them to death or chop off my fingers entirely, that's how bad this treatment hurts for me.
Does anyone have advice on how to deal with the pain because I am reaching my limit with these things?
Washington, United States
July 09, 2017
I battled plantar warts for more than two years and tried different combinations of at-home and clinical remedies.
Tried ACV. Tried multiple visits to my general care practitioner (which left me with wounds I couldn't tamper with until they'd healed up, by which time warts were back).
I nearly rid myself of the last one more than once but it came back stronger.
ACV was potent and might have been sufficient if I'd been more rigorous with it at the beginning of my saga, but after years of efforts it was not enough, in my case, to do the trick alone.
In the end, this finally did it: cutting the dead skin every night with a scalpel (best thing that came from my doctor visits), dabbing the area with oregano oil mixed with canola (or any other gentle oil), and then sticking a cotton ball soaked in ACV to the spot with a band aid overnight.
I did this for between two and three weeks, and then finally when I scraped the dead skin off there was new skin underneath. It's now completely healed.
Just had my first pedicure in over a year to celebrate. Hope this helps others!
British Columbia, Canada
June 27, 2017
I have a few warts. Some on the bottom of my feet, and some on my fingers.
The one I'm most self conscious about is the one on the side of my pinkie, it sticks out of my pinkie finger and it is the largest one I have.
I found this site not to long ago and when I tried it, it stung a lot, according to all the other replies this is a part of progress.
So I'm going to keep on doing this despite the pain, and hope for the best :)
New York, United States
June 26, 2017
I had several different warts across my hands and fingers, about 10 in total.
Tried freezing, salicylic acid, and even duct tape. The freezing only got rid of one wart and left a massive scar behind.
My self esteem was super low and I tried to cover my hands as often as possible.
Finally, I gave AVC a try. I added some Vaseline around each wart to keep from irritating the healthy skin and also covered the band aid with duct tape to keep everything in place better.
I ended up having to do a few rounds rather than all at once due to how painful AVC can be. But after each round, the warts took less than 5 days to turn black and typically less than 2 weeks to fall off completely!
I have not had any major scarring and I couldn't be happier!
June 12, 2017
The ACV treatment worked well for me.
I had three warts on my index finger. The one on the tip was relatively small but beginning to grow and the other two quite visible with a well developed ring of dead skin around it.
I applied ACV for a week every night and after three days, I could notice, the warts were already drying up.
On the 5th day, I tried to see how much they had dried up and if the dried skin was ready to come off. I had to wait another two days before they came off easily.
Also, the healing part did not take more than two days.
The one on the tip seems completely gone but in the other two, I still see two visible black dots. I don't yet know whether it's the root still sitting there or if it's just a mark since the main root was probably centred there.
I would really get to know that if the wart reoccurs in the next months but as of now, it does look like I am wart free.
Massachusetts, United States
June 12, 2017
I have had a plantar wart on the bottom of my foot for about 4 years.
I have tried a few different things but nothing seemed to work.
I have been doing the ACV treatment for just over 2 weeks now. It is pretty painful, I have been walking with a limp for almost a week because it hurts so much to walk on.
After about a week, I finally started seeing some black emerging.
I am trying not to pick at it, only when skin is clearly peeling off. I am worried about how long it is taking but I will keep doing it another few weeks.
I do have a question though, are people just letting the wart fall out, or are you using some sort of tool to pull it out once it gets to the surface??
Illinois, United States
May 06, 2017
Hello! I've been trying for weeks with this little stubborn wart on the bottom of my foot.
It's turning black, it grows on the shower, it shrinks with a band-aid... your typical plantar' wart.
I do this nightly (duct taping an ACV infused cotton ball onto my foot) and I'm not experiencing much pain. However it's taking quite a while and sometimes when I walk it hurts, this thing is a real bother!
I just wanted to know when I could expect the wart to be gone, as it's just so ugly and I will not rest until I am entirely wart-free.
Hampshire, United Kingdom
May 03, 2017
I tried this method on periungual warts and it worked.
10 days after I began the treatment the warts have gone and the skin is healing nicely.
I did find it painful though. I only applied ACV at night and it throbbed all night. One night I had to remove it after a couple of hours as it was particularly bad.
A few nights of discomfort but no more warts!!
California, United States
May 03, 2017
This procedure worked for me!
I used finger condoms, petroleum jelly(Vaseline) , apple cider vinegar (organic with the mother) and cotton balls.
I would take a little bit of cotton, dip it in vinegar. I would gel up the thumb around the wart with Vaseline. Then I would put on the tip where my wart was the cotton soaked in vinegar.
To keep it in place I slid on the finger condom. Then I would cut the base a little to relieve the pressure because finger confirms are really tight on thumbs, or I have fat fingers, lol.
So that would keep it soaked and in place for a while. When I wanted to re-soak I would repeat. Sometimes I just poked a hole in the condom and dipped my thumb in a little vinegar in a cup and re-soaked the cotton.
The thumb was throbbing from pain in the first two weeks, it was excruciating. This was also before I discovered Vaseline, and I think I was using too much vinegar and it was stripping off too much skin. Every time I moved my hand the thumb would throb. I had to take Advil at night to sleep. Vaseline helped keep the acid only on the wart without letting the acid eat away at healthy skin in the surrounding area.
The wart was skin color at first then turned black, and I could see how far it extended under the nail. I cut my nail back regularly as much as possible to get access to the wart as far as I could.
I did this for about 2 weeks then had to stop because of a wedding taking place in Mexico, and by that time it looked almost good. Of course when I came back it was still there a little bit, and I tried for another few weeks.
During this time the last chunk of dark wart fell off, leaving a tiny crater behind, that healed perfectly.
My thumb looks completely normal now!!
This thread of comments was my support system during this time, kept me motivated, kept me hopeful, kept me from spending lots of money on surgeries and laser therapy.
This form was a life saver and I'm posting to keep inspiring others! Don't give up- keep at it! It will work!!
April 18, 2017
I have 2 cases of warts.
First one started on the bottom of my foot. I ignored it for almost 3 years thinking it was a corn/callus.
I've noticed that it starting to spread 2 small spot on the other parts of my feet and two big mosaic warts. I keep on scrubbing it with pumice stone and using some device to cut it. I did not know that I am making it worse so I started researching about this and stumbled upon pictures of warts vs corn. The whole time I was treating the wart as a corn. I've been using salicylic acid but it is not working then I stumbled upon this website and using ACV.
I started to soak my feet with warm water every night with salt. 30-1hr while watching TV. If there is skin to peel, I peel it carefully. I use a portion of a cotton ball and soak it in ACV. Sometimes I refill the ACV by few drops before sleeping and after waking up. Sometimes I have ACV all throughout the day but it is uncomfortable to walk.
Right now, my wart turned black after 3-4 weeks of doing this process. I think the wart was way deep on my skin and finally reached the core. It hurts at this point and I can barely walk but I have a high tolerance of pain so I don't mind. I am still going to continue treating this until it is gone.
My second case was on my face. Apparently, I used the same cutting device I used to cut my wart. I had this pimple and it got infected. I thought it was just swollen the whole time and it took months before it occurred to me it is now a wart.
What I did is, I tried ACV to check if it is really a wart. The morning after the pimple like wart became black then I confirmed it is really a wart. Repeat the process for four days and it just fell off. I was really surprised. The scar is not as bad a I was expecting.
Please forgive my English since it is not my native tongue but this household medicine works!!!!
Cape Town, South Africa
April 09, 2017
This kind of treatment is ridiculously effective. Whether it will hurt or not depends on how you apply the treatment.
Trust all the testimonies here, including mine. I have used this method to remove my two stubborn warts which occurred at different dates: my first time on a subungual wart (grows under the nail), and recently on my plantar wart having a diameter of the head of an average screw. It took me two years each to resort to apple cider vinegar treatment.
At first I tried to simply cut them deep enough hoping to get through the root. I do not recommend that you do this lol. Not only did I experience extreme pain and mess from the blood spurting out, the warts immediately came back even bigger. Of course, more noticeable and embarrassing! I found this website out of desperation to remove my subungual wart.
So, just follow the drill. I soaked a cotton ball large enough to cover my wart, put it on and wrapped my finger with some tape. Left it like that as long as possible, only changing it whenever I showered.
Did it hurt? Yes. Freaking throbbing pain every time I put on the ACV. It's because I cut my wart that deep to make it bleed then put the ACV on right away. I thought that it would help shorten the treatment process. I don't know if it does but it took approx. 1 week to make the wart "detach" on its own.
Actually my subungual wart doubled in size and turned dark brown, and since I didn't like to wait that long to witness the wart fall off on its own, I pulled it off. And guess what, I managed to remove the whole chunk of wart in one go. It left a deep crater on the nail bed. Still, I continued to apply ACV for 1 more week to make sure the wart was all gone (little pain this time). There, I bid my farewell to the wart, haha! Took at least 2 more weeks to restore the healthy tissues.
For the plantar wart, I only trimmed it thin enough to remove the dead skin and expose the actual wart (not to the extent that it will bleed). Next, I applied the acv treatment, and covered it with plaster and duct tape. Soaked that stubborn wart for 7 whole days straight. Just change the acv once a day whenever you take a bath.
It didn't hurt this time. When the wart doubled in size after the 2nd day of treatment, I trimmed the dead and numb part of the wart, believing that it would make the ACV penetrate faster to the root.
7th day, I removed all the dead skin and suspected wart tissues using a clipper. It left a crater again. You will be able to differentiate a healthy tissue from a wart because warts will appear darker and possibly chunky.
Warning: Applying ACV right after forced removal of the wart might result in pain. If you still want to proceed with this, just do it during the night before going to sleep (at least for 3 nights). Just cover the wound with plasters during the day. I was slightly uncomfortable to walk straight, but pain was bearable. Don't worry, skin on the sole of your feel heals really fast.
Now, I declare myself wart free.
1 week to kill the wart, + 3-7 days follow up. Then the healing process.
Of course, the duration may vary with different people and wart sizes but one thing for sure is that the wart will die with acv. A little patience is all you need. :P
Auckland, New Zealand
March 27, 2017
My experience With warts started when I notice these weird small lumps on my face.
I enticingly thought they were just white heads (little pimples) but every time I tried to get them off they would just keep coming back and bleed.
I did some research and found out I had flat warts by putting a cotton pad with apple cider vinegar on my warts and rapping glad wrap around my forehead, I woke up and heaps I mean literally heaps of big pus white looking things all over my forehead and in the middle of each one were black dots.
It's been two weeks and I've been finding more all over my face but thanks to Apple cider vinegar they've mostly just came off!
My advice is take it slow & don't over do it because you're skin can get irritated & swell up, trust me I learnt the hard way.
But yes, Apple Cider Vinegar is the best for warts!!!!
London, United Kingdom
March 05, 2017
Here is my story.
About six years ago, I got a small wart on the side of my nose. I found that I would go through periods where I would forget it was there, or be horribly self-conscious.
I went to a doctor to ask if I could get it removed. He said no because it would leave a huge scar.
I was afraid to use the self-medication at home like freezing and wart-off, because they all say not to put it on the face. So it was a no-win situation.
However, a month ago, I thought stuff it. I tried this vinegar remedy and it worked wonders! I was very self-conscious because it was on my face, but I didn't care anymore. I made sure I had a week off work. I applied the vinegar-with-mother on a cotton piece and put transport tape on (my house maid had it). I applied it at night and slept with it on. I took it off in the morning, and it was black! I had no idea that was part of the process. (I will say that I had already been picking at it, so it was a bit raw -I think this might have helped it go black sooner.) I then googled it and this site came up.
I decided to keep going and applied more vinegar with mother on it and tape. I wore it all day and reapplied at night.
The next day it was still black. I touched it and it felt quite sore, so I decided not to try and peel it.
The third day was the same. Even though it felt a little sore, I decided to try and peel it. And yes! It came off! I was so shocked and happy.
I kept applying for a few days more, this time not during the day, but only at night. I did this for 4 days.
I then decided to buy a pumice stone and rub it a bit. I was scared it would bleed or something, but no... it took the layer of skin off! I was so happy.
It has been four weeks since and I have not had it regrow. There is a little white spot now (scar tissue I assume), but the skin is completely level. I have since just rubbed it twice with the pumice stone just to keep it level (I don't feel I really need to, but I do). I am really happy. I don't care if I have to end up rubbing it for the rest of my life every few weeks! It is way better that having a wart. Also I am not bothered about the whitish dot. I do think it will go over time, but again, it was either a raised skin flesh thing, or a flat whitish spot - I prefer the latter.
I just wanted to say I was extra scared because I was applying to the face and no one had really mentioned doing this. But for me, it worked with little to no scar, which, as I say, I much prefer.
I will say this:
1. I did different tapes, but I felt that transport tape was the best for some reason.
2. Make sure you have a week or two off work. (I had only four days, haha).
February 17, 2017
Omg!!! I am so happy I found this page.
About 3 months ago I noticed a little bump on the bottom of my foot! I thought I had a splinter and it was uncomfortable to walk on however I couldn't see anything in there. About 2 weeks later it got bigger and more painful :(
I showed my husband he told me it was a wart!! I said "it is not!!!" Little to know I was wrong!
I'd never had a wart in my life!
I showed my mum and she went and got me "wartoff paint" I tried It for weeks and no help!
Then I found the ACV method and my foot is in so much pain to walk on I thought I would try.
It's hard and risen now and my foot is swollen from walking on the side :(
I'm on the 3rd day now it's turning black and still so painful. How much longer do I have to up with the pain? I won't give up till it's gone but I just want to walk properly and flat footed!!!
London, United Kingdom
February 09, 2017
This stuff really works! I just have to share my story with you all.
My ordeal started with a tiny plantar wart on the ball of my foot ten+ years ago. I never got it checked out by a doctor because until about a year ago, it never bothered me.
Around February 2016, that little plantar wart evolved into a cluster/mosaic of smaller warts. Then it began to grow bigger. Eventually another wart popped up on the other side of the ball of my foot.
This is when I went to the doctor. My doctor shaved off the excess skin and froze the warts several times. That didn't help at all! The OG wart kept growing and smaller warts kept popping up faster than ever. Eventually my doctor gave up and told me to use salicylic acid at home.
I used the acid for months. It was so painful and it totally messed up my foot. I couldn't tell the warts apart from healthy skin anymore. I was desperate and in agony. By December 2016, most of the ball of my foot was COVERED in warts of different shapes and sizes. As a 24 year old woman, this was beyond embarrassing for me. I thought I'd never get rid of those ugly things.
Then finally, after some Googling, I found out about apple cider vinegar. The stories people told were almost too good to be true but I had nothing left to lose. In the beginning of January 2017 I started the ACV treatment.
I covered the the ball of my foot in cotton wool soaked in vinegar and covered it in tape. I did this every night before bed. It took 3-4 days before I started to see any results. Around day 4 I started to see black spots appear where the warts were. I was shocked to see how many little warts there were.
After the first week I started to clear away some of the dead skin (be careful doing this. you don't want to spread the virus to your hands). Many of the smaller warts were gone when I removed the skin. I was so excited!! I kept applying ACV every night and every couple of days I'd peel off more skin. Each time I'd see that smaller warts had disappeared and the OG wart was getting smaller.
It has been a month since I started with the ACV treatment and I can say that I am WART FREE!!! I'm going to continue applying the ACV on the spot where the OG wart was for a couple of more nights (just to be 110% sure) but I'm SOOOO HAPPY!!! I can't believe it worked!!
Last piece of advice:
Give ACV a try! Don't give up if you don't see results immediately. Keep doing it! I didn't experience very much pain but if you do, take a break for a night or two and keep going!
New Mexico, United States
Jan 23, 2017
I had a huge wart between my toes.
I decided to try the ACV and the wart fell off in 2 days.
I have a "crater" where it was and I'm still doing the ACV each night just to be sure.
There was pain but nothing unbearable.
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Jan 18, 2017
I had an unsightly lumpy wart that appeared on my back.
After getting it checked at the doctors, I was told it was harmless and nothing would be done (to have it removed would only be for cosmetic reasons as it posed no risk).
I was very conscious of the wart and it really depressed me. The doctor's word were not to even bother with over the counter medicines as they don't work.
Having used acv before as a tonic drink I decided to google if it would help my wart.
My partner applied the acv and there was a noticeable difference in size and texture of the mole within a few hours.. after about 5 applications over the course of a week or the so the wart has gone!
I took photos each time we applied acv to show how the wart was shrinking. Unbelievable.
My partner is now attempting to sort his rank toenails out by applying acv too :-)
California, United States
January 01, 2017
Apple Cider Vinegar on plantar warts works! I've witnessed the amazing results with my own eyes.
My teenage son had two painful plantar warts on his foot. Freezing did nothing. Our doctor at Kaiser declined to do any other intervention for fear of damaging his foot. She just sent him home, warts untreated, to suffer.
My son is a scout. He had a 100 mile epic backpacking trip upcoming in a few months. He was crippled because of the pain from the warts.
Out of frustration I found the apple cider vinegar treatment and tried it.
He had no pain. We did not pick at the warts. We only applied ACV on a cotton ball with duct tape 24/7 for about six weeks.
Within a week the warts turned black. By the end of the treatment they had disappeared. He is pain free and had a great time on his trip and actually hiked 100 miles over ten days.
**It seems like most people who have had pain during treatment picked, scraped or cut the warts. I would urge you not to do this. Just patiently continue the treatment till it works. Also, only use enough Cotten ball to cover the wart, not the healthy tissue.
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