Have you heard great things about the apple cider vinegar warts remedy? Are you a little skeptical and wondering if it really does work? The answer is yes, BUT only if you do it correctly. If you follow the steps below, you will probably find it to be one of the best wart treatments ever. Read on and discover how to make it work for you.
You’re probably wondering how do I know if it works. I know it works because I have personally used this remedy myself to successfully treat more than seven warts on my fingers and knuckles. Many others on the internet have also reported great results as well. It took just 5 days to remove small warts from my fingers and a little over two weeks to remove the dime size wart on my knuckle. I have also used this other method to treat another finger wart.
This remedy works great, but it’s harsh. It may cause discomfort and even pain. Don’t use it on:
- Plantar warts
- Your child’s wart(s)
- Genital warts
- Yourself if you have a low tolerance for pain
Use these painless treatment options instead. They might take a little longer, but it will be an almost painless experience compared to the acv.
For gential warts, I highly recommend talking to your doctor first. Then you can try the answers here.
Now let’s let’s get down to the acv remedy.
What you will need:
1. Apple cider vinegar (The 100% organic apple cider vinegar is recommended for the best results)
2. Cotton balls (Use sterile cotton balls to help avoid a potential infection)
3. Band-aids (Get a big pack to save more money in the long run)
4. Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
1. File down the wart with an emery board/pumice stone. Clean the wart and the area around the wart. Be very careful not to break, or cut the healthy skin around your wart. Doing so may cause the wart to spread to those cuts.
2. Apply petroleum jelly to the healthy skin surrounding the wart you are going to treat. ACV burns the wart and the healthy skin. The petroleum jelly will help protect the healthy skin from the acv.
3. Add a several drops of the cider vinegar onto the cotton ball. The secret to getting fast results with remedy is to make sure the cotton ball is thoroughly soaked so you get enough acv to break down the wart. Other people talking about this method only say to use a drop or two of vinegar and I’ve found that most of the time, it isn’t enough (especially for larger warts).
4. Place the cotton ball on the wart.
5. Cover the wart with the cotton ball.
6. Hold the cotton ball in place with a Band-aid. You can also use other things like tape. Duct-tape seems to work great for this, and I honestly use it more than anything else for this method.
7. Keep the cotton ball on over night, or at all times if possible.
8. Repeat until the wart is gone.
While using this method, the wart will turn black. This is normal and a sign that the apple cider vinegar remedy is working for you. You will eventually be able to peel off the black part of the wart.
While all of my warts treated with acv have left no scars after peeling off the dead wart, it may be different for you. ACV does burn both the wart and your healthy skin. To avoid scars, consider one of these more gentle treatments with lower chances of scars.
If it looks like the wart is gone, congratulations! If not, repeat the method again until the wart is completely removed.
If you’ve tried this before, please leave me a comment below about your experience and results with this wart remedy. I would love to hear about them and how it worked out for you.
Disclaimer: This website and all of its contents are for informational purposes only. Do not take anything here as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor first. You must read and agree to the disclaimer before you attempt to use any of the information here about the apple cider vinegar warts remedy.
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