Get Results in Just 5 Days – Apple Cider Vinegar Warts Remedy

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 remove warts with this all natural remedy.

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 for all many common types of warts on various parts of the body; including hands and feet. 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.

How Does this Natural Wart Remover Work?

You might be wondering, “how do this work?”. To answer that question, we’ll have to briefly talk about what they are and what causes warts. Warts are excess skin growths, created by your body in a defensive response to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  The virus is transferred through skin to skin contact, as well as contact with contaminated surfaces. When your body contracts the virus, it encapsulates the virus in an excess skin growth; in an attempt to keep the infection from spreading.

Apple cider vinegar works just like other more expensive and sometimes more painful treatments like cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) and otc topical treatments like Compound W freeze off. It cuts off the blood supply to the lesion, and allows removal of the entire growth (including the wart virus). The difference between acv and the other two named removal methods, is I’ve had way better results at a much faster rate using ACV.

This remedy works great, but it’s harsh. It may cause discomfort and even pain. I really recommend that you don’t use it on:

  • Plantar warts
  • Your child’s wart(s)
  • Genital warts
  • Warts located on the face, etc.
  • Large patches of warts.
  • Yourself, if you have a low tolerance for pain

If you’re dealing with something on my list of don’ts above, I recommend a safer topical solution like this painless natural treatment instead. It might take a little longer, but it will be a safer and less painful experience compared to the acv. Otherwise, most common warts really are benign (they’re not cancerous) and they are practically harmless aside from the embarrassing stares you’ll often get. You can safely just leave them alone and your immune system will eventually get rid of them (although this can take up to several years).

It’s been over 2 years since I posted this wonderful acv remedy. I’ve used it with success many times, but I have since found a much easier and painless solution. It’s a secret blend of all natural oils that can be purchased from Amoils. It gets the same wonderful results without any of the burning that you get from acv. I highly recommend that you give it a try first before trying acv. You can get a small bottle from here.

Using the ACV Remedy

Now let’s let’s get down to the acv remedy.

what I use for the apple cider vinegar warts remedy

BRAGG is the brand I prefer to use and it’s usually easily found in local supermarkets, etc. Look for it in the aisle with all the other vinegar products are.

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 or adhesive pads (Get a big pack to save more money in the long run)

4. Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)


What to do

1. File down the wart with an emery board or pumice stone. Clean the wart and the area around the wart. Be very careful not to break, scrape, 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.

Scarring Risks:

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 this more gentle treatment with no risk of scars.

Burning off a wart with chemical (whether that be from acv, or a topical acid treatment) can leave an open open such as this that can potentially leave to scarring

While I’ve never had issues with scarring, the chance is there and it differs from person to person. Unfortunately, you may be unlucky and scarring could potentially occur for you.

If it looks like the wart is gone, congratulations! If not, then repeat the method again until the wart is completely removed. If the the burning gets too much for you, or it’s just not working after a few tries and the wart continues to persist, then consider trying other effective home remedies for warts (such as the tea tree oil warts remedy) instead.

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.

Photo credit: Andy Robert (artizone)



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  3. Wart destroyer says:

    Thanks for this article! I have a cluster of warts on my elbow (I was ignorant enough to do elbow-plants on my gym floor…please guys never do this). They don’t really look like warts because they are so jumbled together, it’s hard to see a specific head. Anyway I tried this just a few days ago, and I have one very noticeable black “scab” where I guess the mother of the wart-cluster is, and maybe 2 other VERY tiny brownish scabs. This is going on day 3 of consistent acv + bandages + suffocation with duct tape while I sleep. The tingling is there every time I re-apply a new solution, it’s bearable definitely but it will be a bit distracting. They haven’t started to peel yet, but I’m remaining vigilant and patient and I won’t interfere with the acv’s magic. But while all of this blackness of the warts is happening, I notice that the actual cluster (which was definitely noticeable, and had a ” raised” appearance sort of like cauliflower) is getting flatter. I tried everything to get this sucker down before I really knew they were warts; filing them down, coconut oil, etc etc. This is the only thing that has made ANY sort of noticeable difference which I take as a good thing.

    Like I said remain vigilant folks! You’re killing the virus by suffocating it and forcing it to inhale acv, so to speak. It needs air to survive.

  4. I started the treatment with acv last night. I have had a plantar wart for about 5 weeks. It happened right after I twisted my ankle so I thought the pain was related to that injury. Anyhow after only one night of trearment the wart got a gray round head. Mid morning I removed the second soaked cotton ball to realized that the wart fell off. I could see the hole in its place. I decided to take a break from the soaked cotton ball because the skin around it got whiter and puffy. This is now the afternoon and the hole is getting refilled again but it looks bigger. It still hurts to walk barefoot. That pain seemed to be going away this morning. I wish I could post pictures. I am not sure if it got reinfected or if this is just part of the process.

    • The skin around the wart usually gets white and puffy whenever I used acv. However, don’t rule out an infection. If you suspect it’s an infection, it’s best to talk to your doctor.

    • What do I do for the rest of the day? I removed ACV soaked cotton in morning but do I still keep it covered rest of day,or leave it open?

      • I usually cover it with a clean bandaid. However, once most of it is black and the pain gets too much, I will sometimes leave it open for a day or two. It will then dry up and I can usually pick it off without pain or bleeding.

  5. Peter Gibbs says:

    Does this work for ingrowing warts?

    • From a scale of 1-10, 1 being nothing and 10 being pain enough to not able to walk/focus, what would the pain of this be??

  6. Thankyou soooooo much for this wonderful tip. I have gotten rid of three of them that appeared on my hands within two weeks. I was struggling to cope with those warts since last two years. It was embarrasing and I thought it would be lifelong which was when I searched online and found this natural remedy. Initially I was not sure that this would work and so I took an appt with my Doc and was scheduled after two weeks. Meanwhile I thought of giving ACV a try. It was magical. As said, it turned black and then came off by itself. I did not peel it out. Patiently waited and on the day of my appt I was free of warts ?.

  7. This is almost certainly the most painful thing I have felt in years, but wouldn’t ya know, it’s been 4 days, and it is already turned black. Here’s hoping for a clean break from the wart (and the pain!) in the next week or two…

    • I certainly can get quite painful Nick. I usually give in and give it a break for a day or two before starting back up again.

      • Peter Gibbs says:

        I have two warts next to each other on the bottom of my foot. A specialist said the wart was about 8mm long. I’ve had it frozen and burnt out but it’s still there. Would this application work for this? Any advise would be great.

        • I can’t say if it will work or not, but a few readers have tried it with their plantar warts. They were able to get them out. It was a very painful experience for them, so I wouldn’t recommend using acv on a plantar wart.

  8. I tried the ACV method and my wart had came off but now it’s bleeding not a lot just a little bit, is that bad?

  9. Christine says:

    I have a bunch of small warts on one toe as well as a large wart under my big toe. The large wart has turned completely black, however, it does not peel off easily without breaking healthy skin. If I continue the treatment, will it fall of on its own?

    • From my personal experience, if it won’t peel off pain-free and no bleeding then it’s not ready to peel off yet. I usually give it a day or two to just air dry after it turns black.

  10. I started with Compound W two days ago. The wart was already white from Compound W. After reading the comments all day yesterday on this site, last night I switched to ACV. Oh my god, that was a painful night despite of three 500mg Ibuprofen tablets. I had to remove the wrap 3 hours later, rinsed my finger and pain was still there but at least bearable. When I woke up this morning, I saw black spots partially. It must have done something good. I soaked my finger in water 5 minutes this morning, tried to clean up the area with a nail clip and applied ACV again. It’s super painful again but I kept going. The work helped distract myself from pain. I hope this thing will work. I want the pain to worth it. I will keep posting the progress.

    • I am doing nearly the exact same thing- i have a cluster of warts on the ball of my foot- all together, they measure nearly a half inch. I have had them for over 10 years and tried everything. Started compound w again a week ago and it has removed the entire calous over the warts. I am worried about putting another pad on and eating down into actual flesh.. i would love to know how your experience panned out. I hope it worked as this is one thing I haven’t tried.

  11. hi Mike, thanks for this blog. I have a seed wart for a year (it does not look like a plantar wart but it’s a tiny dot deep in my skin on my finger, that hurts a lot when pressed). The doctor froze it a couple of times, it did not work. Then they removed it with surgery and they did a biopsy and confirmed it’s a wart. However it came back after the surgery. Now I’m using ACV method and I’m on day two. What I noticed is that tiny skin color dot became black. What should I expect after this? Do you know how it goes with seed warts?

  12. Clear skin says:

    This works! I just got rid of a 20 year and 15 year “Friend” that would not leave no matter what i tried.

  13. Thank you for this thread!!! I have been ttying to get rid of my wart for 8 months. When i used the liquid from drugstore it got worse. I tried the vinegar for 2 days- hurt a little/ throbbing and pulsing sensation – burnt the wart, it became black and flat. After 10 days i tried to pick at it – not expecting anything – IT CAMe off – new skin below the black tissue. YESsSSSS

  14. Hello Mike,
    Even I had a wart on my index finger for past 2 years, and recently got to know about ACV and treated it. And after two long years of embarrassment finally the devil has gone today. I had been treating it for two weeks every night and it came off when I tried peeling it. Now I have a pretty deep hole on place and I don’t know what to do. Should I continue the treatment? and It pains a little in and around the area. Is there any chance of the wart to come back on the same place or somewhere else?

  15. I have been using acv on two plantar warts on the bottom of my left foot for 3 weeks now. All I do is take a cotton ball, rip a piece that would fit the wart, soak it, then apply it with a band aid. After a week and a half they started to turn black. The black heads pealed off and a few days later the warts turned a brown color, I have white skin around them, then around the white skin it’s red. But what is a bother to me is that around one of the warts, I have 2 small yellow dots that like to leak? What does this mean?. Also I have recently started to soak my foot in acv for about 20 min and it stings a lot! Which to me seems like its working. My question is, is what are the yellow dots around my wart? And should I let the wart breath during the day? Overnight? Or not at all? Anything helps! I need it gone sooner the better!!! Thanks, Jake.

    • Never let it breathe. I have killed warts simply by smothering them under duct tape permanently affixes for 2 weeks.

  16. Amy B Sexton says:

    I’ve had warts on my fingers and hands all my life.I’ve tried everything.Duck tape, those otc wart removers, got them froze off and received big blisters after. Even went to a dermatologist to get what they call Candada injections.Yes that got rid of them too,but at the expense of gas going to the Dr, and getting a needle stuck in my hand,and fighting with the drs office the second time, them saying it’s out of pocket paying, even though I received a bill from my insurance that they paid it. I had a wart on my knuckle on my ring finger, and a wart on the back of my hand by my pinky finger. I used the apple cider vinegar method, I dipped a cotton ball in the vinegar, put it on those 2 spots,put white tape around it to hold the cotton ball. I could tell it was working cuz it was stinging.By the 5th or 6th day,the wart on my ring finger was really painful,but I was willing to do whatever it took to get rid of these.By the 8th or 9th day,while at work,those areas started to itch,the scabs came off,so did the black areas, then I noticed the black was gone, with both of them. The area on the back of my hand is flat,no more wart. So right now I’m wart free!

  17. I was really skeptical that that this technique would work, as I had a wart on my finger for 20 years. I had tried a number of remedies to get rid of it, but absolutely nothing worked. I decided I had nothing to lose by trying this remedy. I applied the apple cider vinegar each night for about a week, before it seemed to do anything. Initially, the wart was surrounded by pus ( ew!), so I left it alone, and stopped applying apple cider vinegar for a few days. Following this, the wart turned black, as many have described. It then completely fell off. That was a few months ago and there is no sign of the wart returning! I wish I would have known about this remedy years ago!!!

  18. Hi Mike – I have a growth in the middle of my belly that looks like a pretty normal basically skin-colored wart. It is slightly more pinkish and brownish than the surrounding tissue. It has grown for 4 years or so. It’s a 1/4″ diameter little dome about the size of a small green pea cut in half. It has a thin layer of dry slightly flaky skin at the top that looks like it’s slowly sloughing off, which is what makes it look like a wart.

    I soaked it with a Q-Tip with white vinegar it to see if it would turn white because I read that “warts turn white in vinegar”. It did not turn white – it stayed pretty much the same color.

    Question 1:
    Do you know whether the fact that it DIDN’T turn white means it is NOT a wart? Does that test not apply to larger warts?
    It sure looks like a wart.

    Assuming it is,
    it sounds like keeping the ACV off the healthy tissue is an important step both for getting the ACV only on the wart, and probably to prevent damage, swelling and vinegar ‘waterlogging’ of the healthy skin. Also, restricting ACV to only the wart and not the healthy skin may minimize pain by preventing the surrounding healthy tissue from being irritated by the ACV.

    Question 2:
    What are the best methods for masking the healthy skin from the ACV?
    Duct tape with a hole in it then ACV taped over? Vaseline?

    Someone recommended cutting a hole exactly the size of the wart in the center of a 2×2 inch square of duct tape, then sticking it tightly on the dry skin so just the wart is protruding through the hole, then tape your ACV cotton ball over that so the ACV only gets on the wart.

    The other idea was to coat the healthy skin around the wart with Vaseline to keep the ACV from affecting it.

    Which works better? Are there any better methods? Do you have any other techniques that make it easier to apply?

  19. Hi Mike,
    I wanted to say thank you, this totally worked for me. I had a very ugly wart on my thumb for years!! I clipped an end of a Q-tip instead of a cotton ball, soaked in acv, then applied duct tape instead of a band aid since they seem to not hold well. There are so many different patterns and designs of duct tape, others thought it was a cool band aid! Anyway, it took me two weeks and tonight i took toe nail clippers to remove the black part. Very little pus came out, and now there is a little hole. Does this heal? Hope so! Thanks again!
    Wart free for now! : ) Oh there was some serious pain but worth it!

  20. Polly Jones says:

    Hi I don’t have to warts but my feet are really scarred as i have seen in some of the pictures dealing with plantar. I have had this issue before to flare up really bad but never scarring my feet. I thought i had a fungus or alergic reaction to something but as i was researching it looks like the scarring is coming from the plantar fasciitis can the apple cider vinegar help and if so how should i apply it

  21. Hi Mike,
    I’ve been using the ACV treatment for the wart on my thumb for amount two weeks and it is almost completely gone, however I’ve now noticed two slightly raised bumps, that don’t necessarily look like warts, developing around the almost “dead” wart. Is it possible that it has spread, or could it be some sort of skin reaction to the ACV (they hurt pretty bad when I touch them)? I noticed in your first paragraph that it is possible to spread if there are cuts on the surrounding skin; the ACV peeled away my healthy surrounding skin without applying petroleum jelly. Have you dealt with/heard of anything like this before? Thank you!

    • I have dealt with something similar before. Small warts appeared around the bigger one. I’m not sure if they were always there, but just too small to notice, or if it had somehow spread from the larger one that I was treating. What I did was I just applied acv to them too.

  22. I’ve had a wart on the top of my ring finger for the last year. I tried duck tape religiously and it made it smooth, red and sensitive but if I left it off for any amount of time, the wart just returned to normal. This didnt seem to be doing much if anything. One day I was looking closely at the thing and thought I would try maybe pulling out one of the seeds. Surprisingly, it just plucked right out…a little pinch of pain but, I kept going. It bleed profusely but I had created a little crater in it. It was weird to me. That night I also started the acv treatment. its been 4 nights now and my wart has turned totally black, hurts like hell and has flattened out totally. It does really feel like I slammed my finger in a car door during the night. I apply a drop of alcohol in the morning just to help it dry out and leave it exposed for the daytime. Today I am able to sort of lift the black scab but, since its still sore, I’ll probably just continue acv in hopes that it falls off. I hope this works…i’m definitely waging a war and it looks like it!

  23. I have plantar warts on the balls of both feet (in identical places). Been there for years. They are like a mountain ridge about an inch long. I’ve soaked part of a cotton ball, applied duct tape and when I step down the acv squishes out and under the tape leaving much of the area now wet. Any suggestions? I squeezed the cotton ball but kept it pretty wet…wasn’t sure if I should squeeze out most all of the acv just leaving the ball dampish. I’m excited to try this as these *bleeps* have been so hard to get rid of!!! Much Thanks!

  24. Christine says:

    I’m on day four using ACV to kill a wart on my finger that came back after haveing invasive laser surgery to remove it. I’ve had this wary for going on 20yrs. It’s black and I believe it will fall off in about two days. I feel like there’s a bubble or pocket under the black root and the pressure is horrible. I debating using a needle to pop it. Has anyone experienced this? Should I leave it of relieve the pressure?

  25. I have flat warts on my legs and arms that really can’t be seen by others. I can feel them and I have been picking at them which has caused them to spread. Would scrubbing the areas with ACV several times a day help them to go away?

  26. Hi!
    I treated a plantar wart with acv and it turn black and fell off in a couple of weeks. However, there were several dark red dots under it. I used acv for a few more days, but the dots are still there. Should I let it heal, or does this mean the wart is not fully gone and I should keep applying acv? (There was some pain before it turned black but no pain now). Thank you!

    • Julia,
      I have always given it time to heal and just kept an eye for signs of the wart returning. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t.

      • Hello I have been treating my warts on my hands with acv for at least a week with very much pain. Couple peeled off and look like thy gone a very small scar but other turned black but still sore to touch just wondered how long till they are ready to peel off. I’m trying through he day to keep them free of plasters so they will dry out but it’s been like 4 days now and still don’t seem to want to come off?? Going on hokidY soon and will have to cover them up as they look awful on my fingers.the one on my little finger looks infected ?

    • I have had a very deep wart in the bottom of my big toe which made it very painful to walk on for 6 months. A podiatrist offered needling therapy which costs hundreds of pounds but only has a 3/4 success rate. I looked online and found ACV. I’ve been applying it for 2 weeks and the verucca is almost gone and I have no more pain when walking. I’m so happy! 99p and a few band aids. It went black and I’ve been filing off the black bits bit by bit every second day or so.

  27. Hi Mike,

    I’ve had this wart growing in size since October and according to the doctor its a deep plantar verrucea. After going through one unsuccessful extraction at podiatrist, I tried to give ACV treatment a chance and i’m into my 2nd week. Rightnow the tip of the tissue which was black since few days has come off. But as its pretty deep, looks like it will take some more time to completely come out on its own. I wish I could upload some pics here, to get an advise. I’m getting little impatient & anxious with the healing process. Please advise.

    • I haven’t had to use acv on plantar warts yet (and I hope I never do), but according to some comments, it seems to take a lot more time and patience compared to common warts on the hands, etc.

      • Good news. After 2nd round of treatment, the left over wart tissue has come off completely. I will keep an eye and do a third treatment for couple of days, just to make sure it doesnt come back. I cant be more happier, after 4 months of pain and frustration, finally I can walk normally. Please save your dollars and time, and dont go to dermatologists or podiatrists. Stick to ACV treatment & be patient.

  28. I have used this remedy for a while, after a friend at school told me about it. It has been the best wart removal remedy I have ever tried. Thanks so much.
    P.S I didn’t have to peel off the black thingy it just fell off itself. =)

  29. Hi Mike,

    I have been treating my plantar wort with ACV most nights (unless the pain is too much). The wart turns black with the weird blood vessel looking dots gets bigger and is easy to peel off each week. I continue with ACV to make the wart is gone and it just continues to turn black and spotty. Is this normal? When can I be sure it’s dead? Should I just stop using the ACV and hope that it heals over nicely?

    Thank you so much,

    • Also, I have been using the ACV teatment since the end of November.

    • Hi Amanda,
      After peeling it off, let it heal and watch for signs of the wart returning. Use acv again if it returns. Sometimes it takes more than 1-2 treatments.

  30. Hi Mike, great blog/post. I have been treating one on bottom of foot, maybe a millimeter or so in diameter, since late December, taking a day or two break when needed. I looked through many of the posts and replies but wasn’t sure as to this question. Are most folks with removal success “filing” the thing down in the evenings before applying the ACV overnight, or, are most just doing a filing for the initial application? As you would guess, the nights where the filing down occurs first are those when is more painful to treat and to walk on the next day. So far, it’s smaller… First treatment turned whole thing black… So I let it dry out and filed off all I could w/o too much so it didn’t bleed. Now, the amount of black area is less, but still there. I am just not sure if I am taking the wrong approach by filing down/off the black dots before I apply the ACV, as it seems most folks don’t. Thanks! Carter.

    • I’ve done it filing every night and I’ve also done it filing just the first time. I’ve had similar pain experience to yours. However, on the times where I filed it every night, the wart was gone a lot quicker.

  31. This works!
    I had the most stubborn plantar wart on my right middle finger, touching my ring finger, where the first bend is, about the size of a pea. It was there since I was in early college, so over 20 YEARS! I had it fried off a couple of times at the doctor’s many years ago with some sort of burning gun (not freezing) and both times it failed. Freezing also didn’t work. It got to the point where I would constantly snip it flush with nail clippers, just so it didn’t look so obvious all the time. That would last a week or so, then it would go right back to normal again, slightly raised from my finger with its ugly seeds visible. Most times I would bleed for a while doing this, but it was driving me mad. One day about a year ago I came across an ACV blog and thought hey why not. I am so happy I did it. The one thing I did differently, which seemed to work very well, was that I used the ends of a Q-tip instead of a cotton ball, so the ACV would be focused on the wart. I would dip one or 2 Q-tip ends in the ACV, snip them off, and push them right up against the nasty plantar wart, holding them tightly in place with a band-aid before going to bed. Now let me tell you, I had nights that felt like my finger was slammed in a car door…the throbbing was relentless sometimes, so you do need to tough it out. It took about 3 weeks of doing this to get rid of a 20-year-old advanced plantar. I swear those roots were wrapped around my bone! On the last day, I peeled off the bandaid, and the entire black dead wart came off sticking to it, leaving a large crater in my finger, with nice pink flesh underneath. I couldn’t believe it, the feeling was amazing. There is a bit of a pale white scar left, but only I notice it and it’s not bad at all. If you can tolerate the pain, this is the cure.

  32. Hi Mike.
    I’ve had a smallish wart on the tip of my middle finger, just under the nail for quite a while. I cut the nail back as far as possible and have been applying ACV for 4 nights. It was painful and puffy white for the first couple of days but now the skin has basically gone hard and dry (but not black) and is a lot less sensitive with some little black dots underneath. I assume this is the result I’m looking for? I’ve had a little pick at it but it doesn’t seem to want to peel away easily. Should I keep applying ACV? Do I need to be more aggressive in trying to peel it? Thanks mate.

    • Hey there Steve,
      When it’s ready to come off, it should do so with ease and no bleeding. Most of the wart should be covered in these little black dots. I say give it a day or two to air out and give it another pick. If there’s no blood or pain then you’re good to give it a little aggressive pull. If you’re getting blood and pain then give some days to heal and give acv another try.

  33. It has been 6 Weeks now i have warts under my right foot . Just 3 of them , later consulted a doctor and he suggested to use lactic acid been trying it for past 5 weeks . There was no change and was so hectic to peel of the skin later this week i found a cluster of them . I just came to know about ACV three days back , Thanks to you. I am trying it for 3 days now there is swelling all around my wart and it pains . Can I peel the wart skin ?, as the layer is dry and separated then again apply ACV. The skin dint turn black either . PLZ do let me know.

    • If you can peel the wart skin without any signs of bleeding, then I don’t see why not. In fact, when I treated my warts with acv, I would try to remove as much of the wart skin as possible to make sure the acv was always making contact with the core of the wart.

    • Hi, I wanted to reply to you because I know exactly what the pain is youre feeling after using the acv, it hurts like crazy! But I stuck with it and as god is my witness it is the only thing that finally and totally cured my wart. I had it for years, on the sole of my foot, it was terrible with every step. I tried chemicals, freezing (ouch), and finally surgery had it cut out (ouch!!!!,) what a horrid nightmare that was and guess what it came back! I thought id have it for my entire life. Then I read about the acv treatment and stuck to it religiously: Cotton pad soaked with acv, put it right on the wart overnight, trying to avoid surrounding skin. Skin bloated, turned white, got super thick so i had to cut around it , wart was seemngly shrinking down below skin surface. And yes The pain used to wake me up and it was hard to walk. But i kept this up every night for two months straight. The wart was somewhat changed but still there and i decided to give up. Well id obviously done it long enough because one day shortly thereafter i realized i didnt have any pain there anymore, looked at my foot and wart was gone! Vanished, and its been over a year it’s not coming back. Do ot, stick with it for a couple months dont skip days, and you may have the success i did. Good luck good health and no warts!

  34. Hello, I found this method on your website. I have been applying a large amount of ACV with cotton ball on my hand warts for six days straight now, 24/7, with no rest and regularly changing the cotton ball every 8 hours. The whole wart has not gone black, but I only see tiny dots on it. It does not appear to be giving any signs that it will peel off… Wondering if this is a sign that this treatment will not work for my particular warts.

    • When I was still actively treating my warts with acv, the appearance of small tiny black/brown dots was what kind of told me it was working. It might not be the case for you though.

  35. Mike

    I have warts on my fingers and have had them for awhile. I have tried everything. I have been using apple cider vinegar for 3 days now and they are turning black. How do I know when they are gone. It is hurting so bad but I am willing to do anything to get rid of them once and for all. Thanks

    • If the pain is getting a little bit too much, you can always give it a break and let things heal up before attempting again.

  36. Mike!
    I wrote about a month ago for advice on my fingertip wart (with origin under the nail). Reporting back to say that I have indeed rid myself of the little beast and there is hope for people with periungal warts with the ACV method (though you may have to be a little extra aggressive and patient… it took me 2 months with diligent treatment). I made it my little science project and have some really gross, but interesting pics of the process that I am happy to share if you’re interested. As you can tell I’m super happy… thank you for maintaining this site!

    • Thanks for coming back to report your success. I’m so happy you were able to successfully remove it with acv. I’m sure others dealing with a similar problem would appreciate a picture showing how you applied the acv, etc. You can email them to me at and I’ll gladly add them in for you.

    • Mike, I am in this process right now and the periungal wart is on the side of my finger. It has been there 25+ years! I have had it burned off, frozen off, had cancer medicine injected into it, and completely taken off with a laser (not to mention duct tape, banana peel, all the natural remedies). Nothing works! This thing goes away, but then comes back. I went to a hand surgeon to get it cut off – he said it was probably under the nail too and it would scar me with no guarantee it wouldn’t grow back! SO – I have been doing this 24 hours a day for about 8 days or so – it hurts, but I’ll do anything to get rid of this. It is black, but now there is this weird bubble under my nail and white lines on my nail. I wonder if it’s attacking the wart under the nail! the wart itself is black, but also has flesh color like it’s trying to grow back! I am just worried about the nail – did this happen to you? Or anyone else out there? Should I be worried?

      • Hi Chris. I was dealing with finger warts around the “middle joint” of my fingers, so I can’t really speak from experience about the wart under your finger nail.

  37. I have a wart on the bottom of my toe. I tried the ACV method for the first time last night. I kept it on overnight and when I took the bandaid off this morning there is a white circle around the wart but also a bunch of white on the healthy part of the skin and made that part look kind of wrinkled (like how your fingers look after being in the pool for a long time). Is this normal and how long will it take for the healthy part of the skin to go back to normal?

  38. Hi Mike
    So i tried the ACV with duct tape on a wart and its been working excellent. Im on my third day and they entire wart is completely BLACK and also very sore to the touch. The black area has sunken in and I cannot pick it out yet. Do you suggest I continue with the ACV treatment? Or should I just let it dry out and see if it will let me pick it out in a couple days? Also, do you continue to treat with the ACV until its no longer sore? Or does leaving it alone and letting it dry out make it less sore? Thanks!

    • Hello!

      I was at the same stage a week ago (wart black, still very painful but obviously working). I kept treating with ACV until it stopped hurting (a couple more days), and when I picked at the black area it came out easily and painlessly. I think it worked!! So happy!!

  39. Hi is it safe to treat as wart on a child.s upper lip just below the nose with ACV? From the comments acc is harsh on the skin so why and people encouraged to drink it?

  40. I put it on for the first time last night and it white and biger is that normal

    • Mine got a little bigger and turned white after the first few days of treatment.

    • I also just began using A.C.V. to treat several small warts on the backs of my hands. After one application, which was left on over night, I removed my bandages this morning to find that one wart was firm, white, and much larger than normal. It is now later in the evening, and there is a clear fluid coming from that wart, and I’m not sure why. Did you have any luck with the treatment? What was your experience like?

      • Liz, to be honest my first experience was very painful. It was so much that I hesitated for a while to try it again. However, after I finally gathered to courage to try it again the second time, it turned out great. The wart I tried it on was successfully removed within about a week of treatment. I have since used it multiple times with success. Sometimes it took more than one treatment though.

  41. Hi Mike, I have a small wart on my nose had it for years and had enough of it and I have used acv for last 2 nights. It has now gone black and I’ve let the air dry it out. It is not as raised as it was before but is still a bit sore to touch. How much longer should I use acv for? Do I wait for the black patch to just drop off?

    • Dave, I’ve never had to try acv on anything close to the face, so I’m not quite sure about what you should do. What I usually do when I treat hand warts with acv is I peel it off once it’s all black and no longer sore to touch. What I look for when I peel it is signs of bleeding. No bleeding usually means it good to peel off.

  42. can i use this method for oral(use as mouthwash)/genital warts?


  43. Hi! So I have a wart on the bottom on my foot and I started using Apple cider vinegar about 2 weeks ago. The wart has finally gotten dark but it’s not entirely black yet. I soak Cotten balls in it and tape them to my wart. My foot hurts so bad, I can barely walk normal. It’s so painful and at night it feels like my foot is on fire. The skin around it has become white and raw. Should I go a couple nights without vinegar? Or keep doing it so it goes away faster? I’m getting impatient and it seems to be taking forever! I would love your input! Thanks!!

  44. Hi! I have been using acv for about a week and a half. The wart is on my foot and it’s so painful. It has recently turned into a black spotty lump. The vinegar has turned the skin around the wart white and it’s puffy and swollen. I’m wondering if it’s dying yet because ive been using acv for while and it’s painful! It hurts to put pressure on it. Should I lay off the vinegar for a few days? Or keep using it?

  45. Hi Mike
    So great reading this page, thank you! I am treating some warts on my hand, and a smaller one has turned black and come off, leaving a ring out healthy skin with w white filled centre with one black dot on it. I’m guessing this is still wart? What do you think, should it leave a crater when it comes off? I’m a bit confused as the white part is turning a more pinkish colour..
    My other question is should you continue to apply acv after the wart has completely gone leaving a hole?
    Thanks so much for your help!

    • The crater is normal. I always let it heal and pray that the wart doesn’t return once it comes off. If it returns, I treat it with acv again right away. It usually doesn’t come back after the 2nd treatment. Some disappear for good after just the first one.

  46. Hi there.
    Everyone here seems to be having warts on their hands or feet. I have warts on my scalp which have been there for the past 2 years. I’m a guy and for work purposes I like to keep my hair short and neat, but it has been impossible lately as the warts seem to be spreading.
    I’ve seen a doctor and I’ve tried topical creams and it is useless. Would you recommend acv for scalp warts? Also, how do I make the cotton wool stay on my head without using band aids or ductape? Would it work if I only apply the acv at night, because walking around with a beanie and a suit in a corporate environment is not feasible. Furthermore, I do not think I can get organic acv in my area, would any brand of acv do or does it need the ‘murky mother’??
    Please help as I am at my wits end. I am not looking forward to an afro, because that’s my future if this does not help.
    If anyone can help I will be forever grateful.

    • I wouldn’t recommend trying acv on the scalp. I would be concerned about it causing a permanent bald spot and other things. I don’t think you need organic acv, it just needs to be unfiltered. Otherwise you can buy it online from places like Amazon.

      • I can say with certainty that it will not leave a bald spot. I have treated a number of flat warts on my face that I contracted from training partners at BJJ with Bragg’s ACV. Some, but not all were in my beard and I have eliminated all of them, roughly 10 or so and no bald spots.

        They have left some slight red marks on my face but they fade pretty quickly. If you want to help that along you can use the ACV watered down 3:1 -> 2:1 -> 1:1 (water:ACV) on your face as a peel. Start with the weaker solution first depending how your skin tolerates. If there is excessive stinging then wash it off quickly and try a weaker solution.

  47. Hi Mike, I have been treating a periungal wart on the tip of my finger (source is under the nail). I have de-bulked the portion that was most visible but I was wondering what the success rate of acv was when the source is under the nail? Should I just keep at it? I am hoping that I can just keep treating as the nail grows out and finally will one day remove all the infected tissue.

    Thank you!

    • Hi,
      ACV needs to make direct contact with the wart to really do anything. I believe some have attempted something similar to what you’re trying to do and ended up with little to almost no result.

  48. I have a wart on the bottom of my foot right below my toes, I’m on day three of acv. I’ve been changing the cotton ball every time it dries out (every 2-3 hours). It has turned black and it looks like a group of warts. The skin around it has swelled up and it’s so so painful to walk on. Should I let it breath? My pain tolerance is pretty high but I don’t see any comments about the skin swelling up this much.

  49. About 7 months ago I developed a plantar wart on my fourth toe. I have tried the freezing, the salicytic acid, the wart pads, duct tape, and a dremel to remove this thing with poor results. So when I stumbled across the acv, I gave it a try and was very excited the first few days but am beginning to lose hope.

    The first two days I placed the acv-soaked cotton on the wart for 24 hours, changing it twice daily. It hurt quite a bit the first two hours or so but that was it. After those two days it turned a little darker and was a little sore so I gave it about a day and a half rest. After that, I replaced the acv-soaked cotton for what was nearly the worst 12 hours of my life, as the pain was a very intense, shooting pain all way up my leg. I’m thinking that it caused some sort of neuropathy since it travelled the way it did. It was horrible, but I am determined to rid myself of this disgusting thing so I rode it out through the worst night of sleep and allowed it to dry for the next 24 hours.

    The wart turned much darker, in a spotty sort of way, but I wouldn’t say black. I have noticed that the pain I’ve experienced for the past few months is nearly gone and my toe is almost back to normal size and couldn’t be happier. However, I have tried the treatment twice since and it doesn’t seem to be doing anything. Doesn’t change color and isn’t painful during the treatment.

    So my question is: should I continue the treatments or try to pull it out? Or did the horrible pain mean the thing died that night and will eventually go away? It doesn’t seem like it will just pop out, but I’m not sure the treatments are doing anything either. Advice?

    • If it “died” then the wart should have turned black and you should have been able to pull the thing out without any bleeding. Since plantar warts aren’t raised like common warts on the hands, etc. it would probably take more time to treat it with acv. The sharp shooting pain you experienced sounds scary. Maybe it would be best to try something else. Otherwise if you mind is set on trying acv then I would recommend talking about it with your doctor first.

  50. I just started using acv 2 days ago and the first night I used it I left it on overnight and when I woke up my thumb was so sore I could barely touch it. I took the bandaid off and my wart was completely black, I have read that once it turns black it will fall off, how long does it take to fall off or should I start picking at it? But it is still sore to even try to pick at it.

    • Melissa, let it air out for a day or two until it is no longer sore to touch. When it is no longer sore to touch, you can attempt to peel it off. Keep and eye out for bleeding. If it’s bleeding, it’s not ready to peel off yet.

  51. Hey Mike , I tried applying the acv after cutting my wart as close to my skin as possible. The first time the pain was unbearable cos i cut my wart and applied the acv on the ‘seeds’ directly and after gap of one day i applied again and this time the pain was lesser .the turned black completely and i let it to dry for 2 days but it was kinda sensitive that i used a nail clipper and removed the black pat of it now my skin looks better with a red dot of skin which is still healing . should i continue to apply acv or just wrap it with a band-aid? ( Sorry i just couldnt take this wart that i wanted it to be gone asap )

  52. Hi, I’ve had a huge wart on my toe for years now. I’ve been using acv for the last three days now, and I’ve noticed that the area has gotten really white with a black line showing up and two other dots. Should I do anything with the hard white area? Or should I just leave it alone until it all turns black? I keep the soaked cotton on all day while at work, then I let it air out at night for an hour or so and then before I go to bed, I put on a new cotton ball and cover it.

    • You can gently file down the hard white area if it’s raised. Otherwise it might be best to leave it and let the acv do it’s magic.

  53. Hi Mike,
    Thank you for maintaining this informative website. My 10 yo daugther has a small cauliflower wart on her pinky finger for more than a year. I just knew that it was a wart.
    I’ve been putting acv on her finger covered with bandaid for 3 days now. What has happened are as follow:
    1. Wart turned white, larger and pruny after the 1st application
    2. I filed it on the second day with emery board but a lot of part were just torn/scrapped to a point it’s showing pinky skin. So I stopped the filing.
    3. On the the 3rd day, i think it’s a bit light pale brownish but i am not so sure.

    The funny thing is that my daugther has not experienced any pain at all. So I am wondering if the acv is working or not?

    Based on your experience, have you had wart dropped off or pulled out whilst the color still very pale brown or white?

    Thanks so much

    • Thanks for stopping by Han. Looks like your daughter is way tougher than me 🙂 It doesn’t start to get very painful until later in the treatment when the wart begins to turn black. It’s usually at this point that it gets so painful for me that I can barely apply any pressure to the area at all.From my experience, you can pull out the wart when it’s kind of brownish but it’ll result in lots of bleeding (which carries a high risk of the wart spreading to other areas). I’ve never had one fall off while white/pale brown.

  54. hey mr mike i have a flat wart on my lower lips right in the middle after applying acv on it a couple times it turned more noticeable dry and yellow and has the cullyflower look should i keep applying acv with on it or should i stop? please help

  55. Hello,
    I’ve had a small cluster of warts on my right knuckle for a few years now. I had it frozen off three times thus far and it never worked to get rid of them. I also tried an over the counter wart removal, but all that did was break the surrounding skin and still did not remove the warts. Six days ago I started this apple cider remedy. I am using 100% Apple Cider Vinegar which I happened to already have in my house. I soak a cotton ball completely, then squeeze excess out. I then get water proof medical tape and secure the cotton ball to my knuckle and leave it on overnight. For the record, it does hurt and a few times I woke up in the middle of the night and removed it because of the pain. However, I try to leave it on most of the night. I’ve done this every night for last six nights. The first day or two the wart cluster turned white. After that it turned black. I continue to to treatment every night. I was wondering should I continue? Or should I stop now and wait for black scab clusters to fall off? Also, I heard that you shouldn’t pull the black scabbed wart off as you may be leaving virus cells behind, and hence wart would return. As such you should let the black scabbed warts fall off on their own in hopes that the virus cells go with it.

    • I’ve always just given it a day or two after about a week and end up with good results. I’ve never heard about leaving virus cells behind from peeling off the scab, but it does make sense to me.

  56. Hi Mike!
    I am currently trying this method on three different periungal warts. One on each of my thumbs and one on my middle finger. The one on my middle finger is very small and already turned black. (Day 2). The one on my right thumb hasnt really responded at all yet, and then the one on my left thumb is another story. This is the biggest one and most painful. There is almost a crater in the middle of it now, closest to the nail. It oozes, but is blackish. It is definitly infected. I have been afflicted with this one for two years. It is under the nail too, will the ACV help this one? or am I just making it worse.

    I have been the the derm twice now for the same one. They gave me a topical type cream to try and kill it and it hasn’t done anything, except make it worse almost. I am running out of options. They dont want to cut it out, because it will ruin my nail bed and they dont want to freeze because it will most likely look like a donut wart.

    • Please get that infection checked out by your doctor asap to be on the safe side. I don’t really think it will help if it’s under the nail and may just make things worse. I’ve found that if the wart isn’t in direct contact with enough acv, it doesn’t work very well.

  57. Hi, I’ve gone through the whole process and everything seemed fine. The warts turned black, they peeled off. But now underneath I’m left with yellowish scabs with a red dot in the middle. It look like its the wart growing back but at the same time it looks like scabs. Is this Normal/ common? Will the scab peel off too revealing healthy skin?

  58. Why is mine not turning black I’m doing everything right! And how come it looks like it’s spreading around it.. What’s happening I’m losing hope and this is honestly killing me. Please help me. I’m too young to even go through this. It would really mean a lot if you could assist me. It’s getting harder to walk

  59. Hi Mike, I have a small wart on my pointer finger. I have been doing this treatment for two days. And I keep it treated 24 hours changing it twice a day. I am noticing the wart is already black. Looks like the black is under a layer of skin. Is this normal? And I’m terrified to try to peel of off myself. So will it eventually fall off? And I have had no pain yet….thankfully!

    • Amy,
      The black is under the layer of skin and is normal. If you aren’t experiencing any pain, give it some more time with the acv. After about a week, let it air dry for about a day or two and you should be able to easily peel it off without any pain or bleeding.

  60. I’m currently trying this out on a medium sized common wart on my forearm. The wart’s appearance looks like a cluster of warts close in proximity with each wart composed of small but larger than normal elevated skin cells.. I froze it off a few years ago and it stubbornly grew back so I’m trying this acv method.

    Follow the directions he listed. I soaked a half cotton ball and used duct tape (many strips) to fully encapsulate the wart and to prevent acv leakage. The first few days I didn’t see much happen, but after that my arm (and wart) were fairly burned (and painful). Nothing to really worry about, but now I’ve taped around the wart to prevent acv from contacting the healthy tissue – I highly reccommend doing this… It’s now day 5 and the majority of the wart is black although the largest cellular portion appears white and ‘recovers’ back to pinkish so I’m assuming I should stay vigilant with the treatment until it too turns permenantly black. Good luck all!

  61. Hi Mike. This is the second day that I tried the acv treatment!
    It’s gone big (the surrounding) and I’m starting to see little (not a lot) black seeds. Is this a good sign? If so, what should I expect next?
    How would you know when it’s ready to pull out? How do you know when to stop after it falls out?
    I’ve had mine for a couple of months now and it’s a medium size. A big hole now though, seems like the whole went bigger overnight.. After the acv .. Should I be worried?

    Thanks! I really hope this works on me because I can barely walk now. (It’s on the heel of my foot) 🙁

    • After about a week, most of the wart turns black for me. By this time, it will be really sensitive as well. I usually let it air out for about 2 days. After that, when I touch the wart, it doesn’t really hurt much. I then attempt to peel it off and watch for signs of bleeding (which tells me it’s not time yet). Once I peel it off, I let it heal and hope it doesn’t come back. If it does, it’s rinse and repeat until it no longer comes back. I usually keep the area covered with a band-aid and always wash my hands to reduce the risk of an infection.

      • Mine is just all white and they’re thick and hard! It’s been 5 days and it has not turned black yet! What am I doing wrong? I’ve been taping with duct table and leaving the cotton ball inside overnight and changing it the next day… 🙁

    • I have had a similar result with ACV. My wart got larger, never turned black, and I gave up on that method. I tried for two weeks, very diligently applying ACV-soaked cotton and keeping in place with a bandaid. The wart got bigger and bigger until I had to stop. I went back to freezing, but that only works short term. The wart will get smaller and smaller, and just when it seems to be going away, it gets bigger (overnight). I tried salicylic acid, and the same thing happened as with ACV — the wart got bigger. (Same thing happened with garlic.) So …. I’m guessing that the acid causes tiny lesions in the skin, and then the HPV simply fills in those little lesions, resulting in more wart material. I do not understand how ACV can work for anyone. : ( I still have this wart.

  62. Concerned mom says:

    My four year old daughter has many warts running down her right leg, I haven’t even tried to count them but I would guess close to 100. I have gone to her pediatrician and a dermatologist. I was told that they would go away over time, so I didn’t do anything for two months. I regret that decision big time because the few that she had at that time have multiplied and now we are seeing one pop up here and there in other places. I want to attack these head on and get rid of them as fast as possible. I’m thinking of soaking gauze in apple cider vinegar, laying in on her leg then wrapping it with a wrap-able bandage and keeping her leg wrapped day and night (change daily) until gone. Does this sound advisable?

    • Considering the number of warts and the large area that needs to be treated, I really wouldn’t recommend using acv. Acv burns everything including the healthy skin and doing so on such a large area carries many risks including scarring and infections. I’m afraid this is really something that should be consulted with a medical professional.

    • Maybe you could start by treating 2 smaller areas first – the top and the bottom of the “stripe”.

      Slower but safer…

  63. hey mr mike i have a mild case of periungual wart on the edge of my fingers near the finger nail i have been putting cotton balls soaked with acv on them with a bandaid for nearly 3 days now, they sting sometimes but haven’t turned black one of them gets really white and the skin which is infected with the wart raises do i have to keep applying the acv until they turn black or am i doing something wrong

  64. I am trying to figure out what is on my foot. There is a spot on the ball of my foot that is getting more painful and it started about a month and a half ago. The skin has never been rough and I have never noticed any black spots in it. I cut away at the skin today to look for any black spots but still didn’t see any and nothing bled. When you look at it, it looks like there is some sort of circle with like a white edge deeper in the skin. Could this be a plantar wart? It used to just hurt when walking on hard surfaces, but now it kind of burns most of the time. Would it’s response to acv treatment be indicative of it being a wart? I have never had any kind of wart before.

    • Mary, I recommend you have your doctor take a look at it. Getting a response from acv treatment doesn’t mean it’s a plantar wart. The acid in acv will burn your skin whether it’s a wart, or not.

  65. I actually just finished treating my 8 year old son’s plantar wart this way. I have read on other sites that it was extremely painful but that if you used the organic apple cider vinegar it would not hurt as bad. He is really sensitive to pain and it only hurt him when I would change the cotton ball out in the evening. It would just burn a little and only for a few minutes. Today was the sixth day of treatment and I was able to pull the whole wart out with tweezers! It did not hurt one bit! And came out effortlessly! It kind of looked like the roots of the wart had a capsule of skin formed around it. It was pretty cool!!

    • I also forgot to mention that I did not file the wart down any throughout or before the treatment.

      • Thank you for everything you shared! My daughter is dealing with the same thing, and we are using organic apple cider vinegar. Hoping you are right that it helps!

    • Great to hear it worked for your son Tiffany. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  66. John smith says:

    I’ve had a wart/small cluster of warts on my finger for five years now and this method DOESN’T work permanently for me! I’ve been using the vinegar treatment for years now and the warts re-appear after a few months. The ACV does shrink the little pests, but doesn’t eliminate them. I’ve used the vinegar until there’s nothing visible left of the warts, but they always find a way to sneak back, and always in the same spot on my finger. My guess is that the wart just hunkers down deep enough in the skin so that the vinegar doesn’t reach it and then grows back when it’s recovered. I’ve pretty much done the same procedure as described above, but nothing has completely eliminated the little buggers!

    • i used ACV on a wart i had on my finger, worked great! the wart was gone in a week! but now about 2 weeks later i still it coming back!!! HELP!?

      • All you can really do it give it another try with acv. Sometimes it takes a few treatments before it goes away for good.

  67. Hey this apple cider vinegar really does work never thought something so cheap and easy would be so awesome ?mind you it did take longer then a week as I had a big wart on the end of my finger and it was under my nail still treating it for a couple of days just to make sure it has gone ?I have had it filed,freezed and also be to a specialist and had needles in it but neither of those worked at all cost me a fortune so that is when I found this home remedy trust me it really does work so so happy will be telling all my friends and family about this apple cider vinegar miracle ☺

  68. Hi! I’ve had a wart on my finger for 8 years and the apple cider vinegar finally seemed to work!

    The only problem is after two days it became white and peeled off- but I still have a much smaller black wart on my skin. Do I continue to do the ACV treatments? Or leave it alone until it falls off?

    The skin around my finger is blistering and has been rubbed raw and practically burnt off all around…. so how do I make that stop as well? If anyone can help thank you so much!

    • Hi Bailey,
      Give it a week or two for the skin to heal before trying the acv again. Use duct tape to protect the healthy skin surrounding the wart. Use a piece large enough for the area and then cut out a small hole just big enough to fit the wart.

    • Amanda p says:

      I have a plantar wart and ive been dealing with this since February I belive but never looked into what it was. Till this day I recently started using ACV and i feel its gotten a lot better. I do have the black spots appearing but taking them out with tweezers hurt so I don’t know what to do? Any advice?

  69. I seem to have a filiform wart on my chin in my beard area. I started the acv treatment Friday night but am having trouble getting bandages to stay on my face. I shaved my chin area with an electric razor but am still not able to get Band-Aids to stay on and keep the cotton in place. Suggestions? Also, I have had no pain or throbbing and it hasn’t turned black at all. It has gotten smaller though. Is this normal? Lastly, my beard hairs seem to be growing through the wart. Is it OK to pluck them out with a tweezer? I am so afraid to touch it as I don’t want to spread it. Can it be spread by simply touching it?

    • Chris, you can risk spreading it if you mess with it. Anything on the face is a little touchy, so I recommend talking to your doctor about it first.

  70. I have 9 warts on my hands. 6 I am currently treating using this method, 2 that I used the freezing method on (one is in a weird spot on my knuckle that might be hard getting a band aid or duct tape to stick to and the other is under my wedding ring, which I don’t want to have to take off), and one I am currently not treating at all. 3 have now turned black, 1 is slowly on its way, all of which were with this method.

    I would caution filing down the wart. It may help it work faster, but I didn’t do anything with mine and this method is still working, and I don’t think I have to worry about spreading.

    My question is how long after it turns black can it be peeled off? I don’t want to do it too soon and do unnecessary damage, but I also don’t want to keep treating them if I don’t have to (because, let’s face it, ACV is not the best smelling stuff in the world).

    I also have some on my feet I would love to get rid of. Would tea tree oil work without any kind of pain? Thanks for any help.

    • Honestly, I’ve had to use this so many times that I kind of “know” when it’s time. I’ll often stop the treatment after the pain becomes too much (usually around 5 days). I would then give it a break for a day or two. During this break the wart will be very sensitive. Once it is no longer sensitive to the touch (usually 1-2 days of break) I can usually peel it off without issues.

  71. Hi, does it have to be apple cider vinegar or do other types of vinegar work? I haven’t been able to find acv in the country I’m in. Let me know, thanks!

    • In the past I was able to get some minimal results using plain white vinegar. You can try it, but for me it just didn’t get the same results.

      • Hi! I got what it looks to be a wart on my leg. I noticed while I was in Nicaragua. Its been six months since I’ve had and I just started using acv on it this past Wednesday. It reacted right away to it and now is black but looks concaved. And the skin around it is kinda raw from the apple cider vinegar. I also noticed that little white bumps appeared nexted to it when I woke up this morning after changing my cotton ball. I let it air out . but I’m just a little nervous about it. Idk if that means its spreading or the apple cider vinegar is causing the little bumps. let me know if you have any advice! I’m going to el Salvador in 10 days and I don’t want it infected or anything before I leave.

        • Hi Juli,
          Unfortunately I can’t really say what those little white bumps mean. From my personal experience, I have ad additional tiny warts pop up around a wart I was in the process of treating. This only occurred when I first attempted to remove my warts with acv and didn’t know to be more careful. I had filed the wart down too far and caused bleeding (which I’m assuming is what caused more warts to appear).

    • Hi, my 17 year old son has a planter wart and we are using the Vinegar treatment, however the only vinegar I buy is the Red Wine variety, but after only two days the wart is beginning to turn black. I have had him actually soaking the foot in a tub of the vinegar and just realized tonight all the skin on the bottom of his foot is turning white, thanks for the idea of putting petroleum jelly on the surrounding area, this should help protect the unaffected skin and allow him to continue this treatment.

      After the soaking we doing the covering of the wart over night then start over again in the morning with the full submersion.

      • Hi Fred,
        Glad to hear it’s working for you. I’ve found that duct tape also works very well at protecting the surrounding healthy skin.

  72. I tried this remedy without much hope that it would work but it absolutely did! I had a small wart on my thumb for about 3 months. At first I ignored it but then it started getting a bit bigger and I was worried it might spread to other areas if I had cuts etc. (I read warts are more contagious when they get wet, and it’s quite hard to avoid contact with your thumbs!). I didn’t have any ACV so I used white wine vinegar instead.

    Perhaps because it was only a small wart and it hadn’t been around for too long (relatively speaking) the white wine vinegar worked. I followed the advice in another comment and wrapped two plasters / band-aids around the wart to protect the healthy skin around it and just make a small square around the wart itself. I put a small cotton square soaked in the vinegar on the wart and secured it with another band-aid. Then I left it for a day or so, though I did change the cotton pad a couple of times. It didn’t hurt exactly but it did throb a little bit. When I took the plasters off, I had planned to change it for another dressing but the wart looked all puffy and white so I decided to leave it and stop the treatment. I’m glad I did – gradually over the next couple of days the wart darkened by itself and then seemed to shrink so that it was almost flat on my skin, instead of protruding like it had done before. Then today (about 10 days since I tried the vinegar treatment) it seemed to come loose – just like a scab over a healed wound. The skin underneath looks normal, there’s just a slight indent but I think it will get back to normal too with a bit of time.

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment – and to Mike. I was really sceptical about this, so I read lots of the comments to figure out what to do and in the end it really did work!

  73. SOS. I’ve had an awful plantar wart on the bottom of my big toe for about 7 years now. 4 years ago, I had surgery on it, complete with a skin graft from my thigh, but the plastic surgeon didn’t get the whole thing. It didn’t help that he tried to tell me that he had succeeded and that the wart was gone when in reality it was just as bad, if not worse, than before. So I lived with it until I decided to try ACV after having success with ACV on small warts on my hands.

    I’ve been at it for just over a month now and at first it seemed to be working perfectly. The wart’s surface would die, the “roots” turning black and the skin dying and peeling away. I used a small scalpel to gently remove the dead upper skin that the ACV has killed. I think the wart itself is getting smaller as I peel away layers but at this point it’s become INCREDIBLY PAINFUL every time I apply ACV. This shit throbs, I take 4 ibuprofen every time I apply ACV but it will still throb for about 2 hours. I’m chalking the pain up to the ACV directing hitting the wart.

    It seems that at this point, the ACV is having a hard time killing the wart itself, which is very red. I don’t think its infected because I sanitize literally everything, including the toe itself, and keep bandaids on it at all times. However, it is pretty swollen, the wart and the skin around it seems raised. Compared to my other, normal big toe, it is definitely raised/swollen. Is this normal, has anyone else experienced this? I’m not surprised that its taking a while considering I’ve had this thing for so long and it was so large to begin with. It started out at probably 1″ x 1.25″ and has gone down to about 3/4″ x 1″ so that’s progress. I definitely notice that its gotten smaller, surface area-wise, although its honestly hard to remember what it looked like to begin with after over a month of treatment.

    I’m looking to try other methods in addition to ACV, there’s something called a “Wart Stick” and “H-Warts” by Healing Natural Oils. Essentially, I’m not quitting until this thing gets off my body, although my emotions about it vary from feeling incredibly hopeless to absolute rage at its very existence on a daily basis. Has anybody had success with immunotherapy shots or hypnosis? Those two things were actually recommended by a physician, although he had never heard about ACV treatment.

    I’ve been applying ACV every night and sometimes during the day but at this point the pain has gotten so bad when I apply ACV that I’m going to give it a few days to calm down and see what happens because I can’t take the throbbing any more and it seems to have plateaued.

    Anybody have a similar experience/advice? I don’t want to continue a method of treatment if its actually harmful to my body but I just don’t know what to do at this point.

    • Hi Rachel, I am currently treating a plantar wart and having the same issue. I took a day off and put a gauze pad with Vaseline on the wart and covered it for 24 hours. It was much, much better after that, and I trimmed away the dead skin (both healthy and wart). Now I’m back to frying the wart. I guess it has gotten smaller, just wanted to write and recommend a little break. Another thing you could try is Neosporin just to be sure it’s not infected during a “break” time.
      Previously I had a plantar wart I could not cure on my own (before I had heard of ACV) and I had it lasered off. Wish I knew which kind of laser but it was effective. I was warned of “scarring” but essentially that just amounted to a little flat area on the bottom of my foot. Small price to pay!! Good luck 🙂

  74. So after soaking the wart in apple cider vinegar for a couple days am I supposed to file it down or does it just fall off? Or how do you finish it off when it’s all black and everything?

    • Once it’s mostly black, you should be able to easily peel it off with little pain and no bleeding.

  75. mr. mike, do u have email? i want u to look at my warts and give an advice to it.. please… bcz i think heinz acv perfect pepper i dont know if its working on me. there is no braggs here.. please… my warts in the side of my finger and thumb not turning black. please… help me….

  76. I stop acv then change to banana peel yesterday. Then today, morning i change banana peel in new one.. and later afternoon i will be back in acv. This morning i remove some skin of the warts that turn yellowish. After remove it i saw a whole in my thumb and a little blood came out. And the warts in the side of my nail i saw many little black seeds and big black. Mr. Mike, what should i do now? Please help me…

    • Don’t pick on the wart until it’s turned a little darker. When it’s ready to come out, you shouldn’t get any blood if you pull it out. It should also be painless too. Of course, this is all just based on my personal experience, so it might be different for you. You might want to just let things heal and see if it grows back. If it does, try acv again and let it get a little darker before you peel it off.

      • Mr. Mike, I did this about 6 months ago. I have five warts. For on my feet and one on my palm.
        The ones on my feet all turned black and easily came out (in pieces) but every single one came right back in a week or two. What should I be doing? Just keeping soaking them in ACV after they turn black instead?? To make sure it’s all dead?
        Thanks in advance!

        • Hi Dana,
          It might help to extend the treatment time by a few more days. I just removed one wart recently and it came back two weeks later. I’m thinking I stopped treatment a little too soon and peeled it off a little too early. The good thing is it is a lot smaller in size now, so I’m hoping this next treatment gets it for good.

  77. Okay so I have what most people tell me is a wart but I’m not sure. It hasn’t been diagnosed yet. It’s a small bump between my middle and ring fingers and its open. Apparently it popped from me using my hand so much at school. Sometimes I would pick at it and it would open a hole and bleed. A lot. Is it safe to use ACV on it? I’m just worried about getting an infection.

    • An infection is always very possible. If you’re concerned and don’t really know what it is yet, I would say talk to your doctor first.

  78. please help me.. i have warts in my thumb and in the side of my nail i use ACV heinz i started using it june 22 but my warts is not yet black but its only pop upping and i see black little seeds. its a little painful. but i dont know what happening now. please i need help.

    • The little black seeds are signs that it is working. Are you filing it down? Give it a day or two to rest.

      • Its really a tiny black seeds but i only saw it and when i touch it nail pusher it was fell down. I use heinz acv pepper perfect. Is it effective? And it was turn in yellowish and swollen it was pop upping.

      • I stop acv then change to banana peel yesterday. Then today, morning i change banana peel in new one.. and later afternoon i will be back in acv. This morning i remove some skin of the warts that turn yellowish. After remove it i saw a whole in my thumb and a little blood came out. And the warts in the side of my nail i saw many little black seeds and big black. Mr. Mike, what should i do now? Please help me…

  79. I have had a wart for over 12 years. It is finally gone. I have visited the sites many times over the last couple years and I said if I ever cured my wart I’d explain it in here.

    about 5 years ago I went to a doctor and he talked me out of getting a procedure to remove my wart. He said I should do the Sallysistic acid. A year later a different dr. told me the same thing. About three years ago I decided to treat the wart but it didn’t work. I mostly just used duct tape and an Emory board. This actually caused my one wart (that never bothered me, it was just ugly and embarrassing) to develop two new warts. Then I got pregnant and I decided to wait until after the baby to treat all three (!) again. December 2014 I started using Apple cider vinegar. This is what I did: I used a calloused Band-Aid around the warts (this is a circle nanda of with a hole in the center — it keeps the acv from leaking to other parts of my foot). Then I took a cotton ball and soaked it with apple cider vinegar. Then I put duct tape over the whole thing. I left these on for about 24 hours at a time. When I took it off I used a cuticle remover to cut out any of the wort that I could. From the wart soaking in Acv, the skin was soft enough to cut. I never bled. This is very unsanitary but the emory board was not doing it for me. I usually did this at night and put the new acv pad on my wart. There were probably five times in three months where I was in so much pain in the middle the night that I had to take ibuprofen. (And I never take pain relief!). The whole procedure took 3-4 months of constantly tending to my wart daily. However, I didnt soak my foot for 20 minutes a day like others did. I would also let my wart breathe for a day or two during the week. My wart never looked like it was improving, but I was not going to give up. Finally one week, there was a layer of skin that peeled off, and my wart went away that week. It was like the wart finally gave up! It’s been 8 weeks and the wart has not returned and my skin looks normal!! I never thought it would go away! Stick with acv… I’m so happy I did and that I did not go to the doctor to waste time and money. Good luck!!

  80. I started acv treatment last Friday. The warts (4 small) immediately turned black but have been so painful (like my toe is on fire), that I can only leave on for 2-3 hours at a time. 2 nights ago I picked at 2 of the warts and about half of the black roots came out. But then the wart got really painful and I quit digging. Since then, my toe has been so horribly painful, almost like its blisters that I’m stepping on. The warts I picked at look half black still. I’m worried I picked too soon. Do I keep up the acv treatment and hope it removes the rest of the black roots? Or stop, let things heal, and then try again later?
    There isn’t red swelling or any other obvious signs of infection. Just awful, burning pain…

    • Lindsay,
      Personally I would let it heal because my pain tolerance is kind of low. It may take longer, but at least I won’t be waking up in the middle of the night from the pain. If you can deal with the pain, it might be worthwhile it give it a few more days to see if it’ll get the job done once and for all.

  81. Hello
    I’ve been doing this treatment for about a week and it wasn’t painful the wart it on the tip of my index finger and it started getting black. I thought it was ready to peel off but apparently it wasn’t? It started bleeding a loot but it looked like I pulled the root out? I couldn’t really tell there was quite a bit of blood. What should I do?

    • I would probably just let it heal and see if the wart returns. If it does then I’d probably give it another round of acv.

  82. Cindy Holman says:

    This method really works! It surprised even me! I have a wart beside my right thumbnail and I’ve had it off and on for about 15 or 20 years. It seems to go away and then I forget about it for a few years and now like before it’s back. The reason I know is that the skin has a lump or bump under the surface and never is flat. So frustrating. Years ago I had one by the nail of the index finger on the other hand. I had it frozen several times at the doctor and WOW did that hurt! It took a few years but it finally went away. When I tried the ACV on this wart by my thumbnail last night – I was taken back to those freezing sessions at the doctor – IT REALLY HURTS. But this is good news – the wart is resisting and DOES NOT LIKE IT. Yay for me!!! I used a cotton pad (makeup remover pad) soaked in ACV a little Vaseline around the wart area and duct tape to seal the deal. I wore it all night – even though it throbbed and stung all night. This morning when I removed the tape, that stupid wart is already black! This really works. I have a couple of stubborn planter warts on my left foot that I have been using a tree oil on – as recommended by a massage therapist and doctor for removing warts (can’t remember the name but it really stinks). They keep the planter warts at bay, but have not removed them totally. I want to try the ACV on them – but know by experience that the cure to warts is TEN TIMES more painful than the warts themselves. Not sure how this treatment would work on feet. Does anyone know? Anyway – thanks for the information!

  83. Can I use white vinegar? I have a few very small plantar warts that I have had for over 2 years and started treating them for a week now using your methode (no bandaid, just the duct tape) and white vinegar on the cotton ball. No changes at all whatsoever, nothing is turning black or painful. Should I change to ACV, (I will not have access to any fancy brands here)? Is there really a difference btw WV and ACV? Any suggestions very much welcome! TIA

    • I’ve tried white vinegar in the past with minimal success and then gave acv a shot and my results were much better. You won’t need any fancy brands. Just try to look for labels that say something like raw, unfiltered & organic.

  84. Thank you for posting this, I’ve had a plantar wart on my foot for years I cannot remember not having it there, it never really bothered me until now. Nearly 2 years ago I went and has it frozen which I thought had worked but it eventually came back. Starting the ACV treatment tonight since by what I’ve read seems to be more successful in removing warts than having them frozen. I’m also on a tonic from my naturopath which boosts my immune system which is why I’m guessing my wart hasn’t spread. Wish me luck! ☺️

  85. Hi I’ve been trying out your apple cider vinegar method for my wart that’s on my thumb right below the nail but not under it. Basically the tip. I’m not sure which kind of wart it is but its white at the top and rough and bumpy. Looks like a cauliflower. Anyways, there are no black spots. And after applying the vinegar overnight it’s just become really light and it looks like that part of my finger is really wrinkly like I’ve been in water a while. Is this normal? Also the skin around it is peeling. I tried putting Vaseline around the area before applying the vinegar but to no avail. Is it working though otherwise even if it hasn’t turned black at all?

    • Hi Hannah. The wrinkly look like it’s been in water is normal. It might take longer to see the black spots depending on many factors such as how much acv you’re using and if you’re filing down the wart on a daily basis, etc. Try using duct tape. Cut a small hole to fit the wart area and place it over the area you are treating. Someone posted that tip in detail down in the comments below.

  86. karan chawla says:

    i do not have any pain on my fingurs,foot and also on neck common warts. i have 30-40 warts on my body. its been 2 yr. changing medicines for this. Do i need to use ACV pls recommend me any better solution. these are so irritated for me. help me

    • ACV has worked for me and many others, but I can’t really say that it will work for you. You might want to try it on one wart and see if it works for you.

  87. I’ve been doing the ACV treatment for about 2 months, had a 2-3 week break like a dumb… Now I’m back on and right now its a yellowish color, a bit thicker, and small in size little by little…

  88. I tried using vaseline and covering the surrounding area to avoid irritation, but it didn’t work out too well. A better method I found is to use bandaids and just tape off the area surrounding the wart. I was able to use two normal sized band aids and wrap them in a fashion around my finger so that it left a little square around the wart. The band aids are water resistant and the adhesive portion stick very well to the skin, so the acv doesn’t eat through it and irritate your skin. Then I placed a piece of a cotton ball soaked in acv on the water and used one more band aid to seal it off.

  89. I have a cluster of plantar warts on the side of my big toe. Have been treating with acv for about two weeks, 24/7, and the warts went white with lots of little black spots in the first couple of days but haven’t seen any progress since then. Every few days they become raised and I file them down but nothing really seems to be changing – should I just keep applying acv or stop and let them dry out? There’s been a small amount of stinging but nothing bad, and they haven’t gone any more black in the last week and a bit. Any input appreciated!

    • You can try letting them dry, or try increase the amount of acv. If it was me, I would probably try increasing the amount of acv for a couple days and if nothing changes then let them dry and see if I could peel them off. The main thing to look for is no bleeding and no pain when I peel them off.

  90. I have a cluster of plantar warts on the side of my big toe – I had a single one for years and just left it alone, but only in recent months did it start spreading. I have been using acv treatment for about 2 weeks now, 24/7, and have had a little pain but nothing unbearable. The warts have gone white with lots of little black spots and every few days become raised so i file them down, but they don’t seem to be going fully black or actually dying, they just seem a bit irritated… should I keep applying acv or let them dry out and see what happens? I think the slight stinging is a good sign, but I haven’t seen any progress for about a week now. Any input would be appreciated!

  91. This method appears to be working for me. I have one larger wart on my knuckle and two smaller ones on both index fingers.
    I have been filing them down and applying the vinegar overnight, one of the warts on my index finger turned black and I ended up picking it out ( hurt a lot) now I have a small hole were the wart lived… how can i be sure that I have fully removed the wart as there still looks like a small white circle in the hole?
    Should I let it dry out or cover it up? I will reapply the vinegar once it is not as sore!

    • All you can really do is hope it’s gone for sure. Just keep an eye on it and see if it comes back. If it does then give it another round of acv.

  92. Hi! just have a couple quick questions about acv treatment!
    1) Am I suppose to leave the soaked cotton ball and band aid on all day? Or am I suppose to take the cotton off but leave a band aid on it? I tried reading through all the other comments but couldn’t get the answer i needed.
    2) what’s the longest it took for someone to see It working? I just started this last night after doing my research and other methods failing – and just wanted to know when to be hopeful that its working 🙂
    And 3) how is the treatment gonna work (planning ahead just in case I need to do it a couple times) now that its getting warmer out and that means swimming season, will pool water make the wart worse? Or would it help with all the chemicals.. I just don’t know!
    Please help! Just want these stupid things gone! Thanks so much in advance 🙂

    • You can leave it on all day if the stinging doesn’t get too much for you. However, I’ve found that it works just as well for me with just an over night treatment and a clean bandaid on during the day. The longest it took for me was about a week. Others have reported longer times. I’m not sure if pool water will make it worse/better, so I don’t have any answer.

  93. I have been using ACV each day for a week now and my wart on my index finger (which I have had for years!) is white now. No black is showing although there is a hole in the middle. In addition, I have no pain after applying the cotton ball with ACV. I have been religiously applying the ACV. Do you think the ACV is working?

  94. I had great success with this method. When my son was five he had one wart on his finger and it spread all over both hands on many fingers. He handled the treatment like a champ. Minimal complaints, we waited until he was tired each night after a bath. Surrounded each ward with Vaseline soaked the cotton balls in a bowl of Organic ACV. We used tweezers to handle the soaked cotton balls because our fingers started getting dried and skin peeled. He is now 11 and the warts never came back. We are now using the same treatment on our four-year-old. Again, he is handling it like a champ with minimal complaints. Each night after a bath we are on night six. I remember taking 14 consecutive nights with my other son. Love this treatment and so grateful to do it organically versus medically.

  95. the wart turn white.what should i do?should i continue apply acv?

  96. giannina says:

    I used 3 times nitrogen for 2 warts that i have in my finger. They sadly cameback. Im using white vinager already for 4 nights. First night i think i used a big cotton covering both warts. In the morning my finger was swollen. But during the day got better. At night i put just on the wart area. It is working perfectly. It turn black and reduce the sizes. It looks like getting dry. Hope soon will peel off.
    i just wonder if they will comeback.
    thank you for sharing.

    • Sometimes they do and will just need another round of treatment (or two). Other times they go away for good from just the 1st treatment. Let it heal and keep an eye on it to see if it’s trying to make a come back.

  97. should i remove the cotton ball and the bandaid every morning or just leave it on until every night when im going to change the cotton ball?

    • Take it off in the morning and let it air out. Or you can put on a fresh clean bandaid for the day. I’ve done both and still end up with similar results.

  98. Mike–My son’s feet are riddled with warts, most like plantar. Do you recommend not using ACV on plantars because of the pain involved? (I removed a couple using ACV–and the pain was intense, but as others have said, worth it knowing I was killing the roots of those suckers). We want to give ACV a try on my son, but just want to know any precautions, advice, etc you might have. Thank you!
    Sherrye & Son

    • Hi Sherry,
      Yes, it’s the pain I am concerned about. I’ve only used it for warts on my hands and the pain was unbearable at times. There were times when I couldn’t even touch the area because it was so sensitive. I would recommend that you only consider it as a last resort. Make sure your son doesn’t have to be standing/walking too often to avoid applying pressure to the treated area. Also protect the healthy skin using petroleum jelly, duct tape, etc. Many users have recommended many useful tips to reduce the burning in the comments.

      • Thank you so much, Mike! Unfortunately, freezing and alternative traditional treatments just haven’t worked and the little buggers are spawning: he now has one on his hand. So perhaps if we take them one at a time and just treat at night it will make the localized pain more bearable. And not to get to foofy, but there’s a holistic healer (louise hay, “heal your body”) whom I always consult with any illness/injury, and her belief is that warts are “little expressions of hate.” So she recommends (along with ACV?!) meditations around the idea of expressing love and beauty in life, and letting go of (mostly) self hate. My thinking–unlike ACV, it couldn’t hurt! Thank you again and if we have success we’ll be sure to share…

        • Justina says:

          Hi Sherry!

          My son is 10, and has had one nasty plantar wart on his foot for over a year now. They’ve begun to spread, and he bow has three. Years back (he was maybe 6 or 7), I got rid of one on his other foot with this same method. He says it stings, but nothing terrible by any means. I am now treating his three again the same way. They sure do respond well! I have him take a bath first to soften the skin (foot soak works just as well, but baths are awesome!). I buy the disposable files in a big pack and use one every time he bathes to file down the skin. I soak the cotton ball like crazy; add the bandaid and then a sock, and off to bed. I have never used the petroleum jelly, and have never had a problem. There will be little black specs that come out toward the surface in a few days – they are the warts cores (some have one, some has tons), and if you can grab them out with tweezers or a safety pin, it’ll pretty much halt the warts in their tracks and stop the growth. I’m also treating one on his thumb, and that is going well too. I’ve never heard from anyone I know who has used this method of it hurting like is mentioned. Maybe it’s just a pain tolerance thing. Good luck with your little guy!! 🙂

  99. I got my first ever wart as a sort of breakup present last year (the ex had HPV, but no one in my family ever did, so hurray for that). It was on my pinky, and during a time that was an emotional rollercoaster, it was just an extra little f-you that made me super self-conscious. It’s on my pinky, it is obvious, and I didn’t quite know what to do about it. Eventually, after doing research and everything, I decided to go with ACV treatment. But I didn’t. I waited. I was afraid it wouldn’t work, and wanted to live with the hope rather than the disappointment of a failed treatment.

    Two days ago, I decided to give it a shot. I hate this wart. It is my enemy. I had immediate results after the first night: black spots had multiplied. This morning, after the second night, the thing is almost completely black. It burns. It stings. It throbs. Good! Like one of the other users, I like the pain, because I know it is the pain of a dying wart. It’s satisfactory, like “take that, you little sh–!”

    So, anyways, I had just wanted to make sure that the black was, indeed, a sign of a dying wart. I found this site. The comments made me feel good about my progress, so I wanted to share.

    One thing I did do differently : I didn’t have cotton balls. I had cotton makeup-remover pads. I cut those down into little squares that *just* cover the wart. I hadn’t used any vaseline, and though I am soaking the squares, it doesn’t seem to be affecting the skin surrounding the wart. The cotton pads are just as cheap as cotton balls, but maybe a little easier to deal with.

    Happy wart-deaths to the lot of you! 😀

    • Trina, great idea with the cotton makeup-remove pads. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

      • I also use cotton makeup-remover pads. I open them up and the fine cotton is super easy to work with and is less of a hassle than a cotton ball.

    • Nathalie says:

      Thanks for this. I was doing the ACV fr acouple of days and wondered if the black spots were a good sign of my plantar wart dying. Now I know its working-yay!!!

  100. HI,
    I tried this remedy and it works wonders. I actually soaked my ring finger in the apple cider vinegar off, and on for about 5 minutes (did this five times). Then I washed my hands thoroughly with warm water and soap, and let things dry. Then I applied the band aid, cotton, and vinegar. In just two days my wart was black, and by day four it was ready to peel. It did burn like the dickens, so, yes make sure you use something to protect your healthy skin.
    This was so much better than going to the Doctor and spending $50 or more. I spend $5 for vinegar, and bandages. Wonderful!

  101. Jamie Roland says:

    Hello! I have three medium size warts on my heel and two tiny ones all close together. I also have one on my pointer finger near my cuticle. I have done the ACV on my heel for about a week and a half and no longer feel any pain (the pain only lasted a few days). I have been treating my finger for about 4 days and the pain has been much worse. Last night the pain was almost unbearable and today my finger feels hot and sore and I’m afraid it’s infected (I do the ACV treatment before bed and take it off in the morning for both my finger and my heel). Should I keep treating my finger with ACV? What should I do about the infection? I will do WHATEVER it takes to get rid of these nasty things! As for the ones on my heel, they are dark and no longer painful as I mentioned. Should I keep applying ACV at night until they hopefully fall off? I’m afraid to pick at them in fear they will spread as they did in the past. Thank you! Jamie

    • Hi Jamie,
      Give it some time off. If you’re thinking it is an infection, it’s best to have your doctor look at it. As for the heel wart where the pain has gone away, what I did in the past was slowly peel it. If there was no bleeding and no pain then I would just slowly peel the whole thing off.

  102. Hello,

    I am currently living abroad with limited access to English speaking doctors and medical. I was diagnosed with HPV a couple of months ago but do not have the strains associated with genital warts. I was therefore surprised when I noticed several small spots on my inner thighs which my doctor said were genital warts.

    I tried the Acv method for two of them and it worked within 3 days. I have been using it for almost ten days now on the remaining spots. The skin has turned very white and puffy and is much larger than the original wart. In a couple of the spots I have scratched it and can see the crater shape that some others have mentioned but no seeds. In other spots the White skin appears to extend quite deeply. I have started putting antibacterial cream on them but was wondering if this is normal and still part of the normal healing process and if I should continue with the Acv treatment. The skin around the White spots is red and burnt. I have also started taking baths with tea tree oil twice a day.

    • When I used acv to treat my hand warts, the surrounding skin did turn white and seemed larger. If it was me, would probably stop using acv and wait to get some medical advice from a doctor you can communicate with.

  103. I have been putting acv on a couple of warts on my toe for a few days. I usually leave it on all day, but I’ve taken it off for a break if it is keeping me up at night. The center of the wart is black, but the surrounding skin is white and very puffy. Should I keep going or give it the opportunity to sort of dry up a bit?

    • In the past I would let it dry up for a few days and let the skin heal if it was too painful. Surprisingly a few of them easily peeled off once it dried up a little. Some came back and others never did.

      • Thanks so much! One more question… If it’s not hurting too much and I keep going with the ACV, how will I know when it’s time to quit? I haven’t been picking at it because that seemed to make it hurt so much worse when I tried the ACV last time. And the warts came back anyway.

        • Most of what seems to be the wart will be black. For some it “falls off”, while for others they peel it off. Most of mine were left to dry for about a day or two after the entire wart had turned black. The treated area was very sensitive and painful. After letting it dry for the day/two it was no longer painful to touch. I would then be able to peel off the black part with no pain and no bleeding. I believe the bleeding is a good indicator of whether it is a good time to peel it off or not. If it bleeds then it meant it wasn’t time yet.

  104. I have a wart on my middle finger. I left the vinegar soaked cotton ball over night. The wart turned into a dark color, but my finger went numb and is swollen. Is that normal?

    • Did you use a lot of vinegar? If you did, it may have burned the surrounding healthy skin. Numb isn’t normal though. Maybe you wrapped the bandaid/tape on too tight? Give it a rest and let it heal. My suggestion would be to try something else that is a little more gentle.

  105. Hi! I have tried the ACV trick for the last week on a large white bump/growth on the bottom pad of my third toe. It actually turned brown, swelled and when I peeled away the top layer two days ago, there was a little serous discharge. I have been applying the ACV cotton balls to the new, open area and it burns so badly I can barely walk! Now, the underlying skin/slight swelling is flat and black: if this was not a true wart, would the skin/lesion still turn black? Just curious if you have heard of this or seen it. And hoping it will still go away. Thanks!

    • I haven’t seen/experienced anything like it myself. I would assume the skin will still turn black even if it isn’t a wart. ACV burns everything.

  106. I have used the soaked cotton ball with acv on anal wart for 5 days..
    Some turn black but in front of anal canal the wart not turning black.. It become small and whiter than before..

    Because its very irritated and hurt when defecated so i stop the therapy for a moment..

    Shall i continue the treatment even in irritated anal mucosa?

    Is it normal if the wart not turning to black?

    Thx a loy…

    • Hi Rico. This is probably something you’ll want to discuss with your doctor. Most people use the acv method for common warts in places like hands/arms, etc.

  107. caroline guerrero says:

    hello guys,
    i just did the ACV on my facial small wart or look like a mole.
    and yes!the moke/wart succesfully gone.
    but the question is It leaves a patch like reddishpinkish on the area where i removed the wart/mole..
    and im afraid it will beacome scar on my face..
    please help me to get rid of that coming scar..

    pls email me

    • Caroline,
      While I have not experienced any scars myself from using ACV, scarring is always a risk. I have also only used acv for hand/finger warts. I recommend letting it heal and talking to your doctor.

  108. Hello,
    I have been using the ACV for a week, my wart turned black and the top of the wart fell off. But I still have the wart. It is no longer raised but you can see the seeds are still there. I have continued to use the ACV and the leftover wart is black but not going away. can you tell me what I need to do to finish getting rid of this?

    • I’ve had to deal with this before with a stubborn wart that was on my knuckle. Give a couple of weeks to heal and see if it does come back. If it does, try the treatment again. If it doesn’t then leave it until it comes back.

  109. Hi
    I’m on day 2 of treatment on my wrist. I have literally have 8 tiny ones in a cluster.

    I was told about the treatment but just to use a cotton ball to and a bandaid and tape.

    I accidentally kept it on my healthy skin too long and some of my skin is burned.

    My question is the warts themselves are turning very dark. Is that normal?

  110. It’s works amazing my wart fell off in just 3 days. Although there is a bump where wart used to be has anyone had that happen before ? Wart is gone but you can feel the bump?
    35 m

  111. Hi all,
    I’ve been using ACV on a planters wart on the bottom of my heel for a little over a month. I’ve had it for a number of years so wasn’t overly surprised to see it taking so long, but after reading through this board I remain very optimistic.
    It use to be quite small, but I had the doctor try to freeze it off (3 times), and the thing literally tripled in size. I’m pretty desperate so I’ve been fighting through what has turned out to be quite a painful experience with the ACV. Just a few questions, wondering if anyone can speak to:
    The top layer of skin has died and peeled off a few times now to reveal very soft, puffy white tissue underneath. I’ve continued with the ACV and it eventually toughens up and peels off to do the same thing… has this happened to anyone? Also, I find the wart actually rises up from my foot when irritated, rather than the ‘crater’ I see a lot of people are experiencing. Has anyone been successful in getting rid of the wart and also had this happen in the ACV process? I also see that a lot of people are saying that the pain goes away after a few days. I’m sad to say that this has not been my experience, which worries me that perhaps I’m doing something to perpetuate it. Would love some input.. Thanks!

  112. Use baking soda on the inflamed or irritated skin if the acv burns you and the acid will be neutralized very quickly and will not feel painful at all.

  113. I have to say, I’ve been treating a wart on my hand for almost a year. My dermatologist has tried freezing, various acids, immune boosters, even a blister beetle treatment. Ouch. I’m trying acv now and it does hurt but this stubborn wart is getting worse not better. I hope that he acv combined with the rx treatments done with my dermatologist will be the one-two inch that is needed to get this thing gone!


  114. I had a small wart on the index finger of my left hand. I used ACV for a couple hours a day for 4 days and the wart fell off and the treated skin of my finger turned black. It was a little painful at times, but if it became too painful, I’d just take off the ACV cotton ball and the pain would subside. A scab grew there but it was getting caught on things and eventually it must have peeled back a bit because it became red and swollen. I went to my doctor and she said it was definitely infected. I was on a week of Bactrim and using Silvadene twice a week. I’ve been off of the antibiotics for 4 days now and it’s slowly (SLOWLY!) healing. Looks like it definitely might leave a scar. I’ve had this injury now for well over 3 weeks and I am getting really tired of a bandaid on my finger! Although ACV worked, I am pretty sure I will be freezing off future warts..especially if they are on my hands because it takes forever to heal when the skin is constantly being stretched, bumped and coming into contact with so much bacteria!

  115. I can confirm that this is an effective treatment, but I do not recommend it on ALL types of warts. Do not use it on your face, genitals or any other sensitive areas on your body. Also, this treatment is great for the small, flat types of warts that you get on your feet and hands (not plantar). Don’t use it on those large ones, or cauliflower type ones. Or it will be VERY painful.

  116. Hey Mike

    Sorry this is long.

    Good to find this website. I have never had warts before but after treating a plantar wart on my daughter’s foot some months ago (and having a sensitive immune system), I think I contracted the virus. Consequently I got what looked like a plantar wart on the side of my right ring finger.

    To begin with, it looked like a hard clear blister but gradually grew a tough skin with a ring of harder skin around it. It just got bigger and bigger.

    I got rid of my daughters wart with high strength manuka honey that I ordered in specially from New Zealand. She is a type 1 diabetic and I was wary of doing anything harsh or damaging to her feet. Within three weeks of daily application of the honey and bandaging it, it went black and fell off.

    I was optimistic it would work for me.

    But it didn’t. It hurt like hell. All the time. Constantly hurt when I bumped it.

    I couldn’t penetrate the wart on my finger at all. I had it frozen twice, tried daily applications of honey or tea tree oil etc. After each freeze it seemed to improve and then go back to normal sort of.

    Eventually in desperation I tried wart off paint – salicylic acid. With everything I tried I would get to a point of agonizing pain and give up worried it wasn’t working or that I was making it worse.

    But I was determine to stick with the paint so I did about three or four days.

    Then I found your website. I have some excellent ACV in my pantry – the type that contains ‘the mother’ whatever that means.

    I did two days of ACV treatment instead of the wart paint.

    After four months I’m sick of this thing and the sheer agony it has caused me. So I did about 36-48 hours straight of ACV – it was hell my finger ached to the bone it was worse than a toothache – and suddenly the wart lifted out in a huge chunk (no wonder I was in pain!).

    There was a little pus at the side which makes me think my finger is infected. Not sure what to do next. What remains is a soft large white ring of dead skin and a tender middle.
    It still hurts bad but I have swelling around it.

    I know you said not to dig it out but it just lifted and I couldn’t do much else with it but take it off completely.
    It was hard and dry on top with a softer core that just lifted out.

    I can’t see any remaining black or black dots but it didn’t go that black to start with. It never looked like a normal spotty wart really. It was weird to start with altho doc confirmed definitely a wart.

    So now I dunno what to do. It’s way too sore to use anymore ACV on it. Plus I’m worried it will make any infection worse.

    Instead I have put some of the honey on it (antibacterial and antiseptic and has been used successfully on infections that don’t respond to antibiotics) and put another bandage on. I’m hoping it will calm any residual infection or angry skin so I can let it dry out afterwards.

    Does this sound within the range of normal?


    • Hi,
      Everything seems normal minus the pus coming from the side. Keep a real close eye just in case it is indeed an infection. Also don’t delay a visit to your doctor if it’s indeed an infection and it gets worse. Otherwise just let it heal and hope it doesn’t come back, so you don’t have to suffer another round of acv.

  117. For about two weeks I have been treating a wart (the flat kind near the nail) with acv. A few months ago I had to have a wart surgically removed and it completely traumatized me to ever return to a doctor.
    Anywho, I have been treating this wart with acv. It turned black within hours of initial treatment. I did it 24/7 for the first week and it became too painful. After the first week a big black chunk came off. However more was still there. After another week of treatment the wart turned brown but not black. Last night the brown chunk came off. The skin underneath looks to be without roots, but it is yellow. I didn’t read anywhere else that people had brown not black or that their skin looked yellow. Is this possible signs of infection ? I really don’t want to go back to the doctor but whatever is best at this point. Thanks in advance !

    • Ashley,
      I can’t really say it it’s an infection or not (not a doctor afterall). I can say that there might be a chance it might be a little discolored from the treatment? Are you experiencing any signs of an infection like fever, yellowish discharge, swelling, etc? If you feel your well being is at risk, it’s well worth the unpleasant visit. It’s better to be safe than sorry afterall. I wish you the best.

  118. Not worth using ACV to remove your warts. Suffer more/longer pain, warts may grow back & long healing. There are better ways than this method. Use mild/diluted tea tree oil antiseptic cream or salicylic acid can do a better job than acv. Able to buy from most pharmacies. Cheers!

  119. Just wanted to say thanks. Had a wart on my finger for months. Tried over the counter treatments but didn’t make any difference.Thought i would try the apple cider vinegar.Wasn’t expecting it to work but was so fed up of this wart i was prepared to try anything so used the small piece of cotton wool soaked in vinegar and held on with a plaster and after 5 days the skin pealed away.Left a small hole which was totally healed after about 2 weeks.Can sting at times and one night didn’t get much sleep as my finger was throbbing from the vinegar burning away the wart but it definately works and worth the small amount discomfort.
    Many thanks .

  120. I had a wart quite some time back. I did a couple of things (like applying salicylic acid, cutting the wart, etc). Nothing worked. Then, I read about apple cider vinegar. I dabbed a small cotton ball with acv and put it on the wart and covered it with band aid. I did this day and night. The pain was really bad for the first 3 days. Sometimes, I even had to take out the band aid and rest for a while before reapplying. But after the 3rd day, there was no pain and the wart turned black. After about 2 weeks, I dug out the wart. I know I am supposed to wait for it to drop off but I couldn’t wait to get rid of it. Thankfully, the wart didn’t return. ACV really works for warts.

  121. Hi! I have lovely flat head warts. 100s on my legs. I’ve stopped shaving and got laser done but I’m afraid that spread them as well. I’ve tried everything but its so hard since they are so small but are all over the place. I put a huge cotton ball soaked in ACV and duck taped it to a cluster of them but have no way to individually do them. I duck taped over the cotton ball and hope it works. Flat warts have the ability to koebrinize (spread when damaged) so crossing fingers. Any advise on flat warts on the legs??

  122. This was the 5th attempt yo try apple cider vinegar.. i have posted before i got a rally stubborn verruca or planter wart. I simply cant handle the pain. Its so bad i want to scream. The wart turns black but always on the 2nd or 3rd day i give up bcoz of the throbbing, stinging pain that runs up to my legs….am i cutting the verruca too deep or am i putting on too much vinegar? Im confused as most people say its not that painful…. but it is one of the worst pain ive felt… currently i have mixed a paste of tea tree oil, thuja and aloe vera.,. No pain but dont know how effective it is… will post back to update…

    • Thanks for sharing your story with us. Some just have a higher tolerance than others. Mine is quite low and I have given up on multiple occasions.

      • Hi Mike, did you redo the treatment. I have started it again apple cider vinegar at night (I cant sleep the whole night due to pain) and then a combination of thuja, tea tree & aloe vera during day time to ease pain… I really want to get rid off this, I had this planter wart for 13 years. I can see it gone yellow with black dots and there is a crater around as some reported. How long would you say before the pain subsides? Some people say the pain increases as treatment continues and others say it goes away after couple of days…

        • I eventually went back and “toughed it out”. I’m glad I did too because it was on maybe the 2nd or 3rd attempt (not too sure, it’s been a while) that I was able to peel off the wart. It hasn’t been back since last year or so.

  123. You says you shouldn’t use ACV on plantar warts… why?
    Because I’m applying it to my plantar ones and I’m already seeing good progress. I had a really deep one that would absolutely hurt whenever I would step on a crack. Next to that a tiny one started to appear and after 5/6 days of ACV, the tiny one is gone. It doesn’t hurt to walk anymore and it’s really shallow. I’m not planning to stop until they’re gone!
    Love this method.

    • Great to hear acv is working for your plantar wart Ella. It does indeed work very well. My reason is the treated area gets very sensitive and it can become very painful if pressure is applied to it (walking, standing, etc).

  124. Hey, I’ve had a few warts on my hands and fingers for about a year now and I’ve been doing the ACV treatment for about 5 days. It seems to be working but I don’t think I’m finished with most yet. On one on my finger, the wart had turned kind of more of a dark brown-ish and deep red color but I noticed that part of the skin was sticking up around the edges so I pulled it off. It came off very easily and with no pain in the slightest. But I’m worried that all I did was pull of a layer of skin. The bottom just looked flat and a little red and there were some dark tiny spots so I have no idea if I actually pulled the wart off or not. Should I continue immediately with the ACV treatment, or wait and see if it returns again before trying? Thanks.

    • Nicole,
      I recommend letting it heal and see if it comes back. No need to go through the pain and the hassle needlessly.

      • Okay, thanks. Will do! Unfortunately, I’m having problems with another one on my thumb. It’s turned a really dark red color it seems all around it and its all sunken in so theres no raised wart or anything. Is that normal? It just seems to be creating a hole in my finger. It looks kinda scary haha.

  125. I have tried many slow remedies (including dr. burning) for 2 warts I have on my pointer finger. I stumbled across this remedy and am trying it now for the first time. I feel it working immediately. It’s tingly and burning slightly. The burning hurt A LOT so we’ll see if this compares. I’m hoping this works!

    • So, I’m on day 4. The first 3 days I had the ACV on for about 24 hours a day. Day 1 and 2 were a little uncomfortable but nothing major. The warts are now very black in the center but they are a little sore when I press on them so I’m going to keep using the ACV until they don’t hurt at all. I look forward to them falling off!

      • Update- I took a break since the day I posted this to see if they would fall off on their own (still black and hard) and no luck. I just reapplied the ACV a little while ago and it has started itching. I’m getting impatient.

        • So last night, after the ACV softened the wart, I got the crazy idea to pick at the black parts and they came out. I am reapplying the ACV now and it hurts 7/10 and I am a high tolerance person. One of the warts is on my finger joint and the pain on that one feels like it is down to the bone. I’m enjoying the pain a little bit because I’m thinking it is killing the wart. Ok, I may be a little sick in the head ;P

          • Update: one wart (actually cluster of 3) is healing nicely and I’ve been dabbing with ACV when I remember. I applied ACV to the other one and it turned black again. I started the ACV with bandaid yesterday and it is not hurting at all. It is black so I will keep treating it until it falls off. *On another note, I had a couple of small warts on my foot and they have disappeared without intervention 🙂

    • Last update: I picked the black part of the wart out of the last remaining one and it looks like I finally got it. The skin is healing nicely. If they do come back, I will do the ACV again. Thanks!

  126. Allison Walker says:

    I have just started treating a wart that is growing in the tip of my index finger – almost under my nail with ACV. I have previously tried freezing, Thuja and wart off, all to no avail. So 2 days ago I purchased a bottle of Braggs double strength ACV with mother culture, to give that a go. I am putting it onto a piece of makeup round and holding that in place with a bandaide. I have been changing the dressing 3x daily. Within a few hours of the first treatment, the wart turned black, sunk below the surrounding skin and started to throb. It has been throbbing for 2 days now. I checked it and found that a huge number of seeds can be seen inside if the wart. I got a pair of tweezers and pulled some of them out. They were a bit stubborn and it did hurt, but they did come out.
    I have decided to leave the seed picking for a few days to see if it gets easier as time goes on.
    It is bloody sore, that is all I am saying about it right now.
    I see from other posts and your info that it should be getting better in a few days to a week. I can handle that (I think!!!)

    • Hi Alison! Wow your experience is identical to mine! I’m blown away at how aggerssive the acv works, and you’re right it is a bit painful. I’ve been keeping the cotton ball / band aid on for about 12 hours per day and it seems to be working great so far. Who would have thought a $3 bottle of vinegar could work so magically. Ive tried many different cremes, ointments, and numerous freezing techniques from a doctor and have never had any success.

      • Allison Walker says:

        The wart has lifted off with a bit of help from a pair of tweezers – I was a bit impatient, and it had started falling apart, so I helped it along!!
        It did bleed in one spot but it seems to be healing up now.
        The tip of my finger is a bit numb but it seems to be getting better.
        My finger tip is skinning a bit but there doesnt seem to be any wart there.
        I am waiting to see if any of the wart regrows. If it does I shall just do it again.
        It took just 4 days to remove the wart using apple cider vinegar.
        I used Braggs Double Strength ACV with mother culture.

        • Allison Walker says:

          Further update and question.
          A week on….the skin on my finger where the wart was has become hard and kind of insensitive – just like when the wart was there before.
          It looked and felt like the wart might have been coming back. I have reapplied the ACV on cotton wool and covered with a bandaid overnight. But unlike before, when I checked this morning, the area has not gone black, and it has not become more painful.
          Is this normal? Maybe it is just scar tissue being sloughed off.
          Anyone got any advice?

          • Allison Walker says:

            Nope. The wart was still there. The next day the seeds had turned black again. So I have begun again with the ACV. It is very painful and very deep. This time I am just going to leave it alone until it is no longer painful before removing it.

      • Allison Walker says:

        Hi George,
        I am now on my 3rd treatment using ACV. Each time, the wart comes back and I have to start again. Sigh. I thought it would be gone by now.
        It turns black. I leave it to start to lift and then it comes off – usually with a bit if help. It is raw and sore and a bit numb.
        It seems to be gone. The skin is red first and then turns pink. Then after a few days, I notice that the wart is still there or has come back, and I have to start the process over again.
        Any suggestions???

        • Allison Walker says:

          7 days into my 3rd treatment. Really hurting now. I looked at it yesterday and even though the ACV had been on it for 6 days there was not any change. So I poked it with some tweezers to make it easier for the ACV to get in to it. Then I really soaked the cotton wool in lots of ACV, put it on the wart and then added more ACV. Before covering it with a bandaide. Now the wart is throbbing and dancing and the pain is radiating down my finger and into my palm. Yeeouch!!!!
          I am determined this time!! The treatment remains until the wart is no longer there.

          • Allison Walker says:

            Hi George.
            I, and the ACV have done it!!
            It took 3 attempts, the final attempt lasting 13 days, and that pesky wart finally peeled off on New Years Day. Very fitting, and prophetic I thought. I had that sucker for most of last year, and last year was the most soul destroying year of my life. So glad it and its wart are now gone!!
            It left a hole big enough to put a match head inside. That then scabbed over. The scab lifted today revealing a bit of dry scaly skin. It is still a bit tender, but nothing I cant handle.
            ACV does work.

          • Hi Alison! Yes I’m having the same problem, I’m on round 2 🙁 It went away after round 1, and then looked like a brand new finger, clean pink skin that was healing nicely… About 1 week later the black seeds starting appearing again, so I’m on day 2 of round 2… hoping this will zap it for good.

            So annoying, especially on my right index finger makes it tough to write with a pen or type properly lol.

  127. Hi, I have been applying ACV for nearly 2 weeks now on the tip of my index finger. It turns black but only on the outer part. It seems the blackening process is so slow. This morning I have a new blackened part close to – but outside – the infected part I’ve been treated all this time. Am I on the right track? How do I speed up the process? How long should I expect the blackened part to come off from the first time I apply it?

    • You can try soaking it with a little more acv. Being on the tip, the acv may not be making contact with the wart at all times. You can also try using strips of duct tape to help with contact. Be careful to not tape it on so tight that you restrict blood flow. It should not normally take up to two weeks with a small wart on the index finger. You can peel it off once the wart is mostly black and there is no pain or soreness when you touch the black part. It will also peel very easily, so if you give it a try it will come right off with no bleeding or pain.

  128. I used vinegar with equal amount of listerine on my son’s warts. He had 3 on his knee for a year or so. I soaked a cotton ball and taped a piece of the soaked cotton ball on each wart. I left it overnight. He only let me do this two nights but they are completely gone. Took a few weeks but it worked.

    • Thanks for you sharing your experience with us. I’m curious. Why mix acv with Listerine? What does it do?

      • I am wondering if you delute the acv with water to make it more tolerable for children? Has anyone had success with this method on children?

        • Hi Cheryl,
          Diluting it might make it more tolerable, but I’m thinking it would also take much longer to see any results–if any.

  129. Greetings from South Africa! I’ve recently gotten a plantar wart on my left foot. It didn’t bother me too much but as soon as it started spreading I went to see a doctor, who had the first one cut out and the new, second one burned.

    Luckily the first didn’t return, but the 2nd survived the burning and I’m aware of it with every step I take. Started reading about ACV treatment and decided to give it a shot.

    I started treatment about 4 days ago, replacing cotton balls at night and morning. So far my wart became whiter and a tad larger (which apparently should happen) . It now looks like a hole in my foot with a ring around it, almost resembling a callus. But I’m not noting any black spots or signs of progress. The fact that these warts grow inwardly isn’t helping either.

    I’m using as much acv as possible without using too much that the excess would spread to the rest of my foot.

    Something to note is that I hardly feel any pain? The bottle says ‘naturally fermented apple cider vinegar’, but it doesn’t explicitly say ‘organic’ as recommended. The wart itself has gotten a bit more sensitive to touch but neither the wart nor the healthy skin is getting sore from the vinegar. Is it abnormal to not feel much pain or is it just luck? Or could this have something to do with the fact that nothing is turning black?

    Anyone advice would be appreciated 🙂

    • Hi Peter,
      Plantar warts can be tough to deal with. Some users have reported success with it, but I’ve never personally tried acv on plantar warts. You may not feel any pain due to a higher tolerance, or there might be too much skin buildup on the wart. Have you tried filing it down a bit?

      • Hi mike
        I have the exact same symptoms as Peter describes. Curious why you don’t recommend for plantar? If you take pain out of the equation are there any other reasons for not trying on plantar? Also if not acv then what would you suggest?

        • If you take pain out of the equation, then I really can’t think of any other reason to not use ACV. The treated area will be very sore and sensitive. It’s going to be very hard to walk and the pain might be too much.

      • I have filed it down a bit, but perhaps not a sufficient amount. Stopped treatment for a small while due to traveling but going to tackle it committedly in two days time. Also going to use duct tape instead of band aid.

        The wart is now level with my skin, but when acv treatment commences again the ‘crater’ effect should return- then I’ll file it down. Appropriately.

        I’ll post my conclusion in few weeks time, thanks for the reply!

    • Same story for me. I’m a few days in using white vinegar on a piece of gauze, all secured with electrical tape. The wart was white and hard and was raised up with a crater in the middle. It has only started throbbing a bit in the past day. I filed it down and washed the area today, then reapplied.

      Peter, how’s your progress??

  130. Hello! This is my second night with the avc treatment and im wondering if its working for me. When i take the bandaid off, it looks bigger and prunier that before. Is that normal? I don’t see any black dots. Am i supposed to take the bandaid off all day and place it back on during night time? Also, there’s a sunken ring around the wart, makes me feel like i could carve it out. What do i do? Help!

    • Karem, the wart having been exposed to acv all night will cause it to bigger. I recommend taking it off during the day to reduce the amount of burning and pain. Some have toughed it out and left it on 24/7. If the majority of the wart isn’t black, don’t give in to temptation and carve it out. That will only make things worse.

  131. Hi, I have a plantar wart on my right foot, near the heel, and I’ve been treating it with ACV (Bragg), cotton balls, pumice stone, and duct tape for 2 months now. Mine never turned black, but instead turned white with black dots. Yesterday I was able to remove the circular, white wart and thought I finally got rid of the bugger. Good thing, though, I gave it another round of ACV treatment last night because there is still some part of the wart left in the middle of that gaping whole of redness where the wart had been. I tried picking it out with a clipper but it really hurts since it’s on my very red, inner skin. Now, I will just let my skin heal a bit then I’ll give it another 3days or so of treatment just to be sure, and pray it won’t come back again. So to anyone who has their plantar wart/s under acv treatment, I strongly advice that you guys to keep treating it even after you’ve had the wart off your foot to ensure that it won’t grow back.

  132. Hey everyone,
    I’ve had a long time wart problem. I currently have 12 on my right hand and 3 on my left. I’ve been to several doctors, tried immunotherapy, freezing, homeopathic treatment, over the counter treatments, and several home remedies including garlic and duct tape. The most successful results have been from ACV. I’ve removed 3 in a few weeks with no scars or signs of coming back. HOWEVER, it seems that for every wart gone, I grow several more… There’s no use in getting rid of one if two more grow back in different areas. Any help would be appreciated. I’m at a loss and frustrated. Thanks!

    • Eduardo, do they grow back in completely different areas? Or close to where the removed wart was? I’ve read that having warts can also be a sign of a weak immune system/potassium deficiency? (not entirely sure on the potassium deficiency). I’ve even read about stress playing a large role as well. Maybe try reducing stress, try exercising to improve your health, eating a healthy balanced diet and even some bananas or supplements.

  133. I’ve been doing this treatment and there’s one point of confusion on my end. I keep the ACV soaked cotton ball, covered with duct tape on my wart 24/7, removing once a day to replace the ACV. I’ve definitely noticed it turning black. My question is do I stop the treatment and see if it dries and comes off? I ask because I’m hearing that it should naturally peel off, but I don’t see how this is possible if I’m keeping it covered all day. In doing that everything stays very moist. The wart itself is more black, but still below the surrounding, healthier skin. What are my next steps?

    • For me it gets to a point where it comes off with little force. Sometimes it would happen as I’m removing the duct tape/bandaid (this is usually what others are talking about and something I should clarify in the post). I have also let some heal and dry out (from too much pain) and been able to successfully peel it off with no warts returning. I believe it doesn’t matter which way you do it. As long as you get no blood and no pain when the wart comes off, I think you’re good to go.

  134. I have a wart right next to my nail which at first looked like a rasied spot of just dry skin but when i idiotically started picking at it, i started to do some research and it turned out to be a wart which i’ve never had!!

    I Started using ACV about two weeks ago. The First couple days HURT , I have a low tolerance for pain so I only kept it on during the day for about 12 hours (when I could take a Tylenol to ease the pain). The first night i left it on the wart turned black which i read was a good sign. I did this for about a week on and off. After i couldn’t bare the pain of the ACV i used CURAD MEDIPLAST which seemed to peel away at the skin layer by layer. This was a lot less painful, and helped get the black to where i can carefully peel it off. The black parts came off no problem and painless. as of now about 2 and a half weeks later i have only really dry scaly skin next to my nail, and raw skin where my wart was. no sign of a wart as of just a black spec which i red to be a blood vessel.

    ** this site was INCREDIBLY helpful. educated me on the wart and the ACV trick certainly helped. for those who can tolerate the pain. this method is incredibly effective!

  135. I know that you do not suggest using this on a child, but we did. My oldest daughter had her one wart removed at the dermatologist with one visit, my son had to have 3 visits and they tried everything from freezing to cutting them off, it was horrendous and did not work, he still had 7 on one hand and 5 on the other. I had heard of the acv method but was skeptical considering the Dr. had not been able to remove them but I asked my son if he wanted to try, we watched some videos on You Tube and began the treatment, he is 9 and wanted to try and take care of them himself. Two weeks in they are almost all gone, he is so pleased and I am too.

  136. Hello.

    I have some warts on my fingers which I am using acv on (one at a time). I been covering and changing the band aid day and night. The wart first grew and turned white then the centre of the wart seems to have sunk in and turned black with a raised white ring around it. It did get very painful so I stopped the acv for the evening. I thought to try and dig the wart out but the crater and raised skin around is still slightly painful to touch. Now I am unsure if I should contine using the acv or wait to see if the wart is dead. Any advise would be appreciated?

    • Joe,
      Give a day or two before trying acv again. Afterwards, if it is no longer painful to the touch, see if you can gently peel the wart off. A wart that is ready to come off will do so with no pain and no bleeding. If it isn’t ready, let it heal and try acv again. Or you can try acv again before attempting to peel it.

  137. Hello, I started the ACV treatment on a wart on my index finger about two weeks ago, everything went to plan and within days the wart had turned black and easily came off. For a few days there was a very tiny mark where the wart had been but it seemed to have completely gone. This morning, however, I have a large blood blister where the wart was, should I continue to treat this with the ACV? Thanks 🙂

    • Melissa,
      Since the wart came off don’t continue using acv. ACV will continue to burn your skin. Let the area heal and wait to see if the wart comes back. If it does (sometimes it does) then you can try acv again.

  138. I have two warts on my hand. I see that you told the person below that ACV burns your skin no matter what, but why is it only the wart that turns black and not the healthy skin around it ?
    When the root starts to show will it come out on its own, or will I have to dig it out myself?
    I’m about a week into the ACV treatment and so far it really seems like it’s doing the trick! I just want to make sure I’m doing it right.

    • Liz, when it’s ready to come off you can easily pull it out without any pain or bleeding. The wart should be almost completely black by then. Give it the full 5 days first if the pain isn’t too much for you. Acv does indeed burn everything. The healthy skin is burned red while the wart “dies” and turns black. I don’t really have an answer to why only the wart turns black and not the surrounding healthy skin. But here’s my guess based on the various comments and random information I have read on the internet. A wart is “fed” with many tiny blood vessels, so when acv is applied, it causes the wart to blister and these tiny blood vessels detach/are destroyed. Without blood vessels to supply oxygen, etc. to the wart it eventually “dies”. It’s kind of like when blood flow is cut off to a leg for an extended period of time. Given enough time, irreversible damage will occur. I’ve never seen this myself, but I would assume once a certain extremity is reached the leg will probably turn black. I don’t know if that makes any sense, but I figured I would throw my guess out there.

      If anyone knows the explanation, please let us know.

  139. Hi Mike, love reading the great results:). I have one a bit different, I’ve had a flat wart right under my eye close to the nose side for years which didn’t bother me too much then another appeared under it about a year ago then this year another 3 came up under them and I thought if I don’t do something my whole face is going to be covered soon, so a couple of weeks ago I taped the tiny piece of cotton wool in ACV and the last 3 warts vanished within about 3 days but the 2 that have been there the longest are being very stubborn and I can’t actually tell if they are dying or not, I have been keeping the ACV on all day but take it off at night as it still just stings mainly, do they have to turn black to be dead? They are white and still there, do I just keep the ACV on and wait till they vanish or go black? Also should I be keeping the ACV on 24/7 instead of taking it off at night? Thanks

    • Cheryl, please don’t use acv on your face (especially so close to your eyes). ACV will burn everything it comes in contact with and not just the wart. Your eyes are way too precious to put at risk. Please talk with your doctor about removing them.

  140. Hey there. I’ve had a wart on my forhead for about a month now. I started the ACV treatment a few hours ago and it’s already turning black.
    If it’s not a wart (I’m pretty sure it is), would it still turn black?

    • ACV will burn your skin regardless of whether it’s a wart or not. However when dealing with warts located on your face, you really need to consult with your doctor.

  141. Hi, thanks for all of your suggestions. I am on day 2/ night 3 of supplying acv to a wart on my ring finger. Just starting to feel some throbbing pain for the first time, as opposed to minor stinging from the past few applications. Is this a sign that the process is working? So far the wart has become raised, whiter and pruny with what looks to be some black coming through underneath. I was also wondering if you could explain the filing of the wart a bit more. I have read mixed things about doing so, so I haven’t attempted it yet. Thanks!

    • The pain is almost unavoidable for most of us and the level of pain varies from person to person. The 3rd night of treatment is usually when it starts. The black spots is a sign that it is working. For filing down the wart, it’s based on my personal experience. I believe some are concerned about filing it down because there is always that risk that you file too far and spread the wart. However, my first few attempts didn’t turn out too well because I didn’t file down the wart. The wart is just excess skin build up and having it too thick kind of insulates the “core” holding the HPV virus itself from the acv.

  142. Hello, hoping someone can help me with a stubborn wart I’ve had for about 3yrs on the bed of my fingernail!!! I’ve tried so many things and nothing seems to help, if anything it has made it worst. Today is my second day doing the acv and the pain is so so BAD. I took it off to sleep because there just no way I can sleep with this much pain. It’s turned yellowish and black in some spots.. Please help me with any word of advice, IM DESPERATE!!! Thank you

    • Sara,
      Black spots is a good sign. The 2nd/3rd day, the wart may look white and appear larger than before. Are you using petroleum jelly to help protect the healthy skin surrounding your wart? Other readers have mentioned taking something like Tylenol to help with the pain (however I don’t recommend doing this). If you can bare with the pain, you can try shortening the treatment time in half. Otherwise, stop the acv and let it heal before you attempt again.

      • Mike my healthy skin doesn’t hurt its the wart itself that hurts. It throbs at times not all the time, I’m trying to keep it as long as I can tolorate it. I just get so discouraged with this ugly thing. Thanks for responding 🙂

  143. Hey! Just a quick question: If you apply it by mistake on healthy skin, would there be a problem? I’m thinking of applying it in a big area where I have very small spots!

    • ACV will burn both warts and healthy skin. Use petroleum jelly to help reduce damage to surround healthy skin.

      • First of all, thank you for the reply, you’re doing great work there. Let’s persume that my skin turns black. Will that be permanent, will it go away or will it need peeling off? If you accidentally apply petroleum jelly on warts, will there be a problem?

        Anyway, I know your view about genitals, but if I can handle the pain and the warts are at the pubic area, why would that be a problem?

  144. I am down to my second day of ACV treatment. It hurts like hell but it started truning black so I am guessing the warts being taken care of. I had one at the base of my foot and it went away in a week so thanks a lot to ACV.

  145. Hello, I’ve had a small cluster of plantar warts at the base of my big toe for probably eight years. They never caused me pain but about a month ago I decided that I wanted to be rid of them. I’ve been treating with ACV overnight for probably three weeks and the warts are currently scabbed over and black, but not to the point where I can peel them off. My progress seems to have stagnated. My question is how important is it to prevent the warts from drying out? I’ve been taking the bandage off during the day as I’ve very active and on my feet all day.

    • Hi Amy,
      Not quite sure what would stay on if the bandaids won’t. I was going to suggest duct tape, but that would only work if you were doing normal walking, etc.

      • Thanks for the reply! I could probably keep duct tape on as I’m either wearing boots, or sneakers. I guess my question is, is keeping the area moist integral to it working properly? Will letting it dry out prolong or hinder the process?

  146. sharon salmon says:

    my hands has tiny flat warts on the back of them. I would sad about 20+ on each hand. On each hand I also have one large work near the thumb it’s so disgusting. I have been putting aghast pad with apple cider vinegar on it over my warts and then putting latex gloves on them at night after two nights they are now white which is great cuz they’re usually kind of like a freckle. I’m not sure if this is the best route.
    is using latex gloves creating a greenhouse and is that okay with the warts? I only ask this because I honestly have so many I can’t just put one bandaid on and soak all the warts.

    • Treating such a large area with acv is not a good idea. ACV will burn the wart and any healthy skin it comes in contact with. Maybe try treating a smaller area using just a standard bandaid and see how it goes? Then move on to another area successful removal?

      • Hi I am writing to you because I have forty warts on my right hand and twenty on my left hand. I started the acv treatment bthis morning. Should I cover all my warts at one or should I only pick a couple also I would like to send a pic of my hands if possible to you I do not know if i should file down the other warts or not.

        • Josh,
          You shouldn’t try to cover all the warts at once (especially if it’s a large area). ACV will burn the warts and healthy skin that come into contact with it. Maybe try a very small area covering one/two and see how it goes first. If the area is large and as severe as you describe, I recommend you talk with your doctor/qualified professional first and see what they have to say about it. Unfortunately, I’m not a medical professional (just a victim like yourself) so I cannot offer any medical advice about your situation.

  147. Needing some guidance here please!

    I had a painless and tiny, pin point size/hole type plantar wart on my heel. I have never had one before, but I knew they can become a real pain if not treated.

    I decided to treat with ACV before it became an issue and now it’s become and issue.

    I soaked it, and treated it with ACV 4 nights/days in a row changing out twice a day. After day 1 the inside turned black, day two still black and the sides of the “crater” turned white and was swollen and risen and painful. Day three I could barely walk but was able to file off enough dead skin of the “crater” to where it was flush with my heel and not risen. Day four has been very painful. I am questioning continuing treatment. The hole seems to have shrunk but I don’t know what to do about pain. There is no way I can “pick” off the black bc it is in the tiny hole.

    What should I do? I don’t want to give up I want to kill this thing. But now I’m questioning if I should have even messed with it bc it never bothered me until now!

    • In the past, when the pain got too much, I would just ease off the acv for a few days until it was better. I’ve had mixed results doing this. Once, the black stayed in the wart and it came back bigger than before. The other few times, it got darker (even without the acv) and I was able to pick it off. The difference is I wasn’t using it on plantar warts, I was using it on common warts on my hands. If the pain has become too much to bare, then let stop using the acv and let it heal first before trying acv again. There was another reader who stopped the acv and just applied duct tape instead after the pain became a little too much. Doing so worked out for her and the wart came off.

      • That would be me, KK an Mike. The acv was so harsh I had to stop it, but found the duct tape continued doing the job. I can still see the shape on my finger, along with the still-red skin from the acv, but it’s more like a callous now and fading daily.

  148. I had a terrible wart on my knee. It was just getting bigger no matter what I tried. It even started to hurt and would bump into things it was just awful and I had never had one before in my life. I decided to try the Apple vinegar and it hurt really super bad but I decided to just keep it on. I changed the bandage every morning and kept it on all day and all night. It did burn and turned black and I thought oh my what have I done to it now….BUT it Fell off. YES it is totally gone. This is the best method and I have tried everything from the store. Is it painful, yes! Does it work YES! VERY HAPPY!

  149. Go figure my identical twins both have warts on the tops of their feet. I remember my mom telling me about acv but wanted a website to verify before I tried it on three year olds. The bigger of the two warts is all black after three nights of treatment! The smaller one is just starting to turn colors! So far they’re not complaining of any pain. As a sign of solidarity, I’m treating a plantars wart on my foot that’s been there for 10+ years and its a little tender. So glad its working! Thank you!

  150. I just started this treatment on my daughter’s finger last night. When she woke up this morning the wart was more swollen and white in color. Should she keep a band-aid on it during the day or keep it covered? Also, should I file the wart each night before the ACV application or just until it turns black? Thanks!

    • Allison, I usually keep a bandaid on mine all day (mostly to hide it & to keep it from drying and hardening). The wart appearing larger and whiter is normal for me. You can file it until the thing is gone, but it isn’t always necessary from my experience (it just helps more). Please make sure to protect her healthy surrounding skin with lots of petroleum jelly to minimize any burns.

  151. I have a verruca on my foot for over a year that is already completely black and painless. Do I even need to put ACV on it or does this mean if I put ACV on it I will get faster results?

    • Nicole, have you been treating it with anything? Even if you haven’t, they do eventually go away on their own. If it seems like it’s already going away, I would recommend you just leave it and see how it goes first.

  152. Hi Mike,
    I was wondering what band aids/plasters do you need to apply for better results? On my arm I was applying water resistant plaster on top of ACV to cover the flow of oxygen and it was burning more effectively, within 3 days i peeled off the black skin and seen a root, i then applied ACV for 4 more days but nothing happened(wart was not coming out), my healthy skin just became more red around the wart area and the root of the wart started to rot so I took it off with a needle which was painless as it was dead. Now I am curing a verruca on my foot and applied the same method with water resistant plasters and took of the blackened skin in a few days but can hardly see a root and obviously walking on my foot with ACV on it is a bit painful. I started to use normal plasters as the skin heals and is more hard than soft with oxygen touching it as well as its painless to walk on it. However I`m not sure if its efficient enough as ACV dries up quicker and the root is still there.
    Can you advise please what plasters did you use and if its important to cover the wart from any oxygen?


    • Hi Roman,
      I just used standard bandaids. I used them mainly for the purpose of holding down the acv soaked cotton ball. I have also used duct tape to hold things down and keep it moist throughout the night. At first when I was using just a few drops, the duct tape gave me slightly better results. However, once I started soaking my cotton balls with more acv there wasn’t any significant differences. I don’t think “suffocating” the wart is necessary with acv. The most important thing is to make sure it doesn’t dry out overnight.

  153. My 13 year old had about 15 warts on many fingers on his right hand. We have had them frozen, many over the counter and finally started the ACV. We have been working on other treatments for over a year and the ACV saw results with just one treatment! We have to take a break over the weekdays as its his writing hand and he needs it during school. We started last weekend, and half were black with one treatment. We kept going and more turned black. We started again last night and a few look like they are ready to be peeled. I bought a cheap file that you can use for rough heels and he is using that to file the few dead layers off with no issues. The very first day, he said some were painful but not enough pain where he wanted to stop. I gave him Tylenol and told him if it still hurt in an hour or at any point was unbearable, let me know and we will “abort”, it never got that bad and the tylenol worked for him. He is so happy that this is working, as am I!

    • I can’t even begin to imagine what having warts puts him through at that age. I’m so happy it’s working out for him. I hope they’ll be gone soon, so he has one less thing to worry about.

  154. Hi Mike, I backed off the acv, as you advised, and as I suspected the wart started to rebound. I coated the raw areas on my knuckle with A&D ointment (as you probably know, mostly petroleum jelly) left the wart untreated and covered with a bandaid. After a day, the wart, which had started to turn black with the acv, got reddish, then lighter red/orange and was clearly coming back. I did the A&D thing again around the wart on the sore skin, but then covered with ONLY duct tape. The next day the top of the wart, which before the color change had always been clear like a blister, had peeled off. Continued treatment with A&D and duct tape on top, and today there’s a crater where the top of the wart was. I almost have a normal knuckle again. I did read a theory where the duct tape kind of jogs your immune system, which then attacks the wart. Not sure about that, all I know is this thing is now on its way out. I believe the original attack with the acv started the process, but the duct tape is definitely finishing it. Thanks for all the info!

    • Hi mike, I just started this treatment a few days ago and it seems to be working! The pain was really bad and woke me up several times in the middle of the night. Do you think it would be ok to take ibuprofen to help the pain and continue on with the treatments?

      • Ashely, I’m not a doctor so I can’t really say if it’s a good idea or not. I would say that if it numbs the pain, the burn may get too bad and cause a lot of harm. I would recommend stopping the acv for a day or two and letting the healthy skin heal until it isn’t as sore anymore. Did you use petroleum jelly to protect the surrounding healthy skin?

    • That’s great news Bonnie. I hope the duct tape finishes the job for you.


    • I’m happy to hear ACV worked out for you and that you took the time to share your story with us, but I’m still going to recommend NOT using ACV on anything near the genitals. You should always consult with your doctor first before attempting any treatments for genital warts.

  156. Hi guys,

    I am treating a verruca(planter wart) under my left foot with Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar.

    I have had this verruca for 13 years. Yes 13 years!!! I have tried everything from: Wartner, Bazooka Sub-Zero(twice), Wartner Freeze, Scholl Freeze, Scholl seal & heal, Sylic Acid, Sylic acid pads, Bazuka (different gels), Corn remover, Duct tape, Banana peel, tea tree oil, garlic, honey, Vit C tablets, ACV, Thuja, Freezing from a chiropodist, Sanaktol, lemon, DRY NEEDLING, Dr scholl pen for callous, Nail Polish and many more which I cannot recall due to the years.

    The biggest mistake I made was slicing it off with a blade. Now I am using a metal filer to file it down. So what I currently done is use the banana skin to reduce the wart, filing it every day of course for 2 weeks. Then I used a cotton ball with tea tree oil and left with duct tape over night for 1 week filing as I go along. I could see pink skin but I know the wart still exists as further tea tree oil was doing nothing.

    Now as I got closer to the skin I am using ACV again but the problem is I get a really throbbing and stinging pain. Almost enough to make me scream in agony and cry. I gave up ACV due to this about 6 months ago but I am now trying to keep the pain in.

    I have applied the ACV but it seems as thought the wart grew back by the reaction of the acid. However, it has turned black and I am into day 4 into the treatment. I hope it totally eliminates this!!!

    Sorry for the long essay. By the way great site!

    • Thanks for taking your time to tell us your story. Using acv on a plantar wart is definitely going to be painful. I hope it works out for you. The wart turning black is always a good sign. Please let us know how it works out for you.

  157. im 2 days into this mole treatment and i want to stop.. what do i do? is it okay to stop halfway? will the dry mole become normal again? please help! i decided i want to keep my mole 😮

    • You can stop whenever. I’m not sure if the mole will go back to normal. I’ve never thought on trying acv on moles before.

  158. Great tip! I started 2 days ago and am seeing the blackening. I had a flat flesh colored wart on a finger that annoyed me, but if I go to the dermatologist and have them laser it (which has worked on all previous warts) its $100-150, so I am really excited to find an alternative that seems to be working! Thank you!

  159. How do you keep the acv from devouring the skin AROUND the wart. It is so red, raw, and painful right next to the wart, that I may have to stop the treatment. The acv leaches over to areas around the wart, peels THAT skin off and I’m not sure I can let that go on.

    • Bonnie, give the acv a rest and let the healthy surround skin heal for a few days. I’ve had to do is on several occasions and resumed treatment once the pain went away. Apply petroleum jelly to the healthy surrounding skin. Another visitor made a great suggestion of covering the entire area with duct tape & cutting a hole in the tape just big enough to expose to wart.

    • I have backed off the acv, however ever time I’ve given this monster 10 seconds of a break in my other treatment attempts, it came back stronger! I’m actually starting to think of it as a nemesis or something, as it’s taking on a life of its own. Do you know if there’s any validity to the theory that duct tape alone, without acv, will get rid of it? I read some “research” that said 80% of people who wrapped with duct tape alone had success, as opposed to 60% of laser or freezing treatments.

      • Bonnie,
        I’ve given acv a break and gone back to treat it again with success in the end. My giant knuckle wart took many cycles of on and off treatments because I have really sensitive skin and there were times when the pain was a little too much to deal with. In the end, I was able to get rid of it completely, but it took several tries. We may have read the same “research”. There was a clinical trial done a few years back that concluded duct tape produced slightly better results than freezing with liquid nitrogen. However as far as I am aware, there is no absolute evidence that duct tape is better. Here’s a link to that clinical study.

  160. I tired this on a wart above my ankle and it was working great and turned black but someone told me that you aren’t supposed to peel the scab off because if you leave it the root will come out with the scab. And I accidentally peeled It off and now it’s just a big hole and it’s really red around it and i don’t know if that’s normal or if it got infected or something? Do you have any ideas or is that normal

    • The redness may be the healthy skin being burned from the acv. I know this is always the case for me when I used this remedy since my skin is very sensitive. The “big hole” in where the wart used to be is normal. All of mine healed ok and I can barely tell there was once a wart and a hole there. I can’t say it isn’t an infection though. There’s always that possibility. Have at look at some common symptoms of an infection at You can wait a another day or two and see if it seems like an infection. If you have think it’s an infection, it’s best to have your doctor take a look at it.

  161. I have used this technique to get rid of my nose and hand warts. Works wonders. Also a good trick is to treat ONE WART AT A TIME.

  162. Ron markdale says:

    Hi Mike, I have several pinky-finger-nail size, flat, light brown color Seborrheic warts near my genital area being covered by the public hairs. They only appear in recent year but getting more in number and becoming larger in size. Do you suggest me to use ACV to remove these warts ? Any recommendation to reduce pain ? And how to protect my sensitive area while applying the ACV ? Thanks in advance.

    • Ron, this remedy is meant to remove common warts only. It should not be used on gential warts. Please consult with your doctor for a professional medical advice.

      • Ron markdale says:

        Thanks Mike. Indeed, it was my doctor telling me those are Seborrheic warts at the genital area after his examination.

        Anyone who has similar experience for sharing ?

  163. I wanted to thank you and share how fantastic i found the treatment mentioned on this site. I had a wart on my thumb for over a year and was using freezing spray to no avail. After finally getting sick of it i dug some out causing a lot of bleeding and came across this site. I followed the method mentioned and the next day it had completely turned black. I left it uncovered for nearly two days and peeled off the top. I am confident it has gone now but if there is some left i shall repeat the treatment. No more over the counter rubbish in the future!

    • I tried many of the usual stuff including castor oil. None worked. Made small cotton balls about the size of q-tips. Soaked one in Bragg ACV (from GNC) and held in place overnight for 9 days. After 2 days, the wart turned black. Was advised to persevere. Finger started to swell on day 9 so I stopped treatment. I was able to remove the blackened part of the wart. The rest healed completely after about 1 1/2 weeks. This really worked for me.

  164. I left a similar comment at another site but was compelled to post it here as this is the first site I was lead to about this information. The more people that know, the better.

    After suffering with what I called a “skin growth” for over two years, on my index finger, I chanced on this cure.

    I had tried all over the counter remedies… freezing, stick on patches, brush on liquids to no avail. The failure of all these expensive treatments left me thinking it wasn’t a wart but something else.

    I then resolved to cutting it off! I had a surgical blade that I would slice that sucker off with. Yes, it was painful with a lot of blood, but it would be gone! And after it would heal I would be “wart” free for awhile. But it would always come back. Soon enough it would begin to bulge up and within a few months, the dreaded “wart” would be back.

    I sliced that thing off at least a dozen times over the 2+ years I had it and was always left with its return. Then I found out about ACV!

    I did what many say in these comments, pulled the end of a q-tip off and soaked it in ACV (just the 79 cents stuff from Kroger) and stuck it on the “wart” with a band-aid. Within days I devolved a brownish ring around the wart. I continued until the whole area was a black circle. And continued beyond (just to make sure that sucker was dead)!

    Took about two weeks before the day I was able to peel it off with tweezers. And now, a week after that, I am left with the last bits of the “hole” finally healing up to normal skin.

    Wow! This changed my life. Thought I was going to have this thing on my finger the rest of my days. In my line of work my fingers are very visible and it was really embarrassing.

    It’s worth any pain and like many have said, I welcomed the pain as I knew it was working and killing this unsightly flesh-turd on my hand! Good luck!

  165. Sabrina mac says:

    Hi Mike
    I have had flat warts on my hands for around 8 years. The first two were on my thumbs and then a few years ago I got another two. I have tried freezing by a dermatologist and countless tries with salacycic acid. Nothing happened apart from irritating the skin to the point that I think I now have scar tissue as they are permanently red. I’ve started using ACV in the last week and already 2 black dots have appeared in the 2 most recent warts. I guess it takes longer to get to the older ones. This is my question – do you think the redness will ever go away from the wart areas and will these areas ever look line normal skin I.e have lines rather than being completely smooth?

    • Sabrina,
      I can’t say for sure that you won’t be left with scars. I can however share with you my personal experience. I had a wart that just wouldn’t go away until several repeats of the acv treatment. It was RED and painful. The red is your healthy skin being burned by the acv and for me, it healed back to normal after all was done. All of my warts left no scar, or visible lines. I can’t even tell that they were once there. It may be different for you. Just don’t leave the treatment on if the pain is too much to bare, or the redness gets really bad. Give the treatment a break for a couple of days and let the healthy skin heal first. As always, take the necessary steps to avoid infections.

  166. My daughter had a plantar wart on the bottom of her foot. I tried Wart removers for months and nothing worked. It only got bigger. We started using apple cider vinegar every night. It’s not even a full week and the wart is just about gone. I am amazed by this!

  167. I just started this application today and I was wondering if you had to put the bandaid on it. I used a big peice of cotton because I have a bigger wart right below my knee, and then covered it in duck tape. it started to burn immeadiatly and I was also wondering if that was supposed to happen as well.

  168. I have been treating my warts x2 on the ball of my foot for four days. So at night with a soaked cotton ball and duct tape. I have to say the pain over the last 2-3 nights has been excruciating. Sharp throbbing pain and I cannot walk properly at all!!! I have allot of the black dots appearing and the crater of skin around has gone. I will have to have a rest from the treatment based on what I have read and the pain! I can’t see how it will peel off though as the blackness looks to be under a layer of skin? Should I try and make a small incision to get rid of this later and attempt to peel off when pain calms down? Thank you !!

    • Plantar warts are always harsh with acv with all the pressure from standing up, walking, etc. Have you tried filing it down with a pumice stone after a warm shower/bath? Using acv will cause a blister to form and peeling it off becomes a lot easier once the wart has turned black.

    • The same thing is happening to me.. I came on here to see if there was an answer to what’s going on… I am on day 4..And the black looks like its under the skin and its all white around it and very sore to the touch.. Hope this is the process.. Hope someone can let us know..

      • Let it air out and allow the skin to heal for a few days. I’ve run into this before and that was what I did. After day 2, the wart had turned darker (without applying anymore acv) and the soreness was gone. I was able to successfully peel it off.

  169. Naomi Maxwell says:

    Before I started with AVC removal I tried a salicylic acid gel (Salatac gel) but it was too harsh for me ,then I tried duct tape . Duct tape removed the little common wart ,but not the root. Now it has been 4 day that I am trying AVC . there is a little bit of flat hard yellow skin . I am continuing on putting AVC on it for 24hrs. Is it normal to have this type of skin ?
    Thanks ,

  170. I been trying the ACV method lately and while I think its working I want to make sure if I am seeing the process right.
    The wart is on my middle finger and ever since I used the ACV it kinda made a hole on my finger and I think I am seeing the core of the wart.
    When you keep applying ACV does the wart just magically disappear or do I have to peel it out even though its inside my finger?

    • Many people who’ve used it say to leave it until it falls off by itself. I have peeled off all of mine once they have turned black. My warts were sore & sensitive to the touch after a few days of treatment. I let it air out for a day or two and usually the sensitivity will be gone. At this point, I peel it off with no pain and no blood.

  171. I’ve been doing acv on a decently small wart on the bottom of my foot for two nights now and all of today. Today I noticed the first difference and had a little pain for the first time. The skin around the wart is very soft, tender, and a different color than the rest of the skin on my foot, but the wart hasn’t seemed to change yet. I am continually taking off the dead parts of the wart on top and changing the acv regularly. Am I just being impatient, or should something have happened by now?

    • You might want to wait another night or two. Two nights may not be enough time especially for a plantar wart.

    • I am currently on day 1 of this treatment and I did not start off with filing them down. Do you have to file the warts down in order for this to work?

      • If the excess skin on the wart isn’t filed down, it usually decreases the effectiveness of the treatment greatly.

  172. Thanks for the compliment, but I’m a guy (Mike) LOL. To answer your question, yes, you can scrape it off with a pumice stone. Just be careful to not go down to far and cause it to bleed.

  173. Read your post and past comments and thought to get your opinion.
    I have been applying ACV on my 4 yr old boy’s foot for around 3 weeks now- every night and (recently started) morning. And putting bandaid to hold the soaked cotton and another bandage to hold this on place and then socks.

    Now since last week, the centre spot of the wart has turned black(about 40%), but nothing is happening further. On the contrary, the skin around the wart has turned red( lost the outer layer of skin) and I think it’s irritating.
    The part of the foot where the wart is, hurts him so much that he would start screaming if I even touch anywhere closer!! He doesn’t even walk straight anymore because of the pain, trying to put less pressure- so he walks on 1st toe through to heels!( wart is closer to the middle toes).
    He wakes up in the middle of night due to pain and keeps crying and complaining about the pain!!
    So my question is, am I doing anything wrong? Am I missing anything? Why is it taking so long to go black fully and completely fall off?
    How long can I use this treatment for?
    (From the above post, I will start applying Vaseline around the wart to protect the skin – is this before applying the ACV?)
    Also, there is another yellow spot coming out very close to the first one – could this be another wart?
    Thanks for your time and this wonderful post!

    • In my opinion acv is a little too harsh on a 4 year old. It’s the acetic acid in acv that causes the blistering, so acv burns the wart and any surrounding healthy skin exposed to it. The redness is the healthy skin being burned by acv. I would let it heal for a week or so before attempting to use it again. Have you tried duct tape? The foot doesn’t get wet too often and it’s painless so it would be more suitable for a child.

      In you still want to use acv still, apply lots of Vaseline around the healthy skin surrounding the wart. Apply it before applying acv. The layer of Vaseline will help reduce the burning. Treatment shouldn’t really exceed a week. From my experience if you go past a week the healthy skin gets burned too badly and it becomes too painful. The yellow spot could be another wart popping up, but I can’t really say for sure. You would need to keep an eye on it and see if it turns out to be a wart or not.

      • One more thing I forgot to mention is to file down the wart if it isn’t too painful. If the wart has too much skin growth, it may reduce the effectiveness of the acv.

  174. I have a wart on my big toe and have been using the acv for a couple of weeks. It’s been completely black now for about 5 days. I don’t want to peel it until I know for sure the core is going to come out. How long before it falls off naturally? It gets painful and sore when left on too long. But my main concern is when it will come off. Do I need to let it breathe and dry out a couple days?

    • I say let it breath for a couple of days. I peeled off all of mine before it fell off by itself. They came out easily, painlessly and with no blood mess. I’ve never gone past a week of treatment. My warts did come back and few times and I have had to treat it a second time before they went away for good.

  175. I have had great success with this method. I have one on my thumb and one on my toe (and several scattered on my foot close to my toes- but I’ll talk about those in a bit) At first I soaked a whole cotton ball for my thumb and toe (both warts were quite small) and I found that the skin around the wart was very sensitive in the morning after I took off the ACV cotton ball. Instead, I used the tip of a Q tip and soaked that in ACV so the cotton was only on the wart and it worked really well! I’m in the black/sore phase but I’m happy with the results so far.

    For the very small warts between my foot and toes, I’ve used a mixture of oregano, tea tree and lemon essential oil and spray it each night. I had about a dozen dotting my foot but now I only have one. It’s been very good at stopping the spread. Just a little FYI!

  176. One way to isolate the wart and protect the surrounding skin is to cut a hole in a piece of duct tape that’s just a little bigger than the wart so only the wart it touched by the ACV. I then put the cotton ball on top of the wart and tape it with more duct tape.

  177. Hi Mike,

    I was using the vinegar method for over a week now, some came off, some are too big to come off in one so i will continue with the treatment later.
    My question is: I started to have blisters around the wart on the healthy skin.. Is it normal? Did you experienced that? Now because of those i stopped until they are healed. Maybe i was using too much vinegar? Was just not sure if im not doing anything bad to my healthy skin…
    Thank you!

    • you dont want it to touch your healthy skin, it is an acid and can cause burning and even infection, try and get the least amount of healthy skin wet with the vinegar

  178. I am on day 4 of using ACV to treat a wart on the tip of my thumb. When I remove the bandaid I am seeing the black dots you mentioned, but they actually look more like little black splinters. Did you experience that and if so how long did it take for the wart to turn black? One more question – when it does turn black will it come off on its own or do I remove it? Thank you!

    • Hi Marie,
      The black dots when few in numbers do look similar to splinters. My first few attempts at using acv (took me a lot of tries to get all my warts) produced what you are seeing right now. It turned out I wasn’t using enough acv, so I added about 2-3 more drops. After I added a little more acv, the process of the wart turning black went a little faster. My smaller warts turned black within the week. My really stubborn knuckle wart about the size of a dime (maybe even penny) took two weeks and multiple treatment cycles.

      As for your second question, I have honestly never really waited for the wart to come off on it’s own. I’ve read from many internet sources that they do fall off on their own, but I just peel them off. By the time my wart was covered in black dots, it was quite sore to the touch. I would often let it air out for a day and let the soreness settle down a little. The next day/two if it wasn’t as sore anymore, I would just peel the wart off. If there was no blood gushing out, I removed the whole thing. If there was, it was a sign the wart wasn’t “dead” yet, so I continued with the acv.

      • I wanted to post a follow-up and report that the wart on my thumb is now completely gone. ACV success!!!

  179. Here is a question for those that have had success with ACV. I’ve been using it for several days now and it seems to be working. The wart turned black and I was left with a crater the size of the wart on my finger. There is black within the crater, but I’m not able to get it out. I’ve continued to apply ACV for the last couple days, but there has been no change. The wart and I seem to be at a standoff. I’m uncertain if the wart is dead or if I should continue to apply ACV. Should all of the black be gone before it’s considered dead?

    • The black doesn’t need to be completely gone. Let the skin heal and see if it returns before applying acv again.

  180. Should I be using a pumice stone every few days to get the excess skin around it off? i’m having the crater/black scab issue too… the wart is right on the cuticle of my thumb. I’ve been using ACV for about three days now, and it’s not really black, but kind of a grayish/green color 3:

    • I only removed the excess skin before starting the acv treatment. You probably don’t need to use it every few days unless there’s too much excess skin. Try adding a few more extra drops of acv to your cotton ball. Use a little Vaseline to help protect the healthy skin surrounding wart.

  181. Hi,
    Thanks for the great advice! Im using this method for the 2nd day (only on 1 wart right now), and it starting to get darker – like little dots. So im expecting a good outcome 🙂
    I have a question though.. I have these warts on my hand, and i have like 4-5 bigger, and around them there are little ones starting to appear. They are so tiny that i cannot really put a cotton ball only on one so i tried to put on 3 at the same time which were next to each other. But i dont see any result with these… Do you think they are just too small and flat to use this method? I just dont want to wait until they get bigger.. Any idea? Thank you!

    • I’ve actually had to deal with several small warts around a larger wart as well. What I ended up doing was just cover the whole cluster with acv. I was unable to get them at first too and I think it was because they were much smaller, so they didn’t really come into contact with the acv on the cotton ball. I added a few extra drops of acv and it seemed to have done the trick for me.

  182. Hi!

    So I’ve been using your method for probably 1 week or so. Maybe a little less. The warts are indeed starting to turn black, but they’re turning into little craters. What do I do about these craters?? Keep applying ACV? Or let them be until the craters fill in? It scares me to have the little holes all in my skin but I don’t know what to do. It’s like they blacken, flatten themselves, and then cave in. I’m not peeling them for now, just letting them do their thing, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • It may take longer, but if the black spots don’t get bigger, peel them off and let it heal. Then apply acv again. When the wart is peeled off, you will have a “hole” in your skin where the wart used to be. For me, the skin healed just fine and there is no noticeable sign of a hole ever being there. Just keep a clean bandaid over the area and keep it clean to avoid an infection.

  183. Do I need to keeping applying ACV after wart core loosened and easily fell off? Not sure if I should do the overnight treatment for a few more days to make sure it doesn’t return?

    • If the wart fell off, you may want to consider letting the skin heal and just apply again if comes back.

  184. Help I don’t know what to do!!! Read so much about ACV for warts and I figured I would give it a try…. I had 3 little ones on my fingers….. It’s been 1 and 1/2 weeks so far and this is what has happened! Did the soaked cotton ball and then wrapped in bandaid and duct tape, I would leave it on for a about 12 hrs and then take it off and just leave bandaid on for 12 hours….. After the first couple days they started to change colors and then get little black spots…. I picked the black spots off and kept doing it…. Now I have these little craters in my fingers with black scap looking things in the holes! But one finger absolutely kills and is super swollen and all around the outside of the hole…. Is there an infection? What’s my next step with the black scale being there?

    • Stacey,
      From my experience and from what I had read through various internet sources before using it myself, you don’t pick off the little black spots as they appear. You wait for the entire wart to turn black. That’s when you can easily peel if off with almost little pain or blood gushing out. This usually take no more than a week from my experience. If it gets swollen or sore, you should stop applying acv for a couple of days and let it rest.

      If you used too much acv and the surrounding healthy skin was exposed to acv as well, it might cause redness and swelling. I’m can’t really tell you if it’s an infection, but you can refer to I highly recommend you have your doctor look at it if you feel there’s a chance that it’s an infection.

    • Stacey I am having the same problem right now. After just one night of using the acv, the wart came off. I used the acv a few more days (like some sites said to do) it turned black again and now I am stuck with like a black scab below the skin. I tried to pick it off but it won’t come off. I decided to try the acv again tonight to see if it will make any changes.

  185. I have had warts on my right had for over 2 years. It started as one huge one but once I got that surgically removed it more came in its place. At one time I had up to 16 visible warts on my right hand at once. I went to the dermatologist to get them frozen off. Some fell off but some were more persistent. I was prescribed a cream that I had to use every night before bed but that didn’t seem to effect them. I researched online and came across the ACV method and said “What do I have to lose”. I bought the necessary materials and started my treatment on Tuesday (June 24, 2014). I have followed up every night and to my surprise this method is the most effect yet. My warts are turning a black color and they seem to be shrinking in size. I use a pumice stone every morning to get rid of the dead skin on the wart from treating it the night before. If anyone has warts and wants a treatment that will show results, this is the treatment to do.

  186. Im using the APC therapy and yeah it is painful hopefully i would be able to recover from this nighmare esp it affects my private area. 🙁 but till when will i be using this therapy?

    • Please don’t attempt to use this for genital warts. This remedy is meant for common warts and plantar warts located on your hands, feet, etc. and is not to be used for genital warts. Consult with your doctor for treatment.

      • I did it for my warts. If you can handle the pain go for it. People get all nervous about genital warts, like somehow they’re worse than any other wart. I used acv. It burned a bit. I sucked it up. Warts went away. That’s all you really need to know.

  187. My first day today of trying this out. Its made my wart go a wrinkly white colour is this normal? It stings a little but I can handle it.

    • Kylie, it’s normal. In a few more days you should start seeing tiny black spots in the wart. The stinging varies from person to person. I have sensitive skin so it gets quite noticeable after a few days. See if you can bare with it for a few days. If it gets too much, stop using the acv and let it recover for a day or two before trying again.

  188. I place the acv at nite exactly how it is instructed to be used and in just a few days they shrink up and fall right off. Im so happy theres such a simple and cheap method to getting rid of warts instead of paying hundreds of dollars for prescription cream. It works great!

  189. I used this on my cluster warts and within a week they went and haven’t returned since (2 years ago now). I kept acv on all day and changed it at night then the morning and a few days after it had turned black.
    Doing the same now to hubby. I started the treatment in Monday, he’s doing the same keeping on all the’s Wednesday and it’s turning black already. Giving it a few extra days to be gone for good.
    Thank you

    • It’s great to hear another success story about using acv to remove warts. I’ve tried leaving it on all day, but I have very sensitive skin (my wife teases me about this all the time) so it get’s too sore after a few days of treatment. I ended up toning it down afterwards and still found it to be quite effective. Please let me know how it goes for your husband.

  190. I have tried this many times, and the warts always seem to get black and peal right off, but they always come back after the skin is healed. What am I doing wrong?

    • The problem with warts is that if even a tiny piece containing the virus remains, there’s a good chance it will come back. My largest wart on my knuckle was the most stubborn. I probably had to treat it, let it heal, have it come back and then treat it again maybe over 3 to 5 times before it finally went away for good. I think the biggest reason why it took so many treatments was because of it’s size and I didn’t continue applying acv long enough until I peeled it off. Maybe you can try giving a few extra days of treatment once it’s turned black and see if it makes any difference.

      • I think it also has to do with the strength of your immune system and the strength of the virus. I had a verruca for ten years that no doctor was able to get rid of. I wasn’t too worried about it until it started spreading. At that point, I started looking for other remedies and tried ACV. The newest warts healed up in a matter of days but the older warts turned black and scabbed over and when I picked the scabs there was still infected flesh below. It did not heal until I stopped picking at the scabs and let them fall off on their own. One wart ( or the area around the wart) got infected from my picking and I had to discontinue treatment on that area so I switched to Hwarts from Healing Natural Oils on that one and that was also effective and painless. On a side note, when you dont pick at the warts and remove the scabs the ACV is painless as well. It can be terribly painful on open sores. You can put Vaseline or Neosporin on the healthy skin around the wart if your skin is sensitive.Keep at it though! It does work!

  191. It works!!! Thanks so much. I just peeled the black off and it left somewhat of an indent and is red because it was sore
    Should I continue the method to kick it in the butt or just put a bandaid over it and let the indent/wound heal?

    • Glad to hear it worked for you. You may want to let it heal first and just check for signs of the wart returning. Chances are you might not have gotten all of and it will return, but if it does it will be smaller and much easier to remove. I’ve had some where they were completely removed with no return on the first treatment and a few that returned a second time.

  192. I have been leaving the plaster/band aid on 24 hours but changing once or twice a day. Should I be taking it off for except for at night?

    Seems to be working as burning a hole into my finger where the wart is.

    • Dave,
      The longer you can leave it on, the more effective it will be and the faster you will get results. Take it off only if it gets too painful for you.

  193. What a great way to get rid of warts!

  194. Thank you! How often do you re-apply the ACV and Band-aid?

  195. Thats really a useful way to get rid of warts, thanks for sharing. 🙂

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