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Wart Removal - any suggestions???
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Alberta Mike    Posted 03-17-2001 at 17:48:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My 6 year old grandson has a wart that grows on the bottom of his nose (between the nostrils). He's been to every doctor (including specialists) and no success yet. They won't burn it off (say it's too painful) so they've prescribed salves, pills, etc. and it does disappear but keeps coming back. Stuff like compound W they say is too strong to inhale the fumes since it's in a bad place for that. Any suggestions? His mother is at her wits end and I told her that somebody here would have a surefire 'fix'. Looking forward to hearing from you.


MC    Posted 09-10-2004 at 13:45:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a wat on one finger that I have had for
years. I recently (1 month ago) got it frozen off.
But that just took the top part away. The wart
is still there. I've started using DuoPlant (25%
salicylic acid, 10% lactic acid) on it. And it is
turning the wart black and the skin around it
white. I try my best to keep the cream just on
the wart. The directions say to remove the
dead skin daily. Its got me digging into the
flesh of my own finger! What to do?? Should I
be going these mini-operations or just letting
the stuff work? I would really like to get rid of
this thing!


david t    Posted 11-26-2003 at 14:56:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To get rid of a wart just take viniger and put on a cotton swab, place it over the wart and put a band aid over all nihgt for a couple to 3 nights, it will burn and turn black, but it will come off. I had one on my finger and my Mom told me about it, so i tried it and to my amazement it worked, no kiddin.


IMF    Posted 10-14-2003 at 13:12:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
well, im not even sure if i am POSTING this in the right place. im not even sure if what i have is a wart or two or three actually. i know this sounds really stupid, but i have three wart like things, or things that wont heal on my hand. people always ask me "are those warts?"

well, anyways, they kinda do look like warts. but i always pick them and they dont spread. through my picking, on occasion, i have found white pieces of tissue, which are isolated... like a white, semi-soft tissue found in my skin, it always comes out as a ball shape. i always pull these out.

of coruse, it seems relevant to acknowlege the fact that im a smoker because that SEVERLY reduces the blood flow to extremitites, and that causes siginifigantly increased time for healing. but i've had these things for a few years, and i just cant stop picking at them because they are annoying. they started off as cuts or burns =\ if anyone knows what they are, let me know please


mother of six    Posted 09-12-2003 at 07:55:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]

When my husband and I first got married, he had a planters wart on his foot. He had been to the pediatrist many times and had it cut on. He also used the wart removal stuff. This went on for several years.
We got involved with a product call KM by Matol Botanical. It's a liquid vitamin. We all started taking this awful tasting black liquid and about a month later the wart was gone! I think it's all about healing yourself from the inside out. KM just helps your body heal itself. We now take a different liquid vitamin, but I believe in KM whole heartedly. Good Luck!


S. MEGARGEE    Posted 08-19-2002 at 08:49:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
MY FOUR YEAR OLD HAS WARTS ON HER HANDS. SHE HAS HAD THEM FOR OVER TWO YEARS AND SHORT OF FREEZING WE HAVE TRIED ALL PRESCRIPTIONS. THE WARTS ARE NOW SPREADING TO HER WRISTS AND KNEES. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY HOME REMEDIES THAT MIGHT HELP.


Laura Stowell    Posted 07-28-2003 at 22:15:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know if this will help, but if you put alittle water on an asprin so it is soft and put it on the wart with a bandaid for 3 to 4 consecutive days. It will turn it black and it will fall off. The only time it hasn't worked is if the wart is actually a mole or the it was not moist and applied daily.

Good Luck!


Mike Taylor    Posted 03-23-2001 at 22:01:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had warts on my fingers as a kid. I rubbed caster oil on them each night for several weeks and they went away and never came back. Was it because of the caster oil? I haven't the foggiest idea!


Dawn    Posted 07-21-2003 at 20:20:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also have had terrible experiences with warts as a child that lasted until I was 19 yrs old. I had them on my fingers & under my nails. I Had them frozen, burned off, lasered,& cut out. They came back again & again. By the time I was 19, I was up for anything for help. We had just gotten the Internet, and I searched for home remedies for warts. And after 13 years of battling these warts, I found my answer! The website asked for $5. for the recipe, and I figured, "Why not? I've spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars throughout the years for wart removal. What's another 5.?" Well, the warts were gone in 6 days, and have never came back & it's been almost 7 years! Here's the remedy:

* Crush up 1 Vitamin C tablet and make a thick paste out of it. Put a dab onto the wart(and only the wart, NOT THE SURROUNDING SKIN!). Apply a bandaid & leave it for 24 hours.

* The next day, remove the bandaid, rinse the Vit C off, and allow to dry for 15-20 minutes. Then, crush up a tiny piece of a chlorine tablet from a pool, and do the same thing that you did with the Vit C. (AGAIN, ONLY APPLY IT TO THE WART!) Leave new clean bandaid on for 24 hours.

* Repeat alternating each day with Vit C, and the chlorine. (If you can't find a chlorine tablet, you can use the powdered pool chlorine)

If you find that this helps you, please just let me know. I'd like to see if I can be of any help to anyone who has had this annoyance. My email is papajoe1@optonline.net Good Luck!-- Dawn


Dave in Mo    Posted 03-21-2001 at 07:40:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's been my experience with medicine, is that you need to find a new doctor. Persistance is the answer. Do not accept the status quo. Most doctors will take the benign appoach because it's easiest. You need someone who is aggressive (i.e.-younger). My 2 cents worth-been there done that.


Danny in CO    Posted 03-19-2001 at 12:22:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
About 30 years ago, I had several large warts on the front of my knee. I had injured my knee and had surgery. They put Merthoilate (sp??) all over the knee and incision area. After the surgery, I noticed the warts were smaller. I kept putting the Merthoilate on the warts and they went away completely and haven't returned since. I have no idea why it worked, but it did.

Danny


Dreamweaver    Posted 03-19-2001 at 21:10:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know why it worked, Danny. Because most people (and a lot of doctors) operate under the premise that salves and "wet" ointments such as Neosporin, etc., help expedite wound healing. I worked for a group of orthopedic surgeons for years, and they advocated a different approach to wound healing. They went for the "dry it out" approach. Betadine (which was already been mentioned here) as well as iodine and merthiolate as you mentioned are all drying agents. When incisions are painted with them they are kept in that "weepy" condition, and tend to dry out and heal faster. Warts thrive in moist wet conditions. Thus, the drying out of them brings their demise. ~smiles~


Dreamweaver    Posted 03-19-2001 at 21:13:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok, I plead sleepiness for that dumb statement above. It's 12:15 pm here, just woke up and can't sleep well tonight, so I sit down to scan my favorite internet spot to see what all you ol' buzzards have been up to all evening. In the above statement, I MEANT to say that painting them with that stuff keeps them dry, NOT weepy. Sorry for the goof........~hugs and nitie nite~


IHank    Posted 03-19-2001 at 21:57:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dream Weaver- Re-read these posts tomorrow, after you've had some coffee and got woke up good.

What you say about drying out and weeping makes good sense with my experiences. For a long time now when I have skin contact with petroleum base stuff, and don't get it vigouously washed off right away, I end up with a nasty and almost never ending skin sore.

Long ago a doctor said it was empatigo (sp) and told me to treat it with neosporin and cover with a bandage. I did. The sore spread like wild fire all over my arm!

After that I noticed that Neosporin is 90 some percent petroleum jelly, with some other stuff and a little bit of antibiotic medication.

I learned the "hard way" to make multiple folds in a piece of paper towel and cover a sore. The paper towel keeps out dirt and infection potentials, but more importantly it acts as a "wick" and pulls ??? crud out of the sore, speeding healing.

Trouble is the sticky stuff in the tape creates new sores!

Keep posting your wisdoms gal! Big grin and big hug back to 'ya, IHank


Dreamweaver    Posted 03-19-2001 at 23:02:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok Hank - It's now 2:01 am (I woke up at 12:00 am, not pm, LOL,) and I'm still awake, watching test patterns on TV or the NASA channel staring at the same picture of earth for the past 30 minutes, (I love to live on the wild side!) Anyhow - I don't know what I meant. My suggestion for curing all kinds of things like warts, cuts, etc., is go jump in the ocean! Sea Salt to me cures everything. Well, might as well make a little hay while the sun is shining (work a little overtime on the ol' PC), while it lasts! Coffee is jumping, and I'm splash some cold water in my face and do a little typing. Hopefully, I'll do a better job for the hospital than I did on the board tonight. BTW - will address the "e-mail" later tomorrow. No worries, I luv you guys. I claim temporary insanity due to PMS. LOL...................


Richard RoBards    Posted 10-21-2002 at 10:52:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm looking for home remedies for wart removal.


Salmoneye    Posted 03-18-2001 at 06:51:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I do not know if it is still made, but there was this prescription stuff available about 10 years ago that worked wonders.
It was 40% Salacylic Acid (Aspirin) and 40% Lactic Acid (the stuff that makes your muslces ache after a good workout) in a Colloidal base. It came in a small bottle like Iodine and was clear in colour.
What you did was soak the wart with a damp cloth for a few minutes and then coat it with this stuff. It hardened to the consistancy of rubber cement and stayed where you put it. It had almost no odor and worked like a dream. Used it a couple times a day for less than 2 weeks and the wart has never come back.
Strange, that I remember the ingredients but can not for the life of me remember what the name of the stuff was.

Hope This Helps!

PS Other than slightly annoying, it did not hurt at all...


IHank    Posted 03-17-2001 at 18:30:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Alberta Mike- Last I knew warts were a result of a persisting virus infection. They get worse 'till the body immune system, or medical assistance, gets rid of 'em and the virus.

Sounds like time to stop fiddling around and get the kid some relief, and also stop what might be bad implications of allowing the situation to continue.

Painful... You bet! But, ponder that a dentist can shoot something into the gums and make that whole part of the face numb and pain insensitive for hours. Cosmetic surgeons routinely do drastic cutting on that part of the body.

Last time I went thru this was in the 70's, with a persistant wart along side a fingernail. The doc did a local injection that numbed my hand, then used some kinda electric arc gadget and burned the whole thing out, leaving a big hole. But, after a while it grew shut and I ain't had any wart problems since then. Can't tell by looking which finger it was now.

I've also seen and heard of cryogenic surgery, where the wart is frozen by applying a super cold object (dry ice, liquid nitrogen, ???), causing the area under and around the wart to blister and the wart and surrounding tissue to fall out in a few days.

My point is that fiddling around runs up the medical bills and could be harmful to the child. Please ponder the last paragraph. Good luck, IHank



Dawn    Posted 07-21-2003 at 20:28:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also have had terrible experiences with warts as a child that lasted until I was 19 yrs old. I had them on my fingers & under my nails. I Had them frozen, burned off, lasered,& cut out. They came back again & again. By the time I was 19, I was up for anything for help. We had just gotten the Internet, and I searched for home remedies for warts. And after 13 years of battling these warts, I found my answer! The website asked for $5. for the recipe, and I figured, "Why not? I've spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars throughout the years for wart removal. What's another 5.?" Well, the warts were gone in 6 days, and have never came back & it's been almost 7 years! Here's the remedy:

* Crush up 1 Vitamin C tablet and make a thick paste out of it. Put a dab onto the wart(and only the wart, NOT THE SURROUNDING SKIN!). Apply a bandaid & leave it for 24 hours.

* The next day, remove the bandaid, rinse the Vit C off, and allow to dry for 15-20 minutes. Then, crush up a tiny piece of a chlorine tablet from a pool, and do the same thing that you did with the Vit C. (AGAIN, ONLY APPLY IT TO THE WART!) Leave new clean bandaid on for 24 hours.

* Repeat alternating each day with Vit C, and the chlorine. (If you can't find a chlorine tablet, you can use powdered pool chlorine)

If you find that this helps you, please just let me know. I'd like to see if I can be of any help to anyone who has had this annoyance. My email is papajoe1@optonline.net Good Luck!-- Dawn


Carol Koller    Posted 03-18-2001 at 13:33:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I took my son to a dermatologist, he had warts on his hands that we had tried everything on, There was a total of about 40!! He was starting to get teased at school and was getting a low self esteem.
The dermatologist prescribed Tagamet. Yes, the tagamet used for stomach ulcers. He was taking 3 tablets a day for one month and was due to go back to be looked at and his dose altered.I called the guy after 3 weeks to cancel his 2nd appointment as they were all gone.Hard to believe I know, but true.
Call a dermatologist in your area until you find one that has heard of using tagamet, mine was one I just picked from the yellow pages.Please don't use the stuff from the store, it needs to be prescribed for him by a doctor, to make sure he gets the correct dose and it doesn't conflict with anything else he may be taking.
It worked for my son, it's eight years since he's had warts, hope this helps.
Carol


IHank    Posted 03-18-2001 at 14:33:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Carol- Thanks for that information. See also a post by Dreamweaver on the other board about some interesting ideas from her home remedies book. IHank


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