FINALLY! You CAN Try This At Home!

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FINALLY! You CAN Try This At Home!
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Fri, 09-10-2010 - 1:24pm
You don't always need to leave the comfort of your home to treat minor health ailments. Home remedies can not only be cheaper than conventional ones, but often more convenient--found in your spice rack, medicine cabinet or even in the tool box. Trying to get rid of a wart? A little duct tape, and a little patience, may be all you need. Paul Anderson, N.D., a professor of medicine at Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle, says it has been shown in some small studies "to be useful in getting the immune system to reduce or remove warts." Though it may not be effective for everyone, duct tape isn't toxic, so there's little downside. Cover the wart with a small piece of duct tape and leave it on for several days. When you remove the tape, soak and file down the wart and then repeat the process. It can take several weeks to eliminate warts. For speedier removal, some experts recommend applying salicylic acid (a popular acne treatment) on the wart before using the tape.
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 09-13-2010 - 3:22pm

Jan, my daughter has a stubborn wart on her foot and I'm going to try this to see if it works. I'll let you know.........



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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 4:10pm
Yes, Karla. PLMK. I have a plantars wart on my foot & showed it to the dr. He advised a two step OTC kit. It contains a freezing needle then a chemical wart remover. I am afraid to use it. It would seem that this dang wart isn't painful enough to buy a kit that *might* cause a little pain, but in the end, remove it entirely! I am such a baby! jan
 

 


 



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Registered: 08-16-2004
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 2:37pm
My grandmother got rid of warts by rubbing a potato on them and then burying the potato. You can google potato wart removal.




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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 1:01pm
Grammas know best:) Thx, Jeska! jan