Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareOther - General Health Care · 1 decade ago

how do you get rid of warts?

I've gone to the doctor to get them frozen several times and I've tried over-the-counter acid treatment but they still won't go away

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    maybe there might be a thing with that get a witch to pee on them, I have heard regular pee supposedly get's rid of atheletes foot, hell, give it a try, it might work, lol, sometimes warts never go away it seems, I have had them myself and it is not pleasant and it is a embarrassing thing to have people see on you, they look nasty, they are a lesions of some sort I think, or just keep going to the doctors, you can also buy the same stuff they use at your pharmacy or even a generic version of it, oh and it is also not stuff that is behind the counter or that you have to get a prescription for either you can just buy it and it is not really that expensive

  • 1 decade ago

    Witch pee? That's crazy! Use duct tape. Cut a piece of duct tape(the silver kind) to fit on the wart. Wash the wart with soap and warm water and dry. Apply the duct tape. You may want to put a band aid on it just to hide it or people will be asking why you are walking around with duct tape all over you! Rotate the duct tape on for 9 hours off for 3 around the clock washing with warm water and soap each timeand using a new piece of tape each time. I don't know why it works, but I swear to you it does. I have answered this question before on here and I got best answer cause the girl tried it and it worked. It may take a week for any difference to show, but it will.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If any South Indian living near by you, please contact him to obtain Siddha system of medicine to be taken in. This will first help clean your internal system where the origin of the warts lie.

    Now for the time being please do the following:

    Take a teaspoon of dryginger powder.

    Add half-a-teaspoon of turmeric powder.

    Mix them both to half-a- teaspoon of olive oil thoroughly.

    Apply this cream to the roots of the warts in the evening and allow it to remain during the night. Please do this continuously till such time you find it beneficial.

  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Common Warts Remedies
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Applying salicylic acid--You can treat warts on places such as the hands, feet or knees by putting salicylic acid (one brand name: Compound W) on the warts. To get good results, you must apply the acid every day for many weeks. After you take a bath or shower, pat your skin dry lightly with a towel. Then put salicylic acid on your warts. The acid sinks in deeper and works better when it is applied to damp skin. Before you take a shower or a bath the next day, use an emery board or pumice stone to file away the dead surface of the warts.

    Duct tape treatment-- Covering a wart with duct tape may also help because it irritates the wart and the skin around it, causing the body to attack it. Cover the wart with duct tape for up to a week. Then remove the tape, soak the wart in water and rub it gently with an emery board or a pumice stone. Leave the tape off overnight, then repeat treatment until the wart goes away. If this is not successful after 2 months, see your doctor to try another approach.

    Applying cantharidin--Your doctor may use cantharidin on your warts. With this treatment, the doctor "paints" the chemical onto the wart. Most people don't feel any pain when the chemical is applied to the wart. You'll experience some pain and blistering of the wart in about 3 to 8 hours. After treatment with cantharidin, a bandage is put over the wart. The bandage can be removed after 24 hours. When mixtures of cantharidin and other chemicals are used, the bandage is removed after 2 hours. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin of the wart. If the wart isn't gone after one treatment, your doctor may suggest another treatment.

    Applying liquid nitrogen--Your doctor may use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. This treatment is called cryotherapy. Applying liquid nitrogen to the wart causes a little discomfort. To completely remove a wart, liquid nitrogen treatments may be needed every 1 to 3 weeks for a total of 2 to 4 times. If no improvement is noted, your doctor may recommend another type of treatment.

    Other treatments for warts on the skin--Your doctor can also remove warts on the skin by burning the wart, cutting out the wart or removing the wart with a laser. These treatments are stronger, but they may leave a scar. Ask your doctor about risks and benefits before you decide what kind of treatment to have for your warts.

    How are warts in the genital area treated?

    Genital warts must be treated by your doctor. Warts in the genital area can be removed, but there's no cure for the viral infection that causes the warts. This means that the warts may come back even after they have been removed.The following are some ways to treat warts on the genitals:

    Applying liquid nitrogen--Warts on the genitals may be frozen with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). Your doctor may have to apply the liquid nitrogen at a number of different office visits until the warts are completely gone.

    Chemical treatments--Warts on the genitals may be treated with special chemicals that dissolve the warts. Some of these chemicals, such as podophyllin (brand names: Podocon-25, Podofin) or trichloroacetic acid (brand name: Tri-Chlor), have to be applied by your doctor. Chemicals such as imiquimod cream (brand name: Aldara), podofilox solution (brand name: Condylox) or fluorouracil cream may be applied at home, according to your doctor's instructions. These treatments may have to be repeated weekly until the warts are gone.

    Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)--With this method for removing genital warts, the doctor passes a sharp instrument shaped like a loop underneath the wart, cutting the wart out of the skin.

    CO2 laser surgery--For large warts in the genital area, laser surgery may be needed for complete removal.

    Interferon injections--If genital warts don't go away after they've been treated with different methods, your doctor may try an interferon injection into the warts. Interferon is a chemical that our bodies make. It helps our immune system fight infection. An injection of interferon into the wart may help your body's immune system fight the virus that is causing the wart. Generally, interferon is injected into warts twice a week for up to 8 weeks, or until the warts are gone.

    Do warts ever come back?

    Most of the time, treatment of warts on the skin is successful and the warts are gone for good. Your body's immune system can usually get rid of any tiny bits of wart that may be left after a wart has been treated. Genital warts are more likely to come back because there's no cure for the virus that causes them and because warts are more difficult to control in a moist environment. If warts come back, see your doctor to talk about other ways to treat them.

  • 1 decade ago

    You may just have to learn to LIVE with them; it's NOT the "end of the world."!

  • 1 decade ago

    You can't. You just have to live with them, sorry. My husband has had them for years so has his sister and our daughter.

  • 1 decade ago

    Get a witch to pee on them

  • ash
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    ask the doctor if he can cut the 'root' out.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you can get them surgically removed

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