The wart was located almost on the tip of my middle finger, right hand. I was always aware of it; whenever I'd write or type, the wart would remind me of its presence by its very intense pulse and it would sting sometimes.
In the beginning I thought it was just a corn, so I tried removing it with tweezers and then with salicylic acid, but these methods didn't work, and they only seemed to make the wart stronger and bigger. I let it go for half a year until I was resolute to get it removed. I bought one of those wart removal nitrogen freezers, but it only killed the wart superficially, then it came back. I even considered surgery just before I went online and did a search for "wart removal home remedies". I read a lot of articles and came to the conclusion that the number 1 treatment for warts was ACV, so I gave it a try.
The website I consulted the most, and followed the instructions of one of the people commenting, was:
especially Jacque from Michigan, United States, posted on June 13, 2011:
1) I would wash and dry my hands thoroughly every night. Make sure the wart is good and dry before continuing...
2) After that I dipped a Q-tip into the ACV and cut off the tip of it, applying it directly to the wart.
3) I then put Vaseline around the wart to protect the good skin. (This is key- as the vinegar can really dry out and hurt the good skin around the wart.)
4) Then I applied a band-aid to my thumb to hold the cotton on the wart.
5) I wore it overnight, then removed it every morning and showered and went about my day as usual. (This is important- letting it air/dry out every day helps the process in my experience. I WOULD NOT recommend wearing the ACV all the time- 24 hours a day. The wart needs to air out every day...)
I began the treatment in the first week of june 2011. I followed these instructions for about 5 days.
Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of my wart pre-treatment, but the lesion looked pretty much like the standard description: a grey-blackish, small (2 mm diameter) cauliflower shaped circle.
So, on day 5, because the pain was so intense at night, I decided to soothe the surrounding healthy skin with a piece of freshly cut aloe vera, with the transparent gel of the plant facing the wart and covered it with cotton instead of a band-aid or duct tape. I found these two to be very hard on tender flesh.
At day, as the wart had become black, I'd put the ACV cotton ball on it for as long as I could stand it, then let it rest. Then with the tiny needle of an insulin syringe I removed the exterior of the wart, which inmediately fell off (you need to take the whole black stuff with tweezers, that's the wart). In its place was a big crater and the flesh was really, really tender and sensitive:
Just to make sure that the wart would be truly gone, I'd put a drop of ACV on it and let it dry. No covering. I'd only cover it with a band-aid to prevent the open wound from becoming infected. The skin was so sensitive by this point that I decided to give it a rest.
Two-three weeks passed and the crater was covered by a yellowish crust. I was worried that this crust was covering the wart (it had made me paranoid by this point), but this morning the whole thing fell off, and all I found was pretty, healthy, pink skin!
|One month later: no wart :)|
It wasn't an easy method, but it worked for my stubborn little wart. I would recommend this to anyone who's willing to show a little patience and discipline to get rid of nasty evil warts!