Wart treatment may consist of traditional methods, such as burning or freezing the growths, but there are also alternative means of treating the warts. Apple cider vinegar is a solution that can be used at home and may be effective in some cases.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is often used as a cleaner and an alternative medicine solution, as it contains acetic acid, which has various beneficial properties.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Warts
Apple cider vinegar can be used in the treatment of warts. The solution should only be applied externally and it will be typically diluted. The undiluted apple cider vinegar can be applied on a piece of cotton and placed on the affected areas with a band aid.
A cup of warm water with 20 ml pf apple cider vinegar may be used once per day to soak the affected areas. When diluted, the vinegar is not likely to cause irritation. When used undiluted, the apple cider vinegar is more effective, but may cause a burning sensation and irritate the skin, due to the contents of acetic acid.
The apple cider vinegar treatment could take between one and four weeks and typically gives good results. During the treatment, the warts should get swollen, then turn into dark growths and eventually fall off. If the warts don’t fall off within four weeks of apple cider vinegar treatment, a dermatologist should be consulted.
The solution is only recommended for flat and plantar warts. Genital warts shouldn’t be treated with apple cider vinegar.