There are other alternatives to get rid of warts besides going to the doctor to have it done. Removing warts at home is less expensive than going to the doctor. There are home remedies that you can do yourself from the comfort of your own home. Here are some things for you to try. Depending on the type of wart, these can help. Do not use any of these remedies if you suffer from genital warts.
1. Vitamin C
Since warts are caused by a virus, Vitamin C can help the immune system fight off the virus. If you start to develop a wart, make sure that you are getting the full supply of Vitamin C. The best way to get Vitamin C is through fruits and vegetables. Some of the foods rich in Vitamin C are strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, oranges and many more. A normal adult should be getting 2000 milligrams of Vitamin C a day. If you are not getting enough Vitamin C through diet, there are supplements that are available.
2. Duct Tape
You can remove warts with duct tape, which sounds totally crazy. Placing duct tape over the wart and leave it there for a week. If it comes off just replace it. After having the tape over the wart for a week, soak it in warm water to remove the tape. Once the tape has came off, then you will need to file the wart off with an emery board. You many need to repeat this more than once.
Garlic can be a useful tool against warts. Begin by crushing a clove of garlic and taking the juice from the clove, and placing it over the wart twice a day for a week. After you have put the juice on the wart, cover it up with a band aid. By the end of the week, the wart should have disappeared.
Pick the dandelion and squeeze the milky white stuff from it and place it on your wart. Do this twice a day for a week, and you will see the wart disappear.
5. Banana Peel
After eating a banana, place the peel yellow side out over your wart. Then, tape it or wrap it with something to keep it in place over night. Change the peel every 12 to 24 hours until the wart has disappeared. This will usually take a week.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Start by soaking the wart in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it over the wart. You will need to leave the cotton over the wart for up to an hour or until it gets dry. Then, wash the wart off again with warm water and dry it off. You will need to repeat this for several days. After about a week, the wart should be gone.
There are a number of effective home remedies to remove warts. Many of these remedies cost little to nothing and are as effective as going to a doctor. Once again, these should not be used on genital warts.