As you are probably aware, warts are one of the most irritating and uncomfortable aesthetic issues. They represent tiny (but visible) skin growths that usually occur on the hands and the fingers.
In most cases warts appear due to the presence of viruses or they are transmitted by physical contact. What is interesting is that they come in many different shapes like:
- Tan, pink, white or warts with the same color as our flesh
- Fleshy, small growths
- Warts with dark pinpoints (blocked blood vessels)
How to Use Duct Tape to Get Rid of Warts
In this article we will reveal a natural remedy that is believed to be one of the most efficient homemade natural remedies for getting rid of warts. This natural treatment is based on some initial scientific studies and includes the use of silver duct tape.
The scientific study included about 60 individuals who were dealing with warts. Some of them followed cryotherapy while others used duct tape. After 60 days, the group that used silver duct tape experienced 85% success rate in wart elimination. On the other hand, less than 60% of the group that followed cryotherapy was able to get rid of warts.
So, What Exactly Should We Do to Eliminate Warts?
First of all, you must place silver duct tape directly on the wart for 6 days. After that, put the wart in water and soak it and in the end carefully rub the dead skin cells with the help of a pumice stone. It is important to take a break for 12-13 hours before you perform the same procedure. You can do this until the warts are completely gone.
According to Dr. Julian Whitaker, people must be patient because in some cases it will take more time for this method to work.
If you want to reduce the chances of developing common warts, follow these tips:
- Avoid direct contact with people with warts
- Eviscerating has proven to support the spread of viruses. Don’t eviscerate the warts.
- Don’t use the nail clipper or pumice stone that you regularly use on the warts.
- Don’t bite the fingernails because warts often occur in places where the skin is broken or damaged.
Don’t forget to visit your doctor’s office in case the skin growths become achy or too sensitive. You should also talk to a doctor if you find certain modification in the color of warts or their physical appearance.
Finally, if the warts are growing and coming back all the time, it is the right time to go to the doctor’s office. We should not forget that in some cases there are growths that are not actually warts, so if you are not sure consult an expert.