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Getting rid of warts?

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I have two warts on my hand. I've got a friend that has scars all over his arm from burning off warts. He said he went to the Dr. to get them removed, but they grew back. He told me to put a knife under a flame, heat it up and then burn the wart out and make sure I dig out the root of it. I've seen commercials on TV for supposedly painless, freeze off wart removers, has anyone tried any of these products or know of anything else that might get rid of them without giving me nasty scars or lots of pain? Eric
post #2 of 12
if this is infected pimple, then just apply some anti-bacterial cream. Eat less oily food, eat lots of anti-oxidant food such as grapes and kiwi. Wash your face often.
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Milano, You sure you replied to the right thread? lol E
post #4 of 12
I had a wart on my hand several years ago. I picked up some drops at the drugstore. If I remember correctly, you'd put a drop on the wart regularly and the wart would dry out. The wart came back several months later and I did the same thing. It hasn't come back since and I have no scar.
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I haven't had any luck with the wart treatments that use acid (in various forms; discs, liquid, etc.). I used these for several months before going to a derm to have it frozen off. I'd try the freeze treatment and if that doesn't work, then go to a derm.
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I had a wart for about 20 years on my hand, got it burned off last year with liquid nitrogen. basically painless, and I can feel a bupt where it was, but you can't really see it. if I wanted to, I could get it finished off.
post #7 of 12
I had plantar warts a couple of years ago. My doctor referred me to a dermatologist who used a pulse dye laser to break them up. I would go once a week for a month. Relatively painless, quick and they haven't come back. Man, did they hurt. Most likely the treatment is transferrable to any other part of the body. I have also heard covering them in duct tape will kill them.
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I had a big wart on my toe when I was a kid. They took me to the doctor and they froze it off. It came back. Then they took me to the doctor and they cut the top off with a knife. It came back. So, I cut it out myself with a pocket knife. Dug down below the surface, and pulled out the root with a needle nosed pliers. Lots of blood and some pain, but it didn't come back.
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This is going to sound insane but here goes; I had a wart for may years on my inner arm a few inches from my elbow, I tried everything and it would either come back or not go away to begin with. While I was in the army a buddy of mine who is Druze (Middle Eastern Semitic religion) told me of an old remedy involving a freshly plucked porcupine needle. Well next time I went to visit him up in the mountains he got me a porcupine needle, I pricked the wart with it and within weeks the wart vanished. I have never had a wart since. Honestly looking back I think there muxt have been a mental aspect to it, I must have wished it away as I can't imagine that the porcupine thing actually worked.
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I had a big wart on my toe when I was a kid.  They took me to the doctor and they froze it off.  It came back.  Then they took me to the doctor and they cut the top off with a knife.  It came back. So, I cut it out myself with a pocket knife.  Dug down below the surface, and pulled out the root with a needle nosed pliers.  Lots of blood and some pain, but it didn't come back.
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post #11 of 12
I have heard duct tape stuck on them will work. I don't know why but I have heard this multiple times. Personally I had some on my knuckles as a teenager. Tried freezing them off etc., but they came back, so I bit them off/out. They are gone now. It actually barely hurt - the wart seems to deaden the nerves around it or something. If I were to do it again I would probably use a scalpel or something a little cleaner and more precise.
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I had a wart for about 20 years on my hand, got it burned off last year with liquid nitrogen. basically painless, and I can feel a bupt where it was, but you can't really see it. if I wanted to, I could get it finished off.
Hmm, maybe you had a better dermatologist than I did.  The liquid nitrogen was quite painful.  She essentially applied it such that all the skin around the wart suffered severe frostbite, blistered up, and fell off along with the wart.  The wart hasn't come back and I only have a small scar to show for it.  
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