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The successful removal of warts using apple cider vinegar has been the subject of many testimonials scattered throughout the net.
Most who have tried it have nothing but praise when describing how effective and quick this home remedy has worked for them. And in many cases this success comes after trying many other procedures involving duct tape, freezing kits, compound w, as well as over the counter (OTC) medications containing salicylic acid.
The apple cider vinegar treatment for warts works, and that is great news because warts are the second most common dermatological complaint right after acne. So it's nice to have an inexpensive natural home remedy for such a common problem.
Warts are actually benign skin tumors that can occur alone or in large packs on just about any part of the body. They are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV), which enters the body through tiny cuts and breaks in the skin. Most people will experience one at one time in their lives usually on the back of the hand or fingers (common warts) or on the sole of the foot (plantar warts).
Reference: Mayo Clinic article on plantar warts. ( Web Link )
Procedure for the Removal of Warts
User feedback summary on the removal of warts What comes out loud and clear after reading the numerous testimonials posted below is how delighted and surprised people are to find that such a simple and inexpensive procedure using natural apple cider vinegar can be so effective in removing warts.
using apple cider vinegar:
The only drawback most often mentioned is the pain involved.
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Testimonials on the removal of warts Name: Anne
using apple cider vinegar:
Location: Marlboro, United States
Date: March 08, 2011
This is going to be a long testimonial, but I hope it helps anyone out there with similar problems just as all the testimonials on this site have helped me.
I had a wart on my left hand ring finger for about two years (after most likely getting it from working at a children's summer camp...ugh). I had never really done much to it; it annoyed me, but I usually just trimmed it down with nail clippers after getting out of the shower. But as soon as I found this website I knew I would try ACV and get rid of it once and for all...
I began by putting ACV on a little piece of tissue and sticking it down with duct tape. I used this crazy patterned duct tape that you can find in some art stores- it looked more like a fancy band-aid and less like duct tape. I was basically trying to make it look the LEAST like I was attempting to get rid of a finger wart. Gross. Sometimes I also covered up the duct tape with regular band-aids. No one asked me about it because I don't think anyone cared...
I did that for one night and the next day the wart had turned black and puffy, just as everyone claims it does.
I continued for about 4 more days (and every day the pain got increasingly worse, but nothing too terrible). I wore the ACV/tape during the day because I thought it would be easier to deal with the throbbing when I was distracted by daily activities, as opposed to when I was lying in bed at night with nothing to think about except my painful, dying wart. There were some nights I was brave enough to suck it up, just because I wanted it to be done as soon as possible.
About a week or so into the process, I started picking at the blackened wart with tweezers and it peeled right off, without any pain at all. I was ecstatic, but wanted to be sure that it was gone for good.
So, that weekend I wore the ACV under tape/band-aids for about 24-30 hours straight. It hurt so much more than it ever had, because the ACV was on raw skin and closer to the root of the wart/the nerves of my finger. And when I took the bandaid off, it had turned black again. I was so, so upset that it wasn't over.
But, I continued with the treatment because I wanted this nasty thing gone.
Note: When I first started the treatment, I read all the reviews that talked about being woken up by pain from the ACV in the middle of the night. I didn't really believe that it would be THAT bad, because it was just apple cider vinegar on a stupid little wart. And my wart was pretty small anyway. But, once I started the "second round" (after peeling off the first layer), there was one night when I legitimately was woken up by the pain in my finger. These are not lies, really: wear it in the day, if possible. Talking to people and walking around and doing menial tasks will distract you from the pain. When you're lying in bed at night with nothing to do, the pain is all you can think about and it's so terrible. Believe me.
When I wasn't able/didn't want to wear the ACV, I put nude-colored nailpolish on the wart to suffocate it. The skin colored polish also acted as a concealer for the huge, disgusting black dot on my finger. I use "Nude Now" by Sally Hansen, but I'm pretty pale.
Anyway, after about another week of torture, I uncovered the wound to inspect it. It had become really black and very tender. I began to try to peel off the top (with sterilized tweezers, of course), and I seemed to "puncture" the wound and black liquid started oozing out! It was SO gross. But it didn't hurt at all. I tried to get all the liquid out and wash it multiple times and peel off the top layer of dead skin. But underneath there was very raw, wound-looking flesh, not at all like the "white" flesh underneath the previous scab I'd had.
And now it's still like that, after 2.5 weeks. I don't know if this is normal or not? It's kind of scabby now, but not in the way it was before. Sometimes it bleeds. I'm waiting it out, and once the skin is clean and fresh I'm going to double check if there's any wart left by trying ACV once more.
I'm upset that my treatment didn't work as well as other peoples'...maybe it's because I kept picking at it too early.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date: March 05, 2011
This works! I've had warts on my feet for a long time, and recently noticed that I was getting several on my right hand.
I used ACV on my hand, and after just 1 day of using it, those warts went away.
The warts on my feet turned black and I was able to use a pumice stone to get rid of most of it.
They are a lot less painful, just after 1 day. In a few days I'm sure that they will be gone completely.
Location: Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Date: February 27, 2011
I had warts on my right thumb for almost 3 years.
Have tried salicylic acid and freezing stuff that my boy friend brought me from Canada but still nothing worked, feeling desperate because my warts in my thumb are so ugly and it hurts sometime.
I searched online even looked it up in Youtube, that's where I found a video of a girl removing her warts using ACV, so I searched again and came across this site.
So I bought myself a bottle of Heinz ACV and gave it a try.
My first time putting it on my thumb hurt a lot. It throbbed in middle of the night so I had to remove the bandage and cotton. The warts turned white in the morning though, brown later on in the early afternoon.
Takes a month or so to have these ugly warts removed but hey it works, just never mind the pain.
Now my thumb is good As new, my nail is getting better too.
Thanks to ACV. No more warts!!!! hurrayyy
Name: Kayla Belle-Louis
Location: Florida, United States
Date: February 21, 2011
For quite a while I have had a wart on the tip of my left middle finger.
It was so embarrassing to shake someone's hand or if someone ask what it was. I went to the doctor to see if they could do something to take it away. They froze it three times and they said that it should go away in a few weeks. A few weeks passed and there I was still with the wart.
I tried everything aloe, going to the doctor, nothing seemed to work. So I decided to go on the internet and try to find home remedies.
Who would have thought, apple cider vinegar the most effective way to take away warts.
I gave it a shot. I put in on every night and let it dry in the day and in two weeks it was gone!!! i couldn't believe it actually worked!!
Now I can shake someone's had without worrying what they might think or do so many other things that I couldn't do because of it.
IT REALLY WORKS!!!!!!
Location: England, United Kingdom
Date: February 20, 2011
Can't believe how effective this is! I had a large verruca on the bottom of my little toe for years which wouldn't shift and which my doctor refused to treat with anything but salicylic acid (which was painful and impractical).
In the process of trying to treat this the virus spread to my finger and I got two little wart like growths.
I decided to go back to see another doctor about my toe as the salicylic acid was doing nothing but cause me pain and infection, and she said it needed to be frozen off. I showed her where it had spread to my fingers and she said to continue using the salicylic acid on those as she couldn't freeze the warts on my finger.
I tried using the salicylic acid on my fingers but was finding it extremely painful to use so looked for an alternative method and came across cider vinegar.
I put cotton wool soaked in cider vinegar on my finger overnight for 2 weeks and kept it covered with just a plaster during the day. Within 2 or 3 days the warts had turned black and within a week there were two little holes where the warts had been, but I kept up the treatment for another week just to be sure. Meanwhile I was having treatment once every two weeks on my verruca (which has now finally gone!) but in total this took about 3 months to get rid of compared to the two week cider vinegar treatment!
The only downside for the cider vinegar was it was pretty uncomfortable, and would often be so bad it would keep me awake at night and I ended up taking off the cider vinegar soaked cotton wool.
But it was definitely worth it in the end, and I would recommend giving this a go to anyone who's found a wart/verruca before spend your money on expensive over the counter treatments!
Name: Frank Gosselin
Location: Québec Canada
Date: February 11, 2011
(Translated from French)
WOW, for a while I've had several warts on my fingers.
Several of them went away with cryotherapy but others did not respond or worse, they got bigger after each treatment.
Apple cider vinegar took very little time before showing results. The warts became black.
For me, the inconvenience has been the pain. I work with nitrile gloves and the pressure and throbbing have been very uncomfortable.
But at last, one wart has disappeared after two weeks of treatment.
That's one battle won, but not the war yet.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: February 05, 2011
I had two warts at the bed of my finger nails, and I had tried freezing to get them removed, and because every time I went, I would have to pay for a session it was getting way to expensive.
So i searched up home remedies to remove warts. This page was the first page I had encountered, and I read what everyone else had said. I thought no way could this possibly work, but I tried it and it was brilliant!
I did what everyone else had recommended, soaked a cotton ball in ACV and put a band-aid around my wart.
Trust me, if you experience a stinging pain, that is normal. The first night was the worst. It was this harsh throbbing pain and it hurts like hell, it does hurt, but I slept with it.
The next morning my wart was completely black and purple, I was worried at first because when i touched it (which i don't recommend doing) it was all squishy and i though I had infected it or something, but a week later the wart had gone completely!
Now my wart was pretty big, so there left a scar by my finger. But hey a scar is way more better looking than a massive wart! Now I am not afraid to show my fingers =D.
LOVE THIS REMEDY! it will be with me forever.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date: February 04, 2011
Im 19 and I have had a wart on the palm of my hand for a long time.
I was somewhat self-conscious of it but ever since I got a new boyfriend I've been wanting it gone and gone fast.
(Holding hands with your boyfriend while there is a wart on your finger is gross)
I tried the ACV and it worked. The wart turned black after about the second day and the rest of the skin turned white a puffy. I peeled the wart off and continued with the ACV treatment to prevent it from coming back and it hasn't been there since.
One thing that I didn't like is that the surrounding skin got really irritated and peeled off very quickly but this treatment works!
Location: Texas, United States
Date: February 01, 2011
I could not believe it worked!!
My young son had a patch of small warts all over his hand. He was very embarrassed and hated if someone noticed.
We also tried the freezing and chemicals. I found some home remedies for warts on the internet and we thought we would splurge on the ONE dollar for the Apple Cider Vinegar.
Since the warts were so small we used the cotton from a Q-tip and soaked it in ACV and taped it up. Within days the very center turned black and the rest of the wart turned puffy and white. They all fell off and healed and we have not had one since.
I would not have believed it if I had not witnessed it myself!!
Anyone with warts should try this!! But one warning, do not get the ACV on the surrounding skin, it does tend to make it peel.
Location: California, United States
Date: January 27, 2011
After reading everyone's advice and testimonials I gave ACV a shot. It worked.
I had a small (half the size of a bb), slightly raised, clear wart on my nose that was gradually getting larger (It started out as a flat, minuscule, scar-like thing a couple of years ago).
I applied ACV soaked cotton (from Q-tip) on the wart over night with half a band aid. I did not feel any stinging sensation at all, just the unique aroma of ACV.
After the first application the wart and the immediate area turned a whitish color with a dark speck within the wart. I repeated the process for three more days, and still without pain. By then the wart transformed into a dry, dark scab which beckoned me to peel it off. I did so with no pain or complications. The ACV had attacked the root of the wart as I examined the bb-sized mass. The area of my nose (tip) where it had been revealed a fresh , cratered, reddened area. I immediately applied Bactine to disinfect the area. The entire wart was gone.
I continually disinfected the area for the next two days. I also applied Neosporin to aid in the healing and rebuilding process. The hole filled itself with new skin. The area is flat and wartless. There is slight redness over that area but that, I believe, is part of the healing process and will subside shortly. It seemed like the ACV knew exactly where to go and what to attack.
I highly recommend this anecdotally proven treatment.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date: January 24, 2011
I am 12 years old. About 2 years ago I got my first wart on the side of my foot.
I was young and careless that summer and no one really seemed to notice, but then it started to grow bigger.
I take gymnastics, and in gymnastics you have to be barefoot. I was EXTREMELY embarrassed and almost quit the class but I followed through until summer where I took a break. I never wore flip-flops unless I had a band-aid covering it and I envied people walking around in bare feet. By now my huge wart had made a friend just an inch away. I thought to myself "Oh Joy!"
So I started treatments. salicylic acid, duct tape, banana peel, etc nothing worked. I did try ACV for a little but I was lazy and didn't do it every night.
Now I am 12 years old about to turn 13. I also do cheer so once cheer season ends I start gymnastics again, Thank god for ACV. The first nights I experienced pain but It started to die. Within 3 weeks they were dead. I continued for another week to prevent them from coming back and now they are gone.
I love ACV it is pretty much the only treatment that works.
Use ACV EVERY night (take off before school, work, etc) File away dead skin after taking a shower. Avoid water at all costs. If you get your socks wet switch them (I like to keep the silica packs and keep them in my shoe to absorb moisture) If you have a wart near your nail/ on your cuticle DO NOT FILE AWAY! wait until it turns black and falls off... Anyway I hope you all try ACV and are successful.
All these people that wrote these comments have good advice too.
Name: Sarah Griffin
Location:Bristol, United Kingdom
Date: January 22, 2011
If you have got to the end of your tether with trying to get rid of you warts please read my story.
I have suffered from large warts on my hands for 3 years, they were very noticeable and would often make people make comments and stare, I found it very difficult at times to do my job as a nurse, and would often wear gloves all the time so I could hide them.
I felt sad that I couldn't hold my husbands or childrens hand without being aware of my warts and worrying that I might spread them.
I saw my GP and had my wart frozen in total 14 times, all that happened was they ballooned into a big blister, made life very difficult for me with my job, but the wart was always there unchanged.
My GP decided to prescribe Aldara, which just seemed to send the warts into overdrive, and they became very big particularly one on my right hand, I was getting desperate and asked my GP to refer me to a dermatologist, he would not as apparently dermatologist don't see people with warts, but I could see a dermatologist privately!!!
So I decided to take the matter into my own hands, pardon the pun, and scoured the Internet, after coming across this site I wanted to give the treatment a try, I started the treatment religiously in October 2010, I won't lie it was quite painful at times especially after a few weeks of applying the cider every night, at times I would wake up but would just take some paracetamol and go back to bed.
My wish in for Christmas was to be wart free, something that I could only dream of, but slowly and surely the warts started to react, they went through all sorts of stages, puffed up, then went white then karki, then black, then formed into a scab, my colleges at work were very interested.
I could not believe it by December 2010 my warts were all gone I was left with smooth soft skin, my wish had come true and my medical colleges were amazed.
It has changed how I feel about myself and I feel a lot more confident in social situations.
My darling husband who has supported me, paid for me to have a manicure for part of my Christmas present.
So if you are coping with warts give it a go I really believe in the treatment. Good luck.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date: January 22, 2011
I had a terrible plantar wart on the ball of my foot. I'd had it cut out by a doctor and two years later, it came back with a vengeance.
I decided to try ACV. I used it 24/7 - I would soak my entire foot in it and would also put it on a cotton ball and cover with a band-aid at night and when I had to go to work.
I have to admit that it was really painful!! The first morning after I'd soaked it for 45 minutes, the pain was almost unbearable and I wondered if I'd done something wrong. It was so bad that I almost called my doctor about it but I'm so glad I didn't because he probably would have just cut it out again - but it turns out that after two weeks using ACV, the wart was almost gone!!!!
I seriously cannot believe it! This was three years ago now and it has never returned. I'm still so amazed by this that I felt I needed to come back to this site and tell others about it.
It is definitely painful - but it is WORTH THE PAIN to finally get rid of the wart!! Just take ibuprofin or aceteminefin and try to live through the pain the first couple days. After that, the pain goes away (I figure the pain was maybe all the veins supplying blood to the wart that were dying off).
I was a skeptic and didn't believe -- but not anymore! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Name: Tara H.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date: January 19, 2011
I just wanted to say that it really do work.
I had a big wart on my middle finger for over a year and tried over the counter remedies but none worked.
What I did was I got as much dead skin off as I can bear with a straight razor. Then I dabbed a piece of tissue put it on top of the remaining wart and secure it with a bandage. That way it just look like I cut myself.
It will sting a whole lot but bear the pain because it's all worth it in the end. The next day I cut some more off. I cover with acv and bandage. Repeat until you get that sucker off. It will come completely off though.
Name: Michelle Leonard
Location: Washington, United States
Date: January 18, 2011
I heard about using ACV for removal of warts, but what about 'dermatofibroma'? Dermatofibroma are a reddish or reddish brown bumps that can look similar to a wart. They are more common in women and can appear on areas like the legs, arms and wrists.
I had one appear out of the blue on my wrist. It was so ugly to me...I thought everyone noticed it.
I decided to try the ACV treatment instead of seeing an expensive dermatologist as I did not have the money to do so. To my amazement…it worked!
I soaked a small piece of cotton in ACV and put in on the bump and covered with a band aid. I did this every night for about 7 days. It was a little painful at times from the burning feeling, but it has been a couple weeks after using the ACV for only 7 days and the area is almost completely healed.
Interesting that many doctors and dermatologists wont tell you about this treatment. They would rather have you spend a ton of money to see them, when this is something you can cure on your own.
I highly recommend it. I am so happy it's gone.
Location: Québec Canada
Date: January 11, 2011
(Translated from French)
Hello, I am a little 8 year old girl and I am writing to you to tell you how happy I am that my father found this miraculous remedy for my warts.
After only one and a half months of treatment, I am at last cured of these terrible warts…
Yes, it was sometimes painful, and I had to jump several nights because the skin around the wart became too irritated. But I just want to say to all those who are still hesitating to try this treatment; don't wait any longer because for me, of all the gifts I received for Christmas, this is the nicest.
Name: Kristi Neeleman
Location: Washington, United States
Date: January 08, 2011
I HAVE to add my comment.
My poor son had a wart on his hand that he finally showed to me after two months. We weren't sure what it was so to the clinic we went. The doc there said, "It's a sliver; dig it out & you'll be fine."
Did that and about dug a hole 3 inches deep w/o finding ANYTHING.
Back to another doc. She said, "Yep a wart. Let's freeze it off." Did that. Three weeks later, still on his hand and BIGGER than before. BACK to another doc. He said, "Better freeze again and freeze at home too."
2 weeks later, bigger and hurting more and more. I freeze it. Still there.
FRUSTRATED with the medical profession, I do my OWN research and find this website and read all about ACV. I run to the store, buy some, put it on his hand and wrap it. That was a Sunday night.
By Friday (FOUR days later) COMPLETELY GONE. No sign. No scar. No pain. Nothing but smiles from my son who can show his hand again.
USE ACV ON YOUR WARTS.
Location: TN, United States
Date: January 02, 2011
Apple cider vinegar WORKS. And it works well...and best of all, it's hardly $1 at any local grocery store. Before you consider painful, expensive treatments, it is worth it to try the ACV method.
About a year ago I developed a plantar wart on the bottom of my right toe. I have a compromised immune system, but not considering this, I decided to see if it would go away on it's own.
A year later, I'm at war with the thing which has doubled in size AND had a baby right in the center of the ball of my foot. I didn't understand how contagious they were until doing more research. Now, I'm a month into vigorous treatment with ACV and for the first time I'm seeing this thing dying off and my foot returning to normal.
Here is my treatment summarized:
1. Pull off the end of a q-tip, soak in vinegar, put on wart. Use other end of q-tip to soak up some of the acv so it isn't dripping down your foot.
2. Cover it firmly with either duct tape or water proof tough bandages. WEAR ALL DAY IF YOU CAN STAND IT.
3. Every 24 hours, remove the bandage. Using the edge of a small knife (I used a needle-threader, perfect shape)scrape away any dead skin. If it doesn't scrape away easily, don't scrape at it. Replace a fresh acv soaked cotton piece, re-bandage. Repeat this procedure for 1-3 months..however long it takes to clear up. Repeat it for another week after that to ensure it doesn't return.
Note: DO NOT touch the wart or any parts of it with your bare hands. Wash your hands properly afterward and disinfect any tools you use every time.
Name: Janet Kormish
Location: Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Date: December 30, 20010
I discovered a small wart on the knuckle of my ring finger on the left hand recently.
As I read on the website that by soaking a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and applying it to the wart overnight fastened by a band-aid, the ward would go away.
I did this for 3 nights. On the third night, I awoke in the morning with a stinging feeling on my knuckle. I removed the band-aid. My finger around the soaked cotton ball was red, and looked burned, but the wart was GONE.
It took several days for the skin on my finger to return to normal. Several weeks later the wart has not returned!!
Location:Los Angeles California, United States
Date: December 30, 2010
I am equal parts amazed and ABSOLUTELY delighted. I had read most of the testimonials on here before starting the treatment, so am not entirely surprised this has worked. But I am sooooooo HAPPY.
Apple Cider Vinegar Kills Warts!!
The lies they sell in the Pharmacy!
The $250 Aldara nonsense that was prescribed to me by a Doctor!
About 2 years ago I noticed a couple of little warts pop up on the side of my left foot. No big deal I thought, you had to really look to see them and they were small. I figured I pop down the pharmacy get something that kills them and that would be it.
So I bought one of the Salicyclic acid bottles and religiously painted the little spots twice a day. One month became four and I realized as I finished off the bottle that these warts were getting bigger. Not much bigger, but the acid was messing up the skin and making it puff up and out like a volcano, so they definitely looked worse.
So I moved on to a Freeze treatment.....no joy. It took me another freeze purchase to realize this wasn't working either.So the warts stayed. They weren't pretty, but they weren't that big or noticeable.
Next up, the Duct Tape method.
Read about it on the net, figured it would DEFINITELY work with perseverance.
Started covering the warts in duct tape every night, and then just kept them duct taped all the time. No respite, they got covered all the time to the point were my skin around them got really irritated and grotty. But the warts wouldn't go...they were definitely getting worse. Recommenced a Salicyclic acid treatment and suddenly the wart started to appear on the TOP of my foot like a little cauliflower and grew to the width of a golf ball. I kid you not.
I went to an "expert" and got prescribed Aldara. Followed the instructions religiously but I could see after 2 or 3 days nothing was changing. Finished the 10 day treatment...no change for a few days and then BOOM the warts get bigger and nastier looking. Suddenly its on my left toe and then... ARGH!! ...on the sole of my right foot. I spent the summer avoiding swimming pools and couldn't take my double-socked my foot during any romantic encounters.
It must be my diet...my immune system I thought. I read about warts every day...they last roughly 7 years...OMG... NOOOOOOO...7 years...I can't spend the next 7 years with this alien thing growing on me. By now it looked like surgery wouldn't even be a option...if they cut out the wart I would surely need a skin graft. It was HUGE and grotesque and I had tried everything and I was horrified and depressed every time I looked at it.
I came across the ACV treatment a couple of times in my reading but thought .."no way", this one is way to tough for any "natural" treatment...I need something radioactive.
Then I came across this site...I read the first testimonial, then the second, third...all the way down. I couldn't believe it had worked for so many people. And there were one or two on here that seemed like they were at least as bad as mine.I actually put off doing it for a bit cause I couldn't stand another failure and if i left it alone for a while it definitely wasn't as bad as when reacting to some treatment.
But then it started to spread up another toe and I thought OMG its going to take over my whole foot and I am wearing two socks for the rest of my life. I envied people in flip flops and bare feet...I wore shoes and socks the whole summer when outside.
I started the ACV.
Vinegar, Cotton balls, duct tape.
Soaked cotton balls, duct taped onto warts before bedtime.
Didn't sleep much the first night, it wasn't exactly painful but it was certainly uncomfortable.
The stink of vinegar in the bedroom and off my foot was pretty nasty, this was going to be a tough few months...but if that's what it took, then that's what I was going to do.
The next night I applied everything again but halfway through the night I had to pull everything off because i couldn't sleep from the pain. It was SORE! Maybe that's a good sign, I thought.
I couldn't sleep with the pain, so, for about 2 weeks I would tape on the cotton balls first thing in the morning and keep them on for as long as I could. Sometimes that might be a couple of hours, sometimes the entire day. Every three of four days I took a break.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing, there was DEFINITELY an improvement. I dared HOPE!!
For another week I showered first thing, let my foot dry and then filed/sanded the area with a pumice stone as much as possible. Every day there was less and less wart until it seems to be gone!! I have calloused skin where the war was but the wart seems to be GONE!!!
I really can't believe this has worked...and worked so quickly!!
THANK YOU APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!
You will forever hold a special place in my cupboard!
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: December 29, 2010
I am currently in my first year of High School. Anyone that has been through High School knows that it's very tough and you are constantly judged and constantly judging others.
I developed a fairly large wart on my wrist on my left hand. It was extremely embarrassing! Stating off at a new school with hundreds of new people! It was terrible as I developed it in late September. As if making friends isn't hard enough, I now had this huge wart on my wrist! I was extremely embarrassed of it and tried to hide it as much as possible. Everyday, I would wear a hoodie the entire day. It would cover my wrist and therefore, hide the wart. I would wear a hoodie even on the hottest days. Sometimes I would forget my hoodie and the wart remained visible for all. The most embarrassing part is when people ask:"What's on your wrist?" and the truth would be: "Oh, this? This just a blood-sucking parasite also know as a wart!"... not the best way to make friends... So I would just reply, "I honestly don't know!" and they would leave you alone. I would constantly pick at it during classes too and people would see me. The worst part was I have P.E. every morning which means I can't wear my hoodie. People would look and I would act like I didn't know what they're looking at.
I tried so many things to get rid of it! Salicylic, oregano oil, banana peel, duck tape! Nothing worked! I turned to ACV just as I waited for my scheduled doctors appointment to arrive and I could have it frozen off.
I was amazed at how fast and relatively painlessly it worked! it's day 3 now and the wart is becoming black! In 3 days, I have gotten more progress than 3 months of salicylic acid! This definitely works! The pain isn't very bad. Its just has a slight stinging feeling for a few hours but that's it! The results are well worth it!
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date: December 20, 2010
THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE!!! And for everyone who took the time to testify so positively and thoroughly about your personal ACV treatment! You've encouraged me to stick to it for round 2.
I'm 23 years old, and I originally heard of this method by watching a video online of a girl who applied ACV to a q-tip end, and wrapped it with a band-aid at night. But during the day, she covered it over with nail polish. I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE DISCOVERED HERE YOU DON'T NEED NAIL POLISH!
I tried that method including nail polish on two warts on my fingers. One on my middle finger, and one on my index finger (I think the index caught it from the middle, because the two evil warts happily collide together far too perfectly). I'm here to tell you that the method that includes nail polish is effective, but imagine trying to sleep at night with your finger THROBBING, and then after not sleeping well having to get up an hour early to take bandage off, apply your polish, and sit around waiting for it to dry before you shower. It gets very old, especially when you have to get up early already for work.
But anyway, my warts did turn black and I did get two huge craters. But the video was not helpful at explaining aftercare of continuing ACV for a week to keep it away after the black peels off. So the smaller one on my index finger is like a 4th of it's original size.
My middle finger wart is/was DEEP, and I stopped treating it for like a week because it hurt SO BAD, and I was concerned about infection, especially where I have no health care available to me, so I gave it opportunity for irritated skin to heal itself. So I was starting to get very discouraged when I realized both of my warts were not gone after 2 weeks of treatment w/ polish during day.
But then I went back online to see if I was doing something wrong, or if there was a better way. A lot of the comments on the ACV w/ nail polish treatment video were negative (maybe 1/3-1/2 of them were positive), but I think it's because the instructions were too vague, and EVERYONE suffering from ugly warts wants them gone so badly, they're quick to complain if a treatment doesn't work.
I have yet to find a negative testimony here, so tonight I begin round 2 of ACV treatment! This time there will be no irritating nail polish, and if I can stand the pain on my middle finger, I'll try to keep ACV on 24/7 (until I see black, then I'll only do it at night). My index finger currently feels nothing, but I think it's because that wart is excitingly pitiful and puny in size. I really hope this works, but everyone else's testimony gives me true hope and confidence that it will! :)
Location: Montana, United States
Date: December 18, 2010
I've had a wart on my right index finger right next to the finger nail for almost two years. I wasn't even sure it was a wart until recently.
I came across the ACV treatment and thought I would give it a try. I started by putting in on a piece of cotton and using a band-aid to hold it in place at night.
The pain woke me and I had to remove the band-aid. Right away the wart started turning black though. I started just using the ACV for a couple hours in the evening. It HURT, but it was working.
After a week the wart was almost completely gone! It turned black and I picked it off. I continued the treatment for several weeks to remove the rest of the wart and to make sure it didn't come back.
The wart is gone and my finger looks great! It did hurt, but was definitely worth it!!!
Location: Idaho, United States
Date: December 18, 2010
I tried this treatment on two warts (that caused the spread of many other warts). It worked very well, but being 13 I still have a hard time dealing with pain.
I had to skip a few nights of it hear and there but those warts are totally gone.
I would do it with the tons of other warts I have covering fingers, but I want to make sure that there isn't another remedy that is less painful.
Location: California, United States
Date: December 16, 2010
OH MY GOSH!
I came on here just last night and found this article and read every single one of your reviews before I gave it a shot, I was amazed that I didn't feel any pain whatsoever and by the time I woke up it had turned both gray and black and fell off easily, I'll continue to put the ACV on the area for a few days but I just wanted to thank you!!!
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: December 16, 2010
My 6 year old son had 8 plantar warts on his right foot. We realized he had them because at his swimming lesson he was limping.
When we took him to see a GP he recommended a very expensive cream ($154) that needed to be applied at night. The treatment lasted 6 months and the cream had to be purchased every 2 weeks, so imagine how expensive this was going to be. However, the GP told us that it might not work anyway.
We took him to see a pediatrician the same day for something else and asked him about the plantar warts... He had no idea how to treat them so he suggested we should listen to the GP.
At home that night we prayed for God to help us find an inexpensive/fast way to treat the warts. And I found this site.
I called my husband and told him to buy some ACV on his way home.
We started applying the vinegar at night. We taped the piece of cotton with ACV to his foot with masking tape.
We repeated this every night and without any pain... after exactly 2 weeks the warts had all fallen off!
We praise God for his wonderful miracle and we thank this site for the information provided :)
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: December 13, 2010
I've had a wart on my middle finger of my left hand for about 2 1/2 years now. It is/was only 3mm or so in diameter, and perfectly round, so it wasn't too unsightly, but I was still a little self-conscious about it.
I heard it would just drop off in time, but a couple of months ago I noticed a tiny plantar on my heel, and freaked out. I decided that I need to get rid of them so they don't spread any more.
I started the treatment on my finger a couple of days/nights ago. I've been mostly doing the 24hr method, taking a break every now and again to let the healthy skin air out.
1) If you can find waterproof band-aids, use them. I don't have many, and I don't want to use them all, so I've been alternating with fabric band-aids...the only problem is that the cotton dries out quicker.
2) Be sure to vaseline the skin around the wart. Most of my pain has come from the surrounding healthy skin that has been ACV'ed...ouch.
3) I have an incredibly low pain threshold (I also faint easily. I almost passed out when I saw the black wart! haha), so I wanted to do anything to avoid freezing it...granted burning it off with acid isn't exactly a less terrifying thought...but the pain has been minimal. Even I can tolerate it! Although, I think the worst part is yet to come...
It's now...day 5 or so of the treatment...the wart turned black after the first 24hrs, and had flattened considerably. So SUCCESS!
It's yet to scab, and yet to fall off. And I don't think I can stand the ACV on again tonight (the surrounding skin is hurting a bit from where the last cotton ball was too big). But I have confidence that this treatment will work. Beats spending $30 on Dr Scholl's!
If this works well, I'm going to start right away on my plantar. It's tiny, but starting to bother me when I walk.
Name: Liz Marete
Location: California, United States
Date: December 11, 2010
This is fantastic!
I have been using the ACV on my wart situated on the tip of my pointing finger for 10 days now and the wart finally fell off today.
It was one painful experience or I should say I have a very low tolerance for pain.
The wart turned brown after 5 day of ACV use and gradually became black. I should have dug around it sooner but I hesitated out of fear to hurt my self more but what I didn't know by not digging on it or around it is that it was already dead and rotting under the dark layer. The pain had changed from throbbing to like a wound-like kind of pain.
This morning I tried to dig around it and there was a lot of pus beneath the black layer this is what was causing so much pain. Right now I removed the layer and cleaned it and there is just a hole left with a thick skin wall around it.
At first I was worried if my finger got infected and if I should go to the emergency but I think i will be fine.
So I will continue ACV for 2 to 3 more days out of fear that the wart is not all gone or will come back.
I want to thank all of you who took their time to share this extremely wonderful experience of wart removal " though painful" it was the least expensive that i had to use, i have used a lot of money on different dermatologist specialists!!
Just a remark though to the team that put this up is that you could add to the remedy is what to do with the hole after the wart is off.
Name: Steve Fredrick
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date: December 06, 20010
I had a wart cluster frozen by a doctor about 3 weeks ago. A week after, it had a small area which peeled off, leaving a cluster still intact.
I came across this page by accident, and have finished 4 nights of using this technique. Sometimes there is a needle like pain, but it's manageable. After 2 days, the wart cluster started turning black. It's now about 80% black.
I hope to continue the treatment to ultimate success, but it's truly amazing.
One little hint, put the cotton on the wart dry, put on the bandage, then drip the ACV onto the cotton. It makes it much easier to place and securely attach. I have also noted the bandage may act to wick away some of the liquid, so I often apply a few extra drops.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date: December 06, 2010
I have looked at many different wart treatments available and have used several OTC treatments. I have had mixed results with these treatments.
I came online and saw many people boasting about how well ACV worked for removing their warts. Of course I was highly skeptical, but figured what the heck, I'd try it out.
I have had issues with trying to keep the cotton balls/rolled up paper towels in place, but it's only been a couple days and I've already started seeing drastic results.
Most of the warts are turning black and have reduced in size by quite a bit, the other have reduced in size some, but no black...these are the ones that I struggle to keep the cotton balls in contact with.
Anyways, I can definitely see what all the hype is about. This does work!!!
Location: ACT, Australia
Date: December 04, 2010
I think its about time I added my experiences here. I discovered the benefits of ACV in treating warts through this website and others about a year ago, and subsequently used it to treat a wart on the back of my hand, and one on the hand of my girlfriend successfully and with no pain.
But the real struggle is not with these ordinary raised, circular warts, but one that lives on the end of my index finger, right below the nail on the tip.
I have attempted treatment of this particular fiend 3 times prior, all with positive looking results but only to have the wart grow back, quickly and each time slightly larger.
I want to include as much information as possible, as this wart, I believe a periungual wart, is highly resistant to this treatment, and for it to work the sufferer must persist with treatment for lot longer period of time. I believe my problem in the past has been stopping once I assumed the wart was dead, whilst only really destroying the outer growth.
The process has gone in a similar manner each time. I band-aid a piece of cotton wool soaked in ACV to my finger tip, during the day. over the first days small black dots appear. The second and following days more dots appear and the grow hard. I file this down with a nail file and reapply, until the skin appears smooth. I usually stop after the third or forth day believing the wart conquered and at first fresh clean skin grows back, but after a week or so the wart shows it has not been killed.
This time I will persist for much much longer. I will keep filing and applying the cotton for at least 2 weeks. I have also started leaving my finger suspended in a solution of ACV and water at as hot a temperature I can stand for several hours each night. I will continue this until there is no doubt in my mind the wart is dead. But onto the most important bit of all this. The pain.
It hurts. Whereas the warts on the back of my hand for me and my girlfriend were painless, this wart is located in a position with many nerve endings. Our fingers are built to be sensitive and our index more so than most. The pain shoots up my arm, and i can feel the throbbing stabbing pain, for an hour or so even after the bandage is removed. As I file down to deeper levels the pain increases. I take the strongest painkiller available without a perscription and I am not even sure it takes the edge off.
I am not scared of pain, 25 year old male, broke multiple bones earlier this year, and have injured myself a fair bit during my life. Nothing compares to this. I struggle through it and force myself to leave band-aids on as long as possible, and usually get 7-8hours before succumbing. Impossible to try at night, disrupts sleep.
If you have one of these terrible warts in such a location. I feel for you all, I truly believe that persistence is the key though, and if you get it right the first time, you wont have to go through 4-5 attempts of this, with the pain each time. Do it right the first time.
Location: Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines
Date: December 04, 2010
I used to have wart on my forehead.
I used many treatments, burning, acid, but none of them worked. Then, I saw a video from YouTube and tried.
After two weeks, it's completely gone!
Apple cider really works!
Name: Joe Booker
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date: December 04, 2010
I had a growth that originally I'd diagnosed as a mole, growing on my forehead. Over years, this grew gradually until it split into two and I had double trouble sitting there.
I was concerned, given the prevalence of skin cancer these days, so I went to the doctor. He said no, it wasn't anything other than a separated wart.
By now, the thing was pretty nasty looking and itched, so I investigated how to get rid of it. Internet research led me to organic cider vinegar (OCV), so I thought nothing ventured, nothing gained.
In the morning, I moistened a cotton wool swab in OCV, and covered the wart with it, holding the whole thing in place with some adhesive bandage strip. Ok, it stung a bit but wasn't anywhere near as painful as I was expecting. I repeated his every morning after shower, leaving it on 24 hours till re-applying.
After a week or so, the wart had swollen and as I washed it one morning, pieces came away, leaving just a trace underneath. This went on for a few days, until I now have all the ugly dark brown top off, and only a few small raised pieces of pale matter remaining.
I am very impressed, to say the least with this remedy...it's cost me about £1.50. I'll keep applying it until the skin is as normal as possible.
If you have warts, it's well worth suspending any disbelief and trying OCV. My forehead was adorned for well over 15 years by the unwelcome growth, and I can only endorse the use of organic cider vinegar.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Date: December 02, 2010
I have to admit I was very skeptical of using apple cider vinegar to get rid of my warts. I would never normally write a testimonial either, but only days after using it to deal with some persistent (and multiplying) warts on my left hand I am so impressed that I feel I am compelled to write in.
This really does work! And as mentioned above, it is cheap, quick, relatively easy and it only hurts a little (so far).
I have dealt with warts my whole life. I had a little one near the top of my left wrist/lower thumb for many years, and I never had any dramas. I even felt compelled to name it (Chloe), it was such a big part of me. It wasn't until a doctor six years ago during a routine mole check thought I would like it burnt off with dry ice.
This was all good and well, and I healed with a small scar, but it eventually came back. With friends. I hopped from doctor to doctor over the years, experimenting with soldering irons (OUCH! Huge scar), salicylic acid, banana peels, raw steaks, picking at them, filing them, nail polish, being nice to them, ignoring them, medicated discs, and finally, three days ago, apple cider vinegar.
Already, I have witnessed the tops fall off the newer warts. And I can see the others shrinking. I will continue to use this procedure, and have been telling everyone I know that all along I just needed to look in the pantry for a solution.
FYI. It will make your wart smell, and the pain isn't too bad. My surrounding skin is a little irritated, but it's nothing compared to the pain and scars I have accumulated from trying other ways.
This is the only way! Thank you Apple Cider Vinegar!
Name: Georgia Wright
Location: Missouri, United States
Date: November 25, 2010
My 7 yr. old granddaughter had the largest worst looking cluster warts on her knee than I have ever seen.
It covered her knee entirely and really ugly,,tried several things including having a very painful freezing of it from a skin doctor,,,it looked worst after that.
Next tried vinegar,,,,she complained it hurt but the threat of going back to doctor for freezing was a worst alternative so she persevered. It worked and took less than a month.
Location: California, United States
Date: November 24, 2010
I have being doing the ACV treatment now for two days and the pain is unbearable at times.
I have had this wart on my left ring finger for years with many treatments with no success. I am hoping that this treatment will work.
It has gotten underneath part of my nail and looks horrible. I will keep you posted all I can say is that the pain is the worse part of the treatment.
I do the treatment during the day since I don't think I would be able to sleep with the discomfort.
Name: Ruby Harris
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date: November 21, 2010
I had a large planter wart from when I was very young which I believe I picked up from the local swimming pool. Over the last 20 years I have tried everything to get rid of it.
Last year a colleague who also suffered the same problem under went surgery to remove hers as a last resort and spent the next few weeks on crutches. In desperation not to have to undergo the same procedure, I one day googled home remedies to see if I could find another solution.
It is worth noting here just how large this planter was and had found its home on the ball of my foot - very painful. It was 20 years old and had with stood every treatment imaginable.
I started with ACV as discussed on these pages, soaking cotton wool and a band-aid. I slept that way every night but had to remove it in the morning as it was impossible to have anything on the ball of my foot to walk on all day. Some nights I would wake in the middle of the night and tear the band-aid off as it was so painful but I persisted until the roots turned black.
This went on for weeks and I must admit I lost hope a few times but you could see that slowly and surely the roots were blackening and the wart dying. I then traveled over seas and couldn't keep up the routine for 3 weeks, and in that time it looked like it was coming back worse than ever and I remember thinking that it was same as when I started BUT then veraciously it just started closing up and slowing, over the coming month it closed up altogether.
It is an amazing home remedy and I have been telling everyone ever since. If I had known earlier it would have saved a lot of anguish over the years.
Try it and persevere and it WILL WORK!
Location: Ohio, United States
Date: November 21, 2010
First day trying this method...been about 12 hours on and no pain yet, going to try to do the 24/7 technique and hope for the best!
Been battling a few of these buggers on the same area (about 1/2 square inch) for 9 years now, had them cut out, burned off, and frozen. Each time they went away, but came back.
Very excited to see if this is more effective, lower cost, and a bit less painful. Only question I have, a number of folks mention "picking" at theirs after a few days...what are they referring to? Filing down or actual picking with something like a clippers to cut of the layers?
Thanks for the great web site and forum!!!
Location: Georgia, United States
Date: November 19, 20010
I've had a plantar wart on the ball of my right foot for some time now. I'm not sure exactly how long I've had it.
Recently (yesterday, to be exact) I started using the ACV treatment on it whenever I can. Its personally painful to me, but that's different for every person. I'll keep it on as long as I can, and when I can't take the pain anymore, I give it a break.
I tried sleeping with it on, but it didn't work out too well. After 36 hours or so (maybe less) the wart is already turning black, dying, and reducing in size.
Now I've figured out my personal plan if you can't take the pain at night. I keep the vinegar on as long as I can, and when bedtime comes around, I turn to the clear nail polish and tape treatment.
Tonight is the first night I'm doing this. I put 3-4 coats of polish on the wart, and I cover it religiously with several pieces of medical tape. Its still uncomfortable, but not as bad as the ACV.
In the morning I plan on going back to the ACV and doing this at night. I'm hoping one morning I'll wake up, and pull the tape off with the wart out of my foot. I'll post again when something worth mentioning happens. :)
Location: England, United Kingdom
Date: November 19, 2010
I tried this a while ago but only half heartedly and didn't get the desired results.
My wart is on the palm of my right hand just below the gap between my middle and ring fingers. It is quite small, grayish-white and kind of like hard skin but it already had the black dots showing in it from time to time. Maybe it is still weak from the first time (about a year ago) and the salisylic acid treatment (compound w) that never worked.
Also, I could only find the vinegar in 1 shop out of a whole shopping centre, and it was called just 'cider vinegar' no mention of apple, but wiki tells me it is the same thing. I hope it's right.
I've only just started the acv treatment yesterday, here is how it is going so far.
Day 1. I washed it, then soaked a piece of cotton wool, squeezed a bit out just so the plaster would not get wet before I even put it on. I placed it on the wart, and put the plaster(English for band aid :)) on it and went to bed. After 12 hours, I took it off and it was white and puffy - how I remembered it going last time. Then I replaced the cotton wool with fresh stuff, soaked in vinegar, and re-plastered it.
Day 2 (today) I took the plaster off and it was like a yellowish brown colour - not too different to the colour of the actual vinegar, so I am not sure if it is giving up the ghost or just been stained from the vinegar. I can't remember if it went like this last time. This one is due for replacement in about 5-6 hours.
So far, no pain, it has never caused me pain, even the salicylic acid never burnt me. I am determined to stick it out this time, so I will update this if I can. I have also started on one of a cluster of 3 small ones around my right ring finger knuckle. I started it today, I can't do the 3 together because I would not be able to bend my finger, and I hate that. I hope it is done by Christmas, I hate shaking hands with people with an arced/cupped hand in case people feel it.
Update: November 24, 2010
Hi, - Anthony from England. This is an update.
After trying 24/7 for 3 days, I went to 12 hours a day, simply because it is easier, and less intrusive on daily activities. I wear a plaster over the soaked cotton wool, then a sports injury tape which is pretty poor, but I can get by. After 12 hours (sometimes a few hours less)I just put a small plaster over it.
Day 3 and most of day 4, it was just raised and greenish/yellow/brown coloured, with a large disc of bright pink, soft skin around it. However, by the end of day 4, it was reduced quite a bit, and looked a deep maroon in the middle.
Now - Day 5, it is just black in the middle, and a bit red around the outside, I can see it is definitely on its last legs, and I'm just waiting now for it to fall out. I will refrain from trying to force it out for as long as I can.
Pain? some minor stinging from time to time, and some slight throbbing, but really nothing more than just a bit annoying. Certainly would not (and has not) disturb my sleep.
It should also be noted that I have started taking Vitamin C tablets to boost my immune system, as I don't eat a lot of fruit or veg. I don't know if that is speeding it up or not, but at least I will be a bit healthier. I just wish I'd tried this years ago, and before the compound w treatment.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: November 15, 2010
Boy am I excited to be posting on here!
After having a lovely plantar wart on my foot for nearly 16 years, oy! I finally decided I was sick of it being there and decided to start using the apple cider vinegar.
I had tried before but wasn't very successful. I realized the problem was that I was using too large of a piece of cotton and it wasn't staying put.
This has taken about two months and it's pretty much all gone. Tonight, the skin all the way around the wart fell off, woo hoo!
In terms of advice, when it got SUPER painful, I started putting ONLY duct tape on during the day time and put the apple cider vinegar back on during the evening and through the night. It seemed silly to be in that much pain. It did take a little longer doing it this way but it DID work. If I could tolerate a little more ACV, every now and then I wore it through the day as well, just not on a daily basis.
This definitely works as everyone else has said and mine was SO stubborn, plus it's been there for ages! I kind of wish I had tried this sooner. Mine never shrunk in size, but as more layers were burnt off from the ACV, the smoother it's gotten. So don't get discouraged if it hasn't gotten much smaller. It will eventually completely dry up and fall off!
Location: Nebraska, USA
Date: November 09, 2010
Just as most have said, this treatment does work...and works extremely well.
HOWEVER PLEASE READ...
here are a few tips I would like to share with everyone that helped me a lot and I hope works for you as well, if it applies:
..first, duct tape is where it's at. Soak a torn piece of cotton ball, gauze, napkin, what have you in ACV and apply it to the wart overnight, but using duct tape has two major advantages:
(1. It's duct tape, of course! (which means it's awesome when it comes to adhesiveness and will keep the ACV from leaking out from the affected area overnight)
(2. It's ok to place a band aid over your ACV soaked wart, but I had trouble keeping the band aid on by itself because it's not as sticky as good old duct tape.
It's ok to put a band aid over the wart and then duct tape over it if you like...but duct tape adhesive can cause irritation on other parts of skin...if it gets really bad, use more band aid or maybe skip a night.
Second...keep up treatment at least for a week. I saw the wart turn completely black, dug that part out with a needle and saw the "freshly healed crater". It was gone for awhile which was awesome...but after I saw that I initially thought it was gone for good and came back after a few weeks. KEEP UP TREATMENT at least for a week after you see the healed skin.
ALSO... if you have multiple warts close to each other, place Vaseline on the surrounding unaffected skin using a q-tip to protect it from the ACV. Many say Vaseline, but any petroleum will do as I used Neosporin (or equivalent)just make sure none is on the wart(s).
Keep at it as much as you can. Well worth it!
Location: Missouri, United States
Date: November 08, 2010
I am writing in a state of flabbergasted disbelief at how well this has worked!
Some background: I had mosaic plantar warts on both feet for years. Sought medical help two years ago and underwent the gamut of treatments: salicylic acid (liquid and later pads), duct tape, clear nail polish, liquid nitrogen freezings, Candida injections (horrible˜the most painful medical procedure I've ever undergone), and finally Aldara. Nothing worked, and some treatments even seemed to stimulate the warts to spread.
I began ACV treatment on October 13, 2010, following the instructions above. I began by treating my right foot only. Within three days, the warts turned black; I could see the blood vessels darkening as they absorbed the ACV. After a week they dried up completely, at which time I could debride them with a file. The skin around them turned white and puffy and became sensitive, while the warts fell off entirely after between one and two weeks of treatment.
But the most incredible thing is that the warts on my *left* foot have also darkened and fallen off, which suggests that the ACV is not just treating the individual warts, but also stimulating my immune system to attack the underlying virus systemically. I haven't done a thing to my left foot, but this morning five warts on my left sole just fell off!
Some tips for people trying this. It works best if you file down the warts before applying ACV; you want the vinegar to reach the warts as directly as possible. The ACV hurts like the dickens, but stick it out. If the skin around the warts becomes inflamed or irritated, it's OK to skip a few days and resume treatment once it feels better. Pausing actually seems to help the process, since your skin has some time to recover and that aids your immune system in attacking the wart. Finally, once the warts are gone, you'll be left with dry rough yellow skin. File that away over several days to reveal the new, healthy skin below.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for this website. MERCI BEAUCOUP!!!!!!!
Location: Perak, Malaysia
Date: November 06, 2010
I started using this product line they offered at pharmacy for wart removal and it went well but a small bottle of it wouldn't last for long once you opened it. It dried out within few days after.
Then my friend suggested me to start using ACV as an alternative so I went through this website and tried to follow what others recommended on treating warts.
I started off by treating my common warts first. I had two warts at the same place of both my pinky fingers. I was surprised to realize that along the process, it doesn't hurt at all while others said that the process would probably hurt a bit. It took me only few weeks to remove the first wart of my right-hand pinky finger.
Remember when they said to continue doing it for at least another week right after the wart is removed? Well I couldn't agree more because I had a hard time trying to treat the same wart again. Too happy that a cheap solution worked on this that I simply just stopped doing it when I finally realized that the root is still there and it's growing after a few weeks. Only then the process caused me quite a painful one (take this from someone who enjoy picking at her acne and calls it a feeling of "satisfaction"). So the lesson learned here is that DO CONTINUE TO TREAT YOUR WART FOR A WEEK AFTER ITS REMOVAL.
After those common warts are gone, I continued with my plantar warts. Mind you that there's this one (which I'm still treating on right now) that is a very serious one, beginning from a small wart, turned out to be like a plant that gave rise to her baby plants around it. This is actually the result of me, stop treating it right after the wart removal product I got from the pharmacy went dry. Again, the same lesson to NOT TO STOP TREATING YOUR WART WHEN YOU ALREADY STARTED. So it has been 3months since I started treating this plantar wart and only today I had been able to peel of my very 1st layer of the wart. Now, at least the "mummy" is gone so I'm left with the babies.
Conclusion is, anybody out there who suffers even with a very serious wart should try this.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: November 04, 2010
I have had a wart the size of a penny on the end of my right middle finger for about 30 years.
It reaches right under the nail. I have tried various remedies ( freezing, Dr Scholls etc) and nothing has worked.
On November 1, came across this site and am now trying the remedy. The first night of ACV applied with a band-aid holding the cotton ball, I felt a bit of pain at first but after a couple of hours it went away. In the morning a white puffy appearance and a few very small black dots.
Second night a lot of pain, so much that it kept me a awake off and on most of the night, but I hung in there...and in the morning about half the wart had turned black.
Tonight I put the ACV and band-aid on right after I got home and it is not as sore as last night, just some throbbing.
I am cautiously optimistic that this is going to work, it certainly has the wart's attention!
Thanks for all the encouraging experiences recounted here and I will keep you posted on the latest chapter in...." The Death of a Wart"
Location: Montana, United States
Date: November 02, 2010
I was extremely skeptical when I saw ACV as yet another "miracle cure" for warts.
I'd tried the duct tape, salicylic acid, "at-home" freeze treatments. Nothing worked. I have 2 very small plantar warts on the bottom of my left heel; they've been there for about 5 years, never really bothered me, but I'd rather get rid of them so they don't spread all over my foot. I decided to try ACV since I didn't really want to go get them cut out of my foot at the doctor.
I started with the ACV on a piece of a cotton makeup-removal pad, kept on my heel 24/7 with a band-aid. I changed the cotton about every 12 hours.
1 day after start - No noticeable change, except I smelled like ACV...
2 days - Slight stinging if I put all of my weight on my left heel, but other than that, not painful at all. Wart just started to turn grayish.
3-6 days - Wart very dark black/brown. Still not painful, just wear a comfortable pair of shoes and you'll be fine. I started picking at the black part with some tweezers, but it still didn't want to detach from my foot.
1 week - I got out of the shower today and went to put a new band-aid and cotton on the wart. Today was more painful than before, but still not that bad. I used my fingernails to scratch off some of the dead skin around the wart, and a large section that had been in contact with the ACV actually came off - about 1 square inch around the wart, and about as thick as a standard pencil lead. It didn't hurt at all, and now the skin is level with the wart. At this point, I was able to pull the remaining black piece out with tweezers, and I think I got the core because there's a tiny little crater in the healthy tissue under the wart. I'm going to keep ACV on it for at least a few more days until the edges of the wart crater are gone.
In conclusion - you have absolutely nothing to lose, just try it. It may take longer for some people, and I'm sure some people will have more pain than I did (mine was about as bad as a blister, at the worst), but for the amount of money and effort required, it's an amazingly effective fix. I was expecting a lot more pain from what I had read on here, but even keeping it on 24 hours a day, I did not have any pain that disrupted my day - this included hiking, walking to and from class all day, and several hours of horseback riding in extremely uncomfortable riding boots. Definitely worth trying :)
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date: November 02, 2010
I was using Compound W for 2 weeks. It was eating away at the healthy skin to get closer to the wart but it wasn't doing anything to the wart.
Once I got to the wart I was at a stand still. I would have to painfully cut it out or pull it out. I tried cutting with a small twizzer cutter as much as possible but It would constantly bleed if I tried doing anything that seemed productive. I didn't want to freeze the wart because that seems to always lead to a blister.
Since it's on the bottom of my foot, and I have to go to work, I couldn't have a blister. Well I decided to go online and learn how others deal with this. I found this page and was very hopeful.
I cut a cotton ball into pieces that were the size of the wart, soaked it in the ACV, put it over the wart and put a bandaid on top. I've been doing this every night for 6 days now. It's crazy how well it's working. I almost thought the wart was going to come out last night.
Each night after I shower, I use a clean small knife edge to scrape off the dead skin. I use the knife edge to brush over the skin and it shows you were the layers of dead skin are. I peal those away and it just seems to work like a charm.
Each day there is black stuff on top of the mole and I'm not sure what that is, but it's easily removed. I put move ACV on and in the morning there's more of that black stuff on top of the wart. Is that the wart and I'm just removing some of it every day? I don't know, but I'm taking pictures of it each night and I'll be posting them later. They're gross, but it'll show you how fast it's been working on a deep plantar wart.
Mine hasn't been hurting like the others though, yet. This is surely the way to go.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date: October 23, 2010
I had a wart on my toe right near the nail bed.
Tried freezing it, but that didn't work. I've been using ACV on it for a little over the week. The wart is almost gone now.
I have to say - this works but it HURTS!
Ibuprofen didn't help much. If you experience a lot of pain I would suggest diluting the vinegar a bit.
Location: California, United States
Date: October 22, 2010
Apple Cider Vinegar helped me too.
It took some time. I did my first treatment for a month but I guess I stopped too early. I felt that it is not completely gone. Then I noticed that it is coming back.
I repeated the treatment and second time it was like people are describing here. It turned black and was soon gone. I touch my skin and feel that nothing is there. Now it is for sure gone.
Guys, it works! Be patient! Repeat treatment if you have to.
By the way, daytime I did not use vinegar but still covered affected place with bandage. I think it helps too.
Thank you for your advices!
Location: Iowa, United States
Date: October 20, 2010
I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar on a cotton ball with duck tape for 3 months.
I apply it at night and wear until the morning. I then let my foot air out all day. The wart is falling off slowly, but I have had this for many years.
Some days it was really painful. I think it is just about gone. I will keep applying it until it is gone completely. This is the only thing that has worked. I have tried duck tape, freezing (over the counter), freezing at the Doctor's office twice, and this finger nail polish stuff.
Can't wait until they are all gone. Thank you apple cider vinegar.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date: October 20, 2010
After months of other treatments and pain, (yes my warts hurt because of where on my fingers they are) I came across this website.
I took cotton balls which I already had and soaked them in the apple cider vinegar and duct taped them on. I only did it at night because of the smell and within days the wart turned brown and then black. It was almost as if the wart was working its way out from under my skin. You could see the darker spots were raised above the skin somewhat. Eventually it all turned black and fell off, leaving a hole where it had been.
I started treating it October 1st and by the 14th it was completely gone. I treated for about an extra 7 days from when the center fell off. I could not be happier it is gone.
The entire treatment cost me less than a dollar for the vinegar and worked better than all the other more expensive treatments I had purchased. I should say it is painful. There were 2 nights that I woke up because my thumb was throbbing and the 2nd of those nights it was extremely painful under my thumb nail which was odd because the wart was no where near my nail.
As I said before my warts are painful because of where on fingers they are so to me two nights of extreme pain and throbbing was so worth it.
I am very grateful for the cure and the website and hopefully will never need to use the vinegar again but if i do get another wart this will be my 1st treatment.
Location: Doha, Qatar
Date: October 17, 2010
I'm adding my comments here because people need to know that this does work ... and well. I don't normally believe in such remedies but this certain does it.
I had a small wart (maybe 2mm in diameter) on the bottom of my foot that bothered me occasionally when I walked. I decided to clear it up with some Compound-W. The pain started within a week and the wart continued to grow in size. In July I visited my doctor who applied the liquid nitrogen to it and within 2 weeks the size of the wart had grown to 10mm and 11 smaller warts exploded around it. The pain to walk was unbearable.
In September I visited a dermatologist who gave me some Duofilm and said...try this and in 2 weeks come back and I'll cut it out.
One week into this treatment and the warts were getting bigger with 2 of the smaller ones were growing to 3-4mm and the "mother wart" was getting even bigger. I was ready to cut my feet off. I was looking on line trying to find out how long to leave the duct tape on for and discovered this site on September 30. On my way home from work I got some cotton balls and apple cider vinegar.
I put the cotton balls on 24 hours per day. It was terribly painful for the first day, then excruciating at about day 14 to the point I had to leave it off for a couple of nights. Within 1 day the two bigger satellite warts were dead and came out a couple of days later. The "mother wart" took some filing with an emery sponge and after 3 weeks of this the only thing left is a small 2mm black spot and I think it will be gone within a day or two. I've got a lot of dead flaking skin that looks pretty bad but the skin looks fine unlike the diseased version 3 weeks ago.
I've been walking without pain now for 3 days. If you have a plantar wart use this.. don't use the acid or nitrogen and risk having it spread.
Name: Warty McFinger
Location: Texas, United States
Date: October 17, 2010
In case anyone reading this is skeptical of "home" or "folk" remedies as I was, I just want to tell my story about doing battle with a pea sized wart on the pad of my finger.
The wart was small when I first noticed it and I didn't treat it initially, thinking it would go away on its own. It didn't though, and after a few months I went to see a dermatologist for the first of what would be dozens of professional treatments over the course of six years.
Despite freezing, burning with some kind of acid that made my skin balloon with a huge blister, and daily (sometimes 2x daily) applications of Compound W, the wart only grew in size. I tried the medicated bandages, and the at-home freeze off canisters. I went through periods where I thought it was hopeless and would stop treating it for a few months. At times I wondered if my skin would heal at all from the destruction the treatments was causing. I spent hundreds of dollars on co-payments (at least I have insurance) and over the counter treatments.
Finally less than a week ago I decided to try apple cider vinegar. I cut the end off a Q-tip, soaked it, and held it on with a few strips of medical tape before going to bed. I thought it would do little except make my finger stink. To my surprise I found that it hurt quite a bit, and when I got up the next day the skin under the cotton was puffy and white. I repeated this procedure the next night, then skipped two nights where the treatment would have been inconvenient. Even after skipping two nights the wart turned completely black which I know means the remedy is working.
The dermatologist explained to me that the black dots are capillaries that were feeding the wart. Two nights of vinegar treatments later and I have renewed hope for the first time in years that I really can get rid of this thing. Last night it hurt a lot and this morning it was pretty ugly when I first uncovered it. But after a little while when it dried out the surrounding skin regained its pink color and now it just looks like a scab.
The pain may disrupt my sleep for a few more nights, but I'm so encouraged that I almost welcome the pain. It's not gone yet but I believe it will only take a few days or weeks more. All for the cost of a bottle of vinegar. I can't believe how much frustration and inconvenience I've endured when the cure is so simple. I would like to know why dermatologists don't recommend this treatment, other than the fact that it doesn't earn them any money.
Anyway, good luck to everyone reading this. And congratulations to those who have already cured themselves.
Location: California, United States
Date: October 16, 2010
I have had the worst plantar wart on the bottom of my foot that has been ruining my life for the last 3 months. I am glad to say that because of this site I was able to rid myself of it tonight!
I took a strip of paper towel, folded it to the size of the wart, and then dipped it into apple cider vinegar, then placed it on the wart. I then covered it with duct tape. I did this in the morning, and then when i went to bed. In between changings I would rub the wart with a pumice stone.
After trying everything else with no results, I wasn't expecting much. But after the first night, it got all white and puffy.
Two weeks went by with not much else happening, and I took a break after 5 days of doing this. Started back up again after a day or two, at which point the vinegar started to burn. A couple of days ago the pain got really intense. People were right, this HURTS!!!!!!!!
Two nights ago I was woken up by the most intense, searing pain in my foot. However when I woke up that morning the wart had turned black! After two more days I was able to rub out the wart with a pumice stone!! All that's left is the dead skin underneath now!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to write on here. I lost faith in this method, but your comments kept me going, and it worked!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!
Name: Phil Adams
Location: Sleaford, United Kingdom
Date: October 14, 2010
Honestly after 3 days of 24 hours keeping it on, it came off.
This remedy doesn't hurt as much as freezing to be honest and it's cheaper than bazuka.
I have a verruca and I'm debating weather to do the same method on that.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date: October 13, 20010
I was at my wits end with the warts on my fingers. One was on the top of my index finger and the other in the web of my middle and ring finger. They were both gross and I hated them.
Well, I started off on my internet wart remedy search with the "super glue" method...I tried that for a few days and it seemed to do what the ACV is said to do, It started getting black dots in the center.
I found the ACV method and stopped the glue regime. I soaked the bandage part of the band-aid in ACV and kept it on all night. At times, it burned like fire. I would remove it in the morning and just wear a clean band-aid all day. Then resume the ACV at night.
After about 2 weeks I had a big black scab that I didn't touch until today. It came off with little effort and no pain. There is fresh pink skin and a small little crater, but it looks like the wart is gone and the surface is flat and smooth.
Yay!!!! Good riddance -hope it's gone forever. Now on to destroy the plantar warts.
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: October 07, 2010
I've had a large wart on the fingertip of my left hand for at least 7 years now.
A few days ago I started the ACV treatment of applying a piece of cotton wool soaked with Acv on the wart held in place with a band aid. Like the others it turned white at first and I cut away the dead white flesh each day.
Its much smaller now but OMG the pain is out of this world. I am typing this with 1 hand since my ACV finger is so sensitive.
I hope this works as this wart has been in my thoughts every day for so many years. I used to spend hours staring at it, willing it to die!
I'm really hopeful this treatment will work, but as I say the pain is beyond belief. I will update as the days go on because I know there are many people suffering in silence like I did for so long and people want to know if this works.
Name: Rob Beard
Location: Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Date: September 26, 2010
I had a big wart on the heel of my foot for about 18 months, at first I thought it was excess skin but then a visit to the doctor diagnosed it as a wart. I tried various things such as banana peel, garlic (including garlic tablets), tape and all sorts of things. Nothing seemed to fix it.
In the end I went back to the doctor and he suggested freezing it. So we tried this and nothing appeared to happen.
At the end of my tether I bought some Apple Cider Vinegar from a local super market.
At this point I wasn't expecting much. I figured I'd have to wait for nature to take it's cause.
So I applied the Apple Cider Vinegar that evening on a bit of cotton wool and stuck it down with some medical tape. I didn't feel a thing at first, it just smelt of vinegar.
The next morning I checked my wart and it had gone a sort of greeny/yellow colour. I figured it was doing something so I kept at it.
Within a 4 days I was able to peel some of the dead skin off. I continued with the treatment which was starting to get a bit painful (it throbbed and stung a bit when I was sitting but when I walked it got very painful). At this point (about 6 days in) I took a break for a day or so. I could now see large black dots on the wart. Ii then started again with the treatment for a couple of days and managed to remove more skin (it peeled off) and the wart was then flat.
Finally after about 2 weeks I was able to remove the last bit of skin with dots revealing fresh skin underneath. It's very red around the affected area but the wart appears to be gone now (and I'm not feeling any pain).
I still have nearly a whole bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar left over so I'll be keeping this in case any more warts appear.
I'd say if you have a wart and you can't get shot of it, try Apple Cider Vinegar, it worked wonders for me.
Location: England, United Kingdom
Date: September 25, 2010
I have had around 10 ugly warts on my fingers for about a year or more.
I am very embarrassed about showing my hands and I get so frustrated about my ugly hands that I cry! Kind of embarrassing! I am a teenager and obviously for a teenager confidence is key and if I am honest, I have no confidence, just because of my ugly fingers!
I am so fed up I decided to look on the internet for some cheap, affordable home remedies. I stumbled across the ACV treatment, the results sound fantastic so I rooted through the cupboard and found some ACV.
I put it on immediately and I am looking forward to seeing if there is a result! I am desperate for these ugly critters to just GO AWAY! I have had enough now and no treatments have worked, if this doesn't work I shall be at the end of my tether! :(
So I will keep you posted on my progress, hehe, love from Dannii xx.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: September 21, 2010
I have had "key word HAD" a wart on my left hand middle finger for more years than I care to admit. It was right beside the finger-tip pad. I had tried several over the counter remedies for weeks with zero success.
Two nights of ACV as directed, goodbye wart. As many before have said, it turned black and died. With the location of the wart I expected some discomfort, it was less than I expected. I now have a wonderful healing crater!
Thanks to the individuals who created this site!
Location: Sunny Essex, United Kingdom
Date: September 21, 2010
I have had a number of warts on both hands for years now, left middle finger was the daddy, big cauliflower with lots of small cauliflowers elsewhere.
Recently, lots of smaller warts started appearing so tried the Salicylic acid cream (ouch!) - useless. Nitrogen spray (OUCH!) - useless. Stanley knife (OUCH!) - useless!
Found this site, read EVERY testimonial and thought oh well, nothing to lose! Applied ACV to a smaller cauliflower for FOUR nights, wart went black. Left it a few days then used a pin to remove the black bit which left a nice clean hole which is healing nicely now.
BUT!! The best bit - THE OTHER WARTS ARE DISAPPEARING TOO! Even the daddy is almost gone, that has been there for years! I can't believe it! It's like the ACV treatment killed the virus all round. Plus, there was NO PAIN, a bit of discomfort but that's all.
Try it today, nothing to lose, everything to gain! Only problem is you will bore everyone to death with the great news!
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date: September 20, 2010
After trying all the products in the store, picking and pulling at this wart on my thumb I gave into this treatment.
My wart took about 3 weeks to go away but I kept at it. I think that is the most important thing to do. Don't give up. It will work!
I did not have any pain until about day 14. The pain was so intense that I would have to rip the band-aid off of my thumb in the middle of the night. This only lasted for a few nights though.
Thank you so much for this site and sharing the secret.
I wish everyone would stop wasting their money on those store products that don't work.
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Date: September 19, 2010
I have used it and works. I tried lots of other methods including the painful freezing technique.
This is simple and easy and doesn't really hurt. Get involved and use it, its perfect.
When its not removing warts its great to drink to balance out your Ph.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date: September 17, 2010
I have had a painful, ugly lump on my index finger for over a year and a half. After finally giving up my denial that it was just a callous, I found this site and decided to give ACV a try.
OH my GOD what an adventure! First it turned white and puffy, then, as I carefully trimmed off layers of dead skin as the ACV fried them to white, I got to a layer of dark "dots" I was horrified to read were actually vessels feeding the wart.
Fascinated but more disgusted that unwelcome organisms have been hijacking my flesh for the past year, I cut the tops off of Q-Tip swabs, soaked 'em in ACV and secured them on with a band-aid. I kept them on 24 hours a day, re-wetting the swabs with ACV every couple of hours.
Warning: When you get down to the deeper layers, this treatment HURTS. Being so sick of hiding my finger in social situations, I loved the feel of it being tortured and burned out of my flesh and just took the pain, whispering "DIE!" to the little bastard.
It took awhile for the core to turn black, almost 2 weeks of this. But it did, and easily lifted/fell out the other day, leaving a deep hole! I am continuing to treat it with ACV for another week just at night, just to make sure it will never grow back after this effort.
It's a process you have to commit to, and fyi the wart area will look all jacked up for at least a couple of weeks! That said, DO IT! This WORKS, and for .89 cents!! THANK YOU ALL for writing here...it sure did the trick.
Location: California, United States
Date: September 15, 20010
I have a large wart on my finger for about 1 year now. I tried going to the doctor and having him freeze it off, it didn't work.
I started applying the acv about 10 days ago now and it has flattened out considerably. I haven't gotten any scabbing yet, however I can see the black roots right under a thin layer of skin.
I'm applying the acv 24 hours a day, changing the cotton ball about 2-3 daily(usually after I take a shower or get the band aid very wet from washing hands). After the 7th day their is a little burning for the first 10-15 minutes then it goes away.
I think for larger warts where the surface is raised considerably higher than normal, you should use acv for at least 2 weeks. I'm going to keep applying until all the black is completely gone, than probably for a few more days just to make sure it doesn't come back.
Location: NY, United States
Date: September 13, 2010
I'm a nail biter and after a few years in college, a few of my fingers had rough skin around the edges, even after weeks of not biting.
figured I had damaged the skin bad enough that it just grew in a subtle, weird way. I also had a rough circular patch of irregular skin on my middle finger, close to the nail, and whenever it would get scratched, man would that sucker bleed!
So I went online one day, came upon this site, and while I doubted they were warts, decided to give the ACV a try.
After only one night with a cotton ball soaked in vinegar applied to each rough patch of skin with a bandaid and medical tape over it, I woke up and grossed myself out because the areas had turned black. So I panicked, took a needle and picked as much black skin out as I could (which hurt!!). When i reapplied the ACV, my fingers throbbed SO bad I was almost in tears. Did it for a week and it was a PITA walking into work with tape over your fingers (b/c of course everyone wants to know what happened).
My advice, tell those nosey SOB's that your a recovering nail biter who was on the brink of a relapse this week :).
Words to the wise. While this treatment works, when they turn black (yeah i know its nasty looking), DON'T pick at them too early. It WILL make the rest of the ACV treatment MISERABLE! Let me say it again... DO NOT PICK AT THEM. If you do, you WILL lose sleep over the pain.
Give them a few days and let them scab over and fall off on their own. If its a big wart, when it falls out, it will leave a missing chunk in your skin. Be patient, give it a week and it will grow back normally! I did mine for five days, and three weeks later, my nails are 100% better.
Definitely recommend to anyone who has this annoying skin issue and wants to get rid of it.
Name: Kay Burnett
Location: East Anglia, United Kingdom
Date: September 13, 2010
I have had my flat warts for 30 years, they started small as a teenager, and I ignored them. In my thirties they were larger but skin coloured so I ignored them some more. In my forties they were more red and raised, so started freezing them myself with Wartner (our Doctors said they don't do freezing anymore, good old NHS!) Wartner just didn't seem strong enough to freeze them so nothing happened.
In desperation about a month ago I bought Bazuka, and started the long long saga of applying everyday and peeling that layer off and applying new etc. I was embarrassed to have white all over my hands, so after week I stopped, some of the warts have flattened slightly, only due to the layers reducing.
Last week I noticed all my warts were starting to 'flare up' probably because I now know you are meant to continue treatments until the warts go!. After researching the internet last week, heard about the miracle of ACV and started 3 days ago.
My word, it hurts like hell, but the warts started going black after two days. They look horrendous, hurt all day long but its so going to be worth it.
Just wanted to thanks EVERYONE who recommended this method,THANK YOU, but just wanted to warn that I think the longer you've had warts and depending on the size, the more pain you are going to have. For those who have had freezing, its a bit more painful than that.
Don't be scared of trying, no pain no gain. Best wishes everyone.
Update: September 20, 2010
Day 11: ACV Treatment
After a week of agonizing pain using ACV to get rid of my 30 year old flat warts, some valuable lessons have been learnt:-
1) Like me, you may have been so desperate to start the treatment that you shop bought your ACV, DON'T, I believe this stuff is just too harsh on them, I imagine that battery acid is only slightly more harmful. After using shop bought its been too painful for me to treat them all night, every night and I could hardly use my fingers in the day time. I have now bought some organic, raw and unrefined ACV, and you can feel it working, but it doesn't burn like the shop bought. Lets hope I have some sleep this week!
2) Do not put your band-aid/plasters on too tight, it really does make a difference. When I first started, I was using three types of plasters/tape, no real need. Now I just use a bit of cotton wool and one plaster over it, as long as the plaster remains sticky, it will stay on all night.
3) Don't overload the cotton wool with too much ACV, maybe start off easy and then increase the saturation as your skin gets used to it.
4) When you fist start treating the warts and they go white and puffy, make sure you don't knock/bash them. I did by accident, which took the white puffy 'head' off. This has been very problematic for me since, and more painful than the other four warts put together.
Hopefully the above tips may be of help.
I have really suffered last week, I refuse to give up though, my warts all went black after 2-3 days, but now, day 11, they are still there and still hurt like crazy, I have cried a few times just battling with myself to keep ACV on, I lost a lot of battles, but I will carry on and I will win. (one day, soon, I hope)
Update: December 2, 2010
To cut a long story short, I carried on with the acv treatment, all the warts went black and I waited for them to more of less be falling off before I actually took them off.
I continued to treat the 'craters' for a couple of weeks but that is when my skin had had enough, red inflamed rubbery patches appeared, very itchy (I read this is some sort of scar tissue that happens when the skin gets to taught) I had to stop all treatments, needless to say the warts have all come back and I actually have more now as the acv had drawn some new ones out.
I am gutted to be honest.I am going to wait until after Xmas and start treatment again, only one at a time! I visited a doctor who said he had not heard of the acv treatment, but clearly from what I described he was impressed with its capabilities, as turning them black (dead) it what all topical treatments should achieve.
I think I am just unlucky and have a particularly strong strain. Best wishes to all who try, I am sure you will be successful.
Name: Lisa Kunkel
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date: September 10, 2010
Omg! I kept looking for home remedies for these warts I've had on my knee since I was 8 (I was getting really sick of them) and one that was on my left wrist.. and I found the banana remedy and a few other ones.
But I used the banana and it might have worked if I had kept doing it but we ran out of bananas.. but then I found this and I was like.. hmm.. I wasn't really sure..
so at first I would just put apple cider vinegar on a q tip and apply it on the warts and put a band aid on them at night, but then after a week I was like I'm gonna use a cotton ball instead.
So i soaked the cotton ball in vinegar and scotch taped it on my knee and my wrist for about 4-5 days at night (I just took it off in the morning and i didn't even put a band aid on it or anything) and after 1 day it got all puffy and white (I filed the dead skin off) and the 2nd day it started looking irritated. And then on the 3rd day it looked like it had a black spot in the middle, and then the 4th day they turned black, and then the 5th day they were gone!!
Just black spots that are scabs are there now. But on the 4th day I could feel the wart getting irritated as soon as the vinegar went on but its worth it for a little pain!!
DO THIS if you have WARTS! I think I had 7-8 all together (they were little) but they were ugly. I am soo happy! I've had those for 6 years now!! Now they're gone! Yay!!
Location: Arizona, USA
Date: September 07, 2010
It definitely works.
I had two down stairs: one that I knew for sure was, and one that I thought was an ingrown hair. After failing with using the freezing Dr. Scholls stuff (or however you spell it), I did the cotton ball w/ apple cider vinegar method.
The cotton ball ended up on the one I thought was an ingrown hair and it turned white after about 5 minutes.
I left it and a second cotton ball on the two warts for a little over 24 complete hours and both warts turned into scabs. Today is a week later and they're both just small scabs that are barely visible.
1) I wet the cotton balls every hour or so with vinegar and only slept maybe 6 hours. I kept both warts soaked in the vinegar.
2) DON'T use that freezing stuff. The one I tried it on has so far left a scar. Luckily, it isn't noticeable, but I can still tell.
The vinegar stings a little but it is definitely worth the pain. Suck it up.
Thanks for putting this site up. Money is tight and I am very excited to never have to go through the embarrassment of telling my doctors about this problem every few years.
Name: Hannah Maple
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date: September 07, 2010
I just wanted to say that I was stressing about my warts four weeks on end.
I came across this website and tried it out and it's worked amazingly!
Name: Michelle Ackerman
Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date: September 03, 2010
My 7 year old daughter had 24 warts - on her hands and some on her knees.
We tried salicylic acid and tried to freeze one - it didn't work - just upset her!
I found this site 6 weeks ago, just before the school summer holidays and we decided to have a go. I made up a solution of 50ml of cider vinegar, 5 drops of lemon oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil.
Every night we treated the area around each wart with vaseline to protect the skin and then applied the cider vinegar with a cotton bud directly on each wart- I put a plaster on top of each one. It took less than 1 week for 3 or 4 of the big warts to turn black and fall off. Some of the other warts seemed to flatten and disappeared.
My daughter is delighted - she has 7 small warts left - that we are continuing to treat.
It has taken commitment to do this every night and we have gone through hundreds of plasters - but it was well worth it.
I hope you have as much success.
Name: Adam Khan
Location: England, United Kingdom
Date: September 02, 2010
I did as the instructions stated, cotton ball soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar and duct taped onto forefinger wart, left it for the night...cut of the duct tape in the morning.
INCREDIBLE...the wart has swollen into a huge white puffy thing, I have never seen it react to anything like that (freezing, acid, banana skin).
It looks so ugly its amazing, I could stare at it all day, I have recovered it with a plaster with a dap of ACV.
I can't wait till tonight to do another cotton ball treatment and see what happens next.
Most fun I've had in ages.
Update: September 07, 2010
I am on day 5 of the ACV treatment, simple cotton ball dipped in ACV and duct taped to finger. I actually discovered that a good way to protect the rest of your non infected finger or portion of skin is to cut a hole in a plaster and apply it so only the wart area is exposed and then to position the cotton ball directly on the wart secured by duct tape.
After an initial reaction on day 1 where my wart puffed up into an ugly white blob with a crater in the middle, there has not been much change. I apply the ACV treatment as described above each night and in the morning remove the tape and cotton ball, I do not experience any pain, sometimes a mild throbbing, thats it.
The wart will have gone an off white slime colour and will be swollen with a crater in the middle. I leave the wart exposed and during the course of the day it hardens, shrinks a little and the crater becomes a little darker, (not black). I have noticed what could be described as 1 or 2 tiny growths poking out like little spots surrounding the wart, these may be baby warts surrounding the main wart that are getting flushed out, or maybe other impurities that were festering under the skin.
I am going to continue with the treatment, as I know this is a tough, resilient massive wart that will take some killing. Hope to report back if anything radical occurs.
Update: September 13, 2010
Day 13, unlucky for some.
My continuous ACV treatment has still not rid me of the pesky wart. During the night I apply acv soaked cotton ball to the wart, it swells up white by morning, during the day it hardens a scab (brown) appears in the center and is surrounded by a white ring. not sure if this means the wart has risen to the surface and is now dying.
The skin is too tough on my finger for peeling it off right now. I have noticed that there is pain now when I apply acv as there was none in the first 7 days of treatment. The rest of my finger is suffering too with cracks appearing and rough skin sensitive to touch.
I will continue I have come too far to give up now...this was never going to be easy!
Update: September 17, 2010
Day 16: ACV Treatment
I think, (99.9%) that the mother wart has gone, last night I sat with my wife (a pharmacist), I peeled off the the brownish dot that had been getting slowly larger and more visible under the swollen area where the wart was located. The brown bit, it turns out was actually the wart which had risen to the surface and scabbed over ready to peel off. Whats left behind now is a volcano looking area, i.e. a bump (white) with a crater where the wart exited.
The last 4 days were painful, to the point where I had to get up in the night and remove the plaster holding the cotton ball soaked in ACV over the wart.
It took time 15 days, the first day give an immediate reaction where the wart area blew up like a fluffy white blob, the next 12 days were a battle of attrition where the ACV slowly killed and flushed the wart to the surface, along the way uncovering other baby warts and impurities festering near the mother wart.
My finger turned into a zombie finger, wrinkled, cracked, bloody, painful, I was embarrassed at work to even display it without a plaster it looked so disgusting, but eventually the wart has peeled off. It was incredibly deep, I know that because every other treatment I have tried including freezing has failed to kill it.
I will continue with ACV for another week to make sure the mother wart is gone for good, but if it is truly gone then it is a big thumbs up for ACV from me.
Update: September 27, 2010
Day 26: ACV Treatment
Its been 9 days since the mother wart peeled off dead from my index finger. The critter was there for 4 years, the ACV took 14 days treatment. What was left behind was a crater which for good measure I refilled with ACV.
My finger which had become blistered, bloody, cracked because of the treatment is healing itself slowly, still a bit rough and darkened.
The mother wart has left behind a swollen lump with a slight indent where the crater once was. It may be another 2 weeks before my finger returns to normality and I can I hope the post wart lump is just dead skin as that area did balloon up like a puffy cloud and now with wart dead and gone it has deflated and I suppose will eventually wear away...I'm not going to celebrate just yet.
Not until I look at my finger without ever being able to tell if there ever was a wart there or until I am sure it is gone for good..it was a real evil one thats for sure.
Update: November 01, 2010
Day 57: 2nd ACV Treatment
After the mother wart peeled off 1 month ago, I gave my finger some time to recover as it had become a cracked, bloody, painful mess.
After 14 days the finger healed nicely but the area where the mother wart there remained a lump of rough skin, which I hoped was just dead skin that I could eventually grind down with an emery board.
Yesterday I decided the wart was still alive and applied another round of ACV. Today my fears have proved correct, the wart is still alive, but weakened, the ACV has already caused it to blacken and reveal itself, not so deep and not so large but certainly still there.
I will continue the ACV for a week and hopefully this will kill it for good.
Name: Mary Anderton
Location: Alabama, United States
Date: August 24, 2010
My daughter had lots of strange white bumps on her face.
We took her to a dermatologist who diagnosed flat warts, and prescribed an expensive cream which, after 6 months had done nothing.
I read about the ACV treatment and suggested to her (she is away at college) that she dilute it and try it on one small area (forehead).
She was so keen to get going, she slapped full concentration vinegar on cotton balls and band-aided them to her entire face. Next morning I had a very tearful girl on phone saying she "looked like a pizza".
BUT, although I was horrified at the time, the redness went away and ALL of the warts were completely gone. They just disappeared.
So, I would recommend a milder approach than she did on the face. Dilute the ACV and make sure you have no important dates for a week! It really did work though and she is delighted with the result.
Name: Pauline Tanger
Location: Fulham, United Kingdom
Date: August 21, 2010
I only put acv on 4 times and the wart started to peel off like a scab.
I recommend giving it a go :)
Name: Jeremiah Diones
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
Date: August 21, 20010
I have a tiny plantar wart at my right foot. I got this about three months ago.
The wart is affecting my walking because it does hurt.
I found this website and tried applying the ACV. This is now my 2nd week and I can see results.
The wart has gone but I still apply it just to make sure that it'll not come back.
Update: December 04, 2010
Following up my post on August 21, 2010 about my plantar wart on the index finger of my right foot, I would like to inform you all that my wart did vanish after a month of applying the ACV.
Now, I can continue my active lifestyle because I don't experience any pain anymore when walking.
This is a proof that ACV is very effective in removing warts. Kinda painful at the start but its worth it.
Again, thank you for sharing this wonderful and easy cure for removing warts.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: August 21, 2010
My warts started awhile back when I was 7. I swim a lot and I guess I caught it at a swim meet.
Anyway so there was one fairly sized wart on my big toe left foot. I told my parents and they said it would go away so I waited and waited. A few weeks later I look at my big toe and there is another one beside the first one. I picked and pried at them nothing worked.
Now I'm twelve years old and I ended up with several on the bottom of my left foot and about 4 spread about on my left hand. I tried the duck tape method and many others and I stumbled across this site and read all the remarkable stories and decide to try it, besides I have tried everything else beside freezing it off because I'm afraid of the pain (I have a VERY low pain tolerance) so I tried ACV.
At first I thought what are people talking about on here? I had no pain for about 4-5 days but then it really started to hurt. The black spots were already showing after about a week and a few days. But the pain was way to much so I couldn't walk for many days at a time so I stop using ACV (plus my mom got me some compound W freeze in a bottle with NO pain).
So if you can stand the pain use it this is a GREAT thing and when I'm older and can stand the pain if I get a wart I WILL use ACV. I just wanted to pay my deep deep respect for this website =)
Name: Brice M
Location: California, United States
Date: August 19, 2010
I had nasty flat warts for 2.5 years on my right hand that kept spreading to all my fingers. Then somehow it spread to my left knee and left foot.
I was desperate and upset. I finally used ACV on the major first wart that started the whole deal and after one week everything disappeared including the ones on my knee and feet without even applying anything there. Just pure magic. That stuff works.
Location: llinois, USA
Date: August 15, 2010
I have had a wart on my index finger along the nail bed for a year and a plantar on my foot for about 3 years which has been frozen and attacked with acid for 4 months, then dug out, only to come back. It was the size of a dime.
After just about giving up, I read about ACV and gave it a try. Please note that warts will react differently with different people.
I am on week 6 - 7 on the foot and it is still there, however it is getting smaller so I have confidence that it will continue to go away. I didn't flake away, I hasn't just dropped off, I have to cut it away every 3rd day then add more ACV.
Also, it is still very alive under what is dead, so the pain is pretty bad, but after 6 weeks, I am use to it. If this takes 6 months I will continue, because this is the closest to success I have ever had!
The wart on my finger is now a tiny area which I will also continue to treat until when I put on ACV is doesn't hurt.
This is a commitment, each person is different, but worth it - it just takes time.
Location: IL, USA
Date: August 15, 2010
I've had this plantar wart for about 5 months.
I kept using the Dr. Scholl's, think I got rid of it--and then the damn thing came back. I went to my dermatologist who recommended we freeze the damn thing off. However, what they don't tell you about freezing is that you have to go back up to 5 or 6 times to get the skin "paired"--which means CUT OFF. Not being too thrilled of scalpels to my feet (and having experienced this with another wart 10 years ago), I decided to keep treating on my own. That's when I came across this website.
Shockingly, as I have nothing else in my pantry, I did have apple cider vinegar! It has now been about 6 days since I started treatment. Within the first few hours the black dots were already becoming more visible on the wart.
By day 2 it had turned a brownish black. I don't like picking at things so I left it alone (but continued changing the ACV in the morning and at night). Yesterday (Day 5)I noticed that the edge seemed to be flaking a bit. I took a metal nail file and just tried to ease it up a bit--the whole black section came right off with NO pain. It left a little crater with some more black dots in it. I was able to remove some of them with tweezers (minimal pain), and then reapplied ACV.
This morning the remaining dots had turned very black (just like Day 2). I think this is the last of it. I expect in a few days I will be able to pick these suckers off as well. I am blown away by how FAST this treatment has been. Don't waste your money on Dr. Scholl's--this stuff WORKS.
As far as the pain involved: The most annoying aspect for me is not being able to put much weight on the ball of my foot (where the wart is). Gym shoes work best, especially with a little moleskin pad over the band aid. Certain days the ACV burned more than others. It really is a distinct throbbing pain--sometimes a lot, sometimes not at all. I can't really figure out why it hurt sometimes and why it didn't. Sometimes, I was fine putting pressure on my foot. Sometimes, I hobbled around. In any case, I am 4 days from the start of school, and my goal was to be able to put enough pressure on my foot to wear high heels. I think I'm going to be able to do it!
(Also, for those paranoid people like me--I was convinced I was the one person that would continually have a black spot on their foot that would never come off. But mine did! So yours will too!)
Location: United Kingdom
Date: August 14, 2010
I had a big cluster of verruca or planter warts for 9 years on my foot, salicylic acid and freezing helped temporarily but did not kill it.
After discovering this site, using apple cider vinegar, it's gone after a few weeks!
Thank you so much for your help!!! Score 1 for herbal remedies!
Name: Alexis Kane
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date: August 10, 2010
People I am only 13 years old and I have a wart on my right pinky and let me tell you, it was freaking embarrassing!
At school I would curl my pinky in my hand like making a fist so people wouldn’t see it. Some did and asked: " What’s on your finger?" That right there was embarrassing and gross to say it was a WART. I think I have had this wart for about 1 year I guess. My mom kept trying to schedule doctor appointments and buying that freeze off crap at Wal-Mart. Woa woa woa, I am terrified to the idea of it getting frozen off and I don’t want to go to doctor because they would probably freeze it off. My confidence level dropped because of this freaking wart. So I told my mom " Just let me see some weird ways to get rid of them at home on the internet"
So I went online one day, and this website listed all these different ways. Like sticking a banana peel or lemon peel on it at night(weird, but I didn’t try it because I’m a hard nut to crack). One of them was sticking duck tape on the wart and leaving it on there all day. I did for about 2 days and I didn’t see anything happening. So I took break on the wart for about a month so i could get my immune system up. Starting eating more healthier and getting good sleep, exercise. All that.
Then yesterday night I said "That is it!!! Enough is enough! Asta lavista Wart". And I went to the kitchen and grabbed the some vinegar, I didn’t use apple cider but just white vinegar, whatever, same thing to me. I put some vinegar on it and taped it around my pinky and went to bed. Woke up this morning I actually forgot I put it on there. Anyway, took it off and it was white, I didn’t know what to think because the wart would be white when I would go swimming in the pool for an hour. Then like 20 minutes later, it seemed like it was getting a little gray. And it kept getting darker till it reached black. I didn’t freak out I was smiling, because I had hope that this could be it! The day I would see this thing off my finger!! But I didn’t know what to do when warts get black, so I went online to see what it means when your wart if black. It said that it means the wart is dying and the roots are dying! Man I was the happiest rooster in the pen! The website said not to pick at the wart, so if your reading this and your wart is black or becoming black, DON'T PICK AT IT. Let the wart suffer on its own, Ha! ha! ha! Seriously don’t pick at it.
I had the vinegar on the wart for one night (the first night) and as soon as I wake up it starts to turn black. So lucky me getting results on first day, don’t get bummed if your wart doesn’t turn black on the first day. All warts are different just like all people are different. I’m hoping it falls off before school starts which is in about 2 weeks. So, yes looks like Vinegar will take care of those nasty warts. The downer for me in this is, my finger smells like vinegar, and when I eat, I can see the black wart since it’s on my pinky, and it just totally grosses me out. But life is tough and we’ve gotta make sacrifices. I hope you consider making this one. What’s the worst that could happen? It doesn’t fall off?
...Anyway have a great day! Please try this!! No joke, this is the key to happiness. I never thought I would be so grateful to vinegar! =).
Location: South Australia, Australia
Date: August 06, 2010
After reading everyone's comments yesterday about ACV, I went out this morning and bought some.
I've had a verruca under the ball of my foot for about 12 yrs...had it freeze - blasted a couple of times at the doctors, which didn't do anything except bring 3 more along.
Anyway, got the cotton ball, band-aids, did it all, had a peep 2 hours later...they had all disintegrated, leaving pale, white looking craters! I still cant believe it now! 2 hours and they had gone. Absolutely no pain at all. At 1 stage, I even forgot that I'd done it...
My 6 year old son has had one under his foot for about a year- (ever since his first lot of school swimming lessons???).....so I put some on his as well... no pain for him either….I checked under the band-aid ONE hour later, and his had gone too!..just leaving the crater.
it is unbelievable, I tell you! I think I was expecting (or hoping) something would happen in about a week... but one and two hours???? that has just blow'n me away!!!
Obviously everyone is different, but you have nothing to lose guys... DO IT NOW!!!
I will put an update on again soon, after I have continued this process for a little while to make sure its gone for good. bye! Good luck!:-)
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date: August 04, 2010
I was another skeptic of this treatment. But believe me, it works.
It was painful but not too bad. The skin around the wart peeled a little as well. But overall it worked great.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date: August 04, 2010
My son is seven and he has been cursed with the wonderful gift of warts on his feet.
When I was a child I had them all over my hands. I remember going to the doctor over and over to have them frozen off...which never worked. Using a finger nail file, throat numbing spray, tweezers, and my dad's aftershave I opened my own wart removal service. Cured forty kids...made ten dollars all together.
Well, with my son's warts being on his feet this wouldn't work as well due to the fact he is so ticklish. After a few trips to freeze them off with no results I went to my faithful Dr. Google who referred me to this site.
ACV? Once I figured out what that stood for I realized I had a few bottles already. I applied the ACV as directed and after only two days the small warts are gone and the beast is changing colors. The "Queen Wart" as my son calls it, is swollen and about ready to drop dead. To my surprise, my son has no problems walking and says that he feels absolutely no pain or discomfort...or at least no more than before the ACV treatments.
The largest wart is right on the ball of his foot and was already becoming an issue with his running and stomping around. So glad I found this advice and all these testimonials are true and this stuff really works! I swear on Elvis it does!
Name: May Fan
Date: August 03, 2010
Hi, I got a wart on the surface of my foot a size of a pea since 13 years.
When I tried to kill it with freezing, it grow to size of a quarter. There is another little wart grow next to it like a size of a pea and it is there for 4 months now. Without wasting time to doubt, i knew it is the same kind of virus.
After reading this good feedback from you guys who take the time and share this good method using ACV to kill these wart, i decided to go for it.
I used cotton pad soaked with ACV and applied to the two warts with plaster nightly and its been night number 13. It is really hurt on the night 5 and 6 for 3-4 hours.
Now, the little wart become a black crater with white edges around it and the skin is flaking away. The big wart, turn white, puffy and half of it turn brown. There is lots of speckles black dots around it and drying up. I feel it is working and I will continue until 2 months later to make sure these wart die and leave me forever. I will continue and keep you guys posted.
Thank you all so much to share the people who created this web page so that desperate people like me have hope to cure warts.
Name: Jessica Brown
Location: Georgia, United States
Date: August 03, 2010
I was really skeptical when I came across this site. I was reading all the positive reviews and I thought it was some kind of scam, but it really worked!
I have 2 warts on my right hand; one on my thumb and one on my middle finger. I put the apple cider vinegar on them at night and in about a week they turned a dark color and sort of looked like scabs on my fingers.
I peeled the scab things off and the one on my middle finger is gone, but the one on my thumb grew a new scab which I can't peel off. I think I'll try a couple more nights with the apple cider vinegar on it to see if that will make it go away.
For me the process was pretty much painless. My fingers would be a little sore in the mornings after taking the band-aids off but nothing too severe.
I also have 5 warts on my left foot and one on my right. I put the apple cider vinegar on two of the biggest ones on my left foot last night. One is really sore today and the other one is fine. The sore one has already turned darker and I filed it down with a pumice stone which got rid of all the excess skin around it. I'm going to keep up the treatment to the warts on my feet since I saw success in the ones on my hands.
This is a very useful treatment and I would recommend it to anyone who has wart problems!
Location: Georgia, United States
Date: August 02, 2010
This does work! It does hurt like hell sometimes but no worse than getting them frozen or acid.
It is also a very cheap solution.
Hate I wasted so much money at the dermatologist.
Name: Erika Joseph
Location: Texas, United States
Date: July 31, 2010
My 3 year old daughter had a wart on her ankle. I tried the ACV remedy and it really worked.
I covered the wart with ACV on a cotton ball secured with a band-aid every night and uncovered the area every morning to get air.
She did not experience pain, the wart turned black and fell off in three days.
This method is great and really does work.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Date: July 29, 2010
First I would like to thank everyone for their testimonials and positive experiences with ACV. I have never heard of this before.
I have had a wart, kind of like a plantar wart on the side of my thumb for 20+ years. It has been professionally frozen numerous times and I have used ALL of the over the counter methods to remove it myself to no avail.
I took all of the advice from this site and tried the ACV. After 5 nights of securing a band-aide and ACV soaked cotton ball to my thumb I notice my thumb skin starting to peel.
Yes I burned the skin like an idiot! I decided to let that heal for several days before re-applying. However, I noticed it had gotten smaller so I did not re-apply.
It is now 14 days later and all I have is a very slight scar. I am so thrilled with the results and was skeptical but I am a firm believer now.
Thanks to all of you for sharing.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date: July 28, 2010
Had an annoying wart on my left pointer finger for 2 years. It's ugly and scrapes my pocket whenever I try to reach into it.
I tried freezing it seven or eight times, NO RESULT. The doctor once froze it with some spray on stuff, no result there either.
After using this vinegar 3 times it turned black, I sat for 10 minutes picking at it until the black 'cap' came off, and now it's even with the rest of my skin. I'm going to keep using it for a bit to kill off whatever is left.
It works and it IS worth a try!!!
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: July 24, 2010
Add me to the list of believers.
I'm 40. I have/(had?!?) one nasty plantar wart that was probably 10 years old, just under my fourth toe at the top of the foot that started small and became a little smaller than a dime in size. In time, a cluster of three or four small satellite warts spread to the ball of my foot. And then one on the ball of my other foot.
I tried a range of over the counter remedies, regular visits to the doctor for freezing, and had just made a renewed commitment to rid myself of the buggers when I found this site.
Nothing sticks to my feet, and my wife wanted no part of apple cider vinegar soaked cotton in the beds. So, my method was to soak my feet in bowls of ACV for 2 hours every night, after which I painted each wart with a few coats of the over the counter acid stuff. During the day, I used the acid pads & repeated the ACV soak each night.
The 2nd day, the pain was so bad that i was walking around on my heels. It was like walking with knife blades stuck in my feet.
I took the 4th night off, just using the acid and pads because the following day I was doing a huge alpine hike and wanted to be pain free.
Got home, and soaked my feet, cut away the dead skin and low and behold the blackened core of each wart fell away, revealing new pink skin underneath. I am amazed to have these results in just 5 days after 10 years of failing to rid myself of plantar warts.
I'm continuing the treatment to be sure, as there are still some remnants around the edge of the crater where the warts formerly lay, but I am confident that they're on the run.
Folks, try this, persevere through the pain and stick with it - ACV works.
Location: California, United States
Date: July 23, 2010
Apple Cider Vinegar worked great.
I was lucky to come across the ACV information as I have only tried one other medication before it. Over the counter freezing medication did not work at all for me. It even made it worse in my case.
Anyways, I do not really do testimonials, but I promised myself that I would help encourage people to use ACV if it works and it did in my case.
Name: James Hay
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: July 22, 20010
I had a plantar wart on the ball of my heal and another wart on my ankle (at the side of my achilles tendon). All over the counter remedies had failed and one freezing effort at the doctor didn't work either.
I tried the ACV method and the pain was quite intense. It kept me awake for a night or two. I found the pain was minimised by taking a painkiller and also elevating the lower leg with a pillow. Any pressure on the area caused pain.
It took a week or two and the warts just slowly disintegrated. They didn't magically "fall off" as others describe, I had to gradually remove parts of the dead warts with tweezers. They showed black spots first then went grey then black as they died.
It has now been 5 months and they have not reappeared, the skin where the warts were is totally healed and no signs that a wart was ever there.
Totally recommend this method.
Location: Vermont, USA
Date: July 19, 2010
The plantar wart on my foot has been there longer than I have been married!
I went to the podiatrist last week for the first time in a few years. I had the laser treatment done a while back but it came back! It hurts to walk sometimes and mostly just makes me angry!
The podiatrist mentioned ACV so I've had my foot bandaged for 2 days now with it on. I feel like someone it pushing a hot screwdriver into my foot but I know its working! The whole ball of my foot is white and swollen looking but I don't care if my skin falls off as long as it goes away!
All these comments make me hopeful in our final parting! It hurts and really really itches, but I'm trying to keep at it and not deal with this anymore!
I've spent $10 on band aids and tape and ACV so if it doesn't work, I don't care!
Location: Colorado, United States
Date: July 15, 2010
I am absolutely stunned. Seriously.
When I was looking up ways to kill warts, I looked at this method and just rolled my eyes, then spent at least an hour and a half to two hours pouring over the testimonials here. Every single one was positive, which made me even MORE suspicious. I mean, nothing is 100% fail-proof, so it seemed so suspicious to me that everyone who commented here had nothing but praise for this method.
Still, my mom always has a bottle of Bragg's apple cider vinegar around the house, so I decided to go ahead and try it. Like all 20 year olds, I'm extremely self conscious, especially when it comes to things like warts on my feet. I'd had two on my right foot for nearly three years, one on the side of the ball of my foot, the other buried deep in my big toe. And I mean deep- it had built up so much dead skin and callouses around it that you couldn't really tell it was a wart because the skin was smooth over it, but if you managed to get the dead skin off, you could clearly see it was there.
I started using apple cider vinegar probably three days ago. I never had any real pain while the cotton balls were pressed to my feet; for some reason the only time it would hurt would be in the morning when I'd take off the bandages. It was almost like being exposed to the fresh air hurt the wart more than the vinegar itself, and for about an hour or two after removing the bandages I'd be hobbling around until my foot started to feel okay again. This was... Slightly obnoxious to say the least, but certainly nothing unbearable by ANY means.
Within the first day, faint grey dots started forming under the skin of my two warts. These dots spread very quickly, the skin around them becoming pink and tender. The entire time, all I could think of was, "oh god what if the skins turns necrotic and infects the rest of my foot and it starts rotting and they have to cut it off and-"
... So on and so forth. I was not a happy camper during this time, but hey, I desperately wanted these warts GONE and I figured as long as my feet weren't agonizing to touch, I was probably okay.
Tonight (the fourth night) I was dipping the cotton balls in the vinegar and about to apply them again, when I noticed that the one on the ball of my foot was almost black rather than grey. Being curious, I couldn't help but take a safety pin to it to see if it would pop out. While it didn't do that, exactly, it DID start to flake and break off. Five minutes later (and with quite a bit of gagging), it's mostly gone. There was still a TINY dot of grey in the center where I assume the 'root' of the wart was, and a bit of dead tissue on the sides of the hole where I couldn't fully scrape it off, but it seems to be dead for the most part. On the toe, I managed to peel of the first few layers of skin, but that one is still firmly rooted to the callouses around it and doesn't want to be lifted yet, so I'm going to continue soaking it.
I have absolutely no words. NONE. I cannot believe this worked. I am one of the most skeptical people on the planet, and wild claims like this NEVER actually work for me. I'm absolutely shocked. I have to say, please give this a try. You have NOTHING to lose. If it worked for a skeptic like me, it'll probably work for a skeptic like you might be reading this. I am incredibly happy, I thought I'd never be rid of these ugly things and yet it seems like I might finally have smooth feet again. I am so grateful to have found this, and my humble thanks go out to the writer of this article and all the people that took their time to comment on its effectiveness and convince me to give it a try. <3 align="Center" size="2" width="40%"> Name: Marie Rovère
Date: July 15, 2010
(Translated from French)
Excellent and remarkable remedy for plantar warts, I still can't get over the efficiency:
3 year old wart gone in 8 days, one month old wart gone in three days!
And all this for 2 euros and without pain….
Location: Alabama, United States
Date: July 13, 20010
I got a very persistent wart 2 years ago when pregnant and it eventually spread to at least 11 warts between two hands.
I used apple cider vinegar just how they say to here, soak a small piece of tissue or cotton and place it on the wart with a bandage.
It hurts like the dickens. I had to use pain pills, but it was so worth it.
It takes several days, and you must keep doing this even after the black shows up.
I personally clipped the black area off with fingernail clippers, but I am impatient. I am sure it will fall off if you just keep applying the vinegar.
The coolest part was that once I killed the big daddy that started it all, the remaining warts that I hadn't yet attacked (about 3) just disappeared within a few days.
It is like the virus got out of my system once the big one was gone.
I will never buy wart medicine again.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date: July 12, 2010
Our pediatrician recommended applying apple cider vinegar to warts for 4 nights in a row. The pediatrician had used this remedy with her own son and it worked.
We are using it with our daughter and the wart turned black within 2 days.
The earliest dermatologist appointment is 4 months away. This is faster, cheaper, and most likely, much less painful.
It's worth the try.
Name: Christelle Pertoldi
Location: St-Loubes, France
Date: July 11, 2010
(Translated from French)
My two daughters, 10 and 9 years old, had warts all over on their legs, their hands and their arms.
I was desperate.
I saw all these testimonials on the treatment of warts using apple cider vinegar. I am delighted, because the warts rapidly became black and fell off.
I recommend this treatment, it's not very expensive and easy to do, for an excellent result….
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: July 05, 2010
Two warts 100% gone!
One took a week the other took a couple months but it was mostly painless.
Your wart problem is gone!!!
Apple Cider Vinegar, pass it on to others when it works for YOU! Thank-you so much!
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