Got A Wart? Here Are 5 Home Remedies To Treat It

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If you've ever had a wart, you know how annoying they can be. You might not notice it at first, once you discover that hard bump on your skin, it's pretty hard to ignore. Warts are usually painless, but you don't usually want them to stick around. 

Luckily, there are several ways to treat warts. You can always use a wart removal kit, but there are also a number of home remedies you can try, too. Here are five of them. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Got a wart? Head to the kitchen. There are a bunch of ways to use apple cider vinegar, and treating your icky wart is just one of them. Just soak a cotton ball in it and use a bandage to keep it in place overnight. 

Apple Cider Vinegar, $5.49, Amazon 

Bananas

Bananas aren’t just great for a snack. The inside of banana peels contains a proteolytic enzyme that can help treat warts. Simply scrape it off and apply to the affected area twice a day. Voila! 

Raw Honey

If you can, try to file down the wart before putting a thick layer of honey on the area. Cover in a bandage, leave for a day, and then re-apply. 

Duct Tape

It might seem a little crazy, but if you’re feeling a little ambitious, try duct tape. Believe it or not, the duct tape method is Mayo clinic-approved. Cover your wart with silver duct tape. Then, after six days, soak the area in water and remove dead skin with an emery board. Repeat as necessary. 

Duct tape, $10.31, Amazon 

Potato

If you have access to a grocery store, you have access to a wart cure. Simply cut a potato and rub the white inside part on the area. You should see results in about two weeks.