WARTS AND DUCT TAPE by Vickie Kline

I was listening to the radio yesterday and heard a physician talking about using duct tape for wart removal. I’ve never heard of this, but apparently it’s a home remedy that many have used for a long time. Using duct tape is a simple process, it just takes a while for it to work – somewhere along the lines of 6 to 8 weeks. It’s recommended you cut a piece of duct tape that will cover the top of the wart. Do not wrap around a finger or cover a large portion of the area around the wart… this can cause additional skin irritation. So, cover the top of the wart and leave on for 6 days. Remove the duct tape and soak the area in warm water. When wart area is soft, scrub with a pumice stone or emery board. Cover again with duct tape and repeat the process. This works, but may as stated, take 6 to 8 weeks.

If you’re in more of a hurry, but still like the idea of duct tape, cover the wart with salicylic acid and apply duct tape. Change this piece of tape daily after applying more salicylic acid. The wart should reduce in size each day until it’s gone.

The reasoning behind this treatment is that warts need air to thrive and survive. Covering with tape and cutting off the air supply basically smothers them and causes them to die. There is also the thought that as you remove the tape it peels away the dead layers, helping to reduce the wart and eventually remove it.

If you like the idea of using natural means to treat common health problems, this is certainly one to keep handy.

Strive to be healthy!

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