If you think that wart removal might be the answer to that teeny, tiny bump on your skin, it probably is. Warts are probably one of the most annoying conditions that could settle on our skin. Why? Well, duh, they look ugly, they multiply, they are difficult to remove, and they are infectious. What more can a person want from a skin terror!
Nevertheless, warts are not just a figment of our overactive morbid imaginations, they are a reality. So, they must be conquered and dealt with. There are actually various ways in wart removal: one of which is through occlusion therapy using duct tapes. This is one of those wart treatment you can do at home.
Occlusion Therapy – Duct Tape Wart Removal
The first thing you do is to acquire the necessary equipment. This is actually quite easy because the things you need are most likely already in your home. You need duct tape, I am referring to the gray one not the brown one, because it is more adhesive. You also need an emery board or a pumice. Then maybe basin and water, and that’s about it.
1. You cover your wart with the duct tape.
2. Let the cover remain on it for six days or around 156 hours.
3. Replace the duct tape if it slips off.
4. Remove the tape after 156 hours.
5. Soak the area target area with water. .
6. Gently remove the skin of the wart with an emery board or a pumice.
5. After one day, or 24 hours do steps 1-6 again until wart is completely removed.
But there are warts which are preferably treated in other ways, like molluscum warts and genital warts for example. For your information, and for the benefit of those who do not know what a mollusum wart or a genital wart is: a molluscum wart is caused by a DNA pox virus, it is shaped like a dome, looks like a pearl and fleshy in color; conversely, genital wart sare found on the genitals. A possible remedy for these too aside from using the duct tape, is the use of apple cider vinegar or a tea tree oil for wart removal.
Apple Cider Vinegar Wart Removal
For this simple procedure you only need apple cider vinegar solution, a band aid and a cotton.
1. Soak the cotton in apple cider vinegar.
2. Put the cotton on top of the wart.
3. Let the cotton remain on over the wart or affected area using a band-aid.
4. Let it remain overnight or 24 hours if you like.
5. Change the cotton and band-aid every night.
6. Repeat procedure 1-5 until wart is thoroughly removed.
It is up to you what method you choose but make sure you consult an expert first.