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You Will Need
- Healthy foods
- A banana peel
- An over-the-counter wart remover
- Duct tape
- A pumice stone or emery board
- A doctor
Avoid touching or scratching your warts, and don't share your clothes. Warts can be especially contagious if you touch someone who has a break in their skin, like a scratch or hangnail.
Wait for the wart to go away. Warts often go away by themselves, though it may take months or years.
Build and maintain strong immune system
Support your immune system by eating healthy foods. A strong immune system will battle warts and help them disappear faster.
Apply banana peels
Rub the inside of a fresh piece of banana peel on your warts every night. Potassium may help them disappear faster.
Try and OTC remedy
Pat your skin dry after a shower and apply salicylic acid or another over-the-counter wart remedy. Re-apply daily until the wart goes away.
Try duct tape
Cover the wart with duct tape for six days; then remove the duct tape, soak the wart in warm water, and file it down with a pumice stone or emery board. One study theorized that duct tape irritated the wart enough to trigger the body's immune system to attack it.
See your doctor
See your doctor for more aggressive treatments – like freezing – to remove warts. They may work better than home remedies.