The Easiest and Cheapest Natural Wart Treatment

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?

I’m always on the hunt for natural remedies to treat ear infections, sinus infections, headaches, and more.  I’m just not a fan of prescription meds, or even OTC medications, mainly since one of the things that contributed to my health issues (including candida) is overuse of meds and antibiotics in general.

So when warts surfaced in our home, I was not about to just run to the store to get an OTC cream – and I for sure wasn’t ready to pay $30 (how did it get that high?!) for a physician copay to have it removed from my son’s foot.

Warts are not a pleasant topic.

If you’ve ever had a wart, you know how hard it can be to get rid of it.

And it’s worse if you’ve got more than one wart. Once they start spreading they can really be tough to get rid of.

About 1 month ago I was helping my youngest get changed for bed. I don’t remember now what happened or why I noticed it, but I saw two small “somethings” on the sole of his foot, near the heel.

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?

 

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I wouldn’t have thought much of them, except for the fact that I remembered having a plantar’s wart when I was a young girl.

It was painful and it took a long time to get rid of it.

I think we went to the store and got an over-the-counter wart remover and I applied it over and over again.

And they’re gross.

Back to my son.

I took a closer look at his foot and scraped a little of the surface off of the skin.

It felt hard underneath, and I could see the tell-tale little brownish-black dots in the center of a pattern.

The dots are called wart seeds sometimes, but they really are little blood clots.

Blech.

Anyway, he clearly had two of them.

Then, my son showed me a “callous” on his toe.

Hmmmm…..

It was a big one. But was it really a callous?

I went to the internet and found a site with a great diagnostic information.

How To Tell the Difference Between a Callous and a Wart!

To tell the difference between a callous and a wart, you press on it:

  • If it hurts pushing straight down on it–it’s a callous.
  • If it hurts putting pressure on the sides (by squeezing it)–it’s a wart.

Sure enough. No pain pressing down, but when I squeezed it, my son wasn’t happy.

Now it was time to try to get rid of them.

Natural Treatments for Warts

We’d tried using oregano oil before on a wart on my husband’s finger.

It really worked great, but we weren’t consistent enough to get rid of it, so it’s still there.

One day we were on a road trip. I put the oregano oil on it and within 3 hours it went from being a raised wart to being level with the rest of his skin.

So I tried the oregano oil on my son’s foot for several days.

Again, I wasn’t consistent enough and no surprise–nothing happened.

I really wanted to be consistent with the oregano, but life was getting in the way.

So I hopped back on the internet and even asked my fans on my Facebook page for their ideas. (hop on over there if you haven’t already, K?)

Well, let me tell you, there were loads of ideas….

Plantar Wart Remedies

  • OTC topical treatments (not going there again)
  • super glue (doesn’t sounds very natural to me)
  • apple cider vinegar (I did this once for a wart on my hand. It ended up burning the surrounding skin and was super painful)
  • banana peel (the inside of it)
  • concoctions of all sorts
  • cutting them off (not an option. No way)
  • removal by a physician (I’d read over and over that the wart often comes back. This is the case for one of my son’s friends.)

and one that really caught my eye.

Urine.

Yeppers. You all remember my post, Unbelievable Ear Infection Natural Treatment, right?

Well, at the time I tried that in my son’s ear (of course, after reading all over the internet that urine therapy has been used by many cultures for many years and there was even an international convention on it–so don’t think I’m just so crazy that I’ll try anything that I read on the internet–’cause I’m not), I was already trying this on my son’s warts.

But I wasn’t sure if it was going to take care of the more stubborn ones so I didn’t want to share it yet.

Well, now you can see what happened and judge for yourself:

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?

How to Treat a Plantar Wart

  1. Have child urinate in a cup (we had a cup specially designated for this task to avoid unpleasant “glass confusion” :-).
  2. Cut small pieces of cotton that will cover the affected area.
  3. Soak cotton in urine and squeeze to remove excess.
  4. Place cotton piece on wart.
  5. Cut duct tape in appropriate shape and cover the wart and cotton completely.
  6. Repeat one time daily.

We did this for a few weeks. It would have gone faster if I’d remembered to change the cotton daily, but I forgot occasionally.

But every day we noticed an obvious change in the big wart.

Plantar Wart Healing a Bit

Plantar Wart Healing a Bit

And now, this is what his toe looks like:

Plantar Wart Gone

All gone except for some peeling skin.

And the other warts are gone as well.

Even while we were treating the first 3, one more showed up on the other foot (lovely) and that one is gone as well.

Now, I am thinking the oregano oil would have worked if I had been more diligent, but I would forget sometimes and frankly, urine is a lot cheaper.  But if you’re squeemish about the urine thing, then hop over to Native American Nutritionals and get some oregano oil. It’s great stuff and is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. I’ve even heard of folks treating MRSA successfully with it. Now that’s something to have on hand, you know?

If you’re curious about  why I recommend Native American Nutritionals, you can read my who series on Which Essential Oils Company is Best.

But I tried the urine also because the testimonials were so emphatic.

One was even pretty hilarious.

A man said his whole family had been plagued by plantar warts–except for him.

He thought it was because he had the habit of urinating in the shower, so he thought his feet were getting a natural anti-wart treatment every day.

I don’t know, but interesting, huh?

I’m not sure why my son got all of these, but they did start when he was wearing footie PJs and during winter when he was wearing winter boots around a lot, and his feet would get all sweaty.

I never liked those footie sleepers because they made my feet sweaty and sweaty feet are like a breeding ground for warts.

No more footie sleepers for him.

And no more warts for him either.

Happy mom!

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Urine Therapy

What remedies have you tried for warts?

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  1. FASCINATING!! When I was a teenager, I got horrible plantar’s warts on the bottom of my feet. My dad took me to the Podiatrist, who did all sorts of painful experiments on me. He tried burning it off with acid. Didn’t work. He tried freezing it with dry ice. Didn’t work. He tried digging it out (which left me with a 1/4″ deep hole the size of a quarter in the bottom of my foot one summer. I had to wear a surgical boot until it healed up. Terrible experience.) The thing only grew back BIGGER each time. Then a new medical cream came out and I was the first of his patients to try it- Aldara Cream. I don’t know if they make it anymore, and I have no idea what’s in it, but it was the ONLY thing that FINALLY cleared up my warts. At this point in my life, I’d much rather use a natural remedy whenever possible. Anyways… last night my husband showed me the bottom of his foot, and sure enough he has a good sized plantar’s wart. He blamed me, even though I haven’t had them in 17 years, lol. Now I’m scared to death that I’ll get them again, from him. I did a search and landed here – which seems to be happening a lot lately :) I’m super excited to have him try the urine remedy. I think he’ll be game. If not, I’ll grab my Oregano Oil and see how that goes. Thanks so much for sharing what worked for your son! I have hope that at least if I do get them again, maybe it won’t be such an issue to get rid of this time around.

    • I hope you don’t get them – wow!!! What a horrid story, Kendra!!! My other son got some and this took care of them with him too :). I guess you could be sneaky w/ the urine but that might not be the right thing to do :).

  2. We got rid of a bunch of VERY stubborn plantar warts w/some oregano oil EO & olive oil. I added about 6-8 drops of OO EO to about the same of olive oil, rubbed it on gently w/my clean finger, let sit for 5 minutes, & then sent the kiddo to bed (I left them unwrapped because they were too hard to keep a bandage on w/the oil on them).

    In 2-3 days (one application) I realized the BLACK/BROWN things that you see in the center of them (some people say they are roots?!) were GONE!! I was so distracted w/other things going on that I forgot to check after the 1st night, but I do know they were 100% gone after the 2-3 days. I applied it 2 more times just for safe measure, and so far none have come back a month + later & they popping up like crazy before.

  3. You could also substitute urine with apple cider vinegar, the great cure-all.

    • I tried that once and it stung like CRAZY – especially on the surrounding skin. It ate it all up. But I do love ACV!

      • I did the ACV treatment too and oh my word it HURT SO MUCH!!! I ended up digging the remainder out with fingernail clippers. Which hurt much less. 😉 The urine thing, while seriously grossing me out, makes a weird sort of sense. Next wart is getting pee-treatment for sure.

  4. juno jones says:

    I’ve had a horribly painful plantar wart for years on a weight bearing, heavily calloused part of my foot, I’d tried ACV, duct tape, Wart Stick, any number of OTC treatments, freezing, even dry ice and they would peel up a few layers of flesh, but never really get rid of the wart. I have no money to spend on seeing a doc for something non-fatal I’ve been panicking a bit since the wart was getting bigger and starting to spread.

    So one day when I was trying ACV and the wart stick again, just to get it temporarily smaller, I glanced at a bottle of Jarrozmes (digestive enzymes) and figured it couldn’t hurt. I opened a capsule and poured it on my bandage and put it on the wart. I didn’t think it was going to do something at first. It stung, but my foot was already sensitive and sore and I ignored it. However, three days of steady application later, the wart is coming out, and even more miraculously, the enzymes, unlike the acid, seem to discriminate between healthy flesh and the wart, so only the wart is peeling. It hurts a bit, but after years of pain, I am happy to see the end of the road.

    Just thought I’d throw it out there, if it helps someone, I am gratified.

  5. Hello! My problem is my skin tag on my wrist which I’ve had for years now. It’s the size of a mung bean, but doesn’t grow bigger than that since having it. I have no idea how or where this came from. What can you please recommend to get rid of this? Thank you.

    • I’ve heard that oregano oil can help but I haven’t tried it. I think I read that mineral imbalance an cause them. Here is where I get my essential oils: http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/natural-remedies/announcing-the-best-essential-oils-company-and-a-great-sale/

    • Pair of scissors.

      Really, after having tried many alternatives, I eventually plucked up the courage to cut one off that I had previously tied thread around – it was hanging off. I couldn’t then be bothered with the wait for the next one to be tied, dry out and fall off. So I disinfected area and scissors with alcohol and snipped the next one off.

      Yes, there was a little pain. Less than a bee sting; less than a nasty pinch. Yes there was a little blood – about the same as a small shaving ‘nick’.

      Snip it off – you’ll be glad you did (and cross with yourself for not doing it sooner).

    • I have a LOT of skin tags. I tried tea tree oil for several months with no change. Then I read, it has to be treated 3 times daily. So, I tripled my efforts and was rewarded with losing about 40% of them. So, tea tree oil works. Sort of. Am ready to move on to the next suggestion.

  6. I used clear nail polish on my sons warts and it worked great, he had a lot of warts all over his fingers. . However, it does require consistency and time, This was after multiple visits to the doctor, who froze them, and injected them and they all came back. After using the clear nail polish they never came back. Also advise to anyone who is thinking of having them injected, don’t do that method, it leaves nasty brown scars! :( I know because my daughter had this method done and has to live with the scars… With the clear nail polish i would put on a nice layer and blow dry on a cool setting until it dried, i did this once a day, some of the smaller ones were gone in a couple weeks, the bigger once took a couple months… I have to admit it would of been faster, had i been more consistent. I believe that the theory is it suffocates the warts to death, same as the duck tape but less obvious.

    • Thanks for the tip! I do not like the smell of nail polish at all but that’s a good option for others that don’t have that issue. :)

    • Marcia Van Drunen says:

      We were all set to try the urine method, but realized that with the sheer number of warts on the bottom of my daughter’s feet (20 plus) she would be limping from the cotton ball bits. Plus, my pre-teen was really grossed out by the idea, but that doesn’t bother me. I was sad I had let it get so far without intervention. However, I gave her the nailpolish and duct tape option and she agreed. Plus we worked with soaking her feet and removing dead skin/wart tops. It took three months but ALL of them are gone, the best Christmas present. I’ll keep a close eye on the situation now. Even though I do not like nail polish, I was so glad to find this idea here as it was one we could work with. Her pediatrician offered to freeze them off, but I’ve read too many negative reports, plus $$$$. This worked! Thank you.

      • How exactly do you do the nail polish trick? paint a layer then put on the duct tape and pull? Will this work on warts on your hands too?

        • Once a day you put clear nail polish on and blow dry on a cool setting until dry.
          Duct tape was only mentioned because Kelly said it suffocates the wart, just like duct tape would.
          Yes, it will work on your hands. Warts on hands and feet are the same virus. Warts on feet turn into planter warts just because they are in a position where there is constant pressure put on them.

  7. I have always struggled with planters warts on bottom of my feet. Recently, they started spreading, and I decided I needed to get serious about killing them. In the past, I tried everything… banana peel, apple cider vinegar, duct tape, pumice stone, many different essential oils, etc. None of these really worked, and I knew that if I went to a foot doctor, I would have to get them cut out… which would take some huge chucks out of my foot. 😉

    I had a few people tell me to try urine on my warts, but I thought that was just too gross, and therefore never did it. Anyway, since the warts were getting so out of control, I broke down and decided to give urine a try. I found this article and have been following the directions for about 6 days. It’s a little early to tell, but so far, they are going AWAY!!!!!!!! I’m so excited, thank you so much! I can’t wait to be wart free! Whew!

  8. I will try this for sure. Yeah, its unconventional but so is putting your earwax on fever blisters/cold sores. My Grandma told me about this as a kid (I’m 59) and it really, really does work, have used this old home remedy for years. People say, “ewww gross, ear wax?” Well, you don’t EAT it.
    Thanks for this post!

  9. My son had 2 warts, a raised one on top of his toe, and a plantars wart. My daughter had a whole colony (gross I know) growing on one of her feet and one on her fingertip right under the nail from picking them I believe. We started making and drinking water kefir about 6 weeks ago. My sons warts have disappeared and my daughters are shrinking and some have gone away. We haven’t done anything else differently, I believe that the immune boosting properties of the water kefir let their bodies fight off the warts (viruses). We tried other things, but like you were not diligent. This has been easy.

    • Great to hear!

    • Brandalina says:

      YEAH! I’ve been thinking of trying water kefir for a while now but just hadn’t gotten around to it. Now I have great incentive to get on it and help my self-conscience 10 yo son get rid of the warts on his hands! Thank you so much for the testimonial!

  10. Urinating on your feet in the shower helps with athlete’s foot too! My brother did it while away at Bible college and living in a dorm, sharing showers with 80 guys.

    • Well, there you have it :). Thanks!

      • After I had my first child, my hormones went crazy and I got these weird blister looking things on the bottom of feet that were so itchy and they were filled with liquid. If I popped one liquid would spread and then the next day I’d have several more blister things where the liquid had hit. My husband told me to try peeing on my feet in the shower. After a couple days they were starting to go away. Now they are totally gone. I will never shy away from natural remedies, especially if I can heal something with my own urine!!!

  11. Robin Gitchel says:

    Oregano works great on warts, moles, and skin tags but be careful it can burn the skin. It is recommended to dilute with another oil (like olive or coconut oil) if using on the face. My doc told me plantar warts are indicative of a vitamin A deficiency. I really enjoyed your post on “Which is the Best Essential Oil” I too am a true researcher and need to know about the product(s) I bring into my home. I started with YL and didn’t like some things I discovered about the company and since switched to doTERRA. I don’t like that Native American Nutritionals doesn’t have certification that they are organic. I understand that certification does cost money and doTERRA AND Young Living are both spending the money for certification. Which makes me question why Native American Nutritionals oils cost the same as Young Living and doTERRA when they do not pay rep’s nor are they certified organic?

    • Hi there. Native American does not cost the same as YL and doTERRA – you might find some oils that are the same but many are less expensive. Some are way less. I would be happy to ask them about that if you have specific examples. Also, often their oil is grown organically but YLs and doTERRAs are not so I keep that in mind.

      NAN does a lot of work w/ 3rd world farms and pays them much more than they would otherwise make. I need to work on a post about that.

      I hope that helps but happy to answer more if you like. Thanks :)!

      Interesting on the vitamin A. I think we tried oregano but it stung and didn’t work as well. Thanks though!

  12. Two years ago my daughter got a wart on the bottom of her right foot. She said it didn’t bother her so we didn’t try to get rid of it. Over the next year she got 5 new warts. Three on the right foot and two on the left foot. She still said they didn’t hurt much but she said they looked ugly when she wore flip flops or stayed with friends. We tried various treatments but the warts came back. Over the second year she got 7 new warts 4 on her right foot and 3 on her left foot. Now she had 7 on her right foot and 5 on her left foot. The new warts on her heel started to hurt. We tried many more treatments but the warts still came back. Then we tried oregano oil and the warts disappeared. She is happy she can wear flip flops or go barefoot without being embarrassed.

  13. Nina Bradley says:

    Hi!! I am new to essential oils (I just got my diffuser and a few starter oils for Christmas!). I would like to try the oregano oil for my planters wart, I am wondering do you dilute it with a carrier oil or do you apply it straight to it? Thank you for any advice!!

  14. Please correct the last line – It’s not inexpensive ? It’s totally free , not inexpensive( meaning costing less – there’s no cost here ! ) or cheap !

    I’ve been battling from horrible hyper pigmentation on my chin area due to hirsutism, I’ve to pluck some 100-200 hairs out every morning before I can show my face to the world, and the chin area became so dark, look from far – it looks like I’ve a beard, just for the color difference between the rest of the face & this chin area !

    I was so desperate for a cure. Dreaming about the day when I can get up, not worry how I can show my face to the world without any upkeep. I also have a lot of facial warts, using topical urine application ( first urine in the morning is better – has highest amount of minerals, urea etc ) for about a week. The warts have shrunk to a minor amount, but the pigmentation part – it’s lovely – I can notice huge difference from day to day.

    Initially I was completely grossed out at the idea of applying urine esp to my face. But I did it anyway & it’s doing wonders to even out the skin tone – I can see 75% improvement within a week ! It’s amazing ! Also I’m using acupressure to deal with endocrine gland issues to lessen the testosterone running in my blood which is the cause of this dark, thick facial hair. ( Using Dr.Devendra Vora’s Health in your hands ) & the hair is thinning on the chin day by day, it doesn’t happen in one day but there’s less & less hair to pluck – day by day.

    • Thank you very much for the post. Your post made me research about urine therapy’s topical application part for warts – I still can’t bolster the nerve to injest internally. Even the topical application grossed me out by a great deal for 2-3 days though the urine had no smell whatsoever & none of the people I’m sharing living space with can tell, and I’m pretty hopeful I can be wart-free in no time ! There are also additional benefits, I’ve severe dry skin – apply the creamiest lotion ever or various oils – massaging with sesame oil, coconut oil even & wash your face – the dryness is intact within an hour or so. My face is glowing radiantly & it’s very much moisturized by the topical urine application. I’ve read that many facial creams contain urea extracted from urine of animals, instead of that combined with many chemicals – we could use our own & get amazing results. The first urine in the morning, which is collected mid-stream works best !
      I’ve about 40 warts ( tiny small dots & some are big enough to be noticed ) on my face & atleast 60 on my torso – I’m applying it & have to await the results on warts as its only been a week.

      How much time exactly did it take for your son’s wart to disappear ? You said few weeks – but I want to know how many as sometimes I lose hope easily early on. If I’ve an estimate, I can keep up. Thank you very much. Keep writing useful things – some people may be grossed out – but those that are determined for cure even if they’re grossed out initially will try & benefit from it & will thank you in return immensely, like me for example.

      • You’re so welcome! I don’t know about that ingesting either but boy aren’t the testimonials interesting?

        I have no problem with the urine treatment on skin- it’s such a small amount.

        I don’t remember how long it took but there was a clear difference after just 1 day. Every day I saw a change as long as I kept applying it. Hope that helps!

    • Hi there. I am sorry but I don’t know what you mean about correcting the last line- please explain – thanks!

      That is great to hear!!! Wow!! I guess there really is something to this!

    • I found your post very interesting. My twin sister and I are 45 and suffer from ever increasing chin hairs. Neither one of us have any direct pigmentation problems on our chin specifically, but as we age, we are getting hyper pigmentation patches on our cheeks. (my sister has one that has grown rather large recently, one on her left cheek.) I don’t know if this is just normal aging or if we could possibly have an imbalance closely related to yours. I suspect something is “off” with both of us, because our chin hair growth, began at a much younger age for both of us. (in our early 20’s), but the hyper pigmentation has been more recent, in the last 4 years or so. Any information you could provide me, would be greatly appreciated. I’m more interested in your experience and the remedies that seem to be working for you, than dealing with doctors. I trust “modern medicine” less and less, the older I get, the more experiences I have in dealing with the health care industry, and the more I learn. I trust the health care industry very little. (I believe that big pharma and big medical, and Ins. are more interested in our MONEY than our HEALTH. Not individual doctors per say , there are plenty of good, caring doctors out there. It’s the INDUSTRY and THE SUPPOSED “GOVERNMENT OVER SITE” agencies that I don’t trust.. Those agencies have sold us out to the corporations for PROFIT, PROFIT, PROFIT and the government officials, just go along with it all, to get elected/re-elected ) Sorry about the political rant :) Any info you could provide would be great! Thanks, Paula

      • Sorry you are dealing with this. I hope Rose gives you more information. I am trying out a new supplement that appears to be leveling my hormones out – happy to share if you’d like. It’s been about 1 month now and am still feeling better. Take care and I so share your distrust of the system. Very disturbing.

      • Please have yourself checked for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I too have it and usually the excessive facial hair growth in women is a dead giveaway, but could also be from thyroid or other imbalance.

  15. I had what you might call a colony underneath all the toes on my right foot. i had 3 rather large ones and after having the doctor ice them i couldn’t walk for a week, and it didn’t work. one day i got particularly peeved after spending a fortune on treatments and sat down with a pair of nail clippers after i had gotten out of the shower (skin was softer) and basically cut at the 3 larger ones until they bled. a week later they were all gone! so i am guessing it is like a queen bee type thing where one rules them all ?? urine is an interesting way to treat and may very well be used in our household in thew future if the need arises! thanks!

  16. Hi! Do you think this would work for toenail fungus as well? If not, any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

    • Hmmm…I think probably not but I have seen testimonials of it working on the internet so could be worth a try – again, this isn’t medical advice, but I would personally try it. Typically one would think of tea tree oil, etc for that or maybe apple cider vinegar. And many would suggest a candida diet for any time fungus is an issue. Hope that helps!

    • I have been reading about people using Vicks Vaporub for toenail fungus. Am just starting to try this today. Will let you know!

  17. I’m surprised that you didn’t try fresh garlic! It works like magic. Just put a thin slice on top of the wart and keep it there with a band-aid. Change it each day until the blood clots are completely gone. Definitely less gross than urine! 😉

  18. Garlic is the cure!
    My friend said she got rid of her warts as a kid by taping a clove of garlic to it every night for a few weeks so I decided to give it a try. It totally worked! And I didn’t even remember to do it every night. My wart on my foot had gotten to be really painful, and after a few nights of garlic treatment the pain subsided. After 2 weeks it felt like a hard callus. A few days after that I decided to cut it off and it came off painlessly, with health skin already growing beneath.
    I would highly recommend this.

    • So your foot didn’t feel pain w/ the garlic burning into it? Thanks!

      • To be honest it did get warm every application. It did start to tingle after a long while, and once or twice there was this weird deep shock like feeling (which I just perceived to be the wart root dying, as the super awesome intense powers of garlic take over!) but overall the treatment wasn’t extremely painful. I did it at bedtime and was usually asleep before I felt any discomfort. I also shaved the wart down with a surgical scalpel (Mom in law’s a nurse) so I feel like if you didn’t shave it there would be less chance of discomfort. I would suggest using a whole clove as cutting into it would make it more likely to irritate. I tried puncturing the garlic once so it would juice on my foot, thought it would help speed it up, but after it being taped to my foot for a couple minutes I had to take it off as it was too uncomfortable to fall asleep wearing.

        I’ve tried duct tape, maybe my feet are too sweaty, it always comes off or moves around from where I put it. Interesting about the kiwi, I never would have thought of that! And much faster too eh? You would think it might be wet and get on the sheets maybe, but it’s worth a shot. I’ll have to try that next wart. Garlic is so convenient because I always have it around the home and it’s also easy to keep by the bedside with the tape lol

        • I was thinking that too about the kiwi – mushy!!!! Yes, garlic is convenient … but urine is moreso :). Just had to say it.

          And I am in total agreement about the plain duct tape. Yuck.

  19. Duct tape alone works. No need for urine….
    I had a wart removed professionally on my arm, cost me $500! It came back!! Did the duct tape method and it’s been gone over a year now!!

  20. The best thing for planters warts is kiwi. Simply place a slice of kiwi over the wart(s), use medical or duct tape to hold in place, and go to sleep. In the morning remove the kiwi and toss it in the garbage. Repeat twice, for a total of three applications. The wart(s) will be gone in about a week. We have used this successfully for over 20 years. Waiting weeks for the warts to be gone and using urine is absolutely unnecessary.

    • Hi there. I am guessing you’re the same person I talked to on Google + :)? I asked you over there if it’s always been successful for you (b/c you said you only did it for 3 days) but now I guess I have my answer. I guess I would rather not pay for the kiwis, but glad to know :). Isn’t it really mushy too?

  21. My son has a huge plantars wart on the bottom of his foot, and I just began treating it with oregano oil. We have seen a huge difference in the last 2 days, since I deciding to do it. I put a drop directly on the wart, cover with a band-aid, and wrap tape around his foot to keep the band-aid on over night (at least). We do all of this right before bed. Working so far… :)

  22. I’ve got to try the urine thing. As for the Banana peel, it only works with a green banana peel, the greener the better, Put it on overnight with either tape or a big bandaid (the inside part of the peel against the wart) . To keep the banana peel green longer place the whole banana in a plastic bag and just cut pieces of the peel off as you need it. If the peel is super green it works fast (about a week), but as soon as it turns yellow, it does nothing. it’s a pain to try and find green peel, so i am definitely going to use urine next time ;0

  23. Debbie Oklad-Van Lue says:

    I had a RCMP info me they they were told and some other groups who teach survival techniques tell the men, yep, for men to pee on their feet while in the shower (now that would be a bit harder for us women). The urine will help to prevent Plantar warts from starting. Plantar warts are caused by a virus and normally picked up from public showers, gym or locker room floors, around swimming pools, even from guests who have the warts-transferred by using your shower or walking barefoot on your bathroom floor, etc. Plantar warts (Plantar Fasciitis-Latin name) are only found on the foot (toes, sole of foot, heel, etc.). They can be very persistent and difficult to treat and I can attest to that. Just do not let them go for too long, if left untreated they can go VERY deep and grow in & around bone, into tendons, etc. . So as nasty as this urine cure sounds.. there is truth to it, science to back the claim up, it is natural and it’s free.

    • Wow really? Fascinating. I would for sure prefer urine on my feet to warts in my tendons. ICK!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Plantar Fasciitis has nothing to do with warts. It is an inflammation of the plantar fascia resulting in heel pain. I believe you may mean Verruca Plantaris.

  24. I’ve lived on the gulf coast all my life and jelly fish stings are just a part of swimming in the gulf. Urine is one of the best ways to relieve that nasty sting. (Meat tenderizer works well, too, but who remembers to pack that in your beach bag!)

  25. Hello there!! I’ve been wanting to thank you for posting this. My 6 year old son has been dealing with planters warts on the bottom of his foot since September, maybe even longer. We tried over the counter stuff and it seem liked it was working but never getting to the core of the wart. Finally, I went to the doctor and the they froze them off, seemed like it worked but still not completely gone. We tried this yet again with the doc and same thing. I found this article and thought ” let’s give this a try, it seems at this point why not!” He was game for it, so we did it. Every night he peed in the cup and we soaked the cotton ball in the pee and taped it to his foot. Everyday we kept seeing excellent results. After only 2 weeks of doing this, no more warts!!!!! I can not tell how excited we are to have our son’s feet back. The poor thing could barely even walk on his feet because it was so painful. He keep wishing and praying they would go away, when Christmas came around he said the only this he wanted was for his warts to go away. Thank you for posting this and believe me I will be sharing this story so others don’t have to wait months for these painful warts to go away. Forever grateful!

  26. I suffered from plantar’s warts when I was in elementary school. I never went to the doctor and don’t recall how we remedied the problem. Recently I discovered one on my heel. I scraped it off myself and am now trying tea tree oil on it since it worked on a wart on my hand in my collegiate years. Hoping this will do the trick. The stuff works for so many other things I figured it is possible to work on this too!

  27. If you have celandine plant in your area – try it (bad, it is only for spring-autumn period). Pick a stem of flower and you`ll see thick yellow sap drop on the break end. Carefully (!) drop it on the wart. Try not to affect clear skin, because sap is very burning. You can even protect the skin around the wart with layer of cream or Vaseline.
    Repeat for 3 days (1 drop a day). The wart has to turn black (it will still stay inside the skin or deeper). In 3-4 weeks it has to come out (with regenerating skin): first the black body of wart itself and then in 1 week (or so) – remains of wart “roots” (blood clots). The most natural remedy ever :) And for free)

  28. This is very interesting to me! Although I am a registered nurse, I always think natural before pharmaceutical!

    Any idea if this works on other types of warts, or only plantar?

    Thanks for the great post!

    Michelle

  29. Derrick says:

    Interesting. … I may try this. Do you have a link to the aforementioned Facebook post with the comments?

  30. I have one wart on the side of my left hand (been “burned” off many times-all unsuccessful) and a second wart right by the quick of my thumbnail on my right hand (an extremely tender place–no way could it be burned off-ouch!) My question: How long do you leave the urine-soaked Band-Aids on? Does it have to be 24/7 and then changed the next night, or only overnight? Can you see my problem with urine soaked Band-Aids while trying to prepare food?

    • I left them on 24/7 and changed them each night. I think you could do it as much as you like. It doesn’t need to be soaked – just enough to have urine on the wart. You could use latex type gloves while this is going on if necessary. Hope that helps!

  31. Alliep465 says:

    So heres the thing, I have had warts on my hands for several years, think maybe seven? I have tried everything and I was really desperate so I decided to try a combination of urine and garlic. it seems to be working as the warts are turning dark coloured and shrivelling up, but my concern is that today one started to bleed, I don’t want to go to the doctor because the freezing treatment didn’t work but I’m worried that this could be cancerous. Is the bleeding normal or is it a sign of cancer? Please let me know if you know anything or you find something out on the internet about this problem.

    • I have no idea but I know when I got down to the base w/ my warts as a child they bled. It was very painful and icky looking. I would call your doctor if I were you and talk to a nurse. Hope that helps.

  32. Alliep465 says:

    Just to be clear, seven years not seven warts!!!

    • Sure :). And of course, none of this constitutes medical advice. Just telling you what I would do.

      • Alliep465 says:

        Thank you for your post by the way, I would never have known to do this if you hadn’t posted this material. There is of course an ick! factor but I am hyper-vigilant with cleanliness around my treatment. I wouldn’t be doing this if I weren’t desperate to be rid of this scourge.

  33. tea tree oil
    clean feet before bed
    pure oil on wart, cover w/band aid
    7 nights
    lotsa love
    gone

    son was in 3rd grade, he is 26 (may 1st) & has never again had a wart

    • Nice – thanks!

    • I’ve been doing that with my almost 5 year old – she’s been plagued with warts since she was a toddler. The last time they spread so quickly, and on her face, we had the largest one on her hand injected with something (I don’t remember now) and within a week they all started to disappear!
      She now has one (over a year wart free) under her big toe. I’ve been treating it with tea tree oil for over a month, putting some on a cotton ball then covering with duct tape (bandaids don’t seem to stick) and it’s not going away. GRR!! We’ve done just duct tape as well but its really hard to keep on that area. Was the wart you treated on your son very big at the time? I’m wondering if I’m just dealing with a harder-to-kill-than-normal wart??

  34. Just wanted to mention that there are finger protectors (think condoms) that you can roll on to protect/cover up the offending urine soaked bandage. I would vastly prefer that to wearing gloves during meal prep. They have them with the bandages at the drug store.

    I also use them anytime I have a cut that requires a bandaid on a finger. I am constantly washing my hands and refuse to have to replace wet bandaids all the time!

    Our experience with plantar warts has been resolved by soaking the foot in warm (for comfort) apple cider vinegar for about 20 minutes every day. I would heat the vinegar in the microwave (not sure if that is bad for the “active” parts of it, but it’s always still worked for us) then place it on a heating pad set to high and have my daughters sit and read or watch tv until the time was up. We’ve never had a stinging problem, only wrinkly, stinky feet 😉 Wash that foot and off she goes. It takes a few weeks, but we always miss a few days here and there. I would store the cider in a Tupperware that fits the foot and reuse it 4-5 times before replacing with fresh.

    I will say that as my girls have only had one wart at a time I would have preferred to just wet a bit of cotton with ACV and applied with a bandaid, but they never stick! Not even duct tape sticks on their skin. And my youngest’s wart was on the side of one of her toes, band aids always work their way off and are uncomfortable to boot. Soaking, while a little time consuming was an easy and relaxing way to treat the warts.

    By the way, we did first try some traditional OTC methods, to no avail. They “may” work on the body or hands, but plantar warts get compressed into the body, making it very difficult for topical OTC meds to work. I prefer the more creative and natural methods. If any more crop up I may try the urine, but I’d have to find band aids that actually stick!!

    • Hi there. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you — I have been inundated with so many things. I’m betting that heating the ACV isn’t good for it but glad it helped you!!! Nice tips. The duct tape worked for me for some reason. Hope to hear from you again!

  35. I have had a very stubborn wart on my heel that bas resisted every freeze and otc remedies. I even cut it off and back it comes. I will try the tree tea oil, oregano oil, then, maybe the urine. thanx

  36. I suffered with those warts on my heel and arch for over 10 years. Then I put colloidal silver on them.. I made it myself with batteries and silver wire. Just a drop or two on a band-aide everyday and they were completely
    gone in 4 days.and they were very deep to start with.

  37. several years ago, i got a random plantar wart on my foot, which turned out to be a subtle hint from my body about candida and deeper troubles and blah blah blah, but anyways… i tried a few different home remedies, including vinegar, duct tape, tea tree oil, and some others, but nothing was working. the wart was really painful and making life difficult. just so happened, my sweetheart and i were on a business trip and had a chance to visit the ocean. after a walk along the beach and ankle deep in the water (i’m actually scared of the ocean!), we stopped at a hotel for the night before heading home. i got in the shower, and that plantar wart just washed right out of my skin and down the drain, never to bother me again. i swore if it ever happened again, i would get some “instant ocean” and soak in it! well, about four years later, i got two plantar warts on my foot, one underneath my toenail. blech! i soaked in a combination of apple cider vinegar and warm water with plenty of sea salt (just the kind i use for cooking) – every day for about 10-20 minutes – it took about a week to get it all cleaned up. i’m not all about urine, although i’m not against anyone else using it, because i do agree it should work; just saying, if you think that’s icky, i would highly recommend the sea salt water.

  38. 10+ on each foot came back after many applications of blister beetle extract – totally painful, don’t do it. After applying coconut oil as hand and foot lotion, just like you would for dry skin every day or two for a couple months.

    They just vanished with no pain, no peeling skin, no tape or bandaids, just a quick massage of coconut oil then clean socks. I wasn’t trying to treat the plantar warts, so I don’t have any data. Use I have a special container to avoid the dreaded ‘cup confusion.’

  39. I had warts on all my fingers and had tried everything, for months, to no avail! But a friend told me to try dandelions- so every day when I got home i picked one out of my front yard and dabbed some milk on each wart as i was walking into the house. Within a week ALL of them were gone and I haven’t had another- that was 5 years ago! Have you heard of or tried it? Just as cheap as urine. :)

  40. Lemon Peel removes warts. Tried and true. I removed 5 from my own hands when I was younger and just recently I removed one from my 3 yr olds toe. A small piece of peel to cover the spot each night while sleeping and it is gone within 2 or 3 weeks. You can speed it along by removing ‘seeds’ as they surface, but my 3yr old was not fond of this, so l had to skip this step with him. The acid in the peel opens the wart and the ‘seeds’ rise to the surface.

  41. Just had a few small plantars show up on my left heal. I’d been showering in a communal area for a few months and neglected to wear thongs (stupid). I’m trying Lugol’s iodine, standard strength. One or two applications per day directly onto the lesion with a cotton bud. Too early to know if it will work but after 24 hours the pain has gone. Lugol’s is one of the most under-rated remedies and very safe. I’m pretty confident that it will do the job.

  42. i wish we can skip all the chat and just say what the cure is and be done with it
    reading all is is alnost as bad as the wart on my foot

    • Sorry to have bothered you. A blog is also a way to connect w/ your readers so that is what I try to do. Thanks :).

    • @rj Maybe you are rude and not thankful. You had the alternative to stop reading and try crazy glue. Maybe not commenting would be better than having a negative comment on such interesting blog.
      Thank you @Adrienne for your post. I need to get rid of the nasty warts.

  43. Alex guzman says:

    I’m going to try this! I have had warts for years and years. I have these planters in clusters and on top of each other. I’ve been beginning to see some form on the side of my foot and even close to the top. It’s so excruciating and I can’t sleep. It’s 1 am and I’m so glad I came across this. Hopefully it works for me

  44. I want to try this on my son’s warts. What exactly did you use for the cotton, and how often did you change the urine?

    • I used “DIY” cotton balls or store bought ones. I typically get the cotton out of supplement bottles and save that. You could do either. My goal was changing it daily, but I didn’t always get that done.

  45. My daughter has had warts on her hands for the past 2 years. We tried treatments at first but the warts came back. For about the past 2 months she has had a wart between her fingers. It is really starting to bug her. Have you ever had to treat warts on your hand? Do they work the same way as warts on your feet?

    • I think it would. If you do try, let us know. Thanks!

    • I’ve never tried urine on a wart. But I did use a remedy mentioned at the top of your post with great success! When my daughter was very young (probably less than 24 months because she was still putting her fingers in her mouth all the time) she had a wart on her finger. I was afraid to use anything on it; even a band-aid, because I was afraid she’d put the band-aid in her mouth and choke on it.

      One day I mentioned the wart to the nurse at the ped’s office. She told me the “inside of the banana peel” trick. I did it only 3 times on non-sequential days, and the whole wart pulled out of her finger and fell off. Her finger healed up quickly and now you can’t even tell it was there and it never came back.

      That one seems like a pretty inexpensive, non-toxic cure to me as well! So if urine isn’t your “thing” try rubbing the inside of a banana peel on the wart a few times! And good luck!

  46. Well, my partner says his ex used to drink urine, so this is not that hard to take ????

  47. Was the oil or oregano diluted or put on straight? I tend to think that the urine is a lot safer than any essential oil put on without dilution. The frugality cracks me up too. Here I have been throwing away my urine!!
    I have had a wart on the back of my left hand on the first knuckle of the index finger. It’s a very hard spot to keep a bandage on. I have had it since the mid-80’s. Seriously, a long time. I have tried all the over the counter things, frozen off by a dermatologist, and it has come off by knocking into the pocket of tight jeans too many times. It always grew back.
    This blog post is very helpful. The pictures of your cute little boy toes are helpful and also hopeful. I will bookmark this idea and try it when I get a chance. Thanks!

    • Thanks so much! I think the oregano was straight but on the wart it didn’t hurt – the acv was horrible when it started to work :(. Hope it works for you!

  48. well since duct tape is also a wart remedy, we’ll need to do an experiment to see if the urine is making a difference or it’s just the duct tape.

    does it smell?

    • I agree, however, there is so much anecdotal evidence on the internet about urine working, even without the duct tape, plus the cotton is between the duct tape and the wart so the “duct tape not letting the wart breathe” theory doesn’t apply when the cotton is there b/c it wouldn’t be an air tight seal. Do you follow?

      I didn’t notice a smell at all :).

  49. When you were going through this treatment with your son, was it painful for him when walking? I have tried some DIY treatments on a plantar wart I have had on the ball of my foot for 10 years, and each time it is so painful that I can hardly walk once it gets to the later stages of the treatment. This was the same when I had it removed by a doctor (it came back like you said you heard). Just wondering what kind of pain this method enduces. I’m a teacher and on my feet all day, so I’m a little nervous to try again.

    • One of my boys’ warts were painful, but I don’t think that the other one’s were big enough to hurt. I am so sorry. This method wasn’t painful at all for either of them. I so hope it helps you!

  50. jemmunro says:

    Over the past few years, I have tried several different methods to get rid of plantar warts on both feet. Duct tape didn’t work for me because it wouldn’t stay on my feet. I had limited success with the Dr. Scholls freeze away, and the same limited success with other salicylic acid products – the warts seemed to go away, but returned within a few months. About 3 weeks ago I tried a combination of two things. Every night before bed, I applied 2% tincture of iodine to each wart and once the iodine was dry, I applied a layer of clear nail polish. Within a few days of this treatment, I noticed that the warts were no longer painful or uncomfortable to walk on, and within a week, they were gone. I did continue the treatment for several more weeks to be certain that they were completely gone, and so far so good. Hope this helps.

  51. wartykidsmom says:

    I think I may try the oregano oil first since I think my kids would LOVE to try the pee method, then tell EVERYONE about it. But seriously, I’ve heard so many first hand positive experiences with urine treatments, I may just give it a try on my girls. One has a wart on her foot. She is so active, but it hurts her so much, it’s holding her back from having fun. The other has several small warts on her hand. It doesn’t bother her, but they seem to be multiplying. Thank you so much for not just listing these remedies, but showing us your own experience. You are brave and awesome!!!

    • Oh how funny about telling her friends. Well, they might seem odd to their friends, but it could start a small revolution of natural healing….which we all need. Thanks!

  52. I heard about the Banaba peel but needs to be platain or green Banaba not when they ripe or yellow

  53. I have read so much about urine therapy. It is good for our skin, very moisturizing. It is in many face creams and is the base of many medications- if people only knew they are putting animal urine on or in their bodies. I would rather use my own :) it can heal tooth aches and pretty much any mouth issue I have read. People used to white their teeth with it- the Romans I believe.

  54. Glad you found more information! I read it can heal pink eye, sore throat, and ear infections (just put a few drops in infected ear). Someone working in law enforcement once told me that if they were shot they were instructed to apply their urine on the wound. I never understood why until recently. It prevents infection. If you rub it on your face it can cure acne plus makes you very soft. It can heal cold sores on the lips and sores in the mouth. Doctors know the healing power of Urine that’s why it is used in medicine. But how can they profit if people use their own? It’s free! Urine is a by product of the blood. Blood is pure. Uribe is not a toxic waste as we are taught. I luv your blog! Thank you for sharing valuable information.

    • You are a wealth of information. I started breaking out this week ……. more than I have in a long time. You are so right about the profit motive. Makes me sick. I appreciate you too — so nice to meet others who are seeing the flaws in the system. Take care!

  55. One more thing I wanted to add for readers. I had a wart on my toe as a child. I picked at it so it spread to my fingers. My mom took me to freeze them off. Didn’t work. So she took my to lazer them off. They first gave me shots to numb the areas. Then you actually smell the laser burning it away. They never returned and I still have small scars from about 20 years ago. But thank God the lazer worked. If none of these remedies work for you. Try lazer as freezing did not help me.

  56. paul tunney says:

    I have a plantar wart on the side of my second finger in on my right hand ( it is large ) the root goes under the nail , you name it i have tried it ( approx over 20 years it has been there) my nail has been removed three times then the wart removed , just keeps coming back , ice , lazer, banana’s duct tape, s0 if anyone can help me ? my ears are open?

    pct

    • I can’t medically advise, of course, but could you get the nail removed and try the remedy recommended here? Perhaps someone else can chime in. So sorry for your condition.

  57. Hi, I wanted to know did you put the piece of cotton on the warts all day or just for some time daily ? My son who is 14 mos has something on his heel and been there since January. His doc doesn’t think its a wart but then said it could be. So I am trying to be proactive with natural treatments. Currently am putting organic turmeric powder mixed with mustard seed oil to create a paste on it with a bandaid over it .

  58. Whitney says:

    Thank you for all that you educate people about! I love and am so thankful for fellow educators. I wanted to share another treatment for warts of all kinds that usually works within a week to two weeks. Tea Tree oil used topically, and Black Walnut and vit. A&D used internally. These hit it from a couple angles. I had over 20 warts when I was a kid, and taking just Vit. A&D got rid of those for me. However, using the anti fungal properties of Black Walnut (Kills candida, fungus, parasites), and Tea Tree oil as well, works rapidly. I have suggested that people use it every day, and just take 2 Black Walnut capsules and 2-3 vit. A&D a day (depending on what kind they have) along with 1-2 daily applications of Tea Tree oil to the wart itself. People have been stunned by how well this works. It also helps kill off other fungus in their bodies. I have never been told that it caused any kind of cleansing crisis, but if the person was super sick and frail, you would want to deal with that first probably.
    On the note of killing candida, I have used Black Walnut with great results. I and the women in my family have blood sugar issues however, so recently, I started taking Goldenseal to help lower my blood sugar if I happen to eat something sweet. This seems to prevent the crazy outbreak of yeast so that I don’t have to take Black Walnut or deal with the cleansing of yeast. Just wanted to pass that along.
    The urine treatment is new to me in this arena, fascinating. We use a lot of muscle testing so that we can see how each individual’s body would respond to a select treatment and dosage. I will have to start testing for the use of urine. We have used urine in homeopathic form etc. to give to a person to build antibodies to what is in their urine.

  59. My daughter has had warts on her fingers for over two years. We showed her warts to her doctor and she said to try otc treatments at first. We tried them but we had trouble treating the warts around her fingernails. Many other treatments failed. One of her most bothersome warts was one she got between her fingers about a year ago. Sometimes the skin around the wart would get irritated and the wart would hurt. Luckily the warts finally went away on their own a month ago. I just wish I had tried the oregano oil on her warts.
    Although, her sister got a wart on her foot about three months ago so we will try the oil on her wart. In the mean time, should she wear flip flops at the pool to prevent spreading them to others?

    • Hi there. I don’t know about spreading them w/o wearing flip flops — sorry about that. I would guess it would be a good thing to try but I can’t medically advise. Thanks and hope the oregano works!

  60. Hai!

    I just want to let you know that I had some plantar warts u;nder my foot. I tried several methods to get rid of them untill I red about an old grandmothers cure. She said you need to aply duct tape for a day or ten. I did that and they were allmost gone I did it again and they were gone. So if you would only have used the duct tape you would have had the same effect. You don’t have to use any urine at all!

  61. charlotte says:

    I had a similar problem. I never did try oregano oil or urine but I did try EVERYTHING else. I did manage to get rid of it by rubbing a clove of raw garlic on the wart and then covering that with coconut oil and a bandaid , it worked amazingly! If anyone is still having problems give that a try maybe

  62. Joyce Springstube says:

    When you try these methods, are they supposed to work long term. Should the wart be gone for good, so to speak? Is there anything to do to prevent them from coming back; should I throw away my socks and get new shoes? Why do we get them anyway? I get them all the time, if they hurt, I drain them. It’s like they fill with a clear watery liquid. In a day or two they become like a yellowish scab that I just peel off. Sometimes they come back in that spot, sometimes they don’t. Mine look and feel more like a blister. I don’t really even know if they are plantar warts. Also, do you have to use your own urine? My little one is in diapers, could I almost just wrap my foot in a used diaper? Just wondering.

    • I haven’t had them come back but I can’t say for others. I think that warts are caused by a virus so it would make sense that it is related to underlying issues in the body. I never threw away anything but cleaning might be a good idea :). I would think walking on a diaper would not be good for your legs/ feet and could cause an injury so I wouldn’t recommend that :). Hope that helps!

  63. i had a wart on my finger, not to sure what kind it was, but I tried the OTC stuff and it would go away for awhile then come back. So I found something on the internet about garlic. I figured what the heck had I to lose, other than a wart. I buy the big jar of minced garlic at Costco so I took a drop of the juice and put it on the wart and covered it with a bandaid. I was not super good about putting it on, but one day I noticed it was gone and it hasn’t been back since. Not sure if it works on all types of warts but I thought I would throw the idea out there. Good luck

  64. Urine works great for curing ATHLETES FOOT. Most medicines contain a small portion of uric acid. Your body makes uric acid and you rid it when you pee. The best why to apply it is (you guessed it) in the shower. (I don’t think I need to go into further details about aHOW to do it). I found this out while in the service and it works!

  65. Deborah Stauss, ND says:

    Interesting. My Grandmother used to use urine on bee stings to stop the sting. I would have never thought to use it on warts.

  66. So disappointed I didn’t see this 2 days ago! My son has a wart on his foot – had it for awhile. It didn’t bother him, but I should’ve treated it right away. He started complaining about it 2 days ago & the area around it got really red really fast. My husband bought some OTC cream & put it on at night. The next morning, I think because he was messing with it, it started bleeding. I’m not sure I a big chunk fell off, but it’s an open wound now – like having callous skin ripped off (like when I was little, we just wouldn’t stop those monkey bars, so the skin would get ripped off) I would’ve taken him to the dr. but we are leaving for vacation today. I would’ve loved to try the Oregano Oil or urine first! I am still going to try the urine method, especially since the skin hasn’t scabbed over. I’ll pack some cotton balls & duct tape :) I’m going to take pictures & I’ll let you know how it goes!

    • So hope it works well for you! What did you mean by “wouldn’t stop those monkey bars, so the skin would get ripped off”? Thanks!

      • Any advice for severe genital warts in older man coming from compromised immune system after 18 month health issues. Thanks

        • Sorry I have no idea. But I would think (and this isn’t medical advice) that building your immune system is the most important thing. I’ve read about antioxidants being good for that, but so many things come into play. Again, this is not medical advice. Please talk to your physician before taking any new supplements, changing your diet, etc. I am taking a new heavy duty antioxidant that I can share if you like. I found a supplement type thing doing a search but from what I am reading it seems to be a scam b/c it was posted on several forums and the man posting it was saying it’s available “everywhere” and I don’t see it on Amazon. :(.

  67. Sara Killinger says:

    I have had a wart on my toe for almost two years. Its embarrassing enough that I don’t wear sandals anymore. Before I go to a podiatrist, I figured I’d research some other remedies. I can’t believe that urine works as a way to remove warts. I’m a little weary about using urine on my feet, so I’ll try your second suggestion of using oregano oil.

    • You are weary about using urine on your feet but you don’t believe it? I am confused. I thought your comment might be spam as a result but don’t want to jump to conclusions in case you just wrote it in an awkward manner. Thanks,

  68. Hello,
    I just wanted to say I used just plain duct tape that a friend told me would do the trick. I changed it every 2 days or you can every day if perfered after showering and my planter woart went away in just one week7 to 8 days to be exact. It was a bugger! So you could get a way with just using duct tape!

  69. Michael says:

    The duct tape is the key. The adhesive clogs the pores in the wart and surrounding skin thereby suffocating the wart. The urine may speed up the process but I have had success using only duct tape.

    • I have heard that works well – but in the urine case there is cotton in between so the duct tape isn’t suffocating the wart. I’m guessing both are good alternatives. Thanks!

  70. July 24, 2015 at 8:13 am
    My small son had about fifteen warts on his hands and more kept appearing. This was the remedy I tried and I KNOW that it works- but it may take days or weeks depending on the size of the wart. Get some Vitamin E oil filled capsules and some Vitamin A and D oil filled capsules. Each day squeeze some of both onto a bandaid and cover the wart with it.
    If it’s for a child and they don’t want to have bandaids on all day, just put them on all night. It DOES work. It DOESN’T hurt and it doesn’t leave a scar.
    The warts will flatten and dry up and disappear. Keep putting the oil on for several days after the wart is gone, just to be certain that you got rid of it all.

  71. Michael says:

    I’m sticking with the duct tape because of a plastic layer it blocks the transfer of air, unless urine on cotton is a source of oxygen the wart still suffocates. Stopping air transfer at ductwork joints in the original use for duct tape. It works on skin the same.

  72. I have a large wart that I have had for years what’s the best for something the size of a Quarter. ? Thanks

  73. Grace Pizarro says:

    I’m 12 years old and I’ve had a wart on my big toe for as long as I can remember. My mom has tried different treatments but nothing has worked and we don’t have the money for going to a doctor right now. I have two on my left foot and one on my right. I don’t know if this treatment will help, but I will definitely mention it to my mom, thanks!

  74. I have always used a mix of powdered Vitamin C and liquid Vit E. Put it on the wart, cover with a band- aid. Replace a couple times a day. Used it on a plantar’s wart my daughter had and within a couple days it turned dark and 2 days later fell off. Nice new skin underneath. Not going to try the urine thing any time soon.

  75. Another natural wart remover is the milk from a dandylion. put it directly on the wart and cover with duct tape or a water proof bandaid. Repeat the process daily. It took 2 weeks for me and the wart on my hand disappeared. This is a lot cheaper than oregano oil.

  76. It appears to me that urine, garlic, duct tape, kiwi, banana peel, dandelion juice and all the others are only band-aid treatments, because the warts eventually come back. I had dandelion juice work on one wart but not on the next. Having a doctor burn them out will leave you with scars, and you’ll never forget the smell of burning human flesh. Then the warts will come back in a different place. As a Health and Physical Education teacher, the warts were a source of constant embarrassment. Then someone introduced me to a natural multi-vitamin, and all 7 warts on hands and feet at the time disappeared in 3 weeks. They just dissolved and left no scars whatsoever. The synthetic vitamins I had been taking previously had never helped. As stated in the article, warts are caused by a virus, so why not fight back by building the immune system with good nutrition instead of using temporary band-aids. America is a sick country, and I was one of them. Oh yes, that experience happened to me in 1976, and not one wart has ever returned in 39 years, and I’m still taking the same multi-vitamin.

    • I do agree w/ you that there are internal causes, however with many people it appears that warts are not an ongoing issue. Overall, the goal is better overall health and not just getting rid of a wart or two (or 3…..). Thanks!

  77. KingLarry says:

    Urine also works great to cure Athlete’s foot. I learned this while in the Marine Corps. When you feel a case of Athlete’s foot coming on just pee on the affected foot (or feet) each day while in the shower and within a couple days the Athlete’s foot will be gone. If you look at all the OTC treaments out there most contain Urea – a chemical made by our bodies and expelled in our urine.

  78. I have been using just pure oregano oil on my wart for 7 days. It has flattened and got smaller. Was never that big to begin with. But there is still a dark dot in the center. Should I cut away at the top layer of the wart before applying the oil. Or just keep applying it and eventually that black dot will go away?? About how long does this takes.

    • Hi there. I have no idea but typically I never cut anything out. I think that is the root, though. I would keep putting things on, personally, but of course that isn’t medical advice. Hope that helps! Others here have commented about cutting things – ouch!!

  79. Thanks! How long you think it will take?

  80. Thanks! Plan to keep applying it. Do you know on average how long you have to put the oil or urine on until the wart goes away?