Remove Warts (Painfully)




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Introduction: Remove Warts (Painfully)

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So its summer again, and for me that meant sandals, and with sandals came a wart. I had a wart once before a few summers ago from wearing sandals and used those different treatments compound w, freezing, etc. However, none of them seemed to work as quickly or effictively as I wanted. Even after weeks of using compound w the thing had only shrunk a bit, so I created my own method, did it once and the wart was gone.

Step 1: Parts

1. Paper towels
2. Big toenail clippers (I think you know where I am going with this)
3. Bandaids
4. Disinfectant of some kind

Step 2: Remove the Wart

Before you do anything disinfect everything the wart, the clippers, your hands, etc. The first time I didnt use any, and I paid for it ... with my life! (luckily I had a few extra lives chained up in my basement, and when satan came a knockin he gladly took three of them in exchange for mine)

Set the paper towels down where you will do your "surgery", since warts have a tendancy of bleeding like one of the hemophiliac children I give papercuts to for fun.

Put the clippers around the wart and clip, and clip some more, and some more. Dont stop until it is a bloody mess, and then clip some more. You really want to make sure you got everything, or else you will have to do it again. The part of the wart that is raised above the skin will normally not hurt when you clip it because there are no nerve endings in it, but once you clear that it will hurt a bit, but only a bit.

Stop crying, apply more disinfectant, and put the bandaid on. Your done.



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    Light a match, let it burn for 5 secs. Blow it off and place it right in the center of the wart. Wait 1 day and the wart will come off by itself.

    If I were you, I would go to a doctor.

    As a young 20 something year old I started to get warts on my face, above my eye. I had them burned by a doctor but they returned and started to grow to my temple. I was horrified to say the least. A friend told me she had gotten a small pox shot and her's cleared right up. Thankfully we had a small town older Doctor in town and I told him what I had heard
    and asked him for a shot. This was in the 70's and luckily he had some serum and I got the shot. They were gone in 3 days and I have never had another wart. I'm not sure what type of warts they were I just felt so thankful for the girls suggestion. I'm not sure anyone or anywhere, but the military gives them. Just spreading the news.......and a very EASY way of getting rid of warts!

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    I'm a young 20 something year old, and have 2 warts on my fingers, and have had my small pox vaccination!.. Small pox vaccination is not a fun thing to go through. But I wish it worked.

    I can't bring myself to read this instructable because it looks so horrific. I have written up an alternative solution using Duct Tape. Please take a look before you try something horrific and drastic. The Duct Tape method really works well and is at least worth a try !

    I have a problem: I have four(ish) warts that I'm aware of:
    1 on the pad of my left pinkie
    1on the palm of my right hand
    1 on the side of my 3rd left toe(pretty sure it's a plantar wart)
    and 1 (or four clumps all bundled together?) plantar wart on my left little toe, which I think I've had for at least two years.

    I want to remove them all, especially the plantar warts and the one on my palm(it gets caught on things and is continuously ticking me off). Tried duct tape, but can't tell if it would of worked or not, as I lost the rest of the duct tape.
    And I don't want to go to doctor, too expensive.

    Now for my issue: today I was helping my mom in the garden, where I tripped over a stone brick on our little path, causing me to scrape my little toe, removing about 1/3 of the wart or so. There was a lot of blood, so my mom washed it off wit the garden hose. We went back in the house and my mom helped clean up the scrape, but there were little black things on one side of my cut that she wouldn't pull out because it caused bleeding.

    My question is: what are those little black things and should we have pulled them out? And what is the least non-painful and non-bloody way to remove the little jerks?

    me too. didnt hurt too much.


    My grandmother taught me a way to remove warts. I can use it but, unfortunately, I can only reveal it to a granddaughter of mine, of which there are none. If I tell anyone else, it will no longer work for me. And yes, it has worked.

    As a side note, my grandmother also told me how to "talk fire out" and how to stop a cut from bleeding by saying words over it, however, I forgot how to do both of those.

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    They definitely didn't say anything wrong and I enjoyed reading their comment. That was un-called for.

    It's meaningless noise. This site is about helping others, not playing a game of "I know how to do it but I won't share!"

    If cutting, I would recomend going to your home renovatoin store and purchasing some Olfa Black Blades, they advertise they are 20% sharper than the regular blades, boy are they ever sharp. After I discovered them I use them for all minor surgery.

    I also use incense for wart removal. Light the stick and push it into the skin for burning. It worked well for the wart on my hand, but did not do the trick for the wart on my toe. After getting frustrated, I just cut it out. hurts to walk but getting better. Day 3 now.

    The wart on my finger loostened up when I burnt it with the incence, allowing me to pull it out, with a little effort. The wart on my food it was heavily attached to the surrounding skin and would not loosen. Hence the cutting.

    I have had 3 warts in my life that I know of.
    Wart #1 on the bottom of my foot appeared and became very painful to walk on. I wasn't willing to pay a doctor fee just so i could be squeemish. I sharpened my leatherman knife blade sterilized it and a the pliers over a candle. Dipped both in ice water and then alcohol and washed my whole foot thoroughly. I used the knife blade to cut about 1/8 inch around the edge of the wart. I then used the pliers to pull the wart from my foot. The root was close to a half inch long. I held "sterile" gauze over the bleeding firmly while I heated the knife blade on the candle to near red hot and removed gauze while quickly carterizing the hole created. The hillbilly surgery as I call it took about 5 days to heal completely. That was 3 years ago and I have not had a problem since then.

    Wart #2 and #3 I have had as long as I can remember. #2 on knuckle of my index of my index finger had a tendency to be sensitive to the touch so I removed it today with toenail clippers and I'm quite sure I got the root. It bled a lot but I cleaned and bandaged it.

    Wart #3 may lead many of you to believe I'm insane. It's on the fingerprint side of my right thumb and I would not trade it for the world. It never hurts and acts as sort of a callous when working or a stylus on my touchscreen phone.

    In conclusion I don't think clipping/cutting off warts is a bad idea. So long as you do it right. And each person is different. I almost never get sick and heal at a near odd rate.

    Apply medical iodine to it a few times a day for about a week and it should shrink away to nothing.

    naw this doesnt work at all i tried this before reading this and i used bleach with q tip and shoved it in the hole now its back in less than 3 months and it is twice as thick with two heads

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    bleach is a base, the exact opposite of an acid, the home acid you might be searching for is vinegar, or battery acid. though i'm not saying either of these will work, i've cut a wart out of my arm once, not very painful if you use a sharp tipped knife... also, little tip, do it in the shower to prevent a messy cleanup. once you cut about halfway around the base the whole thing is pretty easy to get a hold of, just put a washcloth in your mouth, hold tight and rip... tweezers to clean the remaining skin and a patch of gauze soaked in rubbing alcohol and neosporin should do the trick.

    I did this and it bled everywere, iv had it for like a year. ITs been burn off twice and iv also used over the counter products and nothing has worked. Fingers crossed this works :)

    I've always used the old nail and torch trick. I take a pair of pliers and hold the nail and heat it real hot. It doesn't hurt to much till I burn through the wart (since there are not any nerve endings in the wart) and when I feel the burn, I've gone far enough. This is the only way I've found that works for me, but if someone wants to try this I've heard the fumes from this process can cause warts in the nose if inhaled, so be carfull

    I have had problems with warts in the past. i tried filing them down with a nail file. The best bet is to use some acid. Acid kills the skin in the wart and the skin changes colour to a sort of weird browny colour then the skin falls off once the skin under it forms. There is no scarring and it only stings for a few minutes. I did this with battery acid.