Introduction: Wart Removal - the Less Toxic Method
Hello fellow warty folk.
This is a re working of my original wart removal, that although it was pretty quick, it was also pretty nasty - in my defence I had tried every wart remedy I could find and a few from the doctor.
This is Wart Removal 2016
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Prep
Don't quite know how I even arrived here - but ya don't need much.
Micropore/small plaster etc
Astonish cooker and surface cleaner - - - - IT'S ASTONISHING!! - - sorry my sponsor made me say that
Small applicator like a match or tiny screwdriver
Step 2: Crazy Application
As I said - not quite sure how I got here - just kinda listened to the voices in my way to busy head.
First put a nice full blob of superglue onto the wart - covering it - don't worry about letting it dry
Second, using your applicator, take a dollop of Astonish - IT'S ASTONISHING - sorry - - - - - and place a dollop of that right on top of the wet S/G
Wrap with Micropore to stop any mess
Go about your daily life.
Leave the plaster etc on for as long as possible - I am nosey and kept checking every couple of hours and this still worked after re applying the goo.
Continue the steps daily - carefully removing the Astonish and S/G at the end of the day with water, soap or even a little oil rubbed in - to start with the glue will pick off ok and you'll be happy to whittle away at it, as the wart shrinks and the area becomes a scuff like wound the patch will become more delicate - cos it is getting better yaaaaaaayyyyy and blood is flowing into all of the skin
Step 3: Stages
Here are some pictures of the wart/wound as it healed - crazy thing - it took only about three days to say with confidence the wart had truly gone, the cool thing is, if it was not quite there - well!! just re apply the goo.
It seems the plan for success is to turn the wart into a wound - I always thought you where trying to get rid of the little black dots (some call them seeds) but that was not the case here, the area got kinda redder and more blood filled, but only like a scuff or scrape, the hard skin on the surface was possible to remove with a mild abrasive like sandpaper - but I think it would be shed naturally with washing.
The wart went quickly but the wound has taken a good five days to heal but now the skin is soft and there is no hardness under the skin, implying the wart is still lurking
Step 4: To Conclude
My last method got rid of that pesky wart for a good year - but the bugger, or one of his pals came back (that is why I used the photo from my first INST).
This method seems more gentle but takes a little longer - but ya know what, it is so easy to apply and live with that I don't think I am gonna bother about warts again - one shows up and I just break out the kit, couple of days later, all gone.
All the best - take care
Participated in the
Hack Your Day Contest