Warts may look embarrassing, but they aren't at all unusual. They are simply benign (harmless) skin tumors caused by a virus called HPV (human papilloma virus.) This virus is found everywhere and can enter your system through the tiniest cuts, scrapes, and cracks in the skin. Warts often occur on the hands (common warts) and soles of the feet (plantar warts.) They can occur just about anywhere, however.
|A typical wart, on a finger.|
Yes, apple cider vinegar is often used to remove warts. Many testimonials on the internet sing ACV's praises and proclaim hundreds of uses, many of which are quite surprising. The vast majority of testimonials involving ACV's effect on warts are highly positive, especially when the sufferer has tried to get rid of the warts with many other treatments and failed.
To try removing your own warts with apple cider vinegar, you can use the following method:
1) Each night before sleeping, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar. Apply it to the wart and hold it in place with duct tape, a bandage, or whatever else works for you.
2) In the morning, take it off.
Alternatively, you can leave it on all day, although this may excessively irritate the skin. It goes without saying that if significant irritation, broken skin, or rashes occur, you should stop using ACV.
The wart may become swollen, throb, or turn dark. Within a couple of weeks it should be gone. Continue the treatment for a few days after it is gone just to make sure it doesn't come back again.
How Does ACV Work?
Apple cider vinegar removes warts because it is acidic, which gradually causes surface skin (including the wart) to peel off. This natural remedy is far less invasive than cutting, chemicals, or freezing. Good luck to you...and good riddance to warts!
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, these are only opinions and anecdotes. Consult your physician when in doubt or whenever displaying new symptoms.