Wart Question - page 2

Just wondering if any one has a good suggestion for getting rid of a wart? My 8 year old has a wart and I am not sure about getting it frozen off with nitr. Any other suggestions? If that is the only... Read More

  1. by   RN2B2005
    My husband has multiple plantar warts and most recently had some of them frozen off in July. His physician put him on Tagamet (cimetidine) 200 mg BID. So far, he hasn't had any new warts form.

    Personally, I used the OTC salicylic acid plaster and a scalpel to take off my plantar warts the last time I had them. This is probably not the best method--it's very painful and very bloody, since the wart virus causes a proliferation of blood vessels in the "root" of the wart--but it worked, with no scarring. No warts since then, either (about a year and a half ago).
  2. by   Joeknee
    *warning - gross*

    i had a wart on my finger when i was 7 or 8. i'd already had one burned off and didn't want to do that again, so...

    i bit it off.

    that sucker bled like crazy and my mom freaked out. she said i'd get warts in my mouth. *eek* the wart never came back and i didn't get warts in my mouth, but i have a little scar on my finger

    can't believe i did that...
  3. by   geekymomma
    my daughter had a wart on her big toe and the dr gave us what she called "wart juice" and duct tape. I was quite shocked when I saw her put duct tape on her toe. But, it works. Wish I had known that before I let my dr burn off my warts. Now I have scar tissue you wouldn't believe and I am very self-conscience when I'm barefoot (especially in the summer at the pool). Now I have new ones. Ughhh! What causes these things anyway?
  4. by   RNsweetie
    :kiss :kiss
    Thank you all so much, I'll try the duck tape first and if no success then on to the others. You all are so helpful.
  5. by   RNsweetie
    Oh ya, glad I wrote in before she resorted to Joeknee's solution. You'r one tough cookie!:chuckle
  6. by   maggie7
    My son had a wart under his nose and picked it off. Never came back. My daughter-in-law uses "bug juice" on the hemangioma on my grandaughters knee, which seems to be helping reduce it.
  7. by   June55Baby
    My problem is that the wart I have is on the side of my face near my left ear. Oh My Goodness shiny silver duct tape.... Could that be a new trend... like piercing or tattoos???

    Any ideas that wouldn't be so obvious during treatment?
  8. by   PennyLane
    I had a wart on my finger that I had frozen off. It HURT. The pain went all the way up my hand into my wrist and arm. It killed. I couldn't stand it for about 2 hours. Then it went away, and eventually, so did the wart. But it wasn't worth the pain.

    CompoundW has worked for me at other times, but I've been wart-free for about 15 years now (knock on wood).
  9. by   Joeknee
    Another home remedy I've heard about is applying a layer of clear nail polish to the wart. I'm assuming it works in the same way that duct tape does, but I don't know whether nail polish cuts off the air supply.

    Might be worth a shot though...
  10. by   Keely-FutureRN
    I had warts on my finger for like 3 years and during that time, I tried to get them freezed off with nitrogen. DO NOT do this because it was VERY painful and I got blood blisters from it (sorry, I know it's gross). Plus the pain was unbearable for the whole rest of the day! Compound W didn't work for me. My dermatologist gave me some prescription medicine called "aldara cream". It is supposed to be used for people with genital warts but it really helped with mine so you should ask for it. Plus it doesn't sting at all! Thankfully they are gone now. I heard warts can go away on their own in about a year but I don't know if that's true with everybody since mine didn't. Try the tape thing and the cream!
    Last edit by Keely-FutureRN on Dec 11, '02
  11. by   sr moore
    We are using a topical creame "Aldara" then apply the duct tape.
    Works well, i have used it on my daughter.: she did pretty good. It took about a month but it was a really large plantar wart that i never saw. You know those high schoolers, never see them...
  12. by   RN2B2005
    Just a little note....the duct tape study used duct tape ONLY on plantar warts--not on warts on the face, hands, etc.
  13. by   Joeknee
    thanks RN2B2005, i didn't realize that.

    it does appear to have worked on the wart on my knee though.