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Warts—10 Ways to Get Rid of Them Naturally


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how to get rid of warts naturally

“I was teased to bits at school today for having hands that look like bubble wrap,” says one online forum member. “I want to get rid of my warts, now.”

“For the last 5 or 6 years I have been getting warts on my hands,” says another. “I recently had one burned off, and in addition to a nasty scar, I now have two more on that hand and another on the other hand.”

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Unsightly, stubborn growths that can appear most anywhere on the skin, warts can be embarrassing, irritating, and depressing. Here’s some more information on what causes them, and possible natural solutions that may work for you.

What Are Warts?

Warts are benign skin growths caused by viruses. Most come from the human papillomavirus (HPV), which infects the top layer of skin and causes it to grow rapidly, creating a wart. You can contract this virus if you cut or damage your skin in some way, and then touch someone else who has it. You can also catch the virus by sharing towels, razors, or other personal care items.

Though anyone can develop warts, some people are more at risk, particularly children and teens and people with a weakened immune system. There are several different kinds of warts—each looks different and will show up on different parts of the body.

  1. Common warts: These most often occur on the hands, and are rough, dome-shaped, and gray-brown.
  2. Plantar warts: These grow on the soles of the feet and are hard and thick with dark specks. They can be painful when you walk.
  3. Flat warts: These can grow on the face, arms, and legs. They’re small, have flat tops, and may be light yellow, brown, or pink.
  4. Filiform warts: These can grow on the face, usually around the mouth, nose, or chin. They are the same color as the skin, but they have thread-like growths sticking out of them.
  5. Periungual warts: These occur under and around the fingernails and toenails.

Many times, warts will go away on their own, but sometimes they can be stubborn and stick around for much longer than you’d like.

10 Natural Solutions for Warts

We have several wart removal tips and tricks for you to try besides Compound W, freezing, and other standard techniques. Meanwhile, work on prevention at the same time—avoid walking barefoot, don’t share personal hygiene items, and avoid touching all warts—yours and everyone else’s.

  1. Boost your immune system. Warts are caused by a virus, so one of the best ways to get rid of them is to boost your body’s ability to fight them. In fact, many people notice that warts show up when they’re feeling tired, sick, or worn down. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and exercising regularly, and use some potent immune boosters like astragalus, elderberry, olive leaf, vitamin C, zinc, turmeric, and cat’s claw.
  2. Stop the spread. Not only can warts be passed from person to person, but you can also spread them around your own body through touch. If you touch your wart, for instance, and then touch another part of your body before washing your hands, you may spread the virus, and notice new warts popping up several days later.
  3. Use pineapple. Apply fresh pineapple directly to the wart several times a day. The natural acids and enzymes will help.
  4. Garlic. Mix some fresh garlic with water and apply the paste to the wart. Put a bandage on top. Re-apply every few hours and continue until the wart is gone.
  5. Baking powder. Mix baking powder and castor oil into a paste, apply to the wart at night, and cover with a bandage. Repeat daily. You can also try crushed, fresh basil in the same way—or even mix the two together.
  6. Vitamins. Crush up a vitamin C tablet and mix with water to make a thick paste. Apply to the wart and cover with a bandage. You can also try vitamin E—break a capsule, rub on the wart, and cover.
  7. Aspirin. Use these like the vitamin C tablet—crush, add a little water, apply the paste to the wart, and cover overnight. Repeat for several nights until gone.
  8. Tea tree oil. Apply directly to the wart, then cover with the bandage. Repeat daily. You can also mix with clove and/or Frankincense oils for additional power.
  9. Bee propolis. Some people have found success applying propolis directly to the wart several times a day. Or try applying at night and covering until morning.
  10. Aloe vera. Fresh from the actual plant is best. Break off a leaf and rub the gel onto the wart. Aloe contains malic acid. If you don’t have the plant, get the purest form of aloe you can find. Cover after each application.

Do you have other tips for getting rid of warts? Please share them with our readers!

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  1. Rob says:

    Good article! I’ve heard of some of these treatments, but not all of them. for example, bee propolis and aloe vera are totally new to me. Sounds effective though!

    I suffered with a bad plantar wart for over two years and was able to get rid of it using the duct tape method, epsom salt soaks and salicylic acid pads. Not COMPLETELY natural, but it sure worked and was close enough to it! I did also try to improve my immune system and took in antiviral foods like garlic to some degree. I created a short blogger page which documented my progress with before and after photos along with more instruction on how I used these methods. In case anyone is interested it’s at

  2. Randy l salvador says:

    When i was in college i got warts on my fingers in both hands. What i did is i put an adhesive to the mother wart, the one that you think is the very first wart to appear and then scotch tape, i wrap arround it very tight for like 2 to 3 days. After that i noticed that my warts are gone one by one and they never came back.

  3. sarah says:

    I will try these methods. I have had warts covering my fore head since I was in 2nd grade. It was really embarrassing. One day a girl said ” what’s all over your head?” All day people would tell to use X out or proactive. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my friends because they would talk about my “pimples” right to my face. I fell for anyone who struggles with warts.

  4. yvonne says:

    Hi my name is yvonne i have a son that is seven years old and has flat warts under his chin that keeps getting bigger and bigger
    What should i do to get ride of these. My poor baby has had them for a year now

  5. davinka says:

    ive had my warts for most of my life im 12 and i only get them on my left elbow and down there are a couple that have like a sail trail they follow each other and ive already tried liquid nigrogeon but they came back people ask what they are and i say they are nothing just skin in the wrong place and they say ew and stuff and i say back would you like it if i found out someone different about you and said ew

  6. Shinji says:

    thankyou for all the intel that you have given ill try the vitamin c for now

  7. hi says:

    I used nail polish and covered it with duck tape and now I’m seeing if it works but I think it will

  8. srikanth says:

    My wart is disappearing after some measures and growing asusual like before remedy for this ppleaseeee

  9. Dee Harms says:

    My 5 year old grandchild can not get rid of their warts. We have had all 12 of them frozen off and now everyone of them are back.I’m going to try fingernail polish,because, I can’t keep tape on them! Thanks for all this input

  10. Majal says:

    I got wats all over my face and neck.,Its so disgusting i try all of the remedies that u r recomended .. thanks

  11. idah says:

    Hi, i started to have warts on my face and neck i think i was 9 yrs or so. i have tried so many things(aloe milk, dermatology to burn them, bye wart cream, magic wart cream & garlic) but all failed, last week i used garlic and it burned my face so now i have wounds and the warts are still there. what scares me is that my son 9 yr old son started to have them on the face. i wanted to get rid of them from my face and see if the remedies are working so that i can use it to my son’s face. which one can i use, because i’m afraid my face will end up damaged, please assist

    • Patti says:

      Did you try a doctor? That helped me. I think out of all of these try the sweet ones. Maybe buy a couple aloe plants online if they have none in your area.

  12. isabelle says:

    I’ve had warts on my face , specifically on my nose, for about 4 years now but i go to the dermatologist to get it removed. they usually freeze it off but it comes back within a month. It really sucks because its right on the tip of my nose so i cant try many of the methods there are, like the duct tape one. Im really hoping that one of these methods work.

    • Roberta says:

      And there I go, burn my nose wart again…it came back after a month also. I told my daughter it is a witch curse 😉

  13. Nicole says:

    I recently found a flat wart on the bottom of my foot. I have tree tea oil and I was wondering how long each day I should leave the bandage on for. Any help is appreciated

  14. My 7 year old dog has developed a wart on his leg/hip area. he chews on it, the Vet said not to worry, won’t spread, but I think it might and it will be in his moth tape and bandaid, he won’t leave it alone, chews til the area is all red.Any suggestions, thank you

  15. Jeanette says:

    We used lemon oil on the bottom of my sons feet and the warts cleared up. You have to put it on several times a day for a few months, but it will eventually clear up and doesn’t come back!

  16. Arav says:

    Hello i have wrat on my face.i use pineapple juuce .how many days it will take to go from face

  17. Sahar gor says:

    Hi i try tree oil and banana and garlic oil i put first tree oil after 6 hours i put garlic oil then banana beet after 1 week they disappear hope to all good time don’t give up

  18. Deb says:

    Does anyone know if these remedies work on skin tags? Thanks.

  19. Mohammad Yousuf says:

    Found it very knowledgeable and useful. I have started garlic therapy on my warts since a couple of days before suggesting it to others.

  20. Chesney says:

    I have 3 warts two in the middle of my hand one on my finger how can i get rid of these please can u help me

  21. Jose says:

    I need help with my wart next to my eye could you plz help me I’m scared to use Apple cider vinegar next to my eye plz give me advices or something thanks💯💯💯

    • Annmarie Skin Care says:

      Hi Jose,

      Because your wart is in such a sensitive spot, we would suggest discussing the removal with your dermatologist.

  22. sham says:

    Im not going to lie, my two bigger sisters has warts infact it runs in my family.i thought i was the lucky one until the age of 13 they started to appear on both my cheek areas. I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Khym says:

    Do I need to crush the garllllic before mixing it to the water?

    • sairah says:

      I have warts in my hands and it spread in my other hand… I can’t cook.
      Is this really effective?? please I want to cure it 🙁

  24. Trish says:

    I would love any advice? I have Multiple Sclerosis and on a medication that seems to give a lot reactions to my body. I now have red blotchy skin on my chest and neck& I was told it was rosacea. I also have very dry facial skin. I haven’t been able to put makeup on my face. I wish I knew what would take the heat, dryness especially around my nose and below. Thanks for any advice.

  25. Olivia says:

    Ive got rid of most of the wart and it now hurts what should I do?

  26. jess says:

    Use milkweed plant the white sticky liquid apply to wart everyday till it’s gone

  27. Is it safe to rub vitamin C or E on warts located on the face? and how are we going to cover it and how many how many hours> Thank you

    • Kabeer says:

      I have a wart on my face too. If u find a solution plz let me know too. I had once got rid of it by an Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathy. Also have burned it. Yet its on ma cheeks for over 5 years. But now it’s very much visible than it use to be. One thing which I find to work is turmeric and red sandalwood mixed in yoghurt to be applied on it. It makes it smaller. But as soon as you stop it comes back

  28. i have had mine for adges and it won come off i want it off my hand because it hurt can give me some advice on what to do please thank you x

  29. Tee says:

    With all your knowledge on oils, I’d like to know if you have information about: 1. eye lash “dandruff”, clogging of the tear ducts?
    2. using hemp oil on the lash area

    thank you, love your site,

  30. Jesse says:

    I have warts on my fingers and tried the garlic solution, but my garlic press leaves it in little chunks; how finely crushed does it have to be?

  31. Brandy Davey says:


    I wanted to share with you a natural way to get rid of molluscum (water warts). My two young daughters had them on their legs and they were spreading quickly. I did a lot of research and found that you could treat them with apple cider vinegar. Ripe a tiny piece of cotton off of a cotton ball and roll it in your fingers to make a small ball. Using tweezers, dip it into apple cider vinegar and then place on the wart and cover with a round band aid. I did this at night for 3 or 4 nights in a row and the warts started to heal within the week. The band aids can come off in the morning. If skin gets irritated after 2 days take a day off and continue the next couple of days. Some of them will get itchy but its usually tolerable.

    At one point I was rolling tiny cotton balls for 60 warts! It took forever and my girls can’t stand the smell of apple cider vinegar anymore but it worked! It had the same affect as treating them with beetle juice would…brilliant stuff! A total life saver considering molluscum can last for up to 9 months.


  32. Dee says:

    Iv been havn warts on my hands n thighs and they dnt seem to disappear. I consulted bfr and they gv me pills and a lotion to apply on bt stil nun is workn out. I feel embarrassed wen i wear shorts. Plz help me gt rid of these things

  33. mamatha says:

    hi hello

    i have wart in my hands from past 6 years .. i tried english medicine, but no use .. am worried. please give me a solution

  34. name*Leon says:

    Hi, i sweat excessively from my head and face! So much so that i have to change my shirt 2 or 3 times a day when the weather is hot! Pls help!

    • Annmarie Skin Care says:

      Hi Leon,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have products that can help with this. I do suggest seeing an herbalist that may be able to see what’s going on holistically and give you some pointers on what you can do.

  35. Abiodun says:

    What is the efficacy of the above mentioned solution to wart treatment

    • Annmarie Skin Care says:

      Hi Abiodun,
      Each treatment is different for everyone so I would suggest trying out a few to see if you find one that works for you 🙂

  36. selina Banda says:

    I just want to thank you for the great information am a 13 year old girl from Malawi who has been helped by God bless madam.☺

  37. name* says:

    i got warts on the left feet it is very painful to walk i have warts about six months ago
    i thought that they will be cure byself i have 11 big warts and alots of small warts ones

    kindly recommand me the best treatment these are so painful to walk


  38. KC says:

    I’ve had a common wart on the inner side of my big toe for over a year. Sometimes it feels painful when I walk, and its really annoying. It looks damaged, with small splinters in it, and is very rough and dry as it has been picked. So what’s the best way to get rid of it quickly? -K.C.

  39. Jacob Lepper says:

    I have a very very strong immune system and my wart has been around for about 2 years, I tried cutting it off with my knife, it worked but then came right back

  40. greyta says:

    Hello, I have been to the doctor several times the warts seem to go away for a small amount of time but they keep returning. I have some flat warts on my pubic area and the doctor had already confirmed that they are not sexually transmitted. they are simply typical wart that you would get on any other part of you body. what should i do? I really don’t want to have to freeze them off again. it was extremely painful and I’ve gone through the lengthy process several teimes already. any help would be extremely appreciated. thank uou

  41. Vanessa says:

    Hi i have a big wart on the side of my lip. It was small years ago but then when i got pregnant and gained a bit of weight my wart grew with it and now its killing my self esteem. Finding it hard to talking to people because i know they are just looking at my wart. WILL these home remedies work on my wart?

  42. Aubrey says:

    Thank you so much for the information about muluscom warts, Brady! I will definitely have to try that trick over my spring break! Thank You! 😄

  43. Elle says:

    Raw apple cider vinegar applied every night for a week to ten days gets rid of warts. We had great success ridding our son’s fingers and our grandson’s foot from warts with the ACV. Use a Q-tipto apply a circle of vaseline to the outer skin around the wart, soak a small piece of cotton with apple cider vinegar and apply this on the wart. Cover with a bandaide. Do this each night for 7-10 nights and voila, the wart dries up and drops off.

  44. ku says:

    I’ve had this unappealling wart on the side of my thumb for several months now and i’ve becoming increasingly self-conscious about it. I read about using tea tree oil and a bandaid to rid of it and decided to try it out since tea tree oil is one of my staple, natural products for everyday use. Since applying the oil directly to the wart and bandaging, I’m SHOCKED at how much my wart has decreased in size. It doesn’t look nearly as unattractive as before and is also appearing much more flat and less white/dried. I plan to use tea tree oil for about two more weeks just to ensure the wart is gone. For anyone curious about these natural remedies, they work. I’m so thankful that this nasty wart (I’ve named it Adam) will soon be gone! (:

  45. Jeanette says:

    I have long standing warts on my lower left eyelid – at one time I had one surgically removed but they didn’t cut deep enough and it grew right back.
    Any ideas?

  46. natalia says:

    Loved these ways to get rid of warts
    But i do have a wart on top of my foot
    abcd store on my Toes

  47. sairah says:

    I have warts in my hands and it spread in my other hand… I can’t cook.
    Is this really effective?? please I want to cure it 🙁
    I am really shy to show my hands.. I can’t even dance.. because everytime there’s a step showing hands.. I felt embarassed.. please help me

  48. arhaina says:

    How to remove black warts in face

  49. priya says:

    How to remove black flat warts in face

  50. Paula says:

    How long do these remedies usually take?

  51. Trish says:

    Baby oil worked wonders on my feet warts.

  52. Dana says:

    I got flat warts all over my face and neck and I don’t know what to do to take them off. I used a cream but it didn’t work.

  53. Jenn says:

    Breast milk on warts works like a charm!

  54. how many hours the wart will remove on your skin if you use a garlic?

  55. As I was researching on wart removal treatment, I found your blog and got through it. These 10 tips to get rid of warts are quite useful and good. Informative article !

  56. Tam says:

    I have used apple cider vinegar on my sons warts and they have gone black and dissapeared!
    Have also used same technique on molluscum and they went!

  57. Ken Dacey says:

    This is a true story so help me GOD.

    When I was about 4years old both the back of my hands were covered in warts. I hated it. I hadn’t started school yet and I was terrified I was going to have to go to school and all the other kids we see them. The lady that lived next door to us also babysat me during the day. When all my brothers and sisters were in school and my parents were gone and it was quiet she brought me out to her back yard. She pulled a potato that was cut in half out of her apron. She told me to rub one half of the wet part of the potato on the back of my hand and the same thing with the other half on the other hand. She told me to throw the potato’s over my shoulder and to not go looking for them, which I did but I couldn’t find them. lol. I swear the warts were gone in a very short time I don’t know exactly but maybe a week. I was so happy and they were never a problem again. Try it what do you have to lose. I swear it worked for me.

  58. Ty lipis says:

    If you cover with ductape and leave it on there, the wart will soon turn white and fall off. If ductape falls off put new strip on immediately. Take off every 6 days and the next day start the process again.

  59. I discovered warts on my big toe and the one right beside it. Does anyone know how to get rid of them with out using money

  60. Nice and very useful article! Thanks a lot!

  61. Cynthia says:

    I have used garlic for the last two warts on my fingers. It worked like magic! You should roughen the wart with an emery board to open the surface. Apply fresh garlic slice and bandage. It will burn and sting and then subside. Do this several times with some rest time for your finger in between (no garlic).

    Rather quickly, the skin will begin to deaden as you kill the wart. You can see the dots on the surface, which are the tiny blood vessels feeding the wart. That’s why the garlic stings when applied.

    The new skin will appear underneath slowly. Once you peel off the dead skin, the wart will be gone. It takes a while for the skin to detach enough to peel off. Make sure you get ALL the virus cells. If wart is not completely gone or grows back, do it again, and you will be sure to succeed the second time. Usually takes just one try.

  62. Rose says:

    Use an orange

  63. sage says:

    I like this website. Warts are annoying and I dont want to waste my money on freezing it off. These are ways you can get rid of those annoying warts that work best for you.

  64. jack says:

    Planter wart removal.
    My Grandmother showed me a unique way before she died.

    Get the spit from back of your tongue, the gooey white spit first thing in the morning before drinking or eating.
    Apply the white spittle directly on the wart every morning. Don’t stick your finger back into your mouth after first application, this will cross contaminate.

    Gone in a couple of weeks.
    planters can be large and painful. I got rid of mine just as she said.

  65. Cynthia says:

    I have a wart on top of my head with hair around it. Any suggestions on how to remove a wart from the head?

  66. Joe mamma says:

    just look up Paul McCartney and look at how cute he was. I mean, he’s an old man now but look at his pictures from the 60’s. He is so hot!!! His voice is special. I am proud to say that I am in love with his voice.

    Seriously, look him up.
    Yours truly, Joe mama.
    P.s. Look up “yesterday” by the Beatles or “when I’m sixty four” they are both written by Paul McCartney.

  67. lovely says:

    please help me guys how to remove my warts in nose..

  68. elaina says:

    Cut a raw potato and apply to affected wart area a few times within hours or possibly a few days it will die.

  69. Manasi says:

    Please tell me home product

  70. No says:

    So I got a wart frozen off on my foot and it still didn’t go away. What should I do?

  71. howard says:

    hi i hav ea wart

  72. Person says:

    I have a periungual wart…. how do you get rid of them? people are saying apple cidar vinegar or garlic… but how do you do it if its under your fingernail? do you rub it on it?

  73. Kaarina says:

    Hello. Geting desbred about my wards around my body, on back and around middle. Doctor so far takes no notice, they are so big and ugly, most flat and black.there must be a cure, but what? So far used banana skin, applecider vinegar, little help, but will not stop new ones a please anybody knows some cures I am willing to try.

  74. Khudik says:

    Hi i have a wart on my bottom lip so it wont hurt so what can you tell me about it thanks .

  75. Annmarie Skin Care says:


    Because you’re experiencing this on a sensitive part of your body, it would be best if you were to go to a doctor where you can get checked out.

  76. Cat says:

    I love this website it didn’t help take my warts away and thanks again for the diffetrent ways I tried all of them

  77. Natasha says:

    Please do not use garlic it burns the skin and will leave you with an ever uglier scar. Learnt from experience

  78. Sophia says:

    Any suggestions for flat wart on forehead.
    I’ve tired topical creams, thuja, and been stocking myself with tons of vitamins but no success.

  79. Lynn says:

    My son has a wart looks like filiform wart on his head and and 3 little ones just on the entrance of his nose what should we do for treatment

  80. Mahaveer says:

    I have common wart what to do

  81. Farrukh says:

    My 2 years old child have warts problem, it appears on his hand and also on his buttocks, recently we had get treated him with the procedure of liquid nitrogen gas but unfortunately warts appearing again. Kindly advise me in the matter

  82. Kate says:


    does anyone know the best way to get rid of lots of warts on the tips of your fingers. i have warts on the tip of every finger, and not just one multiple on each finger tip. i originally started with only one on my pointer finger, and at the time i chewed my nails really badly, so because i was chewing my nails they spread. now i still chew my nails a little but not as much as i used to, so i was just thinking my hands where starting to look better, but i still have these big ugly warts. can anyone tell me the best and fastest home remedy.


  83. Priyanka says:

    I have a wart on my neck and had applied garlic paste for 3 days, I had an allergic reaction and the area became red, after some days it became black..the wart isn’t gone but my neck looks horrible..can anyone suggest an alternate remedy please!

  84. Tiffany says:

    My daughter has water warts. She contracted them from a friend. They are on the inner part of her forearm and she has spread them to a few other areas, chest and thigh. I would like to know what I can do to help her get rid of these. If anyone has any information on curing these, I would greatly appreciate it.

  85. Melissa Mellie says:

    Thank you very much. The warts is a serious problem for a person. For the treatment of this problem, you can take medications and concern your doctor.

  86. Prasadd says:

    Good message i Got.

  87. Matthew says:

    Hello everyone I have a wart on my finger right next to my finger nail and I want it gone and to never come back can someone help me on how to get rid off it please

  88. Ellen ;w; says:

    since a few years ago ive had a few warts , but they keep spreading and spreading but i dont know how to stop it completely , i have alot on my hands , one on my toe and 4 – 6 on my nose includeing around my lips, people often ask even though i can hide them quite well , anyone know anything that might help ?

  89. nett says:

    What can someone do to get the virus out of their body for good after Sergey on the wars just so they won’t appear later

  90. Judith says:

    I am glad with or for the tips I received,because warts are my worst problem .I hope the aloe willhelp me,my body has many fine flat warts.I appreciate it.

  91. zadran kamran says:

    Hi I have a warts on my hands and feet so what I can do to remove it
    I am waiting for your reply.