10 Most Popular Wart Removal Products

Wart Removal Products

If you have a wart, chances are you can think of little else but removing it as quickly as possible. While home remedies and treatments offer little in the way of quick relief, there are some wart removal products that can eliminate your nubby new friend, if you have a little patience and a whole lot of time.

1. Duct Tape: May as well start with the hilarious one. Recent tests are conflicting regarding the effectiveness of the plantar warts duct tape treatment, but even though the jury is still out, thousands swear by the unconventional method.

2. Salicylic Acid: The most common of all wart removers both for its ease of use and readily availableness, salicylic acid is one of the most popular wart removal products on the market. Duofilm wart remover takes convenience a step further by incorporating salicylic acid into an easy to use strip. Easy application, painlessness, effectiveness, and inexpensiveness all contribute to the product’s popularity.

3. Tea Tree Oil: Lesser known on the list of wart removal products, is tea tree oil. Thought to inhibit the growth of warts due to its antiseptic abilities, tea tree oil has been touted a cure for almost anything. Its increased popularity for a variety of ailments has made it much easier to find recently.

4. Freeze! Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away: Available at almost any grocer, Freeze away works similarly to doctor’s office freezings, but with milder product and the ease of home treatment. Takes a lot longer, but cheaper and much easier.

5. Cantharidin: Beetles: Not just for, wait, what are beetles for? Well, in some cases, killing warts. Cantharidin is a substance that naturally occurs in many types of beetles, and has been shown to eliminate warts by blistering the area around them. It’s not FDA approved, which may be indicative of its level of effectiveness.

6. Antiviral Cream: Wart Mole Vanish Cream theoretically uses antiviral components to kill the wart and claims to work in a single application. Buyer beware however because this product will cost you almost $80.00

7. Apple Cider Vinegar: Soaking your wart in apple cider vinegar for six days, no wait, that’s not right, soaking your wart in apple cider vinegar for 15 minutes for 6 days? But there are some who claim that apple cider vinegar soaked warts will fall off with a little whittling with a pumice stone.

8. Foot Donuts (Not real donuts – do not eat): If you can’t get rid of the little beasties, and need relief from plantar wart pain on your feet, you might pick up some donut shaped rings to embrace the wart snugly, and keep your upright mobility devices pain free until you can make it to your health care professional.

9. Food: Garlic, Aloe Vera, and a cut and salted onion apparently can not only serve as beef stock ingredients, they can also cure your warts. Well, the jury is still out on how well these foodstuffs serve as wart removal products, but chances are you have some or all laying around to experiment with anyways.

10. Podophyllum: If you frequent holistic stores, you may run across Podophyllum, a product derived from plants that may be called American Mandrake or the Devil’s Apple. This ingredient, when applied like an ointment supposedly kills the bad skin cells that make up your wart. This product however, can in some cases cause irritation and even pain. (You didn’t think it was called the “Devil’s Apple” for nothing did you?

Since warts are so common, it makes sense that there are a whole slew of wart removal products available over the counter, along with a lot of home remedies. Before attempting any home remedies, you should consult a physician concerning your condition. Home remedies, no matter how innocent they seem, can cause reactions or irritation that is much worse than the wart you were trying to eliminate in the first place. A conversation with your doctor will ensure that you are able to get the most effective treatment for your condition and situation.