Warts are unpleasant sight and contagious so whenever we notice one on our skin, we want to get rid of it as fast as possible. One home remedy that has been around for decades is using duct tape for warts treatment. Let’s take a closer look at how and why this method is often being used.
Duct tape for warts – how to use it?
The method itself is quite simple.
- Get yourself a roll of duct tape (the silver one is good because it sticks on very well)
- Cut out a piece that is large enough to cover the whole wart
- Place the tape on the wart and leave it for 4-7 days without removing it.
- After 4-7 days, pull off the duct tape, clean the area with soap and water and rub off any dead wart tissue.
- Let the area dry overnight and repeat the process
How fast does duct tape get rid of warts?
Using duct tape for wart removal is a scientifically unproven method but it takes at least 8 weeks to see any noticeable results. If you are expecting fast results then this is not a method for you. See below this article what natural method gives way faster results.
Does duct tape really get rid of warts?
There’s a saying you can fix anything with duct tape. Does this hold true also for getting rid of warts? Well, there is conflicting research about the effectiveness of using duct tape on warts. Some research state it helps and some say it’s no better than a placebo effect.
Duct tape itself does not “cure” the wart. It does not kill the virus that causes the wart to appear. When you pull the tape off, part of the wart will often come off with it. This may be painful but it’s less painful than for example freezing method that is also sometimes used for wart removal. So, week after week after repeating the duct tape process you will be “peeling” the wart off your skin.
Weather duct tape is effective or not, one thing that is definitely true is that using duct tape on warts helps to prevent the virus from spreading further (warts are caused by human papillomavirus) since duct tape stops the wart from contacting other parts of your skin.
When definitely not to try duct tape for warts removal
Avoid using duct tape on warts if warts are located in one of the following areas:
- Close to you mucous membranes (inside your nose or mouth)
- Under your armpits
- Near your genitals
Ps! Genital warts should always be examined by a doctor.
Also, definitely talk to your doctor if your warts:
- crack and bleed
- are painful
- Interfere with your daily life
Remember that using duct tape may cause pain upon removal and also redness and bleeding. If you have sensitive skin then using duct tape on warts is definitely not something you want to try.
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