Warts are fine. They may hurt sometimes, they may itch, but only a little bit. They’re just a bit weird-looking, annoying, and sometimes embarrassing.
I’m sure there are some non-painful ways to remove warts, but this isn’t one of them.
Yeah, this is going to be painful. Sorry.
Warts are viral infections with gnarly roots underneath your skin. They are caused by forms of human papillomavirus, or HPV.
“People get warts from other people with warts, they don’t get them from frogs and toads,” says Robert Brodell, MD, a dermatologist in Warren, Ohio. “The most common way is direct skin-to-skin contact, such as shaking hands with someone who has warts on their hand. You can also get the virus from inanimate objects, like towels that have been used by someone with a wart.”
Usually warts appear where there was a small cut or abrasion. It’s very common on the hands or where people shave, like beards, legs, and intimate areas.
So, if you want to get rid of warts all you need is a specific essential oil and some duct tape. Yup.
Pick up some organic oregano essential oil wherever you can find it, or online, where it’s usually cheapest.
Put it directly on your skin.
Yes, I know that’s bad. Yes, I know ‘you should use a carrier oil.’ Not for this. Directly on the skin. Use a q-tip or other tool to make sure you get the oil on just that wart spot.
Oregano essential oil is antibacterial, antifungal, and most importantly for this purpose, antiviral.
Okay, so Step 2:
cut a piece of duct tape to wart size. Make sure the essential oil is dry before you cover the wart with duct tape.
Continue until the wart is gone. This should take a couple weeks. It may scar for the first few weeks afterwards, but it usually goes away along with your wart.