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Duct tape method for wart removal

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Have a wart that needs to be removed? Duct tape can fix it.

By Grant Huttar

Typically known for keeping things where they are, studies show that duct tape can help remove warts too. A study by the American Academy of Family Physicians shows that an inexpensive duct tape treatment can be more effective method to remove warts from your skin than using liquid nitrogen. The research shows that the duct tape method effectively removed the warts from a larger percentage of the study participants than the cryotherapy method over a similar period of time. This method is also less painful and more easily administered to children.

The method used in the study was to apply a piece of duct tape large enough to cover the wart and leave on for six days, replacing it, if it falls off. After the sixth day remove the tape and soak in warm water and using an emery board or pumice stone to gently run the wart. You will rinse dry and repeat the process until the wart is gone. The average length of treatment was 28 days, a similar length of time as it would be for the cryotherapy method.

The new question is, is there anything that duct tape can’t fix?

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