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Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:18 pm      Reply with quote
I have been plagued by 2 warts on my right hand for over 3 years and I am DESPERATE for any suggestions, natural or otherwise, to get rid of them. They are located in a difficult spot (according to my doctor) to treat which is at the left corner tips of my right thumb and pointer finger and they go partially under the nail (to where my nail lines where my skin meets the nail on half my finger are slightly pitted/indented from these suckers). They have been the bane of my existence for so long I am getting tired of the fight. I've tried Compound W, I've had them frozen at the doctors and neither have worked. In the winter, they split and are painful and they are so unsightly and gross I just want them gone Sad ...any help with this would be appreciated, I am willing to try anything...crazy or not so suggest away. Hey, I am getting to the point where I am about ready to cut them out with a scalpel!!! So don't be shy on remedies Laughing

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:24 pm      Reply with quote
By the way, I have no doubt of their origins...I am certain it is from the unclean practices of the place I used to get my nails done. Lesson learned the hard way Rolling Eyes

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:58 pm      Reply with quote
When all else fails... ... DUCT TAPE!

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Actually, I heard that duct tape does work because it starves them of air, which they need.
Another thing was banana peel because of the potassium. Oh, and ACV!

You said crazy was ok... good luck Bren!

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:05 pm      Reply with quote
Laughing Hey, I'm a Yooper!! We LOVE duct tape!!! I am seriously willing to try ANYTHING! I will definitely google the old duct tape method and you bet your ass I will probably be at the hardware store tomorrow... Laughing

BTW...What is ACV?

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:15 pm      Reply with quote
I'm from Vancouver, we don't have Yooper in the vocab.. had to look it up!

Apple cider vinegar, silly. Because... it pickles it?
Do it Do it I hear its quite spectacular... they go out with a BANG!

Actually the one time I went to a derm was my bf's for an "emergency" (we were freaked out & he wouldn't touch me!) bout of Pyterioriasis Rosea where you get a mild rash all over & a purple, quarter sized, itchy, scaley "herald patch" on your ankle! And then everything disappears like it never happened. The guy looked like a Quaker & went from clinical/emotionless to, when me & bf were all eew & intrigued & asking for more details, - grinning and giddy as a schoolgirl saying "Its really quite spectacular!".
I would hope all your derms are as cute as that about your conditions. Smile

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:11 pm      Reply with quote
Bren, where in the UP are you? I'm from Traverse City originally and I took my hubby up to the UP a few summers ago for the first time Smile

I second the duct tape suggestion. Another thing that works is Cellfood liquid oxygen. If you put it on and then bandage it, after a few days, the wart turns black and naturally begins to separate from the rest of the skin. Any hole left in the skin will heal up.
http://www.iherb.com/Lumina-Health-Cell-Food-Oxygen-Supplement-1-fl-oz-30-ml/7431?at=0

PS- Cellfood is great for energy (just add to your drinking water) but don't spill it on any natural fibers- the enzymes in it will eat through them!
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Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:52 pm      Reply with quote
Uh, the apple cider vinegar doesn't pickle it. It burns the heck out of it. I know from experience that it works, and hurts so unbelievably bad I kept waking up in the middle of the night from the pain. Out some on a bit of cotton ball and tape it to your skin. I got a wart from the security finger scan at my work. Everything failed but the cider vinegar and it took about four days. I cannot emphasize the pain enough. Worth it.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:44 am      Reply with quote
Check out earthclinic dot com. They have numerous postings of natural remedies that has worked for other people. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) is one that is posted quick often. Good Luck!! Shock
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Ahhh, apple cider vinegar! I had no idea that would be a remedy Smile
I know when I went to the doctors office to have her freeze these suckers off the pain was nearly unbearable afterwards, especially so the night/day after...it was a horrible aching pain and they did turn black, but they came back. She did say it may take a few rounds of freezing, but I didn't want to do it again Crying or Very sad
If I can get the ACV to work in a few days I would definitely try it, even with the pain. And will look at this Cellfood website too. **Thanks for the website AML! Will check it out.

Hzzyjane: I actually live in Wisconsin now near Milwaukee but I am originally from Ontonagon in Upper Michigan. My Mom/Brother/Sister still live there. Growing up, I had a parent that lived in Upper and in Lower....we all are orginally from Lower Michigan (Born in Rochester, lived many years in Lapeer) but I split time between the both places as my parents divorced when I was very young. The UP is awesome...I love it there but no jobs. I ended up marrying a Yooper of Finnish origin and due to lack of jobs and the copper mine where my ex husband worked closing down, we ended up in Wisconsin about 15 years ago.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:22 am      Reply with quote
My son went through a stage of really bad warts on his hands. One particularly bad one on his thumb, actually half under his thumb nail, and it was huge!! he had it frozen as well, he had to do it about three times, it grew back abit smaller each time and eventually gave up!! He did say it hurt like hell, poor bugger!! He as only about 13-14 at the time.

I never heard of the ACV method. Must remember that!!

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:43 am      Reply with quote
Both mine go partially under the nail as well. That's why they are so hard to treat. I've cut my nail way down just so I can get at them a bit better with the Compound W.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:21 pm      Reply with quote
Bren21 I think you simply need better access and then a concerted effort with the topicals. Will your dermatologist, chiropodist or a podiatrist trim your nail back further than you can, safely?

Or I wonder if a high percentage of urea ointment might be beneficial? This is a keratolytic and humectant, so would help soften the keratinised wart itself. Then targeted treatment would be able to penetrate; plus urea can be used to soften and remove nails (not suggesting you lose the whole nail!).
http://www.ijdvl.com/article.asp?issn=0378-6323;year=2003;volume=69;issue=6;spage=421;epage=422;aulast=Shah
http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=25338

I actually came across several references to urea being used specifically for warts and corns, but can't say how effective this is. Urea can also boost entry of *some* drugs into the skin and nails but IDK if this is a distinct property to that already described.
http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/summary/41/4/736
http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200107/000020010701A0180811.php
BTW urea is not just in our urine, it is also one of the natural moisturising factors in the skin, so getting a little on surrounding skin before cleaning it off is less likely to be an issue than with an acid. I have a 25% heel balm which I have also tried on my hands.

Can you believe duct tape has been studied?!
http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/156/10/975
http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/143/3/309

HTH! Cool

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Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:44 am      Reply with quote
I just remembered, my doc actually filed the top of the wart before treatment as he said it would help with penetration, just with a normal nail file!!

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Good idea and point, having the nail cut way back by the doctor to get better access. I do believe the problem that exists is not being able to treat the wart as a "whole" due to it going under the nail....hence the reason the little buggers are so resistant. It won't go away if you're only able to treat half of it.

I've never heard of Urea ointment...interesting. Is this something available over the counter or is it by scrip only? Will definitely check in to that.

Duct tape seems to be the fix all Laughing ...that is the standing joke for us Yoopers. We use it to hold together everything!

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As of late, that's what I've been doing Bermie, is filling down my wart little by little and it seems to be helping. The Compound W you have to layer on, but it always ends up peeling off and my skin turns a weird white/yellow color...I'm always afraid I'm damaging my good skin with that stuff and really don't want to use it any more.

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bren21 wrote:
Good idea and point, having the nail cut way back by the doctor to get better access. I do believe the problem that exists is not being able to treat the wart as a "whole" due to it going under the nail....hence the reason the little buggers are so resistant. It won't go away if you're only able to treat half of it.

I've never heard of Urea ointment...interesting. Is this something available over the counter or is it by scrip only? Will definitely check in to that.


Find a good pharmacist and see what % urea they think will be effective, have in stock or are willing to order in for you. What is over-the-counter and what is a prescription-only-medicine likely varies by country: the 50% nail stick I linked to is POM in the US but a 25% heel balm is OTC.

Is it possible the Compound W is peeling off because your hands are exposed to soap and water frequently? Hands can be the devil to treat for any skin condition because of that. My father resorted to using disposable gloves in the bathroom when he was dealing with cracked skin! Laughing

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Yet again, exactly the problem. The hands are being used constantly and washed/lotioned multiple times a day and trying to keep anything on them is problematic...especially being on my right hand. What really grosses me out is that those are exactly the 2 fingers I have to use to take out my contacts Embarassed taking them out with any other fingers is a chore indeed...I feel like I am going to taint my eyeballs with wart virus Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:05 pm      Reply with quote
My husband got rid of a deep plantar wart on his foot in three nights with banana peel! There is an enzyme in the white of the peel that makes the banana ripen, and also kicks warts out! He just put the peel (white side on his foot) and taped it there overnight. Weird, I know! I bet you could scrape some of the white peel off and apply, too.
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bren21 wrote:
Yet again, exactly the problem. The hands are being used constantly and washed/lotioned multiple times a day and trying to keep anything on them is problematic...especially being on my right hand. What really grosses me out is that those are exactly the 2 fingers I have to use to take out my contacts Embarassed taking them out with any other fingers is a chore indeed...I feel like I am going to taint my eyeballs with wart virus Rolling Eyes Laughing


Can you wear tight fitting surgical gloves some of the time at work or is that impossible? I have used this strategy working in hospitals (no patient contact) so that I didn't have to use the evil hand cleansing solution so frequently. And they had to special order powder-free because I am sensitive to that too, ha ha.

Never used these myself, but ...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74838962/finger-gloves-sewing-package-of-2

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Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:37 am      Reply with quote
Actually yes, I work in a hospital currently in a non-patient contact position so using gloves is definitely possible.

I did the ACV last night before bed and took off the bandages this morning...not sure if it's doing anything but my finger tips are slightly painful. Will keep at it.

Long ago at the hospital we used to have these little things similar to those finger gloves in the link you gave, they were called finger cots, almost like little condom looking things for the fingers. Ironically, I had asked for those a few weekends ago when I was working and apparently we don't use them any more. I could always cut a pair of surgical gloves and use the fingers!

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Actually yes, I work in a hospital currently in a non-patient contact position so using gloves is definitely possible.

Long ago at the hospital we used to have these little things similar to those finger gloves in the link you gave, they were called finger cots, almost like little condom looking things for the fingers. Ironically, I had asked for those a few weekends ago when I was working and apparently we don't use them any more. I could always cut a pair of surgical gloves and use the fingers!


Laughing I very nearly mentioned finger cots ... I am optimistic about you resolving this, hope you are likewise! Presumably you have a pharmacy in your hospital? Do you have a dermatology ward?

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Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:07 am      Reply with quote
I am cautiously optimistic about it. I've had them so long it may take me a while to rid myself of them but I won't give up. To be honest, I didn't realize they were warts until last year...and this was after having them for a couple years! I had gone to my doctor for something non-related and out of curiosity asked her what they were and she said warts. I had no clue because I thought it was just a case of random dry patches of skin (which in hindsight was a stupid assumption) but due to the fact every winter they crack and the fact they are flat and not sticking out in any way, I just thought I had to live with these dry patches....and here they are warts Confused ugh! But she ended up freezing them that day and they did turn black and the skin came off leaving a pit (very painful I might add) but they came right back.
Thank you for your words of encouragement!

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Holy cow Lori, I think the ACV is doing the trick! Last night was my second evening applying the ACV and at about 1 this morning I found myself ripping off the bandages because my fingers were throbbing so badly. I had to get up at 4am for work so sleep was of the utmost importance Laughing

Anyway, my warts are turning black already underneath! But oh the pain today at work...I'd hit my fingers up against something and nearly go through the roof.

I do believe a few more days of this treatment and these babies will be on their way out for good. Fingers crossed!! Very Happy

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Sorry hear you are in pain: it really is amazing just how much fingers and toes can hurt if you damage them in any way! But delighted to hear that the discomfort is accompanied by progress. Cool

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Worth the few days of pain though if they get up and go for good. They don't feel as bad this morning, although still painful...again I ended up ripping off the bandages off around midnight so I could get some sleep!

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