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Duct tape: A cure for warts?

Warts: ugly little blemishes brought on by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). According to the Mayo Clinic, “HPV stimulates the skin to attract and grow its own blood supply and nerves, which makes the wart very hearty and less likely to disappear on its own.”

Generally warts will go away on their own after one to two years, but a lot of people don’t like to wait that long to reclaim their smooth skin. If you are one of these people, there are a few steps you can take to speed up the process. I found this here: Duct tape: A cure for warts?


issipy said:

This has worked for my grandchildren- a particularly stubborn one on Alice's hand has now gone- you have to be patient, and keep the tape on. It doesn't look very attractive, but it does work. It must be because the air is excluded.

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