There are many natural remedies recommended for removing warts from people of all ages. Among the most well-known is treatment with white vinegar.
If you want to get rid of that bump on your skin with this ingredient that you surely have at home, here is how you can do it.
Procedure or steps to use white vinegar
The procedure to remove warts with white vinegar is very simple, you just need to have the main ingredient (vinegar), cotton, and a bandage or adhesive at hand. Once you have everything, follow these steps:
- Wash and dry the area where the wart is located very well. Remember to wash your hands well and if possible, wear gloves.
- In a sterile container, place water and vinegar in a 2:1 ratio. That is, two tablespoons of water for one of vinegar. If you feel burning or pain, we recommend diluting the vinegar.
- Moisten the cotton with white vinegar and place it directly on the wart. When applying the vinegar on the wart, it is necessary to take the proper precautions, in this way you will prevent it from spreading to other areas of the skin.
- Use an adhesive to leave the cotton fixed in the area for a few hours. Repeat the procedure twice a day until it falls off.
If the wart is located on your hands or feet, the procedure for removing warts with white vinegar is as follows:
- Add water and vinegar in equal proportions to a container.
- Soak the area in this solution for approximately 15 minutes.
- Once you finish, rinse with plenty of water and dry the affected area very well. Repeat the procedure daily.
An important aspect to consider is that, because vinegar contains acetic acid, it is not recommended for use on sensitive skin. That is, it is not suitable for genital warts, lesions that appear near the eyes, or open wounds.
In case the area gets irritated when applying white vinegar on the wart, or if you feel strong burning/pain or any other reaction, you should rinse with plenty of water and go to the doctor.
Is white vinegar effective for removing warts?
Although many of our grandmothers’ natural recipes for removing warts are based on apple cider vinegar, it can also be done with white vinegar.
This natural ingredient is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral, making it an ally for treating warts.
White vinegar also contains various minerals and nutrients that help strengthen the immune system, eliminate toxins from the body, and prevent the appearance of these bumps on the skin.
Because it contains acetic acid, it acts by burning the warts, removing the infected skin.
Treating warts with white vinegar is an excellent option before opting for more abrasive, painful, and expensive treatments such as cryotherapy or freezing, laser therapy, or surgical removal.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.
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