I’ve suffered from this problem since the age of 12 (I’m now 48!) and have undergone many, many painful and unsuccessful treatments, all to no avail. They’ve been burnt off, frozen off and had various herbal and homeopathic remedies applied, and even had spells cast over them…and I all but gave up until I was working with some Bulgarian emegreés in Turkey. On seeing the nasty outcrop on my forearm he told me of the traditional method used in the village he came from.
Take a firm onion, peel it and remove the root to allow the leaves to separate, and place in a storage jar and cover with red wine vinegar for two days. Then apply a leaf of onion to the affected area covering the warts completely and bind with plastic kitchen film to stop air reaching the warts. Then bind tightly with a standard stretch bandage to hold in place. Repeat every four hours for 3-4 days (at night leave the onion in place). As the wart slowly pickles and dies off (the wart will go white to start with and may itch a bit), but after time it will separate from the surrounding skin until such time that you can take a pair of tweezers and gently tug at it. If it resists, continue the treatment, but if it is completely dead you will find that wart, and it’s root, will slide out easily. For fingers and toes only apply enough onion to cover the wart and use two elastaplasts to cover it, to cover the whole finger will result in a very painful and wrinkled finger!!! Smelly and messy BUT it works!!!!
[QUOTE=blank]i just realized i've had a wart on my hand for over 5 years.
it's on one of my nuckles, where my hand connects to my pinky.
it's wierd, because it used to look like a really nasty wart. it used to split open all the time, and bleed...etc. but now, it's flat, and looks more like scar tissue than a wart. but it's still hard (a flat hard).
it's about the size of a bean...except it's flat.
i've probably tried freezing it off 5-8 times. about 4 times at the doctor...and a number of times by myself. i've used all the grocery store ones (the acid stripes, or glue sorta stuff), for months on end. nothing doing. i've heard of duct tape, but that's not really an option for the back of my hand.
i've also used Aldara on it (i think it's for genital warts), for a number of months. and i'm currently trying that again. (it's flippin' extensive)
i have some other ones too. a little group on my palm (all small, whole group is about the size of a quarter), one on each of two other knuckles (small). and a few tiny ones here and there
i used to have a bunch more...and i did the same thing. tried everything. grocery store products, getting them frozen off. but nothing work. they'd just sort of go away at random times.
do i have any options?
i've heard that they're just viruses. why don't they make medication for them? lol.