How To Remove Warts With Garlic

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Remove Warts With Garlic

Are you looking for a natural way to remove warts? There are many home remedies that can help you get rid of these unsightly bumps without resorting to chemicals. Garlic is one of these natural products that can help you get rid of warts at home, so don't wait to learn more about it in this OneHowTo article: how to remove warts with garlic.

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Steps to follow:


First remember that, before you remove your warts with home remedies, you will need to see your dermatologist or specialist doctor to check that you don't have any skin conditions or general health problems. Likewise, if the warts spread, you might need medical attention to get rid of them altogether.

How To Remove Warts With Garlic - Step 1

However, we want to stress that garlic is one of the best natural products that can soften warts. And is that among its many beneficial properties, it can "burn" the skin and therefore make the warts disappear.

That is why you should only apply garlic onto the affected area, avoiding contact with the healthy surrounding skin to prevent burning or redness. To apply, first wash the area affected by warts with plain soap and water to make sure it is clean.

How To Remove Warts With Garlic - Step 2

To remove warts with garlic, peel and cut or crush a clove of garlic to apply it onto the wart or warts you want to remove. You can either cut it into thin slices with a knife or crush into a paste.

We recommend just cutting the garlic so that you can get what you need and keep the rest in the fridge to be used the next day, otherwise it will quickly spoil.

How To Remove Warts With Garlic - Step 3

Next, cover the wart with a piece of garlic or the crushed paste. Remember that it must not come into contact with the surrounding area, i.e. the healthy skin to prevent the garlic from burning the area.

Using a sterile gauze or a bandage, and a piece of tape, to cover up the wart to let the garlic do its job and to avoid it getting on your clothing or the rest of your body. Leave the garlic on the wart for a few hours and take it off afterwards.

How To Remove Warts With Garlic - Step 4

You have to keep doing this treatment to notice an improvement and to prevent the warts from spreading, although this is not recommended for people with very sensitive skin. Also, you can try to remove your warts with other home remedies such as:

How To Remove Warts With Garlic - Step 5

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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I used garlic last night for removing warts and my skin was burnt when i woke up iand swollen ! I was red all over the neck and my face stripped and darkened . My gkids were shocked to see what happened! What ca. I use now ?
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Hi Jay,

As we say on the page, this article is for informative purposes only. We cannot diagnose illnesses, this is something only your doctor is qualified to do. We recommend we ask a physician's advice as it is possible you have had an allergic reaction or there is another factor they will be able to consider.
This is not something i tried when i had one on my thumb, but its one to consider in future. I use the Duct tape method which to my surprise worked really well.
We aren't going down that long road of trying this and trying that. Pediatrician had frozen my daughter's twice. Called Podiatrist, have appointment tomorrow to have them surgically removed. It's been long enough and in order to give my daughter some relief, I'm not going to let it go any longer. It has been a month and has grown a sister. Yep, surgical procedure is the only option to get rid of it completely.
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