How to Get Rid of Warts With Vinegar

Updated February 21, 2017

Warts can be removed with a natural home remedy of distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. There are other home remedy method for removing warts that include using duct tape or freezing the wart. You can also purchase over-the-counter medication that includes salicylic acid and typically comes in a cream form. Using vinegar to remove the warts is a simple and cost-effective way to reduce the mole until it's no longer visible on your skin. The apple cider vinegar method can also be used to remove genital warts.

Apply distilled white vinegar to your wart using a cotton swab and let it remain on the wart for more than 10 minutes. Use a dry cloth to remove any excess vinegar on the wart. Apply the vinegar two to three times a day for a week. If the wart remains, continue to Step 2.

Use soap and warm water to thoroughly clean the area of the wart. Make sure to use an antibacterial soap, if possible, and then dry the area with a cloth.

Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball. Apply the vinegar using the cotton ball directly to the wart. Make sure the cotton ball isn't too soaked so that it doesn't fall off after you add a bandage.

Hold the cotton ball over the area by placing a bandage over it. If the bandage you are using isn't strong enough to support the cotton ball, then use a more adhesive type of bandage, such as medical tape.

Leave the bandage on the wart for no longer than 24 hours. Remove the bandage and cotton ball before you go to sleep. Wash the area again with soap and warm water. Continue the process for one to two weeks or until the wart is completely gone.

Things You'll Need

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Cotton balls
  • Bandage
  • Medical tape
  • Cloth
  • Cotton swab
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