Warts, of any kind, forget the doctor, head to the kitchen

Warts were not something my family had ever had, I had no experience with them until I had my children.  But thanks to my wonderful family doctor I learned an inexpensive, chemical-free way to get rid of them completely and permanently.

It doesn’t matter if you have a common wart or a plantar wart, for less than $1. you will have quick relief.

My children each encountered a problem with warts.  My youngest was born with a wart on his  thumb, I freaked to say the least.  My doctor told me not to worry when he was a little older it could be removed.   My son was a thumb sucker, guess which thumb he sucked?  So I was afraid to do any thing about it until he started school.

While waiting to have the now-spreading warts on my son’s  hand removed my oldest found a plantar wart on his foot.  ( At this time I began to really wonder what I was doing wrong as a mother)  I took him to the family doctor who then sent us to a specialist to have the wart cut out of his foot.  He was unable to walk on his foot for a couple of days.  Watching him hop around was quite entertaining yet  sad.

Finally I took my youngest to the doctor.  I absolutely love her.  She knows I prefer to use natural remedies when ever possible and quickly disappeared down the hallway to ask her father, a fellow doctor,  what their aunt used for warts.

She returned with two possible treatments for me, insisting she didn’t want to chemically treat or freeze his skin. The answer was household bleach or garlic.  My son reacted to the bleach, it burned his skin.  So I turned to the garlic.

Garlic to the rescue

It worked!  I simply sliced a garlic clove into nearly 20 pieces to set on each of the warts on his hand.  Then I secured them in place with tape and sent him off to bed.  I forgot the next night, the following night he spent at a friends.  Finally, remembering to apply the garlic I found that he had less than 5 left, which were considerably smaller.  The last treatment cured him of the problem and he’s never had another wart.

Could it possibly work on plantar warts?

A few years ago I found a plantar wart on the heel of my left foot.  I remembered my son having his cut out and how he wasn’t permitted to walk on his foot.  I couldn’t do that.  I’m disabled and would never be able to get around without full use of both my feet.  I put off going to the doctor and my wart multiplied and spread to cover the entire heel of my foot.

With the warts becoming painful to walk on I knew I had to do something and remembered the garlic. I decided it wouldn’t hurt to try much to my surprise  IT WORKED.

Instead of slicing the garlic,  I crushed the cloves and spread it  on to a gauze pad which I then secured with tape to the heel of my foot.  I applied this two nights in a row, then stopped to see what would happen.  At this time the only way to describe what my heel looked like is to saw it reminded me of wrinkled fingers from being in water and appeared almost raw, yet I had very little discomfort. No more than I had been having walking on these warts.

A week later I took a good look to see if it had worked at all and which areas I would try to apply the garlic to again.  They were all gone, every last one of them.  My heel no longer appeared wrinkly or raw and there were no scars or signs there had ever been anything wrong with it.  The garlic worked all the way to the “root” deep underneath the surface of the skin.   It has been three years and I’ve had no further problems.

What do you have to lose?

You can pay your doctor to have your warts frozen, chemically burned, or even cut out.  You can pay for over-the-counter remedies which I have heard rarely work, or you can stop in your produce section at your favorite grocery store and pick up one head of garlic.  Total cost, less than a dollar and no side effects.

Do you have a story of garlic’s healing powers?  I’d love to hear how you use garlic.

 

update:

I had no idea how many people would read this or how many places on a body a wart could show up.  Some people have commented that crushing a clove of garlic has left burns and blisters on their skin.  Most of the people who have experienced this have placed the garlic on their face, near the eyes or other sensitive areas.  If you aren’t sure how your skin may react try rubbing the garlic on your skin, then leave it exposed while you sleep and see if this will work for you first.

180 thoughts on “Warts, of any kind, forget the doctor, head to the kitchen

  1. … Hi Lois … the change of your site is so beautiful … i love it … i came onto this amazing tip for warts & am so grateful that i can spread this info to every one i know … whether or not they have warts … we all know how far goodness travels … Lois i need your help please … my daughter is getting married next week … her face has broken out in a rash & red pimples … she’s always stressed about her skin & there for it flares up even more … please tell me if you know of any natural method & could i use the garlic method … thank you very much for you help … love & peace … God Bless

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    • Dina, thank you I’m so happy the garlic worked for you and you are spreading the word.

      As for your daughter, I have no helpful ideas as I’ve never encountered a similar situation to experiment with. Off the top of my head I would say the answer lies in the stress, so she would need to find ways to calm down. Maybe camomile tea with honey (which is anti just about everything) and meditation with deep breathing to calm frayed nerves. My best to you daughter on her special day.

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      • … Hi Lois … i’m so sorry it took me so long to reply to you … i’ve been submerged in work … thank you for your suggestions … i like them very much because they’re so simple & of course natural … tomorrow is the day & i am a bundle of thoughts & feelings that i have no idea what they are … i need your blessings & your prayers for us Lois … shall tell you soon about it all … love & peace to you … to the ones you love & the whole world … God Bless …

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        • Dina, you most definitely have my blessing and prayers. More than anything else a wedding is a wonderful time to celebrate and let all worries fade. I hope you and your daughter are able to relax enough to enjoy the day completely.

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    • I believe the garlic would work on your head but would warn you to be careful of burning the skin as a few people have mentioned burns on their face and other sensitive parts of the body.If you try garlic on your head I would use a slice of garlic first, not minced or pressed garlic as that would control better where the oils would reach. Other people have reported garlic pills have helped but I have not tried that method myself.

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  2. Reblogged this on 1trinigirl's Blog and commented:
    Hi, I have a problem, well its not for me but for my bf. I dont know if I really want to call it warts. But its on the eyelids and i reading all about garlic and I am a lil scared to use the raw garlic on the eyelids. Can you give me advice?

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    • I wouldn’t use garlic on my eyelid. You said you are not sure they are warts so I would first determine what they are before any treatment. Some people are having good luck taking garlic pills and I include both garlic and onions in my diet for their health benefits so this might be a path you might want to try.

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  3. i have flat warts all over my neck and face i tried garlic on my face and it burnt and left a black mark.please help do garlic tablets work the same as garlic.

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    • Fungai, I have never used garlic pills but another person who commented here has used the pills with good results. I’d be interested to hear how you make out if you try the garlic pills.

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  4. Hi! I just put a garlic on my flat warts around my neck, and now i felt itchiness and redness as well… What does it mean? Do i have to stop this treatment? I need your help,… Thanks :)

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  5. I am so thankful that I found this! I have had a plantar wart on the ball of my right foot that I have been treating unsuccessfully with salicylic acid and ACV for months. The only thing those treatments did was stop the pain–a bit too late, perhaps, because I had already developed severe ankle, knee, and hip pain from the wart that is still ocurring despite medical intervention and several painkiller prescriptions. However, after I read your article I sped over to the nearest Walgreens and bought 1,000 mg garlic capsules (100 ct for about 6 bucks). I took two, and now just six hours later my wart is already turning black. This is faster improvement than I have seen with months of acid treatment.
    I’m expecting the wart to be gone within the next week or so, and afterward I plan to seek more medical treatment for the constant pain in my leg.
    Thank you so much for bringing garlic treatment to my attention. You saved my life for my upcoming senior year of high school.

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    • Caitlyn, you saw improvement within hours? That is amazing!!

      Thank you so much for sharing your story, I have only recently heard through the comments that garlic pills work the same as placing garlic externally on the warts. Good to know there is another way to safely treat them.

      Good luck to you with pain management, I hope your doctor can help you with it. Enjoy your last year of high school too. ;-)

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      • Do you happen to know what the signs of a healing plantar wart are? Mine is still black from the garlic pills, and the surface has become rougher and it sort of tingles/itches. I think these are signs that it is dying but I’m not completely sure.

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        • Caitlyn, I have never tried the garlic pills to attempt to heal a wart so your signs would be different from mine or my son’s. For us they simply shrunk although my plantar warts were irritated from the garlic for a couple of days.

          I did experience tingling and something similar to itching as my warts healed so I would say your body is working to heal them.

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  6. I have been taking garlic pills orally for two weeks now. My warts are now all gone. I saw a dermatologist for years and he cut, and froze them, and i tried duct take, banana peel, dandelion milk, zinc, tea tree oil, and acid. Galic pills worked for me. Great part is you can have one hiding somewhere you dont notice. This has killed them all.

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    • John, I am sorry you had to suffer for so long with wart problems but really appreciate you letting us know that garlic pills work as well as well as a slice of fresh garlic.

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  7. Just want y’all to know I put the garlic on my plantar warts and I saw immediate results. I developed them just a week ago and before they could grow too much I found this website. I had about 3 or 4. One big and 3 smaller ones on my heel. I put sliced garlic on my foot for two hours one night and saw that it was reduced in size and almost peeling the next day. I put it on again last night for the same amount of time and this morning the warts are nearly gone. My skin didn’t burn or have any reaction. I think that only happens if you put it on an area of sensitive skin. Anyways, thank you for posting this article, it saved me a trip to the doctor to get them frozen off which I’m sure is very painful!

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    • Lauren, thank you for letting us know this worked so well for you. I’m glad you didn’t have any burns. I was shocked to see people reporting burns as even my young child didn’t have any discomfort from the garlic.

      I was surprised to learn garlic would work on plantar warts but am glad my experience helped you.

      Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment, I really appreciate it.

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  8. Trying the garlic treatment as we speak. Troed the freezing. However the wart planters was so large and painful my dr. Wanted to send me to have it cut out. I was not going that route. Apon reading many sites re warts. I found one comment that said to add coconut oil as it is a carrier oil and will help the garlic travel deeper.Do you have any thought on this. I have tried both and find I can leave the garlic on longer with the coconut oil as it hurts less. Do you think it will be less effective thanks

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    • Janette, I had never heard of using coconut oil with the garlic but I don’t see why it wouldn’t help.. Raw coconut oil (not the processed oil) is I believe anti bacterial and antiviral so it should add another form of healing to your warts.

      I am very interested in hearing how this works for you. My plantar warts covered my left heel and after two applications of the garlic slowly shrunk until after a few weeks I went to take a close look and see how they were doing and they were gone. Just don’t expect them to heal overnight it takes a few days to a couple of weeks to resolve a plantar wart.

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  9. I have warts on my face… some on the right cheek and some on the chin. I have been to the doc and had the freezing treatment done. It helped but the warts keep coming back as I have to shave. That results in cuts even if I am careful and it spreads. I am trying tea tree oil for couple of months now but seems like that treatment is slow. Do you think I should try garlic now? I want to get rid of these so bad. I have stopped looking myself in the mirror now :((

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    • BigB, I can only give you my opinion based on what I would do, and I am in no way a doctor, so use your judgement. What I would do is to give my skin a break to allow the tea tree oil to be fully gone from under the surface of my skin, at least a week, then I would use the garlic.

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      • BAD NEWS! I am to be blamed as I should have read more before using garlic on face. There are tons of notes where garlic is responsible for second degree burns. May be garlic worked for some but not for me. My skin burnt and it hurts like CRAZYYYYY. I can’t go to work either; as it’s on my face. My advice to whoever has not tried garlic yet is that DON’T USE IT. Consult a dermatologist instead. My dermatologist said she cannot treat the warts yet as the skin has to recover from this trauma first. She has given me antibiotic gel to apply on face with one more cream and she has said that there won’t be any scar but it will take a while. HTH!

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          • I tried this method on my hand without doing much research and my crushed garlic burnt my finger around the wart. Then few months later it came back. This time I covered my skin around the wart and made sure garlic only touched my wart. I missed just a tiny spot where I got a painful blister but it will go away. So the healthy skin just need to be covered.

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          • Hi Vic, I’m sorry your skin was burned in the first application. I also believe your wart didn’t completely heal from the one application which is why it came back. I found at least two applications to be necessary.

            You seem to be very sensitive to the garlic, you may want to apply it without crushing the clove. For my son I simply sliced the clove and set a small slice on each of his warts and even being very fair skinned and young it didn’t burn his skin. Good luck to you.

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      • Hi,
        I am 19 years old boy and I have had two dots on the top of my forehead for maybe 2 years and never really known what it was. But then, a couple a weeks ago these dots spread across my forehead and in to my hairline. I have not tried any other treatments, and hopefully I will not need to. My questions is if you think it makes any difference if I’m rubbing the garlic on the warts three times a day, or if I attach the garlic to the warts?
        Thank you so much for your help!

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        • Hi William, I’m sorry you have to deal with warts especially on your forehead. Since the skin on the face is the thinnest on the body I would recommend you simply rub a slice of garlic on the spot over a couple of days (2-3) then wait a week and see how they are doing. If they haven’t shrunk completely repeat the process giving the garlic time in between to do its work. The garlic will heal your wart from the inside out so don’t panic if you don’t see immediate improvement.

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  10. Hello, I tried this and like many others who posted comments my skin burned and even blistered. I think what’s not very clear in your recommendation is that the garlic should *only be rubbed on the wart* then covered overnight, NOT left on top of the wart and covered for peolonged periods. Several people mentioned burns. I don’t think this is because of sensitive skin or a sign that the garlic is working. My wart is on my waist and I had the same negative result. Please update your article so that its more clear and less people burn themselves following your advice.

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    • Jeanette, thank you for your suggestion. I wrote this to explain the method my family physician recommended to me. I am quite surprised by the number of people who have found this article as I had no idea so many people suffered from warts. I have taken your suggestion and added a warning for future readers.

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  11. i have flat warts under my eyes.i crushed garlic and put on the warts through out the night when i removed the tape all the surrounding area was burnt with blisters and its black .iam worried now if my a face will return to its colour.do i need to continue using it? did i leave it for more hours.

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    • Fungai, your face will heal but don’t apply any more garlic for now. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on our bodies and therefore the garlic was able to get under the skin quickly. You should see improvement soon.

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  12. I have flat warts on my neck & its a horrible feeling everytime I shave. Today I am goin to try this garlic treatment. thanks a lot & Iam sure its going to work. Will let you know.

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  13. But i still thought they are warts with near by small dots.
    i have them many years ago and unnoticeable but grow the size very slowly with small dots.So. pls advise me how i should do.

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  14. In my face, there are 3 skin mole. 1 mole near my eye and 2 in my cheek.They are flat, small and skin color and un-noticealbe.
    Lask week, i saw them very carefully and noticed there are small dots in the moles.So i think they are flat wart. So I tried garlic 3 night (over night with tape) on my small mole. now the size are bigger 3 times and turn black color and very noticeable.Pls. advise me urgently.i do not know how i should do now.

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    • Tina, if what you have are moles you should see your doctor. Warts are caused by a virus whereas moles are formed by melatonin which gives us our skin pigment.

      There could be other causes of what you have. For instance I had a spider bite that looked very much like a wart.

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  15. Many years ago, I had a wart on my right thumb, one between my left index and middle fingers, and one on my left heel. I was picking at the one on my left hand, and my mother’s friend asked me what I was doing. When I told her it was a wart, she told me to trust her, and that I should go buy garlic pills and take them for a few days. With nothing but years of irritation, I took two garlic pills that night, and the next morning, my warts were tingling…I could tell *something* was happening. About two days later, I was able to pull the warts off of both hands. The roots had died. The one on my heel had significantly shrunk, and a few days later it was gone.

    So, I would say to anyone with warts anywhere, especially areas of sensitive skin: don’t worry about slicing or crushing it into a paste; just try garlic pills.

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    • Larry, I never thought to use garlic pills but that’s a great tip thank you for passing it along. There is so much past generations knew and had to use before the rise of the pharmaceutical companies. I have been trying to learn as much as I can and pass it on to the younger members of the family to reclaim the natural healing that works better and is safer.

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  16. Hello i am reading all comments and have decided to try the garlic i have warts all over my left side of my face even my hands i have tried soo many things but it didnt work, last night i have put pieces of crushed garlic onto my face then covered with cotton balls then taped for overnight but after 4hours i had to take it off cause it was stinging really bad now this morning my face is bruised up with blisters and marked black around the warts… Am been stuck in my room… Letting it dry off … Now i dont know what to do next…

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    • Sarita, the skin on your face is very sensitive so I am not surprised it burned. I would not apply more garlic but believe the changes you see around the warts means enough of the oil has reached the wart and it will heal itself. I wonder which you noticed first, the warts on your left hand or your face. If it was your hand you may have transferred the warts to your face by sleeping with your face on your hand. You may want to watch how you sleep and keep your hand away from your face at night. Please let me know how it goes and if I can help you in any other way.

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  17. I have got flat warts on my face near my eyes and on my stomach. First,I tired applying garlic on one of the wart on my face near the eye for a week and half every night.I found the skin around that wart turned red and started to itch.I also got a wound like thing over there.So i stopped using garlic.And after the wound healed,now I am using garlic for few minutes two times a day.I fear the skin surrounding the wart might turn red again..Its such a stubborn wart…I get so angry looking at them..I hope to try using garlic on the other warts on my stomach too..Wish it works

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    • FaSh, I think you are doing the right thing in only applying the garlic for a few minutes at a time, especially on your face as the skin on your face is very sensitive as you found out. Good luck. I hope this works for you and know you will be thrilled to be free of the warts.

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    • Hello FaSh,

      You mentioned that the skin around your eyes became read and itchy from putting garlic onto the skin.

      Have you tried taking garlic pills orally? It worked wonderfully for me, so it wouldn’t hurt to try.

      Larry

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  18. I have a very small single wart in my groin area. It was flat and about the size not more than 2mm. I applied garlic last night and by today it looks swollen up and increased in size. I am a little worried. Any suggestions?

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    • Don’t be worried, as the garlic oils reach inside the wart to start working the wart will look ugly and even enlarged, my plantar warts did. Let the garlic work it may take a few days to even a week or two depending on how big the wart was but it will shrink then fade away.

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      • Do I need to apply it regularly? I am hesitating because, the skin around it is burnt a bit. But my wart isn’t as ugly now and the fluid in it disappeared and got dry. Would you please suggest an appropriate garlic rubbing dosage in my case?
        I really appreciate your blog.

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        • Marsh Pall, I would discontinue putting the garlic on your warts for now as you don’t want to be in any discomfort. The garlic oils have reached the wart and will continue to heal from the inside out. Give it 2 to 4 weeks and if there is any of the wart remaining then go ahead and reapply for a day or two then let it work again. You shouldn’t have to reapply the garlic as it sounds as if the wart will be gone very soon.

          Take care and thanks for trying the garlic and letting me know how it is going.

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          • Lois Field, To report some progress, the cylindrical protrusion of my wart was burnt and fell off. I am happy about this.
            But the base, where the wart was, is still hard and bumpy. Does this mean it is still there? Do you have any input?

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          • It might still be there. Give it a few weeks and if still there I would try the garlic another time or two. If that doesn’t take care of it you may want to verify with your doctor that this is in fact only a wart.

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          • Hello Lois Field, I want to thank you very much for your blog and all your advice. My wart completely disappeared. I even waited for three weeks (being the kind of pessimist I’m) to see if it comes back again. Not a scar or anything. Garlic did wonderfully, so much so that I’m eating a raw clove everyday.

            Do you know if garlic works on Molluscs?

            Once again, thank you so much.

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          • Marsh, I am so happy to hear your wart has completely disappeared….and you added garlic to your diet! Isn’t it wonderful that garlic will heal warts without leaving any evidence they were ever there? So much better than surgical methods, which also cost a lot more too.

            I don’t know what molluscs are other than an animal (such as squid) so I can’t help you. If you meant moles, I have never tried it, again I’m not much help there either, sorry.

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    • Don’t be worried, as the garlic oils reach inside the wart to start working the wart will look ugly and even enlarged, my plantar warts did. Let the garlic work it may take a few days to even a week or two depending on how big the wart was but it will shrink then fade away.

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  19. In the start,I have flat warts on my browbone but with the passage of time,they started spreading and now I have flat warts on my browbone,between my eyes,in my upperlips and on my hands for about 2 years. I want to get rid of these warts. I had a laser treatment and it was so painful but there are still some warts on my face. Will this garlic treatment really work?

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    • Mrs. Waqas, I have never treated any warts on my face but would definitely give it a try. I would use slices of garlic, rather than minced, to prevent any juices from getting in your eyes. You may need to apply it for a couple of days then wait and see how they shrink. You may notice in the beginning the warts will look ugly from the garlic doing its job but it doesn’t stay like that.

      Good luck to you, the garlic won’t hurt like the laser treatment, a feeling of mild burning at times, but that stops as soon as you remove the garlic. If it burns too much for your comfort go ahead and remove it and try again in a day or two, the burning tells you the juices have reached the wart and are already working, so don’t torture yourself if your skin is sensitive.

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    • I’m so glad, Sue. It’s much cheaper and less painful than the alternatives of cutting out or burning them off. I had no idea how I would manage if they had to cut out my plantar warts. I am unable to do anything with just one leg.

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  20. I have flat warts on my face and have tried several treatments and none of them have worked so far, I am trying the garlic slices on my face and I am really hoping this works, so far it’s burning, I’ll come back and post if this actually works :)

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    • Michelle, it may burn as the face is one of the more sensitive areas on our bodies. If it gets too uncomfortable go ahead and take it off and try again in a day or too. The burning tells you the garlic has reached the wart and has begun to work. Don’t let yourself be in major discomfort, the garlic is already hard at work. Best of luck to you.

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  21. Thank you so much for this! A few months ago I developed a bump on my eyelid and thought it was a scab from plucking my eyebrows. Within two weeks I had developed more bumps on both eyelids. :( I’ve been searching for ways to get rid of them- they “didn’t go away on their own” like I was told… I am now laying in bed w slices of garlic taped to my eyebrow area. Lol

    It burned A LOT during the first 20 min… I think it might have been because I was picking at them :( but now it’s actually pretty soothing. I hope the garlic works… These flat warts are terrible.

    Thanks again!

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    • Dani, I am so glad you are giving garlic a chance to work. Yes, if the wart has been opened up the garlic will burn at first as it does its thing, healing.

      It shouldn’t be too long before you see results, probably by the end of the week.

      You are welcome, Dani,

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  22. our family doctor told us to wait it out when my son had one large wart on his stomach when he was 1 year old… a year later after an inccident where the wart was disturbed and cut accidently, 1 wart became 21, which were something called molluscum… OMG. our doctor told us the best option was Cantharidin, i trusted our doctor and went ahead treatment. OUR DOCTOR ACCIDENTLY SPILLED THIS ACID ON MY SON! to make matters worse he just wiped it off with a dry rag (I later learned it should have been acetone and warm soapy water) hours later we found ourselves in the ER while my 2 year old son has severe chemical burns from the acid. Now its been a few months and the MCV are still popping up so i’m trying this garlic thing out… fingers crossed! I read somewhere garlic is even more effective on MCV than warts. no way i’m using the acid on my little guy again!

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    • Melissa, I am so sorry for what your son has had to go through. I hope he is healing quickly. What a horrible thing for one so young to have to go through.

      I have my fingers crossed the garlic will heal his molluscum and he won’t have any further break outs.

      My son’s started as one wart, but because he sucked his thumb they spread over his entire hand and each finger. The garlic worked wonders and now at age 26 he has never had another wart. I hope your son will find the same relief from the garlic.

      Please stop back and let me know how your son fares.

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  23. Had a plantar wart about a year ago in between my toes. I’ve never had a wart before so I didn’t really know what to do. I looked up the garlic thing and decided to try it out. Placed a chunk of garlic and taped it and then took a nap for about a week or 2. The garlic shriveled up the wart, at first it made it like your skin becomes after being in the pool for too long. Then it started drying out and one day it was all gone, I didn’t even notice it, no scars nothing. One thing I do have to mention is that I wouldn’t suggest leaving it on all night. Raw garlic is extremely potent and will blister you skin, happened to me. Other then that, this is a great remedy.

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    • David, I’m glad this worked for you. It’s definitely cheaper than having a wart burned or cut off by the doctor and should not return. Yes, the in between stage while the garlic is working its magic can look pretty shrived. Sorry your skin blistered, I guess my skin isn’t that sensitive as I didn’t have that problem.

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  24. Hi,

    I have multuple warts on my face, lining of my nostrils right now. Have had them on various parts of my face/nose past 2.5 years. Tried Aldara cream, freezing, painful laser treatments but the wart just keeps coming back. Will try garlic.

    So procedure is- Just take some sliced garlic and stick it to the wart using a tape(or duct tape)? for about 2-3 nights?

    Hope it works thanks for your suggestion

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    • Jsad, I am so sorry you have had to deal with warts for so long. Yes, I did simply cut garlic and set in place with some tape. For my plantars warts, I wasn’t sure if it would work so i crushed the garlic then secured it in place on the heel of my foot. It worked well. the skin on our faces are pretty sensitive so you may not want to crush it first and may need to test how long you can leave it on your skin per night. Good luck to you, please stop back and let me know how it works.

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      • I tried using Garlic. Applied it on the warts twice a day for a week. And then roughly about once a day after. The skin blistered a lot so i had to finally stop using it.

        Result- It did seem to decrease the size initially, but never completely got rid of them. They started to grow back. I am trying some homepathic treatment(under prescription) but the warts still continued to grow.

        Applied Garlic again last night. Applied it for an hour on all the warts(have 6-7 on the lining of my left nostrils ) It burned and turned all of the warts whitish.

        Dunno if i am doing it wrong or if i have to keep applying it for longer periods.

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        • You are putting the garlic inside your nose? You may want to try a bit of garlic oil on swab to apply it and then see what happens. The inside of the nose is a different environment than the skin on the outside of our bodies and I have no experience using it internally like that. You may want to also try adding garlic to your diet to help boost your immune system.

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          • Thanks. I’ve been putting garlic on the warts 3 nights in a row. It stings! They(Most of them) are not inside the nose per se, but on the very periphery of the nostrils, growing outward. There is one outlier, just below the nose(moustache region).

            Anyway- its certainly looking much better this time. The garlic seems to be doing its job, the warts have almost completely shrunk/dissolved. It has blackened the uderlying skin, but i assume it will peel off soon.There is one though(mosutache region) where i haven’t applied as diligently which hasn’t responded, but will fix thatt.

            Will keep you posted-will probably keep applying garlic for the next 1-2 days.

            Hoping for the best!

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  25. I have tried garlic. I have serious warts all over my hands and on my forehead. They we killing me every time I looked at them. I have tired almost every warts remedies I could find in the pharmacy. Then, I tried garlic. I cut the fresh clove of garlic and rub it on the warts. Within a week, I saw most of the warts were gone. Some of the stubborn ones had became smaller. I did not leave the garlic overnight since I have a very sensitive skin. Instead, I applied the garlic for 1 hour before bath. I am a happier person now, free of warts.

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  26. Thanks for great post. The garlic in my country has so much. I will use this method and tell to my friends. I wonder that if I have a permission to post this great post in my blog of warts. Thanks in advance.

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    • Gurjot, yes I believe the garlic would work for you as well. I probably would set slices of the garlic on the warts being so close to the eyes as crushing it the juices could get in your eye and cause burning and irritation. You could use a piece of tape to hold it in place when you are home. You should see some improvements in only a few days.

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  27. I’ve got a wart on my right index finger been doing this for a while I thought it was actually possibly gone since it was flat, almost indented, but then it grew back after couple weeks. Trying again and it’s getting better like before, but how long til you actually know it’s gone or are there any pictures that illustrate this, or how do you know?

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      • well it seems to be flat again, but I have no way of knowing it’s gone, or if I got to the root besides waiting to see if it grows back again, or should I keep putting garlic on? I did pierce with a needle this time and the skin is peeled where I had the garlic applied.

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        • I believe if the skin where you pierced it looks different then the garlic was able to get inside and will work on it. I’d give it a week, then check the results. If it’s not totally gone then apply the garlic 2 more days and wait a week. It shouldn’t take more than that.

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    • I would apply it for 2 days in a row if it doesn’t irritate your skin to do so. Then leave it alone for a week to let the garlic do its job. After a week, if your warts are still there repeat the process until gone.

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  28. Oh it burns!!!! Owwwwww i did it every night for 3 nights left it a week then tried again it just keeps burning!!!!! I think its actually making iy bigger??

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    • Ouch, If you put garlic on your wart 3 nights straight and now it hurts to try again, leave it alone and let it work. I had the same problem when applying garlic to my plantar warts and they looked horrible. I worried that it wasn’t going to work, but found that the pain was because the garlic was already doing its job and healing them from the inside out. Give it a couple of weeks, ignore it for now, you did great applying the garlic for 3 nights, now you can let the garlic do its job.

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  30. My fingers are showing the brown roots of the wart. It is flat now and the results are coming wonderfully. I took some before and after pictures too. I will email it to you. Thanks again. Happy July 4th!!

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      • I estimated that it was 4:59 am when I had misplaced the garlic slices about 5 centimeters away from my wart, but my husband’s seem to have a little improvement. I’m repeating this remedy again. Thanks a lot.

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          • Thank you so much. I just came back to town. My ugly wart and my husband’s huge wart have peeled off perfectly. I hope that it won’t come back. I hope to share with you and all the readers that it works. A+ to livingsimplyfree. You are the greatest.

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          • Hello to Livingsimplyfree and everyone,
            My wart is about the size of peppercorn seeds in two areas, but it was painful when a light pressure was applied on it. I had this wart for three months. Starting July 3 -July 13 when my wart peeled off. On the first day, I had the garlic slice and I skipped the process every other day. On July 9 and 11, I had my garlic crushed.
            On July 13, it fell off. I did not recall exactly when my husband wart was gone, but it fell off before mine that’s why i started to smashed my garlic.

            For my husband, his warts size was about your thumb nail size. Strangely, it didn’t hurt him when pressure was applied. He said it just looks unsanitary. Yes, his wart is big. His wart was three years old. His result worked better and faster than my situation because I had crushed the garlic and also skipped every other day.

            The reason why we skipped every other day was due to the garlic smell. We used bandages to hold the garlic in position. I want to thank Livingsimplyfree and recommend this method to all others.

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          • NeQuian, thank you so much for sharing your story. I felt confident that no matter what size wart you had or for how long that garlic would do the trick. When I realized just how well garlic worked on warts I couldn’t get past the fact that doctors won’t tell you to try this before they charge you a fortune to treat them in the office.

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  31. Hi, I am Anoop from India. I have a single wart under one of my toes (I think a plantar wart) and I have been thinking on how to get rid of it without going to a doctor to pluck it or freeze it. I will definitely try garlic therapy on my wart and report my progress and findings.

    But my daughter (7.5 years) has common warts in many places – hands, fingers, forehead, under the eye, under the lips. She is currently taking Homeopathy medicines and also applying some liquid on the warts. Earlier to this she had to undergo the painful process of removing warts by cryo (electrocuting) and nitro (freezing), both of which has been extremely painful as we can all imagine. The sad part it after more than 10 such visits and also having disappeared initially, it came back with even more vigor and vengeance. She keeps getting teased by her school mates and we have been worried on how to get this rid of this. Can garlic therapy be tried on her face as well?

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    • Snoop, I feel for your daughter. Yes, you can use the garlic on her face as well. I would use a slice of garlic rather than crushed to be sure to keep it out of her eyes. I can’t promise you they wont ever come back, but my son has never had his return.

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  32. Hi everybody,

    I have currently two plantar warts on my foot and I bought an acidic gel which is applied on the warts. This is the third day and warts are getting white (which most likely mean that acid is working and cells are dying).

    I am now 39 and this is uncommon for me. I used to have them few when I was younger and my mother treated also my warts with garlic. She crushed some garlic, then applied it on the warts and put a bandage over it. This was reapplied after 24h. I don’t actually recall how many times we did this but I can confirm it removed all my warts as a child. If this acidic gel doesn’t work, I am sure going to try garlic again.

    Hopefully this helps someone. (Sorry for typos or spelling mistakes, I am not native English speaker)

    Cheers!

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    • Jon, thank you for sharing your story. You are the first person I have heard from, online or in person, who had heard of trying garlic for warts. I think here in the US it has been such a long time that we can go to a specialist that we have forgotten what people did before modern medicine became a way of life. Don’t worry about your typos, I understood you perfectly, plus I appreciate your efforts.

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  33. hi, i have got the warts on my head on the top, got operated with laser and radiology types, it did not work. I think i have delayed to see all the above, would try with garlic but still i could not understand the procedure of garlic. can any one update, my understanding is that i should cut the garlic and keep over the warts and should cover with plaster. am i right?

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    • I’m sorry your treatments didn’t work on your warts. If you want the most effective way of getting the garlic to work I would crush it or put it through a garlic press, which was what I did for the plantar ones I had, but sliced worked well on my sons hands. I used a band aid to hold it in place or tape, depending on where it was. Good luck hope this solves your problem, love to hear about your results, so please stop back and let me know.

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  34. I hadnt heard of this cure Lois and would not have come across it if oawritingspooemspainting hadnt reblogged it.. I have a small wart appeared under my middle toe.. So this is very timely as it is just started to be painful. .. and as I believe nothing is by chance will crush a piece of garlic tonight and apply for overnight treatment :-) Synchronisities I just love how the Universe works.. WHY? well I have been thinking on this wart for several weeks and wondering how to get rid of it. So the Universe listened! and delivered my answer so I am doubly grateful to you and Owpp for their reblogging! :-)
    Enjoy Friday! :-)

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  35. I am truly glad you posted this! My first ones had there’s cut which got infected and I was bandaging all summer…A nightmare! So now, I didn’t dare to do anything with my youngest.
    I do know someone who had a bone infection…got a diagnosis,bought the antibiotics but wanted to give a go at garlic in bigger quantities with a health consultant (I think it was a whole garlic knob to boil & drink its juice but I have absolutely no idea about quantities & timing so, if anyone would want to try it they’d have to seek advice with a health specialist as it can damage the heart ) and got herself cured!
    I know another who had a tooth infection that got cured with crushed garlic applied locally too so it’s not a novelty to me but I was unaware it could help warts.
    Thanks a lot for the info :)

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  36. fab tip and thank you. My son has had misery in the past because of them I will definitely try this if the come back and will also tell my friends. Remember Huck Finn and his dead cat at middnight cure? (by Mark Twain)

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  37. Reblogged this on A Random Harvest and commented:
    I don’t know if any of you are troubled with these, but I used to get plantar warts occasionally from running around barefoot. I’m keeping this information handy for next time! ~ Linne

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  38. My younger son had warts for a short while. Mostly on his hands and the back of one arm had one. The ones on his left hand interfered with playing the violin and sometimes bled. I had read an article by a progressive doctor that he’d tried an old folk remedy on a young patient with good results. So I called in my son, then 8 or 9. I explained what I had read and asked if he’d like to try it; of course he said yes. So I gave him a potato and he cut it in half, then rubbed the cut part on each of the warts. Next he took the pieces outside and buried them where no-one saw him do that. (I have no idea why this is part of the cure, but it must be a trigger for the mind). A week later, I thought to check and he had no warts left! Including the one on the back of his arm; he had forgotten to rub that one at all.

    I’ll remember your garlic cure, though. I have had plantar warts (from going barefoot in the dirt); I remove those with a mixture of castor oil and baking soda, applied twice a day and left on under a bandage. I generally use a cotton pad and then an elastic bandage. But it can take a few days to work. Next time I’ll try the garlic.

    Thanks a lot! ~ Linne

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    • Thanks Linne for the information on the potato. I never heard of that but am not surprised that there are more things we can pull from the ground that will heal us without the need for a doctor.

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    • I can’t take all the credit, my family doctor was the one who told me to try this. Please share it, I hate to think of the huge costs associated with prescriptions, burning or being cut out by a physician.

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  39. My husband has a wart on his finger and I am sure I could try on him. But my 5 month old son has 1 small wart on his tummy… Would it burn him if I left a piece of garlic on him or is there a more gentle way to do it?

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    • My doctor was the one who told me to use the garlic. She also suggested regular household bleach, but that burned my sons skin. I’ve also heard duct tape will work. Supposedly something in the glue is said to dissolve warts. i would definitely avoid the bleach. If you decide to try the duct tape I’d love to hear if it really does work. Good luck.

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  40. Hi, so I was born with 2 warts trailing from the back to the top of my ear. I went through procedure where they cut them off but the one on the top grew back. Not only did it grow back, but it is also spreading & getting bigger. What way would you suggest applying this? It’s hard to use a bandage because it’s in my ear area rather than a flat surface.

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    • Could you crush the garlic and apply to a gauge pad you could fit around that area? I’m having trouble picturing it, but if inside you could apply crushed or minced garlic with a q-tip to get it where you need it to be then let it do its work

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  41. Lois,
    just been meandering through your various posts/sections. Came accross this Garlic. Have to say, I am amazed…Luckily, I dont have warts, but I have talked with someone who has had them (not sure if still). I will tell them about this..

    Did I understand correct, you only left it on two days?

    It’s got me wondering, if this might work on Toenail fungus..I have also talked with someone who has on/off problem with this. I am going to mention this to them, hope they try it. For sure, it is not likely to hurt anything..who knows.

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  42. Thanks for all of these tips. I have what I think is a wart on my toe. It is the strangest thing. Does not really look like one. I went to the doctor to have it checked. Once the top layer of skin was removed and the bleeding stopped that’s when I knew it was a wart. I will try the garlic and see if it will work for me.

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  43. I have one wart under my big toe.. i used a combination of clove oil ( to get rid of the pain and also heard this has antiseptic properties ) and crushed garlic..the pain has substantially reduced but need to wait and see how it works. today is my second day with clove oil and garlic ( it did hurt burn a bit ) but i just adjusted to it since i knew that the garlic was acting on my warts deep underneath. I am goin to wait and watch and do the same for another week and will keep you guys posted

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  44. i have flat warts in my face. i am using garlic from last 4 days and its looking like burned. please give me suggestion what i can do for this.

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    • They will look rather unsightly while the garlic works to heal them. If you are concerned, stop using for a few days and let the garlic do its job healing. In a few days time they should begin to shrink and heal from the inside out.

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  45. Hi, im 15 and i have warts that have spread in mulitple places): so today i bought some gralic and duct taped them about 20 minutes ago. one of the warts are actually burning and i dont know if thats a good sign or not? and how long should i keep this going?

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    • If it is uncomfortable, take it off and try again in a couple of days. Once you feel the burn it means the garlic is under the skin going to work on the wart. Let me know how you are doing with this, I’m happy to help.

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      • I am going to try this I have a plantar wart that I have been going to the doctor for for months. It is painful and I really want it gone. Plus I think I have tiny flat warts on my hand but im not sure if its warts cuz they itch sometime and could b due to my really dry skin not sure. Is it better to get a head of garlic and dice it in a blender or could I buy the already minced garlic n the jar and place it on gauze secured by duct tape ? Thanks for this post it gives me hope .:)

        Kiera

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        • Kiera, I’m glad you are going to try the garlic. You can slice it and set it on the wart. I’ve never tried a blender I have a garlic press I use from time to time. Either way you do it it should work well. Let me know how it worked for you

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          • Ok thanks so much! Once I put the garlic on the wart it immediately stopped hurting to walk on it. I have had it on for about an hour and it doesnt burn or anything. I am so excited and cant wait to see the results I really need this to work. I wilk def. Let you know how everything works out

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          • I’m so glad it’s working for you. Using it on my plantar warts I could only apply it two days in a row the third day it burned to apply the garlic, but then I never needed to reapply it as the oils soaked in and did the job.

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          • Ok I am on the 3rd night of applying a slice of garlic to my plantar wart. It still kinda looks the same and it does not burn or anything to keep garlic on it . So should I stop using the garlic and let it dry out to c what happens or should I put crushed garlic on it rather than the slice of garlic so that the oils really get into the wart?

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          • Kiera, you could do a couple of things, first you could discontinue using the garlic for a few days then take a look and see if you need to reapply. Or you could crush the garlic and apply it for a day or two to get the oils into the wart then give it a couple of days to work before reapplying it. I am usually in a hurry so I crush it to get it inside working as fast as possible.

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  46. I just bought one of those over-the-counter treatments because I think I have a wart on my finger. It’s sat on the table for several days because I’ve been afraid to try it. Now I’m going to try the garlic solution instead… that doesn’t scare me nearly as much. :-)

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    • I was close to trying an over the counter remedy on my son years ago, but my doctor told me they never work so I’ve never tried them. Once my doctor told me about garlic, I’ve never used anything else. Let me know how the garlic works for you.

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