Monday, June 6, 2011

Got Warts? UPDATE

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For some reason, my kids have got a ton of warts.  I've spent a small fortune on over-the-counter products.  The most expensive and least successful was the freeze off spray.  With all of my recent skin issues, I made my ex-lifeguard husband go in to get a skin check (he got a clean-bill of health) and told him to ask the doctor about warts. Besides products like Compound W, she recommends 2 other very surprising and practically free methods to remove warts. (it goes w/ out saying that you should check w/ your own doctor)

1. Duct Tape-no kidding.  Actually medical research has been done and it works. They aren't sure how it works-maybe it suffocates the wart-but she says it works.  Check it out (http://www.warts.org/duct-tape-wart-removal.html).  Does anyone else think it's hysterical that there's a site called warts.org?

2.  The Power of Suggestion-this sounds a little far-out to me, but she says it's been proven to work in small children. 

I promise something cute and crafty tomorrow.

UPDATE: I had a kid that had a hand covered in warts.  It looked nasty and it was fairly painful for him.  We made several trips to the dermatologist.  They tried to freeze them off.  Then they cut off the tops and then tried to freeze them off.  Then they painfully injected them with yeast infections to kick start his immune system.  Then they froze them and then injected them with yeast.  We battled those warts for almost 2 years and NOTHING worked.

Then my dermatologist told us that there was a link with the Gardasil vaccine and warts. I was skeptical, but he was behind on some vaccines and so I thought we'd try it.  

Within about 3 days, we started to notice a difference.  The warts started to fall off painlessly and didn't come back.  




15 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this...
    I am going to try the duct tape thing, and since it now is available in all sorts of colors (including purple) it should be fun :)

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  2. Well after going to the link you had, it looks like they want you to use the original gray tape...though I'm not sure why

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  3. I DO think your blog is fun,, I make 250 th follower!

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  4. I had a wart that would not go away. I had it frozen off 2x plus everything over the counter. Finally, my DH told me to put a fresh potato peel over it and change it 3x a day. It was gone within a week and never returned!

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  5. Aw sorry your kiddos got warts. Totally sucks. I had one on my knee when I was younger and I was mortified! BUT my parents did use duct tape...with a little tea tree oil under..and it WORKED. I say give it a try

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  6. I think warts are the weirdest things ever. I've heard about 10 different crazy cures, including one man's spit. For real, gone. I did learn once that some people are more predestined to get them. Isn't that weird? I had one on my hand off and on for about 3 years as a kid, but haven't had one since.

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  7. I had warts on my foot as a teen and they hurt so bad. This is strange but my mom told me to do it. One of those old country remedies, haha.
    Cut a potato in half and rub juicy side on warts. Then, go bury in the yard somewhere and tell no one where. Have your kids do it. Sounds weird and hard to believe but it worked. I can't believe I am admitting I did that, shows my country Texas roots :)
    ladeedacreations.com

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  8. I am so bothered by them when one shows up, no matter how small, that I take to them with an OCD approach. I pick at them constantly and once i have destroyed it, I put compound W on it. I would not recommend this for children, they may be scarred for life. Good thing they are very very rare.

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  9. I have has trouble on and off for several years. My only respite was very painful acid therapy. If I ever have another one show up, I will definitely be trying the Duct Tape method! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. alright, I have one that is going to get the duct tape treatment, thanks for the tip and linking to Eat, Grow, Sew again!

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  11. I think duct tape works on everything LOL! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  12. i've heard this, but was never sure there was medical basis for it! and yes, warts.org is hilarious! thanks for linking up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party!

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  13. I really have done this! My oldest son had one when he was little and we did the duct tape thing and it worked. Our dr. told us about it years ago and I'm telling you that it does work! My guess is that when you remove the tape to replace it, it takes a very thin layer of the skin off, eventually getting to the seed and pulling it out. Who knows!

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  14. Weird. Good to know though. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Warrior.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  15. I've heard of this. Glad to know it works!
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