Warts are a wide subject and pretty much mysterious for many. It is well known that warts are the reaction of human papillomavirus that has been known before antiviral appearance. Somehow, there is no cure for warts in 2019.
But, what surprises me most is the fact that warts can be treated in different ways and not with antivirals. Starting with cauterization and ending with natural remedies, it seems that warts can be defeated after all.
A home remedy, better said a way in getting rid of warts, is applying Vicks Vaporub. It’s funny how a topical ointment created for relieving common colds can eradicate warts in almost 2 weeks…and I’m not kidding. Vicks Vaporub has been tested on my fingernail warts. I’ve heard that is also effective in treating plantar warts (these ones are very stubborn and hard to remove).
Vicks may not work for lots of things but wart removal is not included here, especially fingernail warts.
How does Vicks work in removing fingernail warts?
- Vicks Vaporub (obvious)
- Rubber gloves
- Well, to remove fingernail warts you have to apply a small amount of Vicks over the wart, and then cut the finger from a rubber glove and put it on the wart. It’s better to do this procedure before going to bed and let the ingredients in Vicks Vaporub work overnight. Of course, you can apply this remedy during the day to speed up the wart removal process.
- The rubber glove trick works only for fingernail warts. In case you are confronting with plantar warts you can wrap your feet in plastic foil and then put on a pair of cotton socks. It’s important to seal the affected area and let this topical ointment do its job.
Honestly, for a month now, the warts didn’t return on my fingernails! It seems that Vicks Vaporub does remove warts completely without relapse!