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Dr's cure for a wart? Duck Tape.

(15 Posts)
nothinginthefridge Mon 08-Oct-12 18:54:25

Just that really. Apparently the glue in the duck tape that does something!

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Oct-12 19:04:37

If something can't be mended with Duck Tape, then it is not worth mending.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Oct-12 19:07:00

I've heard it works. For veruccas too I think.

nooka Mon 08-Oct-12 19:08:26

There have been threads on warts in the past with posters recommending duct tape. Along with banana skin.

Milliways Mon 08-Oct-12 22:04:13

Yep, it cured my very stubborn verrucas beautifully.

SomewhereInCanada Mon 08-Oct-12 22:09:29

Duct tape sticks like shit to a blanket is very adhesive, so doesn't fall off like other wart/verruca plasters. DH found it very effective and it stopped him undertaking home surgery with his Dremel.

MyCatHasStaff Mon 08-Oct-12 22:11:27

You only need a small bit. You don't need to wrap your DS's whole foot in it like I did apparently.

sausagerolemodel Mon 08-Oct-12 22:12:43

There is a great blog from someone I know experimenting with this. No pus, but it's almost worth the KLAXON.

talesfromtheriver.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/all-about-trying-to-get-rid-of-my-huge-disgusting-verruca/

SizzleSazz Mon 08-Oct-12 22:13:03

DD1 was recommended duct tape by our GP too grin

DeepPurple Mon 08-Oct-12 22:13:17

grin images of MyCatHasStaff's DS hobbling around wearing an entire roll of duct tape grin

MyCatHasStaff Mon 08-Oct-12 22:27:37

I only wrapped it round twice. To be fair, he did mention it was "uncomfortable".

timetosmile Mon 08-Oct-12 22:30:39

Dremel, DSs verruca....why didn't I think of that before?
<slopes off to buy large coercive bag of Doritos>

hmc Mon 08-Oct-12 22:35:48

I am liking the nail varnish idea in that blog, might try it on ds's verruca

Dillie Tue 09-Oct-12 22:49:35

It is supposed to strangle the wart by suffocating it and not allowing air & light to it. Not sure if that is right, but makes sense in a way smile

itshotintexas Thu 11-Oct-12 02:11:30

or one drop of tea tree and one drop of lime oil then bandaid. Also what really works but don;t do it if skin is broken (as is then incredibly painful!), apple cider vinegar, then bandage. Works a treat. Bit stinky though. Both take a couple of weeks.

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