Using Tape to Remove Warts
Tape occlusion is an inexpensive method of wart removal that involves
covering the wart with tape. It is often called the "duct tape" method.
- Cut a piece of adhesive tape as close to the size
of the wart as possible.
- Leave the tape in place for 6 days. If the
tape falls off, put on a new piece.
- After 6 days, remove the tape
and soak the area in water. Then gently rub the wart surface down with an emery
board or pumice stone. Leave the tape off overnight.
- Repeat this
process until the wart is gone, but not longer than 2 months.
While covering a wart with tape may help it go away, research studies don't show clear proof that using duct tape helps to clear up warts more quickly than they would if left alone.1
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 02, 2010
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