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 duct 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.
Using duct tape for warts is probably safe. But if your skin is very thin or fragile, be very careful when removing the tape.
If you're not sure whether a skin growth is a wart, it's best to see a health professional.