Toads have nothing to do with warts! They don’t cause them, they don’t spread them, they don’t even know what what warts are!

Warts are benign skin tumors that can occur singly or in large packs on just about any part of the body. While various warts have various names, all are caused by strains of papilloma virus. After acne, warts are the most common dermatologic complaint. common medical treatments include, burning, scraping, cutting, freezing, injectin, or zapping with a laser. And often warts reappear no matter what. So let start simply with the least amount of damage and see if we can solve the issue and save a pretty penny.

Leave them alone – According to one estimate 40-50 percent of all warts eventually disappear on their own, especially in children. However warts constantly shed infectious virus, and if left untreated they may get larger or spread to other areas. So if your warts start multiplying, take action

Vitamin A – Get capsules that contain 25,000 international units of natural vitamin A from fish oil or fish liver oil. Simply break open a capsule, squeeze some of the liquid onto the wart, and rub it in. Apply this once a day. Use on the skin only, taken internally, this much Vitamin A can be toxic. This requires patience, 1 to 5 months perhaps

Vitamin C – making a paste from crushed vitamin C tablets and water has helped some people. Apply to the wart and then cover with a bandage so the paste doesn’t rub off. Vitamin C can irritate the skin, so cover the wart only

Keep it under wraps – Any kind of medical tape or first aide tape applied snugly over the wart and leave it there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Change the tape only when you need to look clean. Persist for at least 3 weeks

Castor oil – apply a drop of plain castor oil to the wart twice daily and then tape it as above. Or mix it into a thick paste with baking soda. Apply the paste a couple times of day. To keep it from rubbing off, either apply a bandage or put on a glove or sock

Stay dry – warts thrive on moisture, so keeping dry, especially on the foot for planters warts is helpful

Opt for an OTC – These products containing salicylic acid come in liquid, get, pad and ointment form. Diabetics or those with impaired circulation should not use them.

Papaya – contains an enzyme that digest dead tissue. make shallow cuts on the surface of an unripe papaya, collect the sap that runs out, and let it coagulate. Mix the sap with water and apply morning and night

Garlic – freshly crushed, applied directly to the wart, then covered with a band aid, has a caustic effect that may cause the wart to blister and fall off in as little as 1 week. Apply new garlic every day, avoiding contact with healthy surrounding skin. Smear the area around the wart with petroleum jelly to protect it

Vinegar – apply a compress or cotton ball soaked in vinegar to the wart and tape it down with an elastic bandage for at least 1 or 2 hours daily

Banana peels – oddly enough, contain a chemical that can slowly dissolve the wart. Tape the inner side of the peel over the wart before bed, and leave on overnight

Basil leaves – taped to the wart with waterproof first aid tape, help dispel warts because the leaves contain virus killing compounds. Replace with fresh basil daily for up to 1 week