As I mentioned a while ago, one of our girls had two huge warts on her big toe. Since they were making her limp, we went to visit the doctor.
Now, there are several ways to get rid of warts. We had planned to follow our doctor’s conventional medical approach, but then were forced to try something else.
Our doctor offered to cut off the tops of my daughter’s warts but warned us that she’d limp out of the office bleeding. Then we’d have to soak and file the warts once a day and put a very strong preparation on them. Every few weeks he would cut some more off, and in a few months the warts would be gone.
Or we could just use the strong preparation at home without his help, but it would take longer.
“Once you begin the treatment,” he cautioned us,” you cannot stop because the warts will spread. If you start, you must finish.”
Well, we had no option. She could no longer walk normally. So we got all we needed for the at-home treatment (emery boards, prescription salicylic acid (70%!!), Vaseline, and band aids) and began.
My daughter cried when I dried her foot after the first 20 minute soaking in preparation for the emery board treatment; she cried because just drying the toe hurt her. I almost cried, too. And I thought of rubbing that painful toe with an emery board and of many weeks of nightly tears. What would that do to her psychologically? What would that do to our relationship?
“Listen,” I told her. “We won’t do anything tonight. I’ll see if there’s some other solution that won’t hurt so much.” And then I found Banana Peels Cure Warts.
So we tried it: We taped squares of banana peels onto her warts with band aids. For solidarity, I did the same on my plantar warts and on a funny wart I had on my knee. At the very least, it would postpone our problem, and it might help get her used to touching her warts.
But, guess what? After the first few days, parts of her warts started turning brown, stringy part by stringy part! Soon they started wiggling loose, and within three weeks the warts were completely gone! My daughter did actually scrape them with an emery board on her own to help the process along, but there were no more tears. Within less than five weeks the skin had healed completely and looked perfect!
My plantar warts also disappeared, but it took a bit longer to be sure because of the surrounding calluses.
However, the wart on my knee is still there. It itched, hurt, and peeled, but never did show any of the stringy parts that turned brown and fell off the other warts. Obviously, banana peels do not work on every kind of wart.
If you are going to try this banana peel treatment, here are a few tips:
- We used actual squares of banana peel most of the time, large enough to completely cover the wart, and taped them on with masking tape rather than band aids.
- Masking tape is much easier on the skin than band aids are.
- If we were dressing up, however, we wore dark nylons, socks, or tights and band aids with only the insides of the banana peels scraped onto them.
- We changed the peels once a day, and
- We rubbed the warts well with a washcloth to remove any dead skin. I used a pumice stone on the plantar warts.
- We used both green and ripe bananas and it seemed to make no difference.
- For us the banana peel treatment worked for warts with stringy parts that turned brown within days of beginning the banana treatment, and for plantar warts. Some warts did not respond to the treatment; in these no brown stringy parts appeared after a few days of being covered with banana peels and rubbing off dead skin.
- The side effects were minimal: sore skin if we used band aids instead of masking tape, and a growing dislike of bananas.
Rather than weeks of tears and pain and stress accompanying the conventional medical treatment, with all the psychological ramifications of that, all my daughter is left with is an aversion to bananas! And after 14 years I no longer have plantar warts.
Banana peels on warts worked for us!