How to Get Rid of Warts on Fingers

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Tired of covering up your fingers to prevent others from noticing that awful wart? Don't be embarrassed; it affects three out of four people at least once in their lifetime. Thankfully, there is a simple cost-effective solution to get rid of those unsightly finger warts. It's easier than you think!


  1. Cut duct tape to the size of the wart and apply for six days. Then remove the tape and soak your wart. Buff it with a nail filer and leave it exposed for twelve hours. Repeat this process for two months and it'll be gone.
  2. Cut a slice of raw garlic and tape it to your wart with a bandage; it may work similarly to duct tape in stimulating an immune reaction. Better yet, cover the thin garlic application with duct tape. Change the garlic and rinse and buff the wart daily. You'll see an improvement in three to nine weeks.
  3. Take oral zinc tablets over one or two months. Reduced zinc levels may account for your recurring warts.


  • Garlic also leaves a strong odour and may itch, cause redness or temporarily darken the surrounding skin.
  • Don't pick at the wart.
  • Zinc sulfate may cause gastrointestinal upset, nausea and itching; avoid prolonged use at high doses.


  • Be sure to file lightly to avoid damage to the surrounding skin.
  • If the wart doesn't respond to over-the-counter remedies after four to six weeks, you'll need to see your doctor for treatment.

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