Dirty Little Secret

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I’m almost scared to have that as my blog title… afraid of what people might google to wind up here!

Ok so mine actually dealt with those nasty little boogers called Warts.  Oh wow that could sound reallllly bad, we’re talking on my finger, just so we’re clear!!

I had a nasty one on my finger.  So embarrassing!

Not only that but it hurt too sometimes.  And please ignore the very dry index finger, that’s what we all call Winter weather!

Now I’ve had people tell me that eventually they will go away.  I’m not sure what causes them to come or leave but I’ve had experience that they really do go away but this one has been around for as long as I can remember.

One day I was complaining about it and Earl heard me.  She told me what she did to Moo’s (her daughter) hand to get rid of the ones she had, so I was willing to try it.

You’re going to think this sounds funny, I sure did!  but enter in, the combat team!

Apple Cidar vinegar, vasoline & tape.  The thing that is missing is the cotton ball.

Are you scratching your head yet?

Ok so you cover your finger (or affected area) around the wart with vasoline to help the skin soft and supple.  Then you put some Apple Cidar Vinegar  on a cotton ball and you take it against said wart.

Oddly enough, it winds up killing the wart.

The first day it looked majorly swollen.

A few days in sadly my finger started peeling… but I kept going.

Earl said to go about 10 days.  Sadly when my finger started peeling, I didn’t make it the full 10 days.  I made it about 4.  By the way you only do this at night.. you don’t have to run around all day like this.

So you know that it’s working when it starts looking black.

Eventually my finger started hurting so bad I couldn’t progress any further.  You can see on my finger it almost looks burnt… it hurt so I quit.  But I think it was enough.  It finally got to the point I had to actually cut the wart off because it was getting caught on things.  I really thought that was a dumb move on my part, especially because it bled and they say you’re not supposed to cut them off because they will bleed.  But it finally got under control pretty much over night, and now, look at my beautiful finger :).

I can’t guarantee it won’t come back… it’s only been gone for a little over a month, but we’ll see what happens 🙂

Hopefully this helps someone 🙂

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  1. Strange that the vinegar made your finger hurt.
    I had what I thought was a wart, but the doctor told me it was a cyst.
    I googled it, and apparently they are common around joints. They also eventually go away on their own, or not.

    Mine has gone away since moving to the farm. Don't know what caused mine, either.

    Take care and have a great weekend!

  2. Who knew?!?!? Hell of a great wart remedy! And really who thinks these up? Does someone just decide one day to throw a few random items together and try shit?

    My son had one on the bottom of his big toe when he was about 4, a doctor we went to suggested we put duct tape on it daily. Somehow after about six weeks the damn thing was gone. Strange but true I tell ya 🙂

  3. I get warts on my hands too – I think it is because I shake hands with my class every morning, but who know what it really is from.

    I've done this before, but during the day I put clear nail polish on it – they turned black and fell off in about a week. I still have some on my other hand that I need to do this too tho. It hurt once it turned black too – but, it was tolerable and I thought of it as killing the wart.

  4. My daughter's pediatrician told me to wrap hers in masking tape. He said to wrap it for 3 days, take it off for 1 and wrap it for 3 more. We haven't tried it yet just because she won't but it sounds like both remedies use tape so maybe that is what does it!

  5. Hey girl! If you get another one, try rubbing it with a cut raw potato a few times a day. That will make it go away and it doesn't hurt either! 🙂 Thanks for the email to check up on us, I've started blogging a bit again! 🙂

  6. I have heard of that working before. Luckily I have not had to try it. Apparently the virus or whatever lives in your body for like 7 years or something.
    That will be funny to see if people find your blog through that post! haha

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