Home remedies, no matter who swears they work, are more often bunk than bona fide fixes. But some actually do have science on their side and, in fact, perform even better than their traditional medical counterparts. MSN dug into the research, talked with the experts, and found 18 treatments that passed muster. Prepare to look at duct tape in a whole new way.
|Dr. Patrick DeHeer
Docs theorize that the combination of the airtight environment and something in the adhesive is toxic to warts (but harmless to you), says Patrick DeHeer, DPM, a podiatrist and board-certified foot surgeon based in Indianapolis. In fact, 85% of warts were eliminated with the tape, compared to just 60% who had them frozen off, according to research published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Replace the tape every 6 days for 2 months, or until the wart disappears.
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