how to get rid of warts
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Jack Clark

Poplar Bluff, MO

#1 Feb 8, 2008
My son has had multiple warts on both hands for about 2 years now. We have tried burning, cutting, freezing to no avail. Even some over the counter remedies. He has an EBV VIRUS in his system which we are told makes his immune system so low that all the above will do no good until the VIRUS is gone. Does anyone know of anything to boost the immune system or another successful way of getting rid of warts, this is serious because his liver is now enflamed, probably due to the VIRUS? PLEASE help if you can!!! Thanks
Advice

Russellville, AR

#2 Feb 8, 2008
Have you seen a doctor?
Jack Clark

Poplar Bluff, MO

#3 Feb 8, 2008
Advice wrote:
Have you seen a doctor?
Yes, He's the one that has done all the procedures and finally did bloodwork to determine he has this EBV virus, but this is where he gave up. He said the virus has to go away on its own, but I may not can wait more damage to his liver may happen.
Advice

Russellville, AR

#4 Feb 8, 2008
How old is your son? Child or adult?
Jack Clark

Poplar Bluff, MO

#5 Feb 8, 2008
Advice wrote:
How old is your son? Child or adult?
18, senior in high school.
Advice

Russellville, AR

#6 Feb 8, 2008
Jack Clark wrote:
<quoted text>18, senior in high school.
I would check with a Children's hospital either in St. Louis or Arkansas Children's Hospital and see if he is still eligible to go there. If not, i bet they would steer you in the right direction. Giving up is not the right thing to do....I would not take my child to a doctor that said it would just go away !!
smileyface

Ballwin, MO

#7 Feb 8, 2008
My 5-year-old daughter had warts all over her fingers for about two years. I'm talking 15+ warts. We tried multiple things, but what finally worked was Apple Cider Vinegar. They were gone within two weeks of treatment and have not returned after about six months. Before bed, tear a cotton ball up and soak small pieces of the cotton in Apple Cider Vinegar. Place the soaked cotton on the wart and then apply a Band-Aid over that to suffocate it. Sleep in it overnight and remove in the morning. Repeat for up to two weeks. This is the only thing that worked for us. We went to the doctor and was told multiple things to try, which did not work. The doctor had never heard of the Apple Cider Vinegar thing either. I found it on the internet. Good luck!
Jack Clark

Poplar Bluff, MO

#8 Feb 9, 2008
smileyface wrote:
My 5-year-old daughter had warts all over her fingers for about two years. I'm talking 15+ warts. We tried multiple things, but what finally worked was Apple Cider Vinegar. They were gone within two weeks of treatment and have not returned after about six months. Before bed, tear a cotton ball up and soak small pieces of the cotton in Apple Cider Vinegar. Place the soaked cotton on the wart and then apply a Band-Aid over that to suffocate it. Sleep in it overnight and remove in the morning. Repeat for up to two weeks. This is the only thing that worked for us. We went to the doctor and was told multiple things to try, which did not work. The doctor had never heard of the Apple Cider Vinegar thing either. I found it on the internet. Good luck!
Thanks, I'll try this. He probably has about 50 on one hand and 25 on the other. Please anymore ideas will be appreciated.
Advice

Ozark, AL

#9 Feb 11, 2008
I don't think I would be as worried about the warts as I would about the virus and liver. I still say find another doctor.....
Jack Clark

Poplar Bluff, MO

#10 Feb 14, 2008
Advice wrote:
I don't think I would be as worried about the warts as I would about the virus and liver. I still say find another doctor.....
We're having more bloodwork done tomorrow.
DBO

Johnson City, TN

#11 Feb 14, 2008
Warts are difficult, but not impossible, to treat because they are a virus. The key to treating them is persistence. I have worked for a dermatologist for years & there are several ways to treat warts. No one way is a quick fix because, again, warts are a virus and as a result, they will more than likely recur...so do not be discouraged when they are persistent, simply BE PERSISTENT in your treatment. Your body will eventually build up a resistance to them! My daughter, who is a senior college softball player, has had problems with warts on her pitching hand. Her choice of treatment was to have them sprayed with liquid nitrogen, or cryo therapy. Occasionally one spray would do the trick, but usually it would take two or three times before it would work. Once she had a very persistent wart on her foot which cryo therapy simply did not take care of and she eventually gave up on that line of treatment and opted to have the dermatologist surgically remove it. Thankfully it has not returned and it has been about a year, so hopefully that's the last she has seen of it. She hasn't had problems with warts in about 7 months, so perhaps her body has finally built up an immunity to them.

Take heart Mr. Clark, there IS hope! As my dear, dear best friend from Poplar Bluff always told me....Hope springs eternal!
Southern Living

Dexter, MO

#12 Feb 15, 2008
Dont laugh, but this is the absolute truth. When I was young, I lived in the country out by Buckeye, AR. I was about 8 or 9 and had several warts on my hands. A lady who lived down the road, who was about 90 at that time told me to catch a grasshopper and let them spit the tobacca juice on them. I never would have belived it. I caught a grass hopper and put it on the wart. It was like the grasshopper was in a trance, it did not fly away, it made up its tobacca juice and kinda spread it around on the wart. It felt really weird, and I was scared, so I let it do just one.

In about four weeks, the wart was completely gone. I did in on the remainder of the warts and they all left. Now, after about 50 years, still no warts.

Belive it or not.
smileyface

Ballwin, MO

#13 Feb 15, 2008
Please keep us updated on the warts. I'm curious to see if the Apple Cider Vinegar works for your son like it did my daughter. It seemed like a miracle cure for her after so many years with the warts spreading and then they disappeared with just two weeks of treatment with Apple Cider Vinegar.

Did you research EBV? I believe it is basically the virus that causes mono, which in turn can cause liver and spleen inflammation and swelling. That is why when you have mono you are supposed to take it easy for a couple months, no PE class, no sports, etc. That way you don't risk a hit to the area that would rupture the organs. It does disappear on its own after time and the organs go back to normal. I had this when I was 14 with an enlarged spleen and stayed out of school for one month. I have never heard of connecting EBV with warts on the hands, so maybe they are two entirely different problems.
Mitch

Ballwin, MO

#14 Feb 15, 2008
Things like Danacive and Activia that can be bought at most any grocery store will help boost the immune system.
wart dr

Poplar Bluff, MO

#15 Feb 15, 2008
Take a zantac (anti-acid)each morning. Works on regular warts and planters warts. This was prescribed by a doctor for my son and it does work. He had warts on his hands his entire life, but no more. Something to do with the effects the anti-acid has on the virus.
margaret smith

London, UK

#16 Feb 22, 2008
wart dr wrote:
Take a zantac (anti-acid)each morning. Works on regular warts and planters warts. This was prescribed by a doctor for my son and it does work. He had warts on his hands his entire life, but no more. Something to do with the effects the anti-acid has on the virus.
how long did your son take zantac for?
nobody

Barnesville, OH

#17 Feb 23, 2008
A child I know had many warts a Nurse Practitioner told her to take a multi-vitamin everyday along with 800mg of tagament 1x per day. Over time they all went away. The chold was 16 and weighed about 120 lbs.
wart dr

Poplar Bluff, MO

#18 Feb 25, 2008
margaret smith wrote:
<quoted text>
how long did your son take zantac for?
In three or four weeks there was a noted change. All were gone within 8-10 weeks. We were talking about it yesterday and he hasn't taken any since late summer and has one beginning to appear again. He has started to take them again.
Anonymous

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Feb 25, 2008
When I was younger I had a terrible time with sea warts. I would get them on my fingers and on my arms. My great granny would take the juice extracts from a walnut and put on there three or four times a day and keep them covered with a bandage so that no air could get to them. After a few days the warts would just turn black and she would take tweezers and pull them off. When you take it off it looks like tentacles off a jellyfish. It has very long roots on it. If she was successful with getting all of the root out then the wart would not come back; however, I had one on my little finger that would not release all of the root and it would continue to grow back but, she just kept working with it until it never come back again.
someone

Cape Girardeau, MO

#20 Feb 26, 2008
Another remedy along the lines of apple cider vinegar, is banana peel. Rub a banana peel on the wart everyday, and they will go away. Something about acid...blah blah blah. It works though, I know someone who did that.

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