Duct Tape Wart Removal: Does It Work, and How to Do It

Warts develop as a result of a viral infection that the body takes several months or years to mount an immune response against. Therefore, it can take a while for warts to resolve on their own.

Duct tape wart removal may help people get rid of warts more quickly, but this method requires frequent and repeated applications of duct tape, which can be difficult to keep up.

For this reason, some people might prefer other home remedies or medical treatment options.

This article will discuss with you, how to perform duct tape wart removal. We also discuss other method of warts removal.

How to Use Duct Tape to Get Rid Of Warts

To Use This Remedy

  • You are to apply a small piece of duct tape directly to the area of your wart and leave it.
  • Remove it once every 3 to 5 days and rub the wart with an emery board or pumice stone. You can soak the wart in warm water while it’s exposed.
  • Cover the wart back with duck tape after 10 to 12 hours of air exposure.

This process is called “duct tape occlusion,” and it is an effective way to remove wart, layer by layer. It may take several weeks for this method to fully get rid of a wart.

To complement this method, some doctors prescribe salicylic acid [1] as an over-the-counter topical treatment for warts. You can find a wart removal treatment that contains salicylic acid at nearly any drugstore. Using a treatment like this in addition to duct tape could help your wart go away faster.