Warts are non-cancerous infections in the skin caused by the human papillomavirus. There are many different types of warts, such as common warts, plantar warts, flat warts, and genital warts, and a variety of purported cures. Many warts also disappear on their own without any treatment. Spontaneous wart disappearance is assumed to be an immune response, where our body finally wakes up and takes notice.

What about tea tree oil? Many conventional wart treatments—from acid to cryosurgery to lasers—are expensive, or painful, or both, whereas the application of tea tree oil appears to work without any side effects in contrast to the standard acid treatments, which can damage the surrounding tissue.  

The use of duct tape has also been considered a cure for warts. The latest addition to the body of evidence found 80 percent effectiveness with duct tape versus 60 percent with cryotherapy. In conclusion, “Odd as it may sound, duct tape is a legitimate and often effective treatment for common warts.”

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