Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wart Off

I love natural remedies. Once I had a wart on my knee that I never thought much about. In the third grade I was a dodgeball STAR! Thanks to my four brothers I was really good at dodging and unlike many of the girls in my class, I could actually throw the ball. During an extraordinary competitive and thrilling game, I hit the ground rolling to escape a body ball and also made the winning throw for my team. I was the last one standing so it required full commitment.

I stood up and amidst the cheers from my teammates, I heard my P.E. teacher tell me to go to the nurse. Looking down I saw blood gushing from both my knees. So worth it. I marched proudly off the field and after the nurse dressed my battle wounds, I realized that my wart was no longer there. Sweet! Unfortunately, weeks later I noticed a garden of mini warts sprouting on both my knees. No, no, no, this would not do.

My mom starts bringing this up in conversation with various relatives and friends (yay), and everyone has heard of a home wart solution. Rub potato flesh on them. Duct tape them. Try wart cream. I ended up sleeping a couple nights with cottonballs soaked in vinegar bandaged to my knees. Stunk. Soggy wrinkled knee skin. But it worked, the vinegar actually burning and thus killing the root of the warts.

That's a beautiful story and all to say, I wish I had some lavender oil on me. It is an immediate relief and cure to a spider bite, but also helps mosquito bite itchings (such as the one on my ankle) subside.

I'd also love to hear about other natural remedies. Please.

6 comments:

JPM said...

ooo I had not heard of that one-vinegar for warts....Filing that away. For colds and flu I am all about the tea-tree oil steam before bed. A few (or a lot of) drops of tea tree oil in a pan of just boiled water (take it away from the stove). Put a towel over your head and your nose over the pan. Tea tree tent. Take breaks when it gets too hot, dew-face :).

Benny McGhee said...

i had three warts on my hand 14 years ago and after four or five trips to the doctor for liquid nitrogen treatments ($20 a pop and didn't work), i decided to take matters into my own hands and simply burned them several times a day with a lighter flame. i did this for a week and the warts all died and never came back.

no one seems to want to use this remedy when i recommend it (for obvious reasons) but it sure does work!

Freddie and Brandy said...

Hey Tahj, just came across your blog and am so excited I did. I have a 5 year with a wart that I can't seem to get rid of. Thanks for posting this info....

BeaumontMcKnight said...

Good to know about the warts...I never knew you could take care of them yourself! My brother had warts, I never did lucky. Poison ivy was always a problem for us though. Anyone know any home-made cures for that?

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