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Using Tape to Remove Warts

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Tape occlusion is an inexpensive method of wart removal that involves covering the wart with tape. It is often called the "duct tape" method.

Covering a wart with tape may help it go away. However, there isn't proof that using duct tape helps to clear up warts more quickly than leaving them alone.

Using duct tape for warts is probably safe. But if your skin is very thin or fragile, be very careful when removing the tape.

If you're not sure whether a skin growth is a wart, it's best to see a health professional.


Credits for Using Tape to Remove Warts

Current as of: March 3, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine


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