Menopausal Moments of a Southern-Fried-Baby-Boomin Belle!
My Mother could remove warts, but unfortunately I'm not permitted to disclose her method due to family tradition, however, there are other methods for those not privy to such information.
According to Mark Twain:"You got to go all by yourself, to the middle of the woods, where you know there's a spunk-water stump, and just as it's midnight you back up against the stump and jam your hand in and say:'Barley-corn, barley-corn, injun-meal shorts, Spunk-water, spunk-water, swaller these warts,'and then walk away quick, eleven steps, with your eyes shut, and then turn around three times and walk home without speaking to anybody. Because if you speak the charm's busted."
But seriously, warts respond to being soaked in acid over a period of time. That is why the vinegar and aspirin cures work. Seems silly to me that someone would go to the drugstore and buy aspirin to cure a wart rather than buy the liquid that is designed to remove them. The active ingredient in wart remover is salicylic acid, which is aspirin. It is in an alcohol and ether suspension so that the liquid will dry and stick to the wart.
What they don't tell you on the bottle is the usage of duct tape. Basically you apply the liquid, allow it to dry, and then cover the area with duct tape. In a few days, remove the tape. Scrape the dead skin with a sterile razor blade. If there is anything left of the wart re treat with the liquid and reapply the duct tape. Repeat the process until the wart is completely gone. Essentially, the key is to keep treating.
If you don't remove the entire wart to the core it will come back.I am sure that you could use vinegar, lemon juice, vitamin c, an aspirin tablet, or anything else acidic. Another course of action is Castor oil, a paste made from crushed vitamin C tablets and water, or a moist aspirin tablet (held in place with a band-aid) .