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Can warts be caused or further developed by celiac disease? What are the best remedys?

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Adalaide    361

Warts, no matter where on the body, are caused exclusively by HPV. There are over 100 strains of this virus, don't panic, HPV is not only, not always, or even usually an STD. My favorite source of online info for medical conditions is always the mayo clinic, so here is the link to their page of information. It will include what it is and common treatments.

As a small child I had a rather large wart on my toe. The only treatment that proved effective was to have it frozen off.

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bartfull    565

Idon't know if they are celiac related, but I have heard that if you put duct tape over them and leave it for a week or so, they will come right off. I think it's something about they type of adhesive in duct tape that kills the virus that causes warts.

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Idon't know if they are celiac related, but I have heard that if you put duct tape over them and leave it for a week or so, they will come right off. I think it's something about they type of adhesive in duct tape that kills the virus that causes warts.

I've heard that too, hadn't tried it yet, but am getting warts frozen off. It is expensive and haven't been able to get in due to lack of money so the warts are growing again (finished second round of freezing). I will try the duct tape, using a bandaid didn't work but I was hoping the bandaid would do the same thing. It just spread the wards, guess bandaids collect too much moisture or something.

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Roda    186

When my oldest son was around 7 his entire soles of his feet were covered with warts. Some of them caused him pain when he walked. I took him to his ped and was told there were too many to treat with salicylic acid, freeze or cut out. He suggested to try an injection of Gardasil. He had a patient that had warts all over his body and he gave the vaccine to him and it worked. I was told even though that it wasn't the same strain of HPV that it still would stimulate his immune system. So he received a one time injection and we were told that it would take around 4-6 weeks before we would notice anything if it was going to work. Lo and behold, right at about the 5 week mark we noticed the warts turning black and eventually they either fell off(leaving a hole in his foot) or disappeared. His feet healed up fine and he hasn't had a wart since.

I have to admit, I was skeptical at first because of the off label use, but figured I had nothing to loose. I was also surprised my insurance paid for it as I was told it probably wouldn't.

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Mpppm    1

After suffering from chronic D, skin issues (red, scaly patches on my legs, cradle cap (?) on my scalp), sore, stiff joints that made me feel and walk like I was 90 years old (I'm in my 50s) - I read the Wheat Belly diet and eliminated gluten from my diet. It has been like a MIRACLE!!!!!! Not only did my D and sore joints improve within the first week, warts that I have had for years dried up and disappeared without any treatment. I used to treat them with OTC remedies, tried duct tape, occlusive bandages .... But they would always come back. I also have a plantar's wart that seems to be shriveling up, but isn't gone yet. The warts on my hand and foot look like they have healed from the inside out.

It took about a month for the warts to disappear. I can't believe that this is a coincidence! I haven't been able to find much online about gluten intolerance and warts, but maybe the sample size is too small. I've read that warts could heal when the immune system gets tuned up after eliminating gluten. Maybe that's true - but I was never a sickly person to begin with, so my immune system seems to have been working okay.

Seriously, I had one of the warts for about 7 or 8 years! I would get rid of it but it always came back. Now there is just a light pink scar where it used to be. The only thing I did was eliminate gluten. I also had a pretty good sized cluster of warts on the bottom of my foot - they dried up and came off just the other day. The plantar's wart is looking dry and feels hard. I know that it's the next one to go!

Getting rid of the warts is just amazing. I also feel 20 years younger. I can get up from a chair or get out of my car and walk normally again. My D stopped almost immediately.

If I had gone to a doctor with my symptoms, I probably would have been put on meds and had all kinds of invasive testing done.

Yet, something as simple as a diet change has made all the difference in the world. I'm telling everyone I know to try gluten free for a while to see what happens.

Thanks for reading! But yes, I do believe that my gluten intolerance had something to do with warts!

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ampmomof3    0

My son had a huge wart on his finger last year that we had frozen off. It came back about a month ago. I have been putting enough black duct tape to cover it and then covering it again with a bandaide(so the duct tape isn't visible).....it does work but it will take more than a week. We are going on 3 weeks and it is almost gone!! I believe duct tape is used because it blocks out light....warts apparently need light to grow.

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Adalaide    361

My son had a huge wart on his finger last year that we had frozen off. It came back about a month ago. I have been putting enough black duct tape to cover it and then covering it again with a bandaide(so the duct tape isn't visible).....it does work but it will take more than a week. We are going on 3 weeks and it is almost gone!! I believe duct tape is used because it blocks out light....warts apparently need light to grow.

I'm not sure why duct tape works for some people but it isn't light. As I stated previously, I had a wart on my toe as a child. I grew up on a farm and while I did have plenty of time to be a child I didn't have time to do stupid things like be injured so I wore shoes. I also wore footy pajamas until I was about 8. So if simple absence of light solved the problem, my wart would have resolved itself.

A 2002 study had researchers suspecting that maybe the duct tape stimulated the immune system. Honestly though it was a short read and they didn't seem convinced themselves. Another popular theory is that they are starved of oxygen. This seems to be the most likely because it falls in line with the way several other home remedies for warts work, which essentially coat the wart and starve it of oxygen. There are a few other theories floating around the internet but none so popular as these two.

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nvsmom    332

Ditto what Adalaide said, warts get no air and the irritation (skin sill turn white and die off) helps get rid of them.

I've heard that oregano oil works on warts. I'm planning on testing it out on my son this week.

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mushroom    1,205

Doesn't anybody use the time-honoured cure of rubbing it with steak, and then burying the steak in the garden under a fulll moon?? :blink: It was either that which worked for me, or (and you have to remember this was NZ) the ink in my inkwell which I used to jab into it with my nib :lol: I bet there are not a lot of you who had inkwells and nibs in school. :rolleyes:

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IrishHeart    1,634

Doesn't anybody use the time-honoured cure of rubbing it with steak, and then burying the steak in the garden under a fulll moon?? :blink: It was either that which worked for me, or (and you have to remember this was NZ) the ink in my inkwell which I used to jab into it with my nib :lol: I bet there are not a lot of you who had inkwells and nibs in school. :rolleyes:

I was up very early this morning and I had time to read the new entries on the entire board....

and just have to say, Shroom.........this response made my morning and will likely keep me grinning for the rest of the day.

Inkwells and nibs...no, I did not use them, but the hole was still there in the desk for it and I recall asking Sr. Marie Claire (who taught first grade)

"hey, what is this thing?" because of course, I had to know.

and she told me and I thought "WOW, I wish I had one of those!"

That's all. I have no profound thoughts on warts except I had one once on my MIDDLE finger and I found it amusing to show it

to everyone. Dad got rid of it with Compound W, as I recall. Bummer.

I was enjoying getting away with flipping the bird.

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mushroom    1,205

Inkwells and nibs...no, I did not use them, but the hole was still there in the desk for it

The inkwell was also an interesting vase - made very pretty carnations :lol:

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wembles    0

I had warts on my foot/toes for 14 years! I tried freezing, Compound W, laser treatments, duct tape, apple cider vinegar...and they ALWAYS came back worse than before. A year ago September, I started taking cod liver oil (vitamin D and A). Within 3 weeks of taking it, they were starting to shrink and turn black. They were completely gone after 8 weeks and have never returned. In my case, I think my body wasn't able to fight off the virus due to a vitamin deficiency (not sure if A or D, as I wasn't tested before I started the CLO...).

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