When warts pop up, doctors treat them with chemical peels, painful shots, burning, or freezing. If all of these procedures sound a bit like torture, you'd probably rather live with a wart than see a doctor. Many natural remedies, however, are just as effective as a chemical or surgical treatment. They're safer and gentler on your body, too. Lemon juice is one option for do-it-yourself wart removal. The acidity of lemon juice breaks down warts gradually; they'll usually disappear within a few weeks.
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Cut a lemon in half, then slice off a small wedge.
Hold the lemon wedge over a cotton ball. Squeeze the lemon to extract the juice. Continue squeezing until the cotton ball is soaked with juice.
Dab the wart with the cotton ball several times. You do not need to rinse the juice off.
Apply a spoonful of finely chopped raw onion to the wart, if desired. Leave the onions on for 15 minutes, then remove. Onions may boost the effectiveness of the lemon juice treatment.
Repeat this process twice per day until the wart disappears.