Should You Even Consider Pulling Out a Wart With Tweezers?

December 06, 2021 2 min read

What Are Warts Anyways?

Warts usually come from HPV human papilloma viruses. They're usually hard, bumpy and rough growths that can be found almost anywhere on the body. Most common areas are usually feet (also referred as Plantar Warts), hands, face and eyelids. However warts can also be found on genital or vaginal areas as well. Warts are not detrimental to your health, but they might become painful over longer periods of time.

"If your warts are extremely painful, we recommend seeing a doctor instead of removing them at home."

Techniques For Removing Warts


While it may sound like just a grab and remove type of technique, it doesn't work this way at all. It can be really painful for you, may cause bleeding and infection if not done properly. Along with the tweezers, you'd also need apple cider vinegar which is actually the one responsible for breaking down the wart. It is also known for removing the virus in the black core of the wart.

Instructions For Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Make sure to dry the wart area before proceeding.
  • Any dead skin around the wart should also be removed. A pumice or scraper should help you do it.
  • Grab a cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar.
  • Attach the cotton ball to your plantar wart using an athletic tape and leave it overnight.
  • Replace the cotton ball in the morning with a new one and repeat this process for at least a week.

Instructions For Tweezers

  • Use rubbing alcohol to sterilize the tweezers. This helps prevent the spread of the virus.

  • Grab the black core of the wart using the sterilized tweezers.
  • In most cases you should be able to pull the wart out in one go.
  • In case you can't grab the wart out, then try it again the next week and the following.

Warnings For Tweezers

  • Be cautious while removing the wart as the HPV can spread easily.
  • You may also experience discomfort after applying vinegar. This usually takes a day or two to go away.

Related Links

Click Here To Watch The Video For Plantar Wart Removal

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Alternative Wart Treatments

  • Salicylic Acid
  • Duct Tape Occlusion
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic Extract
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Liquid Butane Spray
  • Immunotherapy
  • Cantharidin
  • Cryotherapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Aven Buzz Wart Remover Pen

Feel free to check out more information on the methods above on Healthline as they have been Medically reviewed by Debra Sullivan, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., CNE, COI and written by Corey Whelan 

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