You might have heard that warts can be cured with a simple household item – the “wart Denso tape method”. It’s a home remedy that’s gained popularity recently, especially in internet how-to articles. But the big question is, does it really work? Or is it a waste of time? What does the scientific community have to say? If you’re looking for a way to deal with your warts then keep reading – you’ll find all of the information you need to make your own informed decision.
How Does the Wart Denso Tape Method Work?
If you’re interested in trying out the procedure for yourself, it’s both simple and inexpensive. All you’ll need is the tape, hot water, and a pumice stone or emery board.
Here are the steps involved:
Put a strip of tape over the wart.
Leave it in place for a week (replace it as soon as possible if it falls off in the mean time).
After a week, remove the tape and soak the wart in warm water.
Gently remove the dead skin with a pumice stone or emery board.
The next morning, apply a new strip of tape and begin another week-long cycle. (Continue for up to two months or until the warts are completely gone.)
And that’s all there is to it. It’s simple, painless, and inexpensive. But…
Is There Any Proof That the Wart Denso Tape Method Actually Works?
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that the Wart Denso Tape Method works. It isn’t hard to find people who swear by the method, and use it whenever they have to deal with warts. At the same time there is much anecdotal evidence that indicates a lack of lasting results.
Scientifically speaking, the jury is still out.
One study showed the method to be more effective then freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). Another showed no statistically significant difference between the Wart Denso Tape Method and a placebo method (fake treatment). In a third trial of the Wart Denso Tape Method found just a slightly positive effect on wart problems.
That doesn’t mean that the Wart Denso Tape Method doesn’t work, just that we don’t have a definitive scientific answer to the question.
Hopefully that helps you decide if this method is right for you. There are a number of other therapies available, and there are a number of potential difficulties you may encounter (expense, scarring, pain, repeat break outs). Of all the possible difficulties, repeated outbreaks is the worst you’re likely to face if you choose to use the Wart Denso Tape Method.