Wart FAQ's

Is It Possible to Get Rid of A Wart in One Day?

Written by Dave

Warts. They are embarrassing, painful, and contagious.

Those are 3 good reasons as to why anyone would want to get rid of a wart as quickly as possible. Warts generally will go away on their own, however this can often take months, or even years. Medication is also an option, however this method also typically takes around 3 months before noticing a difference. For those of you who do not wish to wait that long, keep reading to learn how to get rid of a wart in one day.

Keep in mind that if you have warts that are causing pain or are in sensitive areas, or you have a lot of them, you should see your doctor.

Duct Tape

Duct tape can fix anything, right? Well we don’t know about anything, but it can fix warts! It doesn’t quite work in one day, but give it a week and you should be wart free. Simply apply the tape over the wart, leaving in there for the week, and replacing it each time it peels off. Once you have taken the tape off, soften the wart using warm water and then remove with an emery stone (or similar).

Essential Oils

Essential oils have so many healing usages that it is hard to keep track of. Some of the top essential oils for wart removal are: tea tree oil, oil of oregano, lemongrass oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, thyme oil, and ginger oil. Of course, these all work in different ways and for different types of severities of warts.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid can typically be bought over the counter at your local pharmacy. Begin by washing and drying the wart and surrounding area, and then apply the salicylic acid (in whichever form you’ve purchased it in) according to the directions that came with it. Leave it on and covered for 24-48 and, upon uncovering, wash the acid away and file away the dead skin left behind. Repeat this process until the wart is gone.

Last Step: Prevention

In hoping that one of the above steps works wonders for you and your warts, the final step in the process is ensuring that the warts do not return. Follow these tips to give yourself your best chance at a wart free future.


As you can see, there are a variety of at-home methods that are actually quite successful when it comes to quick fix wart removal (even if they take slightly longer than one-day). While these remedies are safe to do, it is still important to see your doctor if you have multiple warts, they are becoming painful, or are in areas other than your hands and feet.

About the author


Hi there! I'm Dave & our family has struggled with our share of warts. I made this website as a free, online resource for information on the differing types of warts, as well as wart treatments. While I fancy myself a pretty good Dad, I'm no doctor - it goes without saying that this website is NOT a substitute for medical advice!