Tape occlusion is an inexpensive method of wart removal that involves covering the wart with tape. It is often called the "duct tape" method.
Covering a wart with tape may help it go away. However, there isn't proof that using duct tape helps to clear up warts more quickly than leaving them alone.
Using duct tape for warts is probably safe. But if your skin is very thin or fragile, be very careful when removing the tape.
If you're not sure whether a skin growth is a wart, it's best to see a health professional.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family MedicineDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofOctober 5, 2017
Current as of: October 5, 2017
Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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