Health Check: do home remedies for common warts really work?

Common warts can be hard to get rid of, so many people turn to home remedies. An internet search suggests everything from mashed banana to duct tape. But do these home remedies actually work? Warts develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) infects cells in the skin and mucous membranes (the mouth and genitalia). There are more than 150 sub-types of HPV, which cause different types of warts in different parts of the body. HPV is transmitted through direct contact with another person’s wart or with objects and surfaces exposed to the virus. HPV is more likely to infect skin that…
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