Dr. Garry has had great success applying vitamin A directly to warts. Simply break open a capsule containing 25,000 IU of natural vitamin A from fish oil or fish-liver oil, squeeze some of the liquid onto the wart, and rub it in. Apply once a day. He emphasizes that the vitamin should be applied to the skin only. Taken orally in large doses, vitamin A can be toxic.
Different warts respond differently to this treatment. Juvenile warts can disappear in a month, others in 2 to 4 months, but plantar warts might take 2 to 5 months longer, he says.
Dr. Garry recalls one woman who had more than 200 warts on her hand. By persisting with the vitamin A therapy for 7 to 8 months, she was able to get rid of all but one stubborn wart under her fingernail.