3 Apr 2017

Perspective: Is duct tape any good for treating warts?

On the evidence, duct tape is no better than placebo for
treating warts. Image: Thinkstock
Medical advice should be based on best evidence, the sifting of which is not simple.

Dr Michael Tam makes a critical appraisal of the evidence on whether duct tape is effective for treating warts. While duct tape is good for many sorts of tasks, Dr Tam concludes that it is no better than placebo for removing warts.

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