In Part two Dr Greger identifies that “one of the “unusual, innovative, and long-forgotten remedies” noted in this dermatology journal was “the use of duct tape” to cure warts—finally put to the test. There’s all sorts of conventional therapies, from acid to cryosurgery to lasers, but most of these are expensive, or painful, or both. Whereas the simple application of duct tape is neither—and may even be “more effective” than trying to freeze the warts off.

Some doctors lauded the study, noting they had been using duct tape for decades as a painless yet effective treatment, as opposed to surgery and other destructive therapies. The only downside being your patients may think you’re off your rocker, but hey, when it works, they appreciate your wise choice to minimize discomfort.

However, all does not run smoothly in research and there are some interesting twists and turns.

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