I had my one and only wart burnt off a few months ago. A couple of weeks later it appeared to have grown back so I started using Aldara. To see if there were any other warts lurking around I put vinegar around the area, and no white dots appeared NOR did the existing wart turn white. Could this mean it's not actually a wart but perhaps some kind of 'scar' from burning the original wart off? It does look like a wart, so why wouldn't it turn white?
12/28/2003 10:53:42 AM
The vinegar test is not a foolproof test. Sometimes things turn white that aren't actual warts and sometimes things that are warts dont' turn white. It's not really an accurate test.
12/29/2003 12:31:20 AM
I've totally had the viniger test give me false negs
1/4/2004 10:24:06 PM
When I found out that I had Genital Warts I was Devastated!! I was so upset and I immediately called my boyfriend. I made him pull his pants down and I poured vinegar all over his penis! Nothing turned white, but there was a wart and he was the one who transmitted it to me. It's funny how I thought it was the end of the world back then. It has now been 4 years, and we are still together and have a beautiful son.