June 13, 2011
My 100% natural home remedy is a little different but I've found it to be 100% effective for me, . . . and painless. As usual, I’ve tried all the normal OTC remedies (Compound W, Duoplant, and other salicylic acid treatments) along with nonconventional treatments like phenol/nitric acid and the conventional route of having a Podiatrist freeze my Plantar’s warts with nitrogen all to no avail. After multiple times of burning painful throbbing holes in the bottoms of my feet, the warts always came back within a month.
I had three warts on my left foot, one on the ball the size of a quarter, and two smaller ones. One was the size of a dime opposite the large one on the outer edge, and one on the heel the size of a pea. The right foot had four smaller warts scattered about the ball and heel. Untreated, none of these were particularly painful, just annoying and most survived conventional therapies for more than eight years before I decided to get serious.
Being an engineer, I wondered, “Why do we get Plantar’s warts on the bottoms of our feet and not on our hands?” The skin type is similar, if not identical. (striated) Could there be environmental factors that cause and then support the growth and propagation
of Plantar’s Warts? Well, I’m one to know more.
One SoCal afternoon I was walking along the beach watching sunbathers and it hit me,
. . . the sun rarely shines on the bottoms of our feet. Our bare feet normally exist in inky shadows or they’re covered with socks, shoes, and/or blankets, which promote a dark, humid environment. “What if I regularly created a major opposite for a few brief moments?” Maybe I can annoy the HPV as much as it annoys me. I had my theory.
So, everyday for the next 7 days at about 1-2:00pm when the sun is high and the sky is clear, I went outside barefoot with a 5” diameter magnifying glass and focused the rays of the sun on my largest wart. I did not burn my skin, I only focused the light from the glass so that it made a bright circular spot about the size of a quarter directly over the wart holding the bright light there until I could feel my skin beginning to heat up. Then I removed the light and let my skin cool. Be careful. Do not burn your skin. I did that five times over a five minute period and then continued my normal day without pain. After a week I noticed a major positive change in my nemesis. The wart was turning black and dying. At that time I started the same treatment on all my other Plantar’s Warts and continued it daily for three more weeks with similar results then discontinued the treatment.
Within the next month ALL the warts were gone and the normal healthy skin striations reappeared without any scaring. No trace, and none of the warts came back.
Now ten years later after moving and joining a new health club (like an idiot walking around barefoot in the indoor pool area, locker room/showers) I’ve recently noticed several small Plantar’s warts (in different locations) again starting to grow. Rather than fool around with conventional OTC and professional treatments, I’m immediately going to my daily focused sunlight plan along with the nightly ACV treatments discussed here. I’ll post my progress in a month.
June 13, 2011