April 2012: I write because twice I have had plantars warts on the bottom of my foot. 1st time the dermatologist frozen-surgically removed it, took 2-3 weeks of hobbling around in pain, changing the dressing, etc., but after all that hassle, wart came back. Dr. tried acid, but that didn't work. Then he tried electric arc, and that didn't work. Finally, I just decided to slice off the top of wart every few weeks, when the callused skin built up uncomfortably. I used a cotton ball, sterile pad or tissue dipped in rubbing alcohol and cleaned a one-sided razor and the wart itself, then used the razor, careful not to cut so far down that it would bleed much or at all from the pinpoint seed-like dots you see. Occasionally I'd have to put a bandage on it until the bleeding stopped overnight. Months later, the wart went away by itself. A year or two later, I got a plantars wart on another part of the bottom of my foot, and this time, decided simply to slice off callused skin as it developed, as above. Did that for about a 18 mos. to 2 years. Then, suddenly, wart disappeared on its own. I know you'll hear a lot of naysayers, oh it's so unsafe, etc., etc., but I suggest the foregoing is one method that has worked twice for me to control the growth around a wart (so it's not uncomfortable to walk on), until such times that the wart has eventually disappeared on its own.
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