After 3 years of trying all sorts of treatments I finally got rid of my plantar wart. I have tried over the counter remedies including salicylic acid 17.5% and trichloroacetic acid; home remedies like cider vinegar, concentrated bleach and duct tape; herbal remedies like tea tree oil; even some old podophyllin from the back of the cabinet to no avail. Having run out of ideas I visited my doctor who suggested a stronger salicylic acid at 26% called Occlusal which is only available on prescription. I sanded the wart down with a disposable nail sander, painted just the wart 2 or 3 times with the solution then covered just the dried solution with a small piece of cut Elastoplast. I painted and covered the wart every day and sanded it down every other day being careful not to make it bleed. To my surprise, after 3 weeks the wart started to look smaller! I continued with the applications putting less solution onto the shrinking wart and allowing the surrounding skin to recover. After 6 weeks the wart had gone completely and hasn't returned. I would certainly recommend a 26% salicylic acid solution by prescription as the ones over the counter from the chemist simply weren't strong enough!
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