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I had my first plantar wart when I was a teenager and ended up having that one frozen off over 2 sessions by a dermatologist.

Then another one came back and I tried, on and off to get rid of it for a few years. Then I got slack and ended up passing the virus (probably through using the same shower) to my toddler daughter. Out of sight, out of mind until my 15 year old daughter showed me her foot one day and she had 5 very large, ugly plantar warts on her feet. The guilt was tremendous and inside I was devastated I had done this to my little girl. Right there and then, I resolved that no matter what, this time I would not stop until all our warts were gone.

It took my daughter and I about 15 months to get rid of our plantar warts. This probably could have been shortened to 12 months if some days of treatment were not missed.

Now they are gone, we are literally thanking God and want to encourage others to not give up.

We found the following the most potent remedies to get rid of plantar warts:
1. Prayer for them to be gone for good!
2. Sense of humour!
3. Neat apple cider vinegar soaked on cotton balls 24/7 for about the first week. Secure the cotton balls with strong sticking plasters. Wrap foot in bandage. This is the worst phase as there is intense pain, but keep going as the vinegar cuts through big warts very well and quite quickly. When the warts start to look like white craters, this is good. Use clean tweezers daily to remove the excess/dying white skin whilst the skin is still soft.
4. After a week or two the warts will be much flatter. Then move onto soaking foot in very strong, warm apple cider vinegar solution once a day for about 15 minutes. Continue using tweezers to remove soft skin that will pull away off wart. Then put a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar covered by sticking plaster on at night only until warts are small.
5. Once the warts are small, use either Scholl Wart Removal System (disks with 40% salicylic acid) or Duofilm Solution (16.7% salicylic acid and 16.7% lactic acid) to finish getting rid of them. Both of these remedies are good because they are relatively pain free and non-messy. Continue always to remove the dying wart/excess white skin from the top of and surrounds of the wart. If you don't do this, the solutions can't penetrate the skin properly.
6. Keep going with either remedy in no.5 for about 2 weeks after the warts appear to have gone. Even one 'black dot' from the heart of the wart can grow into another wart.
7. At any time of treatment, walking barefoot along the beach, allowing the sand and sea water to touch the wart definitely aids the healing process.

So that you don't infect/re-infect other family members during treatment(eg using the same shower), always have the warts covered with something (eg a band aid) and all members of the family affected with plantar warts should be treated simultaneously.

With the tweezers I used, I never shared the same ones with my daughter and they went through the dishwasher every night for sterilising.

Please don't give up in getting rid of the warts. Persistence will pay off and the feeling when they are finally gone is worth it.

I am so grateful that when I look at our feet now, there is NO TRACE OF THE WARTS AT ALL! Hallelujah!

PS For those who don't believe in the power of prayer, I had a growing HPV(?) type lesion on the side of my face in my hairline for about 8 years. I just kept praying year after year that it would be healed because it was getting quite ugly, sore and itchy. One day I woke up and it was gone. I am not kidding. Thank you God!

Anyway, I really hope that this is an encouragement to someone out there. I don't usually comment on forums but being healed of these things was very emotional and I want to give God the glory for ultimately healing us.

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