I came across this site almost 4 months ago and decided to give the ACV treatment a go. I had been suffering with a large plantar wart on my right big toe for over 6 years. I had it frozen a couple of times with little effect. I also took the drastic measure of surgery in the hope that this would do the trick. Nope, didn't work either. This option was a painful and costly exercise. So, after reading the articles on this web site I drove to my local supermarket and purchased a bottle of ACV, a roll of medical tape and a bag of cotton wool (the make-up remover balls). I soaked my poor foot in hot water for about 10 minutes (to soften the skin, then dried my foot and got out my trusty corn file and filed down the wart as much as possible. I then soaked the cotton ball in ACV (but you can really use any type of vinegar - I did a couple of times and it still worked)and applied it directly on the wart and secured it with the surgical tape. I did this every night before I went to bed.The soaking, the filing and the rest. And yes, my toe DID initially throb with discomfort at night and it DID initially turn into a white puffy mound, but most importantly, the horrible thing started to shrink and within a fortnight it was half its original size. After 2 weeks, I only filed the wart every second night to expose the little 'roots' and I did away with the pre-soaking altogether at this time also. All in all it took a total of 6-8 weeks to completely rid myself of the wart I did hobble around a little every morning after removing the vinegar-soaked ball, but by 10am each day, the discomfort was gone. I experienced no pain (overnight or the following morning) after the first 2 weeks of treatment. It was worth it, believe me! I can't believe podiatrists charge an arm and a leg for a non-permanent solution, yet vinegar which costs a couple of dollars can stop the virus in its tracks. I even did a preventative overnight treatment a couple of weeks later just to make sure the wart was well and truly gone. This web site is a Godsend! Thanks!!!
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